Why migrating north is in my blood

Here is what I know about my great-grandmother: she always wore red lipstick; when she was a young woman, she left her home to resettle up north; she married an Italian artist and gave birth to 12 children; and despite the chaos that must have been her life, she embraced it with sweetness and kindness.


Jane of One Trade

So, recently, I metaphorically woke up and realized that I am basically managing a festival. And when I realize it, I give off a little nervous laugh because, he he he, well, it feels BIG.
I’ve produced events ever since I can remember. I am told by my aunts and uncles, whom I lived with when I was a child, that when I started 3rd grade, I would often come home with a gang of kids whom I had impulsively invited to a “party at my house!” And those poor relatives of mine would then have to go out and get candy, set up music and games, all in a matter of minutes.


Selling My Soul is My Bread and Butter

My love for writing has definitely helped leverage what I call my “bread and butter”: marketing + event production.
What feels like a billion years ago, I paid $1,000 to attend a 1-day event hosted by Marie Forleo and Danielle LaPorte (2 women powerhouses) called How To Sell Your Soul. Talk about a major reframe of what it means to sell from a place of passion, truth and authenticity (hello! it’s soul work!)


My name is Mishel Ixchel. I’m Ecuadorian-born &
NYC-bred. Western Mass is currently home, and it's also where I practice + teach the art of
Sacred Self Care.