Read Part 1: Born In The Dark – Performance Virtues In Action Read Part 2: Change Is Coming – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Civic Virtues In Action The 22nd Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022. My home town; I am immensely proud of where I am from (just in case you hadn’t caught that over the last…… Continue reading Power To The People
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
By Michelle Mclean Have you ever flipped ahead to the final chapter of the book you’re reading, to find out what happens? Have you ever googled the outcome of the TV series you’re binging on? Yeah me too, so there’s no judgment here. Sometimes things are just so good we can’t wait patiently for…… Continue reading Go Slow
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
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?
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
How often do you daydream? I mean really, truly getting lost in your thoughts and drifting off for a while? In a recent article in Psychologies Magazine they covered the idea of soft fascination. This is where we balance periods of intense focus with periods of less intensity. It is giving ourselves permission to pause.…… Continue reading Permission to Pause
Connecting to nature is part of my self-care, so having a bright, colourful outdoor space at home is important to me. I’m not much of a gardener but I do try to have a go. I take tips from the seasoned gardeners in my family but mostly, it’s trial and error. I’ve had a reasonable…… Continue reading Life Lessons From The Garden