“The way we live our lives.  That’s our message, that’s what we’re putting in to the world, that’s what we’re leaving as our legacy, every day, every moment” Michelle McFadyen

Our lives are there to be lived, to create memories, to experience the moments and to get out of our comfort zones.

Let’s strive to do more than merely exist in this race we call human. We’ve been handed this great adventure, and through it we can continue an exploration into the lessons learned from real life, from a life really lived.   To do that, we need a life that’s examined, one where we uncover the gifts and lessons from everyday life and use these to grow and flourish and to help and support ourselves and others.

Life Support was born to make a positive difference and to provide value and connection.  To create vehicles and pathways and moments that support people to embrace and realise their potential.

Michelle’s writing is her way of working through her life, of preserving some of her memories.  Her stories are her way of honouring the life experiences she is having and sorting out the hard stuff.  Michelle’s words help her to understand the learnings and messages in her experiences that she might not have seen, had she not taken pen to paper.  They are a tool you can use as you progress on your journey through this life, letting your life be your message.

In addition to her blogs here, Michelle has been published on Tiny Buddha and in a number of industry journals.

Who am I?

Well that’s a big question – let’s start here.  I’m a writer, an adventurer and a traveller, a corporate leader, a student and a teacher.  I’m a mother and new grandmother (that’s still hard for me to believe).  I’ve spent most of my career in senior executive positions in the corporate and public sector and whilst I remain there for the time being, of recent times I’ve been growing, learning and developing in areas that really light me up.

Alongside a Bachelor of Business, and all the other qualifications you’d expect with a professional career, of recent times, I’ve become a qualified Counsellor, and a Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Practitioner.   I am also an accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner for both individuals and teams, and I am EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique aka Tapping) Level 1 qualified.  It’s these latter things that really excite me.

My focus these days is to devote myself to what lights a fire in my heart. To serve something greater than myself. To share the wisdom and learnings I’ve gained through my journey and my experiences, to support others on their journey to be their best selves.  I’m also focussed on having awesome fun, laughing and sharing with others. I’m committed to connecting with other spiritual beings on their journey and to understanding myself through them.

I love travel and trekking and to honour this I travel and trek as much as I can.  I annually guide groups across the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea, have summited Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mt Kinabalu in Borneo and trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.  A recent 920km pilgrimage across Spain on foot has kept those fires alive.

More than anything, I love my family and friends – they’re my greatest loves, my greatest support and my greatest teachers.

“Let your life be your message” Mahatma Gandhi

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