Is Covid 19 a blessing?

Is Covid 19 a blessing?

Unreal times we're in, hey?!
NEVER did any of us think that something like this would happen.

For many it's been complete devastation. And most businesses are turned upside down. Mine included. At first I was really angry and in complete denial it could go this wrong. And then this weirdness became a new normal.

But what I know for sure amongst all this ambiguity is that this quiet time allowed room for me to grow. For my family too. It's been about self reflection without the normal day-to-day distractions. (Shh, don't tell the kids, but no running around for sports has been a nice break!)

I've personally looked at areas in my life that needed an upgrade. Like more ME time to up-level my creative practice. More time for meditation. More time for reading and writing all my dreams. More time to plan how to make it all happen. 

AND oddly enough, it's connected me to more people than any other time in my life. It's virtually, but it's a deeper more meaningful connection. Go figure! 

AND one more thing.
If you want to hang out with me in the studio,
JOIN me at 12pm (noon) Melbourne time on Wednesday's.
(NOTE: We are a day ahead in Australia. So Wednesday noon here would be 10pm Tuesday evening in NYC) Here is time converter

I just did the first one and it was a blast! It was full of real talk, unfiltered, and completely honest studio experiences. This time it was about my process, the real deal that nobody talks about. 

Here is a snippet of what someone said in the first LIVE! 

"It honestly resonated a lot, made me feel vulnerable about myself but was very helpful!"

These are real people, and it's real talk. Hope to see you then.  

I'll be doing the LIVE from my Instagram 
JOIN me over at
If technology isn't on our side with LIVE Instagram, 
we will jump over to Zoom. 

Time: 12:00 PM Australia/Melbourne

Sending much love and light from my studio to you and your family.
Tell me what's going on in your world right now, join me on my LIVE
or comment below. 

Michele xx 


(photography courtesy of Gaelle La Berre Photography)

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