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Welcome to the Heart-Based Business Owners Directory, where we shine a spotlight on businesses dedicated to serving the vibrant community of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.).  Our directory features businesses based within the U.P. or providing exceptional goods and services to U.P. residents.

What sets these businesses apart is their commitment to exceptional customer service, ensuring every interaction with them is a memorable and valuable experience.

If you’re passionate about being part of this directory and joining our mission to celebrate heart-centered entrepreneurship, we invite you to explore the 100 Heart-Based Business Owners Project page.

Rebecca Akers

Company: ClearSpace BodyWorks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearspacebodyworks
Instagram: https://instagram.com/clearspacebodyworks?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM=

Website: clearspacebodyworks.com
Email: clearspace11@gmail.com

Phone: 906-225-7272 (text or call)

Keywords: Energy work, tarot readings, massage therapy

My name is Rebecca from ClearSpace BodyWorks. I have over 20 years in practice in the body and energy work fields and over 10 years in the fitness industry. I offer energy work, tarot readings and massage therapy services.
Check out my website at clearspacebodyworks.com or text or call 906-225-7272 if you would like to know more.
*All of my readings are available in person or over the telephone.

My healing session with Michelle was helpful and eye-opening and she gave me a lot of insight into matters that were ready to surface. You can easily tell that Michelle loves what she does and is happy to help others in any way she knows how.


Kristen Ball

Company: U.P. Health

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcuHealthAcupunctureNorway

Website: www.uphealthwellness.com 

Phone: 906-563-5400

Keywords: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Supplements, Herbs, Lifestyle, Natural Medicine

My name is Dr. Kristen Ball.  I am a licensed Chiropractor and licensed Acupuncturist in Norway, MI.  I have been in practice since 2003.  I have successfully treated a wide variety of conditions over the years.  Besides acupuncture and chiropractic, I also help my patients with herbs, supplements, diet and healthy lifestyle choices.

Gabi Garland

Company: Resilient Heart Agency/ Resilient Voice Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gabrielle.anaya.5?mibextid=LQQJ4d
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabi-garland-8894b6a6
Instagram: https://instagram.com/gabi.garland?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
YouTube: https://youtube.com/@gabigarland

Website: https://linktr.ee/gabi.garland?mibextid=Zxz2cZ&fbclid=PAAabSFlbNMaikT6JsY5H_25ogBE8rOPb1BJNJM-SdhGF-_9uXfMyYxQOeCfU
Email: gabi@resilientheart.agency

Keywords: Podcasting, podcast editing, healing retreats, hypnosis, shadow work

Gabi is an Authenticity Coach & Speaker. She is Certified in NLP, Trauma Hypnosis & Reiki Attuned. She is the host of the Resilient Heart Podcast. She is the CEO of her own Agency which is two parts. One we focus on transformational healing work and healing retreats for women in beautiful locations.

She also owns Resilient Voice Media a Podcast Production Agency. She believes that sharing the messy pieces of our lives and how we overcame them creates connection, community, and healing. Her focus is to help the underdog, the one without a million followers on social media but have a powerful message and give them an opportunity to take their small reach and make a BIG impact in the world. This is the force behind why she loves podcasting and helping men and women amplify their story and their message.

My Theta session with Michelle was great.  I got to release some of the heaviness that I had been struggling with.  She has a kind and beautiful way to hold space for you in healing work that is essential.  She’s also done work with one of my clients and they loved their session with her as well.

Susan Goodkind Wideman

Company: Goodkind of Life LLC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodkindoflife
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/goodkindoflife/

Website: www.goodkindoflife.com
Email: susan@goodkindoflife.com

Phone: 906-869-7809

Keywords: Lawyer life, Attorney Wellness, Mental Fitness, Resilience,
Stress Management, Burnout Prevention

I am an elder law & estate planning attorney with 25 years of experience serving clients throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As of May 1, 2023, I am Of Counsel to the Heirloom Law Group in Marquette, Michigan.

In addition, I’m a certified mental fitness coach and work with attorneys to improve their resilience and mental strength, reconnect with their passion, and regain their competitive advantage.

My coaching business is Goodkind of Life LLC. I offer individual coaching, group coaching and workshops. I invite you to schedule a free coaching session at
https://Goodkindoflife.as.me/DiscoveryCall. You can also visit my website at www.goodkindoflife.com.

Stephanie LeDonne

Company: Essence Content

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephanieledonne
Facebook (Business): https://www.facebook.com/Essencecontent1

Website: https://linktr.ee/Essencecontent
Email: stephanie@essencecontent.com

Phone: 262-361-2097


I left college thinking I could be a successful freelance content writer and marketer full time and I failed not once, but twice in the year and a half since I started my business.

I took an office job back in August to find myself miserable, not fitting in, and actually getting bullied until I quit because I couldn’t bring myself to come into the office anymore.

I got back into freelancing and was successful for a few months only to fail again recently. I almost thought I couldn’t take another office job because my later experience was so poor.

I ended up getting really great advice and healing from a friend, Michelle Nichols, who is a healer and works a full time job. She helped me stop thinking I couldn’t run a business loved while working a full time job. She helped me see that I was only limiting myself.

Within a month I got a new job and it’s everything I could ask for. I’m already starting to see the purpose of the hard times I went through, as Michelle mentioned in one of her posts.

I’m realizing I was putting the gifts I was truly meant to be sharing with the world by pushing out the gifts I had that I thought would make me money.

Ona Martin

Company: Art of Awakening

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artofawakening11
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/onamartin
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artofawakeningstudio
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/artofawakening

Website: https://artofawakening.LIFE
Email: ona@brightspiritart.com

Phone: 715-218-1373

Keywords: Artwork, energy healing

Ona Christie Martin is a visionary artist, writer, and energy healer who enjoys a growing following on YouTube with her channel Art of Awakening.

In addition to creating art that speaks deeply to the soul, Ona loves to help frustrated career women gracefully shift to doing work that lights up their heart. As one client described her, Ona is “like spiritual jumper cables” for her ability to help you quickly move past blocks and activate your own innate spiritual guidance system.

Ona is especially known for her connection with spirit animals and is the creator of the Spirit Animal Awareness Oracle Card Deck. As an artist, she accepts commissions for pet portraits as well as her visionary Soul Oracle art.

Ona also offers twice-monthly “Lightworkers’ Café” Gatherings for members of her free online community for Starseeds, Spoken Earth Ministries. Visit her website at ArtOfAwakening.LIFE to learn more.

Kristine McPeak 

Company: PeaceSHINE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnerPeaceSHINE/

I had an amazing session with Michelle, clearing out old patterns that don’t serve me well. It was also very relaxing, and I slept exceptionally well afterwards 🧡

Sarah Still

Company: Sarah’s Creative and Healing Light

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dancingdolphins40/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@sacredfemale23

Website: SarahsWorldofLove.Weebly.com
Email: SacredFemale23@aol.com

Phone: 810-869-4287

Keywords: Reiki, Sound Healing, Crystals, Art, Unique Paintings

Sarah Still has been active for over 20 years as an independent healer and artist. Her areas in the healing realms include massage, Reiki, sound therapy, and crystal therapy.

She loves to help others release the stress & tension in their bodies and minds.
Her main love is the more energetic techniques and using her voice to activate people to higher realms of light, love, and miracles.

She also can do some Light Language to help activate patients’ 12, 24, or 36 DNA strands and just to feel lighter, brighter, happier, and healthier.

As a prolific painter she has utilized many techniques using various textures, bright colors, and different objects in her paintings that most would not think of.

She loves to create beautiful magic and inspirational paintings, and she loves creating for others.

Sarah is also a prolific photographer, and film actress.

For inquiries, email her at sacredfemale23@aol.com.
Also check out her creative and inspirational blog: SarahsWorldofLove.weebly.com

Nathan Zemar

Company: Hypnotic Solutions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hypnoticsolutionsllc

Website: http://hypnoticsolutionsllc.com

Keywords: Hypnotherapy, healing, life coaching, reiki

Through teaching individuals with whom I work the practical application of hypnosis, an experience of becoming conscious of the unconscious, and synthesizing with those parts of ourselves that often go unnoticed occurs. This allows what was a state, dependent on a series of habitual (and often dysfunctional) patterns to be transformed into a truly conscious state that empowers and enlightens the individual to their own power as the creator of their own reality.

My Reiki session was wonderful! Not only was the time during our session very warm, relaxing and calming, but the feedback received afterward was on point! Michelle was able to accurately pick up on physical pain, emotional deregulation, and mental blocks, and hit the nail totally on the head. Now, 10 days after my session, I am still feeling uplifted and a general feeling of elevation, and true healing. This is a gifted, authentic healer.