A New Page, A New Day

By Michelle Mclean ‘Another notebook?’ my friend rolled her eyes as I ran my fingers over the soft covers. We were in a quirky gift shop and I had naturally gravitated towards the stationary section. Later that day I put my new purchase in a cupboard alongside the rest of the stationary I’ve collected over…… Continue reading A New Page, A New Day

On Finding My Spiritual Self

By Michelle Mclean Crystals. Meditation. Vision Boards. Tarot. Yoga. Journaling. Prayer. Reiki. Breathwork. Fasting. Retreats. Law of attraction. You name it, I’ve probably tried it as part of my journey to become more spiritual. It’s cliched but I use the word journey deliberately. I went from one thing to another, in a constant state of…… Continue reading On Finding My Spiritual Self

Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

By Michelle Mclean I was recently asked to be part of an Instagram Live series called Women Who Write, a month-long celebration of World book Day and International Women’s Day. I have never been involved with a ‘live’ before and I don’t like being videoed, so my natural response was to quickly close the email…… Continue reading Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

Time to Move On?

By Michelle Mclean When disappointments happen it’s common to be told to let go, move on or move forward. Often this is well-meaning advice, dwelling on negatives for too long is not good for us. Sometimes though it can be plain dismissive. I’ve come to believe that this dismissiveness is about the other person’s comfort.…… Continue reading Time to Move On?

Lessons I Have Learned About Change

By Michelle Mclean In my last post, I blogged about the inevitability of change. Since then, I’ve had various conversations about why change feels so difficult. I don’t accept that all change is hard. I think we often make it harder than it needs to be because of how we frame it and because of…… Continue reading Lessons I Have Learned About Change

Change is Inevitable

Early in my professional life, I was a Team Leader in an office environment. I was tasked with implementing some changes that would require people to work in new ways. One of these changes was to establish new teams and have people sat together in their team groups. This was in the days before hot-desking…… Continue reading Change is Inevitable

I’m Proud of You

By Michelle Mclean As this year closes, tell someone that you are proud of them. Send a text, record a voice-note or make a call, telling that person about something that they do/have done that you are particularly proud of. Everyone is doing their best, trying to get by and get better. None of us…… Continue reading I’m Proud of You

An Alternative to Resolutions

By Michelle Mclean There is something about this time of year that has always prompted introspection and reflection. Last Christmas this was particularly prevalent, as the impact of Covid-19 had changed the way we lived and for many, changed what we prioritised. There was increased talk of #bekind, looking after each other and spending time…… Continue reading An Alternative to Resolutions