EP5: Michelle Steinke-Baumgard: From Her Husband's Unexpected Tragic Loss To A Life Of Adventure And Healthy Living
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.
~ 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.
Listen to Episode 5 Below:
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, stretching, any kind of exercise, TRE
What the future looks like for Michelle
How Michelle wants everyone to remember her
And so much more!
Things We Mention In This Episode
Book: Healthy Healing: A Guide to Working Out Grief Using the Power of Exercise and Endorphins, by Michelle Steinke-Baumgard
Blog post: The Man That Came After, by Michelle Steinke-Baumgard
Book: Deep Work by Cal Newport
by Bessel van der Kolk M.D l
Workshop: Join Christina at The Omega Institute for Life Reentry After Loss
Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen
Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen
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