"Common Threads" is filled with real life experiences, uplifting quotes, helpful tools for self improvement and numerous resources for personal growth. What you do with what you've learned has no limits - know that you are not alone, you are surrounded by people who truly want you to succeed and you are worth it! "Common Threads" is a compilation of almost 60 years of Michelle's personal experiences, ranging from early childhood memories, to adult ah ha! moments. It is a collection of little somethings that would later prove to be the cause of big somethings, joyful muses, sad observations, sources of pride, causes of embarrassment, and even periods of disgrace. All are threads of experience that are woven together to make up her life tapestry. The chapters in "Common Threads" are complemented with the stories of other women who have been an inspiration to Michelle and who have taken their own artistic license to weave something special when they could have settled for the status quo. Many of the stories that unfold throughout the pages of "Common Threads" have never been told before. The courage necessary to dig up old pain and expose it to the world did not come easily.The reward is in the hope that every person who shares in the journeys of the women highlighted in the book will take away something positive, something empowering, and something inspiring that will make life a little easier and more fulfilling.