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{Podcast 027} Michelle Marie McGrath: falling in love with yourself

Michelle Marie McGrath She Makes Magice

Back in 2003, Michelle Marie McGrath was living in Australia in a beautiful house on the water. She was excelling in her career and winning national awards. She appeared to be happily married. For an outsider looking in, it seemed Michelle was living the dream.

On the inside, however, Michelle was miserable. She says she felt like she was living someone else’s life.

One night, while deep in meditation, Michelle found herself asking “What do I most need?”

“Self-love” was what she heard in return.

This simple yet profound question propelled her down a path of deep introspection and awakening.

As you’ll hear Michelle share in this interview, committing to self-love wasn’t easy. She suffered a miscarriage, her marriage broke-down and she battled with illness, anxiety and depression as she rediscovered her lost love for herself.

Yet, what I adore about Michelle’s story, is her unwavering commitment to herself and her trust in her own intuition. You see, even though it seemed like her entire life was crumbling around her, Michelle still followed the soft whispers of her soul. Intuitively she developed a self-love range of alchemical oils which she used on herself to release old patterns and then eventually she began offering these oils to other women, forming the foundation of her intuitive-based business, Sacred Self.

Now Michelle is a self-love mentor for other women and host of the ground-breaking podcast series Unclassified Woman. Michelle is passionate about helping other women commit to a loving relationship with themselves and create lives of purpose beyond traditional paradigms.
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{Podcast 002} Alana Helbig: free-spirited gypsy and She Makes Magic co-founder

Alana Helbig, She Makes Magic co-founder

Alana’s always been an epically positive influence in my life, but perhaps never more so than in the past couple of years. The courageous change she’s embraced lately is pretty bloody extraordinary.

So I’m super stoked that my dear older sister, bestie and fellow She Makes Magic creator — Alana Helbig — is sharing her story on the podcast today.

Five years ago, Alana started feeling like her life just wasn’t quite right somehow. Everything in her life didn’t seem to fit anymore: her job, her university studies, her toxic relationship with drugs and alcohol, even her sexuality.

Then her five-year relationship ended. Struggling to let go, Alana threw herself into a monumental journey of healing and for the first time in her life, began to truly own who she is.

Now Alana’s on a hunt for her true passion and purpose. And she’s taken a giant leap of faith to find it: this year she quit her corporate job in Brisbane, packed her life into Walter the Campervan and headed off on an epic “journey of soul discovery” around Australia — all alone.

It’s truly inspiring stuff, especially because this interview catches Alana right at the beginning of her trip, right in the beautiful free-fall that comes just after the leap. Continue Reading →

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{Podcast 001} Koren Helbig: freelance journalist and She Makes Magic co-founder

Koren Helbig, She Makes Magic co-founder

I know you’ve seen this face floating around the blog for a while now.

Yup! For a bit of fun, I’ve flipped the mic onto Koren so you can get to know her that little bit better.

I’ve been asking Koren to share her story on the blog for what feels like an age because, despite her humble opinion, what she has done over the past two years is nothing short of remarkable.

In 2013 she said goodbye to her position as a political reporter with a major Australian daily newspaper, The Courier-Mail, to launch herself out into the world as a freelance journalist. At the same time she moved to a foreign country — Spain — where she knew no one and didn’t even speak the language.

Now that takes guts!

And, as with everything she does, she’s had roaring success. Continue Reading →

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