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What Does 2018 Represent For You?

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A spontaneous gathering took place two weeks before Christmas. At the time I felt inspired to thank everyone in my life for their continued support. I’d shared photos of previous vision boards, and had asked if anyone would like to know more about how to set an intent for 2018. That’s how the vision board gratitude gathering came to be.

This showed me, again, that I’ve no need to rush to organise myself, get busy being creative, or get my workshops and courses out there for the sake of ‘making something happen’. There is divine plan already in place. All I need to do is listen, show up, and take action when required.

This will be my running theme for 2018… to trust in the synchronicities of life… seek clarity… plan and prepare diligently, quietly, and introspectively for the following year. If you haven’t guessed already, I’ve entered a seven numerological year.

The feeling to be on my own New Year’s Eve was a first. In the past I’ve sought to do something, be somewhere, join others in an attempt to feel like I belong… often to my detriment. Not this year. I felt at home with Self. I didn’t need to be anywhere or do anything, and a joyful energy gently flowed through me as I did what I wanted to do.

I digress.

Getting back to the vision board gathering, many shared their word for 2018. If you’ve been following my blog posts these past five years you will know I’ve had one for each. Some wanted to take action when they hadn’t in the past. Others sought peace after facing many-a-challenge during the year. And while I listened to many varied fabulous words that reflected an aspect of myself too, my word alluded me.

It was during my two week road trip to Adelaide to see my family for Christmas that my word, or mantra, for 2018 became obvious. Clarity.

What does clarity mean to me?

  • Have clear vision of my purpose… with the intent to inspire and uplift
  • Know when to take action and when to be still
  • Understand why I do what I do and how this affects Self and others
  • Accept one step at a time is all I need to be aware of
  • Embrace trust as my natural state of being
  • Be a conscious co-creator

What does clarity mean to you? If you can add to my list, I’m open and grateful to expand on it.

Is there one word you’re drawn to for 2018? What is it and what does it mean to you? Are you aware of your personal year in numerology and what this may indicate? Find out here.

What if you don’t have a word, and don’t have a clear vision for the year ahead? How can you plan when you’ve no idea what’s for your highest good? Where might you begin to find out? Well, I invite you to join me on this year’s seven numerology journey as I step into the unknown, and embrace clarity. It’s my intent that it be a joy-full ride! May all that I share benefit you for when your seven year arises. And if you’re navigating a seven-year too, please comment below.

May this New Year bring you much joy, love and laughter. May you feel fully supported in everything you do, and also know your personal truth and belonging.

Love, Blessings, Friendship and Happiness,

Leanda Michelle ♥

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Peace of Mind

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You know that feeling when you’re far far away, deeply immersed in what you’re doing and something or someone, happens to disturb your peace of mind. I can see an analogy for this.

Imagine, you’re cocooned in a balloon. Suspended. Weightless. Content to be with your thoughts and ideas. Then along comes someone with a pin to burst your bubble. BAM! The air… your peace… fragmented. Your thoughts and ideas scattered in all directions.

That’s where I was, deep in my book with thoughts for inclusions, feeling inspired and motivated. In the flow.

When “said son” got out of bed, after a bite to eat he headed to the gym. Great! I’ll keep writing, I thought. It was only when he returned did I realise it was 10am and I was still in my pj’s and hadn’t showered! So, I left my seat eager to shower and dress, and get back to my project.


As I stepped out of the shower, over the noise of the exhaust fan I thought I heard the thud of music infiltrate through the walls. Exiting the bathroom, the doof doof was accompanied by words of a song—a repetitive tune.

What to do?

I pondered. There were various angles from which I could respond. The space wasn’t solely mine. My sons and I shared it. I understood “said son” was in cleaning mode, and de-cluttering the mess in his room meant he’d find much needed clarity. I honoured this. I could take my work elsewhere and visualised sitting in my car, beachside. That would work, at least until the battery on the laptop ran out. I recognised that once-upon-a-time there would only have been my “my way”. Let’s not go there!

In seeking a solution, I found a compromise, something we could all work with to invite harmony and balance to our day. I saw that nothing “happens” to us, everything is an opportunity for self-development and growth. In this case it was an invitation for peace. I’m grateful I stopped to take notice.

In conclusion, I can say the music didn’t last too long, and I utilised my time with other chores, that I often pushed aside. When the house fell silent once more, I then returned to my writing project. Being flexible helps keep us in the flow.

Okay, time to get back to my bubble. I invite the thoughts and ideas to re-enter my head and heart, filling me with enlightening whispers once more.

How do you respond or react to interruptions?

Write to Heal and make your mark!


Leanda Michelle ♥

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Bring Balance to Your Life

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On many an occasion I’ve either been asked how I keep thin or how I seem to maintain a positive attitude when things aren’t flowing well! No, I don’t have a thyroid problem, and I don’t pop pills 😉

For me, keeping slim and being happy are achieved from attempting to live a balanced life.

So how might you bring balance to your life?

I believe the key areas of balance are to—

maintain our health… mental, emotional, physical, spiritual

honour our relationships… partner, family, friends, acquaintances

appreciate our career… the part we play in the world is an important piece of the whole

embrace our sense of adventure… travel and explore things we’ve not done before

Breaking these points down further we benefit from—

eating healthy foods

exercising daily

taking the time to relax, meditate or be mindful in any given task

breathing deeply

laughing often

nurturing our intuition

balancing our energy centres (chakras) daily

being grateful

talking to our inner child that wants to play

immersing self in nature

writing a daily journal / being creative

sharing compassion, love and kindness in all we do

living for now

The above assists you to Be You and to Love You

How do you bring balance to your life? Can you recall the last moment that took your breath away? Please share in the comments below.

Write to Heal and make your mark!


Leanda Michelle 



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Here and Now

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Do you ever wonder what’s next? Where’s this journey taking me?

If you have, does it bother you, consume your thoughts, bind you to an unknown future where many potentialities exist?

Why is it so difficult to remain present in the here and now?

You may recall—if you’ve been following this years posts, that it was my intent to pull self back from future or past thoughts and revert to I am here. Considering we are only 15 weeks away from completing this year, I feel it is a poignant time to bring this message back into focus and share with you how I’m doing being.

I truly love how when you put an intent ‘out there’ it shows up in so many aspects of your life.

At the forefront of my focus in the here and now is when I’m in the presence of loved ones. I used to feel it was an accomplishment to multitask. Now I see this behaviour plays havoc with my energy—the result being that when fully in the here and now, the other person feels respected, appreciated and validated/worthy of the space I am holding for them in that moment.

In my work—written and/or healing, to effectively communicate and express my truth, using discernment and clarity, it is imperative I am in the here and now… for we have all experienced miscommunication and this doesn’t bode well.

As more people commute by car our roads become more congested, being in the here and now enables us to pre-empt another’s mistake giving us the opportunity to avert an unwanted catastrophe.

I love cooking and I soon know if I’m not in the moment when I burn a finger… fortunately this occurs less often 😉

Cooking leads to eating… I find eating a major challenge to fully embrace mindfulness when there is conversation at the dinner table, as this requires me to be in two places at once. I love being attentive to what my loved ones are expressing and I equally love my food. So how does one choose? Do we implement another culture—like that of Chile, where a friend told me eating is sacred and talking is deemed to be rude—or do we practice flitting from one nuance to the other in-between mouthfuls of food and our intake of breath?

All I know is I appreciate the importance of mindful eating, even if I’m not able to practice it often.

There are many more areas of life in which we have the opportunity to be in the moment. I feel what’s important is whatever we are doing, it will be more effective, efficient and satisfying when we are fully present.

The here and now equates to being… the solution as to why it’s so difficult to remain in the here and now is we’ve not been taught the benefits. Like anything worth doing, it takes practice, patience and more practice.

Are you doing or being in this moment? If you had to re-read one or more of the words in this post where did your thoughts migrate to? Share your thoughts and/or experiences in the comments below.

Write to Heal and make your mark!


Leanda Michelle ♥