• Ep. 118 - What is a Mantra?

    In this week's episode, Barb and Michelle discuss one of Barb’s oldest, and most life-changing practices: mantra repetition. Learn all about this powerful practice: what it is, how to do it, and how it can change your life. Plus, Barb and Michelle share how using a mantra has impacted both of their lives, personally.  


    We take a deep dive into:

    • What is a mantra?
    • How can you choose which mantra is right for you?
    • How can we incorporate this practice into our lives, no matter how busy we are


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    1h 2m - May 21, 2024
  • Ep. 117 - Lessons Learned From Each Other

    In this week's special Mother's Day episode, Barb and Michelle dive into their personal mother/daughter relationship, sharing intimate stories, lessons, and insights from their lives. Barb also shares her biggest tips for parenting and raising strong, centered children. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.


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    E117 - 1h 2m - May 14, 2024
  • Ep. 116 - What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness

    In this week's episode, Barb finally opens up about a practice that she's been hesitant to bring onto the show: forgiveness. Learn about what Barb struggled with when faced with forgiveness, and what she thinks we get wrong about the journey to forgiveness. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.


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    E116 - 57m - May 7, 2024
  • Ep. 115 - Peaceful Barb's Peaceful Practice

    In this week's brand new episode, Barb opens up about an addition to her daily practice that has dramatically changed her life. Learn the three specific steps she's been taking to find a greater sense of inner peace and happiness. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.


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    E115 - 1h 5m - Apr 30, 2024
  • Ep. 114 - Remember Who You Are

    Episode 114 - Remember Who You Are

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle chat more about Barb’s recent silent retreat experience, and another powerful lesson she learned from her time away. Barb opens up about noticing where she had lost herself along the course of the past year, and how she gently is bringing herself back. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

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    E114 - 55m - Apr 23, 2024
  • Ep 113 - You Don't Have to Be the Favorite!

    Episode 113 - You Don’t Have to Be the Favorite!


    In this week’s all new episode, Barb and Michelle sit at the table to discuss a topic that rose to the surface for Barb during her recent silent retreat. Have you ever felt the internal drive to be someone else’s favorite? Whether it be at school, work, or even in friendships, many of us seek to be the favorite. Barb and Michelle talk about their personal journeys with this dynamic and how they are breaking it, once and for all. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.


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    E113 - 1h 3m - Apr 16, 2024
  • Ep. 112 - Take Back Your Power

    In this week’s all new episode, Barb and Michelle dive into a listener's request of how to not let the changes in other people's moods affect you. In this sneaky habit, many of us find ourselves giving away our power by walking on eggshells to bend to the moods of others. In this show, Barb and Michelle discuss personal stories and insights of how they’ve worked through this dynamic in their own relationship. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.


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    E112 - 53m - Apr 9, 2024
  • Ep. 111 - How to Notice Overthinking

    We all often can pick up on times in life where we notice our minds going into overdrive, but sometimes, there are subtle ways overthinking creeps in. Barb and Michelle unpack common signs of overthinking, and recommend simple practices to overcome it. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    7 Signs That You Are Overthinking:

    1. You are mentally exhausted
    2. You replay conversations in your mind.
    3. Agonizing over simple communications
    4. You struggle to make simple decisions
    5. You have difficult falling or staying asleep
    6. You feel the need to schedule everything in your everyday life.
    7. You tend to focus on the less important details rather than focusing on the big picture goals.

     

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    Acknowledging Overthinking

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    E111 - 53m - Apr 2, 2024
  • Ep. 110 - Hard, But Powerful Truths

    In this new episode, Barb and Michelle discuss five powerful lessons they’ve learned recently that have been hard to accept but powerful to learn from. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    1. Sometimes when people know they have treated you wrong, they will avoid you.
    2. Whatever you do in life, you may end up disappointing someone, but you don’t want to disappoint yourself.
    3. Let people do what they want to do, so you can see what they would rather do.
    4. The only way to win with a manipulator is to not play their game. You have to leave the playground.
    5. Sometimes the Universe will remove you from a table where you used to sit, where the host is no longer serving your best interests. Trust the derailments that life is giving you. 

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    5 Hard Truths You May Need to Hear Today

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    E77 - 58m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Ep. 109 - Signs It’s Time to Set Boundaries

    In this week’s show, Barb and Michelle discuss the subtle signs and red flags that can alert us to when it’s time to set a healthy boundary, in order to protect our own inner peace. They share personal stories and insights from recent events in their own lives, and how engaging in this practice has benefitted them. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

     Episode Notes:

    When you start to feel those feelings of disrespect from people in your life, this is a sign that you need to establish boundaries.

    When facing times where you are engaged with a difficult person, or a difficult situation try to consider the Three C’s Rule:

    • I didn’t cause it.
    • I can’t control it.
    • I can’t cure it.

    Have clarity on what you want to say to someone that you feel is disrespecting you, and allow yourself to advocate for your best interest. 

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    E80 - 52m - Mar 19, 2024
  • Ep. 108 - How We Define Peace?

    This week, Barb and Michelle seek to define ‘peace’, what it looks like in life, and the misconceptions surrounding its true meaning.  Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Remember:

    • True peace stems from the inside.  
    • Your time and your energy are precious and irreplaceable; focus on the things that matter most to you. 
    • Peace = discernment   
    • Inner peace comes from loving and accepting yourself fully.

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    E108 - 1h 2m - Mar 12, 2024
  • Ep. 107 - Revisiting Ep 60 - It’s Okay to Be the Villain!

    After last week’s episode on peace and acceptance, we decided it would be fun to re-release this early episode discussing being okay with being the villain in someone else’s story. It’s a great conversation to follow up from episode 106! Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.


    Episode Notes: 

    • It’s okay to disappoint someone else if you’re standing up for yourself.
    • It’s okay to set boundaries in relationships that aren’t supportive, or loving, or in alignment, because you feel called to do so.
    • It’s okay to speak your truth, even if you know that the people that are listening might not like it.
    • It’s okay to say no.
    • It’s okay to stop communicating with someone because they’re not respecting you or your wishes.
    • It’s okay to not tolerate those parts of your life that drag you down, make you feel less than, or don’t allow you to live your fullest best life.


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    My Favorite Lesson I’ve Learned in 2023 So Far by Michelle Maros

    Crossing the Flood, A Commentary on the Oghatarana Sutta


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    E81 - 56m - Mar 5, 2024
  • Ep. 106 - Letting People Be Wrong About You

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle take a listener's request in discussing the concept of finding peace through acceptance, and letting people be wrong about you. In this episode they talk about personal experiences and lessons learned from releasing  the need to explain yourself and your actions. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

     

    Episode Notes:

    What is peace?

    • Peace is strength.
    • Peace is rising above the chaos.
    • Peace is acceptance.
    • Peace is knowing who you are and knowing that you are worthy.

     

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    E106 - 1h 1m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Ep. 105 - Cultivating Authentic Acceptance

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about what it means to truly lean into acceptance of what is, and find authentic peace and understanding in the present moment. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    • Accept what life is going to bring in the present moment.
    • Accept that you have no control.
    • Take a pause and ask yourself “What can I do here?”                                  
    • Take the action that is going to serve you and all humanity around you.


    Serenity Prayer:

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    E105 - 1h 3m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Ep. 104 - Honoring Your Desires

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive deeper into their conversation on settling, and how we can all start to find the inner-confidence to stand up for our desires. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Tips to help us feel worthy of our actual desires:

    • Understand your feelings about a situation.
    • Ask yourself what really matters to you. 
    • Believe that life is working for you and not against you. 
    • Trust the timing of your life. 

     

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    Something’s Coming from Westside Story by Ansel Elgort


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    E104 - 1h 1m - Feb 13, 2024
  • Ep. 103 - You Don't Have To Settle

    In this week’s all-new episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the societal pressures that lead to settling, and how we can start to connect with ourselves and honor what we truly want and deserve. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Questions to Ask Yourself:

    • Are you doing something that you wish you weren't doing?
    •  Are you doing what you need to be doing?
    • Are you feeling satisfied and fulfilled?


    Remember, trust the timing and path of your life. 

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    58m - Feb 6, 2024
  • Ep. 102 - Favorite Flashback: Noticing Unhealthy Habits

    In this week’s flashback favorite, in honor of the new year and adopting healthy habits, we are replaying one of our early episodes on noticing unhealthy habits. In this episode,Michelle shares her journey to sobriety and recognizing the toxic patterns and habits in her life that stemmed from drinking. Barb and Michelle share their personal stories and histories of addiction, dysfunction, and making the choice to make a change. 

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    Episode Notes:

    • Notice where your “line” is and know what it means to cross the line.
    • Toxic patterns stem from crossing the line, addictive habits stem lines being crossed
    •  Notice when your choices are no longer in your control
    • Ask yourself, do I have a choice? Am I in control?
    • Am I hiding my habits?
    • Do I feel shame?

     

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    1h 2m - Jan 30, 2024
  • Ep. 101 - Releasing Emotional Monitoring

    In this week’s follow up to episode 100, Barb and Michelle continue their conversation about emotional monitoring, and share their tools and insights on how to manage the impulse to be the fixer in your relationships. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

     Episode Notes:

    Here are some of the tools to managing the need to emotional monitoring:

    • Become aware of your feelings.
    • Honor your emotions.
    • Name your feelings and allow them to move through you.
    • Don’t allow your feelings to identify who you are.

     

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    E101 - 50m - Jan 23, 2024
  • Ep. 100 - What is Emotional Monitoring?

    This week, Barb and Michelle dive into a sneaky habit many of us fall into, especially as people pleasers. Learn all about emotional monitoring, how to spot it, and simple practices to unlearn this behavior. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Emotional Monitoring – This is the tendency to continually monitor the emotional states of others, while sacrificing attunement to one’s own emotional states.

    If you find yourself emotionally monitoring, try to become aware of your emotions throughout the day. Remember you can’t control the emotions of others. Their behavior is not a reflection of who you are. 

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    E100 - 1h 0m - Jan 16, 2024
  • Ep. 99 - What Is Your Word?

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle continue their New Year conversation, opening up about their practices for setting aligned intentions at the start of the year, and how they choose their intention words. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    • Sit with yourself in a quiet space 
    • Choose a simple powerful word that aligns best with what your desires and wants are.
    • Be confident in your choice. Write your word on your mirror or in your phone so it reminds you each day.
    • Let go of any expectations or outcomes.


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    E99 - 1h 5m - Jan 9, 2024
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