Barb Knows Best

Barb Knows Best

Welcome to Barb Knows Best, the podcast! I'm your co-host, Michelle Maros, and along with my dear mother, Barb, who is most commonly known as Peaceful Barb, we will be chatting with you weekly on some of life's most important and helpful topics. We've been working together for over a decade to provide simple, helpful tools to help you manage the stresses of daily life, and we are thrilled to be with you all in this new format to invite you into this living room style chat on how we process daily life. Thanks so much for being with us, we love being with you and sharing life with you all! Please make sure to follow us at @barbknowsbestpod @peaceful_barb and @michellemaros on social media, and subscribe to the pod wherever you listen to podcast. We love to hear your thoughts on topics you'd love to hear us chat about! *The information and opinions expressed in this program are for educational purposes only, are not intended as medical or other health advice, and solely reflect the personal experiences of the host and guests. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in this program without seeking the advice of a qualified medical provider. Any reproduction or rebroadcast of this program, in whole or part, is prohibited without the prior written permission of Michelle Maros, LLC. © 2022 Michelle Maros, LLC*

Episodes

September 27, 2022 58 min

In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle get vulnerable again with a discussion on relationships, marriage, and being single in your 30’s. We all feel the societal pressure to tick all the boxes and live up to expectations. In this conversation, we’ll dive into how we both have been letting this pressure go, and how to live life, on your own terms.

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TW: This episode discusses the topics of sexual abuse, addiction, and family dysfunction.

This week, Barb and Michelle discuss the topic of cycle breaking, what it means to become a cycle breaker, and how we can all start to identify toxic family patterns we want to end. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

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In this week’s episode, Barb is fresh off her silent retreat and gives us the insight we all are yearning to hear! Barb discusses her takeaways, thoughts, and feelings on her recent experience as well as talks us through her history with going on retreats.

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September 6, 2022 60 min

In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the pesky issue of indecision and how they both have worked to overcome it. You’ll hear personal stories and tangible tools to feel more confident and at ease with the decision making process. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at https://kite.link/barb-knows-best.

 

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In part two of this series on regret, Barb and Michelle dive further into the relationship we have with regrets, and give personal life examples of how they reframe regrets. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at https://kite.link/barb-knows-best.

 

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Ask yourself what you truly regret.

Determine what matters to you most and take action to move...

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August 23, 2022 56 min
This week, Barb and Michelle discuss ways to redefine and reframe regret, so that we can find peace, happiness, and acceptance in the present moment.

 

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  • Regret can be reframed as a teacher, rather than a negative emotion in our lives.
  • You can only make choices with a...
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    August 16, 2022 54 min

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle unpack their own perfectionistic tendencies and the triggers that come along with being a perfectionist. They also provide tips and tricks for how to break the perfectionism cycle and how to cultivate self-compassion.

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    August 9, 2022 48 min

    This week, Barb and Michelle discuss one of the most important practices we can do for inner peace. Forgiveness is a practice that we often think about extending towards people in our lives who have harmed us, but how often do we extend that same grace to ourselves? In this episode you’ll learn Barb’s practice for self-forgiveness to get you started on your journey.

     

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    August 2, 2022 56 min
    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the #1 trait they are working to cultivate this year. Any guesses what it is? Resilience! We know how hard life has been for all of us lately, so tune in to learn their top five tips for cultivating resilience. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at https://kite.link/barb-knows-best.   Resilience can be lea...
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    July 26, 2022 60 min

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle switch it up and answer your questions! We are so grateful to everyone who sent in questions, and we loved answering them! The most hot topic questions are on dealing with narcissists, more on our personal story, and more of our thoughts on managing grief!

     

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    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about their favorite self-care practice, setting boundaries. In this conversation, they break down what a boundary is, why it’s so helpful for us to set them, and why this practice is truly the ultimate form of self-care. 


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    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about the #1 habit they are trying to break in their relationships…and it might surprise you! 

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  • The desire we have to change other human beings is natural.
  • A person isn’t going to change unless they truly want to. You can’t...
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    July 5, 2022 53 min

    In this week’s episode of the pod, Barb and Michelle discuss the old adage “you are the company that you keep”. Learn how Barb and Michelle think is the best way to cultivate meaningful, aligned relationships as well as being the example for the people in your life. 

     

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    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about this sneaky habit that drains our energy: writing stories. Our minds are extremely powerful and creative, if unchecked, our minds can go into overdrive writing stories and contemplating possibilities that we simply don't know to be true. We can never know what it’s fully like to walk in someone else’s shoes, so we might as well stop trying to fill in the gaps with our own cre...

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    In a follow up from last week’s episode about being present, Barb and Michelle dive into the habits that tend to take us out of the present moment, and what we can start to do today, to bring us where our feet are. Remembering that the present moment is where you have all your power.

     

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    We live in a world that pushes us towards doing many tasks at once, for the sake of productivity and efficiency. In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about why multitasking might not be as beneficial to us as we are made to believe, and challenges us all to start being singularly focused on tasks in our lives.

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    June 7, 2022 58 min
    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about overwhelm, managing the feelings that come with being too booked and busy, and how we can start to remove things from our very full plates. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at https://kite.link/barb-knows-best.

     

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  • Overwhelm means an extreme level of stress and emotional and or cognitive i...
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    May 31, 2022 61 min

    In this week’s episode, for the first time, Michelle shares her journey to sobriety and recognizing the toxic patterns and habits in her life that stemmed from drinking. Barb and Michelle share their personal stories and histories of addiction, dysfunction, and making the choice to make a change. 

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    May 24, 2022 51 min

    Sometimes the most difficult thing we can do is say no. Many of us avoid saying no for fear of disappointing, hurting, or pushing away others, but how often does this lead us to say yes to others and no to ourselves? In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about how to say no with confidence, as a highest form of self-care. 

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    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive into the often painful topic of rejection. Many of us live our lives trying to avoid being rejected at all costs. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to reframe rejection and remember that it’s not rejection, it’s redirection. 

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