Loving the Here and Now
All of us have a desire to feel happy.
Running away from Grief, Discomfort and all that is Uncomfortable.
What if your true happiness came from realizing your purpose of life is to be feel ALIVE instead:
(*A balance of Grief and Gratitude on a daily basis)I want to learn how to balance life.
"Get busy living, or get busy dying."
Three Word Guide
As a palliative care physician, I have shared my tools to have easier difficult conversations with anyone: These tools work with challenging conversations with patients and their families.
These tools work remarkably well with our own children as well.
This simple guide has made life easy for so many of my colleagues.
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Do you need a Digital Detox?
21 day steps to focus more on Being and less on Doing?
Want to put the phone down so you won't miss the beautiful sky and rainbows, too?
We all know the benefit of meditation for our overall well being.
I have made a mini- course available for you to have a better understanding of how to incorporate it in your daily life.
Get my gift of meditation of course and accompanying wisdom to slow down and appreciate the present moment.
My Coaching Philosophy
How to live a life on purpose
In Living Intentionally, you will learn to be aligned with your "why"
Your results will show up when you learn to get out of your own way
The only way to succeed is through failures: so keep going
I believe that it will take a full mind, body and soul experience for you to shift your life from being busy 'doing' to an 'intentional being'.
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Developing awareness is paramount. What is happening in your life? How can we best develop awareness of our thoughts and understand our results?
As a certified mindfulness teacher, I want for you to develop an appreciation of this moment every single day. You may achieve this via our guided recordings, live sessions with our instructors or using an app of your choice.
Yoga (Yin & Flow)
Through weekly practice of Yin and Flow yoga, you will learn ways to align your body with your mind. Yoga is a practice of quieting your mind by breath work as we use our body. Essentially, as one of my instructors says, yoga is meditation in motion. While practicing yoga is not a requirement to succeed in this pace, it's my pleasure to add this as an active componenet of this practice.
Weekly group coaching
Live sessions. If you have never had the pleasure of being part of a group coaching program, you are in for a treat. Recognizing and normalizing our human experience and sharing our struggles, creates a highly impactful transformation. All available to be watched on demand at your convenience.
Nice to meet you!
Aloha! I’m Faryal. As a physician caring for end of life patients, let me be the first to tell you: The best way to live your life fully and intentionally is with awareness, perspective and mindfulness.
In a perfect world, what would your life look like? How can I help you get you closer to the life that you deserve today?
Plan a visit with me to see how my comprehensive coaching program can truly be a right fit for you.Apply To Work With Me
Invest in yourself to experience a meaningful transformation: get unlimited access to all of my original weekly videos, worksheets, lessons and guided meditations. Surrounded by incredible women of deep strength, It’s the most supportive space to learn to live an intentional life on purpose- every single day.
"The best investment I have ever made in my life to create a better tomorrow for myself and my children!"
-My current client describing my program
Kayla C. , MD
Physician, wife, mother-of-special-needs child, Connecticut
"In a word: TRANSFORMATIONAL.
I have a better relationship with my job: My job is different but even if it wasn't, my relationship with my job would be better even if I had never changed jobs.
I have a better relationship with my parents and siblings-- I am able to connect with them in love without getting caught up in their drama.
If you feel swept along by your busy schedule and at the end of your day you are left with frustration and fatigue and the nagging feeling that you didn't get to do what YOU want to do or questions like- is this really what I want from my life? Things look good on paper- so why am I not happy and satisfied with my life?
THIS program is how you figure it out.
As a palliative care doc, she shares her unique access to the intimate view from the mountain top at the end of life so that you can benefit from these insights NOW rather than get to the end of your life full of regret wishing you had done things differently before your time was up.
I also love that her perspective is deeply down-to-earth and grounded in her experience as an immigrant, a parent, a sister, and a person who has gone through divorce who also found her way to a marriage and a partnership, work, and a life aligned with her values.
If you are trying to find your way toward intentional life, this is your chance."
JK, Social Worker
"As a social worker, I can sometimes feel that there is extra pressure to "have it all together." People turn to us for help, so it can be extraordinarily vulnerable to admit when we need help. I turned to Dr. Michaud out of desperation- I was not the parent that I wanted to be and something needed to change. I knew that something was me, but I didn't know how to change.
Working with Dr. Michaud helped me recognize my thought process. She patiently and supportively listened and asked pertinent, deep questions that uncovered my insecurities and fears, encouraging me to take the necessary steps to change my thinking, which would change my feelings and ultimately my behavior. Dr. Michaud is about positivity and empowerment. She practices what she preaches and is 100% relatable. She has many sayings that concisely capture her teachings and coaching lessons.
#1: You are not a painted wall."
Kim Kaffenbarger, MD
Palliative Care, New York
"I almost didn't take the leap of joining Dr. Michaud for a year's worth of coaching- what a mistake that would have been!
"Living Intentionally" has been a life changing experience for me. As a physician, woman, mom and wife, setting aside the time and the money for myself was a daunting commitment. It has turned out to be the best investment I have ever made! I am living my life more intentionally, and I have a new sense of calm and strength in my life.
I am also living my bucket list NOW- how fun!
The coaching has extended to every aspect of my life, and my interactions with family, peers and patients have improved because of the insight I am gaining into my inner thoughts and feelings. They yoga sessions are unlike any yoga I have taken in the past, and the instructors are the best that I have ever experienced. The journey with Faryal, Jen and Ami is a beautiful one, as you transform mind, body, and soul!"
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Your Net Peace is far more valuable than your Net Worth. It has been a privilege to have been a writer and a speaker to share my vision and pearls with our medical community. I continue to speak and write on behalf of the importance of living intentionally with medical students, residents and physicians in all stages of their lives.
- Kevin MD (articles and guest on the podcast)
- Physician On Fire (Blog)
- The White Coat Investor (Speaker: 2021 and 2022 Conferences)
- Mindfulness & Physician Wellness Speaker (Multiple institutions and medical schools)
- Guest Life Coach and Business Coach (Empowering Women Physician)
- Women in White Coat Hero (Voted Top Ten Hero of 2021 Recipient)
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Continuing Education, Inc. and Serious Wellness, LLC. Continuing Education, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.