Michael Robert Lawrence is Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Joy Tiny Homes (tiny home & ADU builders) and  Joy Publications, LLC, and holds a BA in Administration & Management, Magna Cum Laude. He is an author, artist, poet, athlete (see Fitness), spiritual mentor (see Zen) and social media influencer (see TheUHMethod on Twitter). Michael identified as an INFJ on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (world's rarest personality, 1% of the population). He has worked as a quality assurance software engineer, technical writer, clinical hypnotherapist, health club manager, fitness trainer, sports nutritionist, lifeguard, construction worker and horse wrangler (see Pets).

 

Michael wrote “The Universal Happiness Method: How to be Happy and Live without Stress” (download Free PDF) and penned thousands of poems, spiritual pointers and yoga mantras. He's written articles for national fitness magazines and technical documentation for engineering firms. Michael is a self-taught portraitist, sketcher, graphic designer, photographer and performance artist (see Art & Poetry). He produces TV shows for the JOY TV Network (streaming on Roko): The Creative Showcase and The Fitness Spotlight (coming soon). Michael attributes his unbound creativity, success and peaceful existence to inner liberation.

Michael is a spiritual mentor who’s been teaching online for over a decade. He is one of twelve speakers (including Olivia Newton John and Deepak Chopra) selected to teach for Oprah Winfrey Network Ambassador’s “12 Days of Celebrating Consciousness”. Michael was not a spiritual seeker when a shocking chain of events wiped out his life. Deaths, divorce, poverty and unprocessed childhood traumas came crashing in (mini violin playing). His mind broke, resulting in clinical depression, general anxiety and panic disorder, Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder,  Post-traumatic stress disorder, prescription drug addiction, poor health and suicide attempts. Michael's mental agony initiated his inner shift

 

Michael became a clinical hypnotherapist and designed subliminal audio suites to purge his toxic thinking and relieve inner pain. As he conquered adversity (in solitude without rehab or emotional support) his mind became very quiet and he noticed how it was operating. Michael used his engineering skills to identify the basic mechanics of the mind. As he mastered these mechanics, a sobering from thought effortlessly occurred, his inner lens began to clear and inner liberation naturally unfolded. Michael now sees from the inside position spiritual masters point to, and has written thousands of poems, stories and humorous rants pointing to this non-conceptual awareness within. His writings are continually posted on his twitter feed for the benefit of all.

Michael is a life long athlete.  He trained as a bodybuilder and powerlifter for decades before converting to calisthenics and yoga in 2017. Michael has many years of martial arts training. He's studied Mauy Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Taeknowndo, Goju-Ryu and Judo. Michael is a black belt in Chinese Kenpo Karate and currently studying Krav Maga, He is a published writer and fitness model appearing in dozens of magazines including "Men's Exercise", "Natural Physique", "Women's Exercise", and held the title of Mr. Exercise for "Exercise For Men Only" (see Fitness).

Michael is an animal lover. He’s rescued too many cats and dogs to count, ran a rodent rescue in Vermont and a horse rescue ranch in California. Michael lives in Orange County, California and works from home surrounded by his rescue pets: Squeaky (top left), Juno (center left), Crazy Boy (top right), Gracie (bottom left), and Happy (bottom right). Adopt don't shop! PetFinder

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