PRG groupsGuest Blog by Michelle Mintz, OTR/L

As mother’s, we often take care of our children and families but neglect ourselves.  During our children’s youth, we often feel more like a chauffeur, ATM, cook, housekeeper, and tutor rather than the cherished mother we used to be.  We may be balancing work, caring for kids and parents, our household duties and wearing many other hats at the same time. We give so much of ourselves to others, then feel drained, depleted, overwhelmed and often isolated.  We often lose our connection to ourselves and the joy in life.

What I have learned over the years is that the #1 Secret to Raising Healthy and Happy Children is Mother’s Self-Care.  There is even research coming out that shows how mirror neurons, which are in our brains, have evolved in such a way that enables us to recognize and understand the emotions and intentions of others—not by thinking but actually feeling.  So what that means is, if the mothers are stressed or struggling, the children pick that up.  We all know that! What is the old saying, “If mamma ain’t happy no one is happy.”

As woman, we crave connection and community.  To fulfill this need, I am offering Personal Renewal Groups and my friend Sheryl Shenefelt is going to join us and I hope you can too!  It is a place to explore and discover who you are, and what you need, while being supported by women in an empowering and nurturing group setting.

Topics Discussed include:
1)How to reconnect with who you are and nurture your essence
2) Strategies for making your self care a priority
3) How to experience greater life balance
4) When “Good is Good Enough”, a new mantra
5) Self-love and owning your personal power
6) Specific ways to create your personal support system
7) How to Unleash your creativity and reclaim adventure in your life
8) Methods to manage your energy, saying “NO” and asking for help.
PRG groups are led by Michelle Mintz, OTR/L.  Michelle is an occupational therapist and life coach specializing in working with woman and children for 20 years.  She is passionate about helping woman to learn about self care and how to implement this into their lives. For more information and to register, call Michelle at 248-318-6654 or via email at

Other Women Have Great Things to Say about Their Group Experiences

“I was concerned about spending $ because our budget is really tight. Wow, am I glad I decided to do PRG. This has been a truly meaningful and life-changing experience for me.”  ~Sarah

“The open, safe environment for sharing was amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it. I felt comfortable to say anything. The women were amazing.” ~Maria

“I loved being challenged to make my self-care a priority. It made me do things I had been meaning to do for a long time but just never got around to. The difference PRG has made in my life is huge.” ~Kristen

“Self-Care is not about self-indulgence, it is about self-preservation.”  Audrey Lorde 

Class Dates:

Monday evenings 7:00-9:00 pmFeb. 8, 29, March 21, April 11, May 2 and 23
Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:30 amFeb. 9,March 1, 22, April 12, May 3 and 24
Location:  Inner Connections, LLC
6400 Farmington Rd. Suite 114
West Bloomfield, MI 48322Cost:  $150 includes: PRG group, course material and the 30-day “ME TIME” email bonus.


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