I was feeling the “need” to express my creativity the other day and took to Pinterest for inspiration.

With my daughter, niece, and granddaughter gathered around the kitchen table, we began. We blew up balloons, filled a metal bowl full of white glue and water, and wrapped yarn soaked in the mixture around and around the balloon.

Our first attempts ended up with a tangled mess of yarn, but as we worked through it, we learned what worked and didn’t.

The second go-round was a little easier because of the lessons learned doing the first.

Feeling good, we put them…


A new client reached out for support recently, feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and thinking she may not be cut out for being a business owner.

She told me how she’d done so much research before starting her business and felt like it was nothing like what she thought it would be. I gently reminded her that she could always change lanes.

Launching a business takes courage, and she’d done something many only dare to dream of doing. And she also has the power to transform it — to put it on a different path. …


A few years ago, I watched an episode of Broken titled Recycling Sham, and one of the comments that stood out for me was “we can’t recycle our way out of this mess.” Sadly, only about 9% of the plastic we use can be recycled — which means the other 91% ends up in landfills, by the side of the road, in parks, and in our water.

While I’ve always been the lady who brought my bags to the grocery store for more than 15 years, or paper if I forgot mine — I am always looking for ways to…


I’ve been thinking about play and how it is seen as a reward — truly wondering if we have it all wrong.

Maybe play is essential.

Maybe we shouldn’t wait till all our work is done to play — when we’re usually too tired.

Maybe we should prioritize play — which usually energizes us.

Maybe, just maybe, we’d be happier and perhaps even more productive in our work.

Play is often relegated to the weekends or even frowned upon in our hustle/grind society, especially by those who define success by their income and job titles.

Maybe that’s why so many…


For the first time in what felt like forever, my daughter and I went to the local mall — there we happened upon a store that sold a wide variety of items once only found in small boutique metaphysical or occult shops. The name of the store isn’t essential, however, I have a feeling you have one in your town too; they are everywhere — we had one as well on the tourist strip in St. Augustine where I lived years ago.

Within the walls of the store, you could find crystals, essential oils, pendulums, and even mass-produced macrame wall…


For the first time in what felt like forever, my daughter and I went to the local mall — there we happened upon a store that sold a wide variety of items once only found in small boutique metaphysical or occult shops. The name of the store isn’t essential, however, I have a feeling you have one in your town too; they are everywhere — we had one as well on the tourist strip in St. Augustine where I lived years ago.

Within the walls of the store, you could find crystals, essential oils, pendulums, and even mass-produced macrame wall…


I broke up with QuickBooks after a 14-year relationship.

This was the platform my first CPA set up for me and it worked well and helped me keep up with things in my business over the years. For the most part, it was cost-efficient and widely used by others — so as I needed to change CPAs or hire an accountant, there was essentially no learning curve.

Why change what was working?

Thanks for asking — It was because I did not like how they were treating others, specifically some of the most financially compromised individuals among us.

You can…


It always saddens me to discover new examples from history of smart, strong women who were not afraid to follow their own path and speak their truth — being burned, beaten, hung, committed to asylums, tortured, and more. Men in power doing almost anything to quiet their voices; which is still happening today, perhaps without the public hangings or burnings — at least here in the United States.

Recently I learned the word “Mediomania” created in the mid-1800’s — new to you too, huh? …


“Mom, did Mrs. W call”? Those were the first words my daughter Emily said when I picked her up from school early in her freshman year of high school.

Having received no call from her teacher, I asked her why she thought I would. She said, “I just couldn’t take it anymore, and said something like you’ve always told me to.”

Before I share more about what she spoke up about, let me say that Emily, or Emmy, as I usually call her, is very observant. …


As a soulful entrepreneur, Mom, business coach and friend, one of the most common statements I hear is “but I don’t know what to do.”

Often after a little coaching, with permission of course, we discover it’s not the technical part that holds them back, there are plenty of geeks among us to help out with something until they get profitable and can hire someone permanently.

So, what is it? What is it that gets in the way of us following our passion and making it profitable? What is it that gets in the way of achieving our dreams. …

Michelle Spalding ~ Business Alchemist

Passionately supporting soulful female entrepreneurs who are driven to make our world a better place. www.MichelleSpalding.com

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