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Episode Info: I want to introduce you to one of my very dear friends Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, she is an author, speaker, coach, mother, and a re-married widow. After losing her husband Mitch in a plane crash in 2009, she turned to exercise as an outlet for grief and a way to handle stress. Exercise has become much more than just a way to keep her body healthy and strong, it’s a way for her to connect to her soul and to create a beautiful community.   “I exercise because it changes my soul.” ~ Michelle Steinke-Baumgard   I remember the first time I saw Michelle online, it was like this energy just jumped right into me through the screen. I saw her message and thought, “this woman is here to stay.” It actually compelled me to reach out to her which I don’t usually do. Her positive energy and love for life is contagious and she is so open and honest about how she dealt with the loss of her husband and how she’s found her way out of the Waiting Room. She has inspired tens of thousands of women to take over their bodies and their health, especially after a loss. She is passionate about people’s lives, health and the choices we make after a loss. I am so proud of her.  Our conversation is truly extraordinary. I can’t wait to hear what you think about our discussion around dating after loss, blending families (Yes, we go there!) and her own health crisis that led her back to making herself a priority. Please connect with me on Instagram to let me know what you thought of this conversation. More About Michelle Steinke-Baumgard Michelle Steinke-Baumgard is the Co-Founder of My1FitLife, One Fit Widow and the Live the List Nonprofit. Michelle has been featured in Fitness, Shape, and Woman's World Magazines and her work has been cited in Prevention for numerous articles. Michelle is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Michelle's first book, Healthy Healing, published by Harper One became an Amazon Best Seller. You can connect with Michelle via her website and also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. In This Episode, We Talk About: What Michelle’s life was like leading up to her loss and then how it impacted her How health and fitness saved her Michelle talks about her lowest point and what she thinks helped her shift out of it How her childhood experiences pushed her to choose something different for herself Her non-profit organization, Live the List Michelle talks about her adventures all over the world A reminder that it’s ok to keep living after a great loss Finding love again and how she found her current husband The guilt that can come from starting a new relationship The feelings that come up for others when you begin a new relationship Michelle’s experience blending families Her best advice piece of advice for families that are blending together How her blended family has found more harmony Her advice to get movement in your life after loss How trauma is stored in our body and how to release it - yoga, stret...
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