Michelle Peña

Awaken the B.E.A.U.T.Y Within

Michelle Peña

Michelle is passionate about bringing transformation to others lives. She specializes in helping women grow more deeply in self-love, self-compassion, and teaching women to cultivate internal stories that reflect their resilience, value, and wholeness.

Overcoming the emotional repercussions from years of listening to her own inner limiting stories, Michelle found her way back to herself, committing to greater self-love, greater self-acceptance, and greater self-awareness.

She now guides women who are on a similar journey to facilitate massive change and transformations in their lives.

Michelle works in private practice and leads personal growth immersion weekends for women. Her knowledge and approach stem from a 15+ year career in social work and psychology.

She is a Registered Social Worker and is in
excellent standing with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Michelle has extensive education in Applied Mindfulness Meditation, Transformative Mindfulness Meditation, Spiritual Arts,
Hypnotherapy, Positive Psychology and certified in the Tibetan inspired 16 Guidelines to Life, a program endorsed by the Dalai Lama.

Michelle brings an added dimension to her work as gifted energy intuitive
and healer, which allows her to intuitively address the needs of the mind, body, and spirit on a deeper soul level.

She has written for MindBodyGreen, She Does the City and TinyBuddha and is the author of Awaken the B.E.A.U.T.Y Within.

You can connect with Michelle on social media @livtruwithmichellepena

Awaken the B.E.A.U.T.Y Within

“TAKE A MOMENT to consider the word beauty. What comes to mind? Is it the physical expression of beauty? Does having long, thick hair and a clear complexion make you beautiful? Is the image of a celebrity in an Oscars gown beautiful?

To me, beauty goes beyond all I can see superficially. After a career in the beauty industry and a lifelong fascination with beauty, I’ve come to see how easy it is to gloss over what is truly beautiful. How we so easily favor an external definition of beauty without looking deeper at what the true meaning of beauty really is.

This became even more evident to me when I entered the fields of social work and psychology. Over the past fifteen years, I have counseled and coached thousands of women to facilitate massive transformations in their lives. I’ve helped women cope with stress, heal emotional pain, develop a healthy self-image, and move towards greater self-love. I have observed the deeply rooted impact of a tainted definition of beauty; a definition derived from our parents, the media, and society. It’s a definition that leaves us feeling less than. We cannot measure up. This is one of the greatest scams of our time, and is precisely why I’ve written this book. We need to change our perception of beauty.

It starts within. The minute I began to define beauty in completely different terms than just physical, my eyes opened to the real beauty surrounding us. I was able to see the radiance in myself, and in those around me. I could also see how this transition allowed me to feel beautiful on the inside and out. I knew, as women, we had to deepen the conversation. Beauty is not just what we see. It is also how we feel.

If you picked up this book thinking you’ll get makeup application tips or tricks for shinier hair, be forewarned. This book is about something much deeper, something much more important.  And, keep reading, because this book is definitely for you.”

Excerpt From: Michelle Peña. “Awaken The B.E.A.U.T.Y Within.” 

Digital Book


This book is a beautiful and accessible read that not only introduces you to the concept of uncovering your true self but acts as a workbook along side you ; seamlessly guiding you through the process of awakening your beauty within.

A no brainer purchase if you are with us (HBE) on our mission to change the narrative of beauty to reflect the person rather than the physical.

-Andrea Ashley, HBE Creator