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My name is Michele, and I write about mindset, mindful eating, minimalism and calm living here on Medium and on my site.
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“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”
Whenever I feel like I’m struggling to stay afloat, I open the pages of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and lose myself in them.
Within its pages, Coelho weaves together intricate strands of hope, love, courage, faith and…
Some days can be really hard.
So hard that just showing up and taking care of the little things can feel like an insurmountable challenge.
On days like this, remember to…
1. Do at least one thing that you want to and look forward to.
The idea of work-life balance is a very deceiving one.
We’re constantly told to self-care, set boundaries and work smarter so we don’t fall into the soul-sucking spiral of burn-out.
Hell, this is the same advice I give anyone who asks (or doesn’t).
The ideal outcome from all this effort…
Over a decade ago, I read a book that got me thinking about how life felt similar to a multi-level game.
It put me in the mindset that the more intimately I knew the rules and the better I got at navigating them, the more levels I could ‘unlock’ to…
Where are you right now?
And I don’t mean your physical location.
What I really mean is, is your mind really here…or somewhere else?
I started asking myself this question often after my 16-year-old dog died a couple of years ago.
Despite all those years I had her, my memories…
Tired of how freaking hard we all are on our already worn-out, beaten-down selves.
How we’re not perfect enough.
Not good-looking enough.
Not young enough.
Not old enough.
Not smart enough.
Not talented enough.
Not skinny enough.
Not rich enough.
Not cool enough.
With life comes pain.
From the moment we’re born, life throws us a never-ending series of painful events to bear.
Some of these events lead us to suffer long after the sources of pain have passed.
Sometimes, there are lessons we can learn from the traumatic events that we’re forced…
Don’t look now…you might just get caught.
If you’re not too careful, the food police might come after you.
The what police now, you say?
You know…the well-meaning friend who gives you the judgy side-eye every time you order a burger (extra cheese, please) and fries.
The self-righteous co-worker who…
Have you ever felt the overwhelming urge to smile, go with the flow and just say “yeah, sure” just to keep someone (or everyone) else happy?
I have, and I did…for a long time, until I realised that it was a habit that rarely served me well.
I was a…