Holy Cow! I’m alive and well! I can feel, think, plan and move forward again. I’ve been resurrected! If you need a push to make changes you know you should make or “reset” goals that will promote personal growth and put you on the path to being your best self, then YLS is the book for you! It is thought provoking and inspiring; it is a ‘must-read’ for anyone who feels “stuck”. Your Life Shoes restored my confidence and reaffirmed my belief that I can live a purposeful, happy, and fulfilling life, even in my “retirement shoes”! Thank you, Mary, for this life-changing gift!
WOW!!! A must read! You will laugh, cry, cuss, and literally feel yourself walking in Mary’s life shoes as you turn each page. With each chapter (shoe) you will be able to relate. Love it!
Hi Mary, I finished your book and it is wonderful. So full of all the emotions that we all experience but putting it into words is a gift. You made me feel that I was on the journey with you and I laughed, cried and felt many emotions. I grew up Catholic too so understood that well. The workbook is so useful too as you need to think about your own life. Wonderfully done Mary and so proud of you. Glad you have Chuck in your life. Some people never learn from life lessons that don’t work out and make the mistakes again. Accepting people for who they are is a lesson that everyone needs to learn. Way to go Mary
Well I finished Your Life Shoes. I must say, and to be totally honest and all, I haven't read a book in 20 years or more. So to say I was captured by it would be a massive understatement! Thank you. Your book is awesome and definitely thought provoking. I loved it.
I started this book and could not put it down! It's wonderful, thought provoking, inspiring, and Girl, the goosebumps! You amaze me! I loved your book!
With life's journey comes lessons learned! Being a social worker for over 30 years, I am always on the lookout for new, fresh perspectives on 'lessons learned' in an effort to grow professionally. Mary McMichael does just that and more! She speaks from the heart, providing plenty of opportunities for reflection. This book deals with major life issues and coming through those issues in positive, healthy ways. This author's writing style is easy to follow, easy to understand, with many 'ah, ha' moments! I found myself making the shift from reading this from a professional standpoint to one personal in nature. Mary McMichael is inspiring, real, and lives a Badass life! Definitely a 5-Star read!
I could not put this book down! I read it in 1 day! Amazing read! Thought provoking, reflective and helpful to anyone who reads this book! I want more! When is Your Life Shoes 2.0 coming out??? This book is a REAL GEM!
OMG!!! This book took me on an emotional roller coaster! I literally could not put it down! I too am a Dog Mom and the love that Mary has for her dogs is palatable! I COULD LITERALLY FEEL THE PAIN IN HER STORIES! I also had to laugh out loud to some of the stories. Its been a long time since I enjoyed a book this much. Thank you Mary McMichael for so openingly sharing your humaness with us.
It is true that you never really know someone until you have walked in their shoes! This book not only taught me about life, it taught me about love, loss, and making the very best of the life we have. I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to find their way or those who just want to live a “BadAss Life” like Mary. Love this girl!
I sat down and read this baby all in one sitting! It was engrossing, it amused me in places, made me feel the pain of the "wrong shoes" in other places, brought me to tears in thinking of some of those we have lost. I will have to read it again and work my way through it like a workbook! I love this book! Love You!
Unbelievable. I’ve known Mary for years, but after reading this book, realized I didn’t REALLY know her. This is a book about an amazing journey of a strong woman who conquered so many obstacles and came out stronger each and every time. There are so many life lessons to be learned. Thank you Mary for sharing your life and your story with us, but most of all, thank you for being you!
Finished my book! Thanks Mary for reminding us that no matter what we go through in life, there is always something better waiting for us! I absolutely loved your stories! I remembered a few from back in the day! And yes, a couple of chapters did bring tears to my eyes. Thanks my friend!
YOUR LIFE SHOES, I read it in less than 24 hours! I couldn’t put it down. I cried at the sad bits and smiled at the happy bits. It’s a Wonderful reflective and inspiring read. I Absolutely Loved it!
"YOUR LIFE SHOES is the perfect combination of authenticity, joy, and managing life's chaos. Mary brings to life the epitome pf Love, Light, and Laughter. She allowed me to feel trust, and believe that every little this is going to be all right. All I need is a great pair of shoes, a Dog, and to recognize that I'm already the amazing me I was designed to be. Now I need to believe it, share it, and live it out loud!"
Mary McMichael is a great storyteller, and I adore her vulnerability. She shares her no-nonsense wisdom with humor, and her journey of self-discovery is one that you can apply to your own life. I know you will enjoy YOUR LIFE SHOES!"
"YOUR LIFE SHOES is filled with unforgettable stories that will make you laugh, cry, cheer, and want to embrace the magic of life all over again. Do yourself a favor and get this book! Mary McMichael's life stories will inspire you, and you'll be left with a new desire to live life to the fullest, no matter what shoes you find yourself in!"
"They say you never know what someones' life is like until you've walked in their shoes. In these pages, Mary McMichael offers a cornucopia of shoes to try on, from riding motorcycles to marriage, spirituality to special relationships. Before you finish reading YOUR LIFE SHOES, you might even discover the destiny you never knew was awaiting you all this time!"
"In YOUR LIFE SHOES, you will experience MAGIC-from the joy of loving your fur kids to the pain of losing loved ones. Through it all, Mary McMichael shows you how to walk with poise in the appropriate shoes- shoes that are a metaphor for the different situations we have to wear personally in life. As a dog lover, I give this book two thumbs up! As someone who believes in personal development and living our truth, I recommend it highly!'
"Life is a journey that takes us down many paths. Through heart-wrenching personal stories, YOUR LIFE SHOES is a powerful book and a blend of comedy, tragedy, action, drama, and philosophy. A "must read" for anyone that wants to master their destiny."