Seeing Happy – the Big Kiss

Last week I participated in IPPA, International Positive Psychology Association’s annual conference. It was uplifting to say the least. There is so much research going on and already published on: mindset, grit, gratitude etc. As you have gathered by reading my stories here, I believe in choosing happiness and living in gratitude. One way to … Read more

Confused about Health Promotion Credentials

Professional credentials, professional academic based certificates, non academic or voluntary certificates in health education and health promotion, confused yet? You are not alone. In this two part series Michaela Conley along with the expert navigation of Dr. Mark Kittleson, compare, contrast and hopefully clarify what’s what for professionals and the employers who want to hire … Read more

Decluttering, a Surprising Well-begin Tool

Barbara Zabawa is lawyer and most recently a designer of the PurseSuitz Pocket Tank.  Her creativity stems from her desire to de-clutter, beginning with the dreaded purse.  Who says we have to carry all that stuff around.  Barbara proves that it’s easier that you could imagine to go Hands Free through life!   http://www.PurseSuitz.com / … Read more

The Far Side of Lemons

For me, one quote has come to mind time and time again through the years about when the world gives me lemons. Nope, not the one that you’re likely thinking about that involves lemonade, but the one from Friedrich Nietzsche who said: “what doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.” While I was in the midst of my … Read more

Appreciating Him

As a divorced mom of two, I had no interest in ever getting married again. Been there, done that. No thank you! Joe knew this soon after we began doing things together. Which wasn’t “dating” per se, not in my mind anyway. We were riding bikes on Sunday’s on the WO & D bike path. … Read more


iAwake Technologies is a pioneer in research into brain/mind sound technology. I love thie products.  Each new production brings together music and technology to calm and bring peace to the brain.  They combine psychoacoustics (how we hear,  perceive physiologically respond to sound) and energy medicine. Without getting too technical, let me just say click the … Read more

Muse 2 Makes Learning to Meditate Easy

Why We LOVE Muse We love the Muse brain sensing headband.  Everyone who works for State of Wellness has one and reports experiencing the wonderful benefits of a quieter, more focused mind, less stress and clearer thinking especially valued during these unprecedented times. New to Meditation If you have never meditated before or have tried … Read more

6 Week 12 Hr Open Heart Neuromeditation Training

This CE course is approved by NBHWC for 12 continuing education units (CEP #100095). 12 CHES/MCHES cech Start Date: Thursday, September 9th, 7pm Eastern – September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14th. Open Heart NeuroMeditation® style is an umbrella term for the cultivation of positive feelings towards others and self, Sometimes referred to … Read more


What is NeuroMeditation, Michaela Conley interviews Dr. Jeff Tarrant, the Director of the NeuroMeditation Institute. His work focuses on combining technology-based interventions with meditation for improved mental health and wellness. He is author of the book, “Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain,” a licensed psychologist and board certified in neurofeedback. I am always in search … Read more