"I was completely captivated by Michele's story from the very first page - and even more in awe and impressed by the strength of this family!! I am humbled and encouraged by Michele's courage to share her story with the world and her ability to see her experience as an opportunity for self-growth and most importantly, an opportunity to help others is truly inspiring! To top it off, the toolkit she offers is essential for anyone who is weathering a difficult time in life (which at some point will be everyone) and as a health coach I will be recommending this book to all of my clients as well as using the tools within the book in my own life. This is a must read book for everyone!" -- Sarah Fragoso, National Best Selling Author
"This is definitely a book of value and is packed with, not only a heroic story of a family who endured challenging times but, the lessons they discovered after going through it all. If you are facing a crisis now or you are struggling with the challenges, fears or negativity of life, I highly encourage you to check out Stronger Than the Storm.
It just might be the story to pull you through your own storm." -- Scott Allan, Bestselling Author 'Do it Scared'
"If you've ever been cruising along in life and were hit by a tsunami, then you want to read this book. Maybe you're in the middle of a massive hurricane. I know I have been a few times. Michele bares all in this book, laying out how she and her family were devastated by a series of metaphorical storms, and how they managed to not only survive them but to find a road back to success on the other side. Very good read, with some really solid advice and tips on how to keep walking through the rain and into the sunshine." -- Steve Bivans, Bestselling Author 'The End of Fear Itself'
"All I can say is WOW!!! This inspiring Lady has been through hell and back and her story is a must-read for anyone who's been through (or going through) a tough time and in need of new perspective, tools, strategies, and ideas on how to overcome these unexpected and unfortunate events. Things happen!!! Are we prepared to deal?!?!? In most cases, the unfortunate answer is no. This is the ultimate survival guide for everyday living!' -- Rina Thoma, Amazon Customer
"I couldn't put this book down! It was an easy read that filled my heart with emotions and empowered me to be strong and confident. Michele's story is unique yet so relatable; that is what makes the Survival Toolkit a huge bonus to this book." -- Blaire, Amazon Customer
"I love the personal story of perseverance during the tough times. Michele and her family have been through Inferno. They made it and now Michele is sharing her wisdom in this wonderful book. I highly recommend this book to anyone because we all face tough times at some point." - - Otakara Klettke, Bestselling Author 'Hear Your Body Whisper'
About the Author
Growing up with a mother suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Michele was no stranger to facing challenges and working hard. At the young age of 12, she helped care for her mother and began working at her father's restaurant, busing tables on the weekends.
With so much responsibility at an early age, Michele looked forward to time for herself and found her passion in the dance studio, taking as many classes as she could from adolescence through high school. She learned that following passions helped balance life in a stressful world. Her journey led to studying dance in the Fine Arts Department at the University of California-Irvine, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in dance, teaching emphasis.
She met her husband, Scott, near her final year of college. They set off on entrepreneurial adventures; Michele educated herself in accounting and finance management and have since built multiple businesses together. Always an advocate for healthy living, Michele's passion for health never faded. But it wasn't until she experienced the most tumultuous time of loss in her life, that she vowed to find better ways to manage her stress and live a life doing things that fulfilled her heart.
Michele's also a Strength & Conditioning coach at JS Strength & Conditioning as well as a prolific blogger and now, Bestselling Author.
She began her writing journey contributing articles for the popular website Everyday Paleo before creating her own blog InnerStrengthandBeauty.com, where today she shares her philosophies on life, health, and wellness. Michele's message places value on what's inside YOU; focusing on your strengths, implementing a healthy lifestyle and pushing past fears to live the life you've always dreamed of. She enjoys inspiring others to unlock their inner strength, beauty, and power to become their most authentic self.
If you are interested in finding out more about Michele Laine please connect with her!