We loved this book! Thanks Michelle! I love seeing diverse characters and families represented. Thank you for all you do.
Our classroom Whatif Monster plushy is made of high quality fabric, easy to wipe clean and is the perfect size. He sits in a visible spot in the room to remind children to hand over their fears and try even when they feel anxious! We have read the book over and over again and the students never tire of this important message.
I was gifted a signed book by my sister, who said it was a must read. I originally at down one night after tucking the kids to bed thinking I would read it cover to cover. I was not prepared for the heart to heart conversations that would take place between the author and myself as I read each page. A night turned into two days, which turned into four. My mind kept drifting off into lengthy conversations that my heart had needed to have for some time now. I’ve been on a healing journey for four years now. I’ve been in weekly therapy sessions, group chats and support groups online. I can firmly say that those conversations did not ignite the same response I experienced while reading this book. I have read and re-read chapters and sections since first picking it up. I made a pinky promise with someone I’ve never met. This book healed parts of my heart and soul that I didn’t even know needed mending. I absolutely recommend this book to everyone.
I recently had the pleasure of reading Michelle Nelson-Schmidt's new book, "Life is as MAGICAL as you Make it," and I must say that it was an incredibly moving and thought-provoking experience. This book has the power to touch your heart and leave a lasting impact.
Michelle's words are nothing short of beautiful. Her storytelling is captivating, drawing the reader into a world where magic and wisdom coexist. The central message of the book, that "Life is about loving yourself...you are enough...that you matter just because you exist," is both timeless and universal. I was particularly touched by her insights, such as "Thoughts can inspire" and "When you start to quiet your brain and listen to the whispers in your heart, incredible magical things begin happening in your life."
In a world often filled with self-doubt and external pressures, this reminder that joy doesn't need to be earned is incredibly valuable. Michelle's messages of self-worth and the pursuit of happiness are ones that everyone can benefit from hearing. She sought out to remind all of us - young and old - of our intrinsic worth. It's a beautiful reminder that we are all enough, and that life's magic is there for us to embrace. I'm grateful she wrote it and grateful to have had the opportunity to read it ... and now I'll gift it to others to benefit from as well.
Michelle's pet portraits perfectly capture the essence and spirit of your pet! She makes sure you are 100% happy every step of the process, allows for modifications if needed, and delivers a magical product!
I cannot wait to receive my original MNS artwork of my puppy, BoBo! Communication has been great with Michelle. She is working to create a special piece for me that we will enjoy forever! I will post again once I receive it! <3