When Your World Crashes Down

The year is 2016 and I am working away in my coaching business, having just finished running the Healthy and Powerfully Feminine online course for the first time, and loving it! Sure there are many ways I could improve my organisational skills. I have a stack of papers beside my desk with all the ideas and projects I’m going to implement and a piece of paper posted to the pinup board above my desk listing out what I’m going to be doing each month. Then Life happens.

Literally, just as I finish the ebook on How To Be Queen of Your Love Life and upload it, the first migraine hits. It feels like having a plate smashed in my face. I stagger home from the cafe and spend the next month either lying in bed, trying to work up the courage to turn over, or making it out dosed up on pills to get different therapies to try and work out what is wrong. In between, when I do feel good, I try to post on instagram, to publicise my ebook and keep running my business, but each time I’m slapped back down by a killer migraine.

Eventually my friend Aleisha says to get an MRI and I do and find out I have a 6cm tumour in my head pushing the whole brain over, causing the migraines. Well, you may know the rest. I have emergency brain surgery two days later, spend a week in the hospital and eight months recovering. The behind the scenes, I will be sharing in my next books. The thing is that after a few months (a few weeks?), I tried to carry on as usual, posting on instagram and then having the great idea (sarcasm) to run a Body Love workshop. Only looking back could I see that I wasn’t ready for it. But at the time, I tried to carry on as usual. Then I accidentally deleted all my YouTube videos by “mistake” one day and was so distraught that I finally gave up.

That was when the journey to wellness really began. It was awful also and  I went through many months of suffering and even longer to fully come to terms with the repercussions, but ultimately I am happier and better. Even though I felt happy and good before. Right now there is a lot of this going on, worlds coming crashing down, and I’m writing this to say that it does get better. This midlife crisis really is for our highest good. The Great Awakening.

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Lots of love,

Mireille xx

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Love to feel peaceful and happy but too busy to do anything about it? Tired of the turmoil? Discover how to train your mind in 20 minutes a day to experience presence and flow, happiness and harmony, no matter what is happening around you with metastatic breast cancer warrior and author, Mireille Parker.

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Sarah can’t escape herself, even overseas. Will she call hot Oliver? Who doesn’t even know she’s there! But who is this beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in Lucerne, Switzerland, and starring a travel agent from Perth, Australia, Wonderlust is a unique modern philosophical romance about creative women.

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How To Turn Fear To Faith!

‘Feed Your faith and your fears will starve to death.’

~  Seen on Instagram

After having three major surgeries in the last seven years, two on the brain and one on the breast, and all the rest that comes with metastatic breast cancer, I know a thing or two about turning fear to faith.

In fact, you don’t turn fear to faith, like you don’t turn fat to muscle. You simply increase the faith (or the muscle) and the fear becomes drowned out. Ok clearly I don’t know so much about fat and muscle so let’s stick to the topic. How to turn fear to faith?

    1. Affirmations

When I was in the hospital that week following the first brain surgery, when the 6cm tumour and my whole brain sac was removed, the medication I was put on also had the side effect of causing anxiety and confusion. One day in particular when my mind really was slipping into the abyss, the thing I clung to was the repetition of this affirmation.

All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this only good will come. I am safe. 

I repeated it over and over. And over. What affirmations do is, as well as being a prayer and programming of the subconscious mind, they create new neural programming. Because when you’re having this thought, you’re not having another thought. In this way they put you into a higher vibe state so you actually can receive different thoughts, aka think positively.

2. Belief

If you believe that things are happening for you and not to you, if you really believe this and reflect on your life enough to actually know in your bones that it is so, then you trust. You have faith. Of course it can be hard to see this in the moment but if you believe in a higher power, higher self or creative force, then you don’t have to manage it all yourself.

Everything is always working out for us.

In everyday life, we must build this faith in whatever we want to believe. Find examples in real life or on the internet and program your subconscious mind to know it can be so. This is what I did via Chris Beat Cancer, Dr Gabor Mate of When The Body Says No and many others. Plus, I had a lot of practice with the mind and Life’s magic to know there’s more to it than what most of society believes.

3. Action

Taking action increases faith because you are actually doing something, not just thinking about it. For a while I practiced adopting my parents’ diet but that didn’t work out well. Then I went headlong into the keto diet and read books about the metabolic theory of cancer. While that was helpful in many ways, it wasn’t my path. Eventually, following intuition, I found the Nori protocol.

Whatever you’re doing is working. It all adds up. 

 I had also been practising the law of attraction and just being happy. That was also not my solution. When I was actually eating healthily and gave up alcohol, on the NORI protocol, I felt healthy also. I knew I was doing my part in the equation and the rest was not up to me. Action builds faith because well, not only are you doing something, but also it decreases the resistance of desiring without doing.

4. Neutrality

As I’ve shared, when I was 24, I first learned how to harness the power of my mind and, while I haven’t done it perfectly in the years since, daily practice, in the last five years especially, has enabled me to push the thoughts out of my head. Rather than trying to change my thoughts, these days I practice thinking nothing. How to think nothing? The more you practice meditation, the better you become at this. You can bring your attention to the chest and focus on this, as I share in Master Your Mind.

We are more than the mind. We are Life itself. 

When I become conscious of a thought I’m not interested in entertaining, I imagine a bulldozer pushing it out of my head, but mostly I just allow my mind to have its fun, giving it problems to solve, while I carry on. An important step when feeling anything though is to practise the technique I shared for moving emotion through the body and releasing it. Then you are naturally neutral, like a child after a tantrum or an animal after a fight.

5. Perspective

We cannot see the bigger picture from where we are, we cannot see how things are actually working out for the best. But looking back, this becomes obvious. When I look back on how I accidentally deleted all my YouTube videos that time in 2016 or how I got the breast cancer and then it metastasised, I can now clearly see the benefits.

Whatever’s happening is meant to be, just wait and see.

The law of attraction is also called the art of allowing. I got Allow tattooed to my right wrist with a lightning bolt because I believe in it so much. It was right there that the anaesthetist put the metal into my vein to monitor my pulse the second time I had brain surgery. Thank God for that!! While seeing the bigger picture, it’s important that we do feel our feelings. Sometimes I’ve also missed the opportunity for real transformation by not fully feeling the pain of what I was going through.

Learning to master my mind was the best thing that ever happened to me. If you’d like to tune into intuition/instinct and gain the clarity of your Life’s guidance while taming the beast of fear and chatter between the ears, I’m offering to do the practice with you so you can ask any questions and get help and clarification as we go. To join, you simply have to do the following.

1.Get the Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within book.

Just 20 minutes a day. It’s a book for busy people! 

2.Follow my MasterYourMindBook on Instagram.

I’ll be posting the daily updates and insights there. We start tomorrow! And if you’re not in my Museletter community, please join here and let me know if you’re joining the MYM practice. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Love,

Mireille xx

p.s. Stay tuned for Tuesday when I’ll be posting How To Get Over An Ex! Also please like and share this post so others can see it. Thank you!


The witty and intelligent novel about a travel agent from Perth, Australia, who goes to Lucerne, Switzerland, seeking a deeper experience of life and finds love in a most unusual place. Set in 2007, Wonderlust is a journey of food, sex, body obsession, refugees, writing and reality TV. It’s the really interesting conversation you wish you were having!

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Manifesting A Miracle This Week!

‘Rule your mind or it will rule you.’

~ Horace

When I hear how many Australians commit suicide every week. When I read that another ex has been brutally murdered. When I see that doctors, nurses and health staff are feeling so stressed and overwhelmed. That people are fighting over toilet paper. That an old friend has bought Master Your Mind because his wife has a serious illness. I think, no I must not be quiet. I must share this.

Because if we have control of our mind, if we have happiness, the kingdom is ours. We are each so powerful. SO powerful.

Something amazing happened last weekend. I had been watching some videos on selling on Amazon on Friday night and it put me in a bit of a low vibe state. It felt quite overwhelming and I felt tired, too tired to blah put myself out there again. I went to sleep and two hours later woke up, tossing and turning with “What if I fail?” thoughts.

I tried to just breathe through it. Then I remembered this other video I wanted to watch from Aaron Doughty, a law of attraction/consciousness teacher. He was saying that in 2020 it’s all about how you can help and it has to come from the heart, in no matter what field we’re in. But it has to be genuine.

At the beach with my friend the next morning, I was telling her I’d decided I was going to practise the law of attraction more when it came to my books. Still not feeling totally in alignment but allowing that to be so, I read and after lunch I fell asleep on the grass there. I remember having an intense dream and feeling this unease. How could I promote Master Your Mind when I’ve just finished talking about Wonderlust?

Just then I received a message from a friend I knew seventeen years ago. He’d got in touch out of the blue a month back to ask me to sign a petition as his wife tragically has developed a motor neurone disease, ALS. Now his message said that he’d bought Master Your Mind and he hoped it would help.

Whoa just like that I was snapped straight out of my head and into my heart! Oh my God. This is so not about me!! If I can help someone out there to create the peace within, that is exactly why I brought the book out now and so quickly!

Now I am so motivated to promote the book because people actually need this. I’ve distilled what I’ve learned over the past 17 years into a 30-day, 20-minute a day process. The crazy thing is that my friend came into my life exactly at the time I’ve been writing to you about, with the break up that propelled me to learn about the power of the mind!

I knew him very briefly between the break up and my trip to India and it was exactly on the Easter Thursday that I went out with him and not with my friends. My ex called the next day to ask why I hadn’t come out. Ja, I remember things. Imagine knowing that seventeen years later, what I learned then would help this guy help the love of his life? Or that him messaging me, following his intuition, would be the motivation I needed right at that moment to share this work?!!

Isn’t it awesome?!

Learning to master my mind was the best thing that ever happened to me. And now, because of my friend’s message, I’m offering to do the practice with you so you can ask any questions and get help and clarification as we go. To join, you simply have to do the following.

1.Get the Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within book.

2.Follow my MasterYourMindBook on Instagram.

I’ll be posting the daily updates and insights there. We start on Monday! And if you’re not in my Museletter community, please join here and let me know if you’re joining the MYM practice. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Love,

Mireille xx

p.s. Stay tuned for Sunday when I’ll be posting How To Turn Fear To Faith!


The witty and intelligent novel about a travel agent from Perth, Australia, who goes to Lucerne, Switzerland, seeking a deeper experience of life and finds love in a most unusual place. Set in 2007, Wonderlust is a journey of food, sex, body obsession, refugees, writing and reality TV. It’s the really interesting conversation you wish you were having!

Get Wonderlust here!

 

The Breakdown That Created My Best Mind!

‘Rule your mind or it will rule you.’

~ Horace

In case you’ve been stuck under a rock, you may not know that I had emergency brain surgery to remove a 6cm tumour in 2016, which turned out to be metastatic breast cancer. I should get the T-shirt printed. What you may not know though is how miserable and down I felt afterwards, which came as a complete shock.

Oh I was so happy to be having the surgery to put an end to the excruciating migraines – and quite high on the drugs for a bit. But afterwards, after the visitors had dried up and life went back to normal, I found myself so angry and sad. I was sad because life hadn’t turned out as planned – even though I’d tried so hard. And angry because everyone else was living their best life.

I tried to carry on as usual. Life had to play harder. I organised a Body Love workshop and that didn’t go so well. Then, one Saturday, on a day I’d promised myself I wouldn’t work, I decided to just do “one little thing”. I wanted to delete some YouTube videos I’d made and was checking them off. But when I looked up, they were all gone! All of them!!

I tried to get them back, joined chat groups and put out ads. But there was no getting them back. And I was so distraught that I just couldn’t think about it. So, finally, I gave up. 

First, for a month, I sat in bed thinking about all the errors I’d made, feeling like the biggest loser on the planet. But finally I had to pull myself together because being miserable was affecting everyone around me and I didn’t want to pull the house down.

So I started, bit by bit, and then it gained momentum. The thing was that I was grounded for the first time in my life. I couldn’t go anywhere. I just had to be here now.

Just. Be. Here. Now.

That’s what I started doing. I found ways to make myself happy in the present moment and what followed was truly the best year of my life. Because I was better.I was no longer associating with the split mind, the grass is greener mind, but making the most of my life today.

Then I discovered that what I was doing was actually the law of attraction (or art of allowing, as it’s also called). So when other people worried about having enough teaching work, I intentionally did not. When I wanted to go away again, I used these practices too

Since then it’s developed also. Now I’m sharing what I learnt in Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within. It’s a book for busy people!

It’s just 37 pages and consists of 30 daily 20-minute practices with one page of reading for each. That’s it! And there’s only one gratitude practice. I wanted to share how I tune into intuition and flow with life last year in the course (remember?). But I’m sharing it this way instead so I can 1. follow my intuition 2. Help more people and 3. so you can save $500!

Get the Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within book on Kindle.

Love,

Mireille xx

p.s. On Sunday I’ll send you another #ArtofFlow story on How a Breakup Changed my Life for Good! Join my community here to stay tuned.


The witty and intelligent novel about a travel agent from Perth, Australia, who goes to Lucerne, Switzerland, seeking a deeper experience of life and finds love in a most unusual place. Set in 2007, Wonderlust is a journey of food, sex, body obsession, refugees, writing and reality TV. It’s the really interesting conversation you wish you were having!

Get Wonderlust here!

 

10 Tips to Make Working from Home Easier

I hope you are claiming some benefits during this time of COVID-19 lockdowns and keeping yourself attuned to a peaceful frequency as much as can be. Feeling your feelings too of course.  But as many of us are working from home, I am sharing what I’ve learned to make it simpler and more effective, with less stress. 

I’ve been working on Master Your Mind and I guess I’ll publish it on Friday but I’ll let you know. I wanted to put it out asap to help everyone during this time, sharing what I do and have done since I was twenty four to create peace within. And manifest. The subtitle for it is create peace within. Although I do share how I manifest and all I’ve learned about this, especially in the last few years since the brain surgery.

I know it’s a very uncertain time. But so is having stage IV breast cancer for three years! If I was to dive too much into the worst-case scenarios, I don’t think I’d have beat it. Or at least I’d have felt very worried and anxious through the process. Tune the world out to tune into what you desire. Of course take the precautions and action steps. But there’s such a thing as information overload as well. And we are the creators of our own reality. What matters is what’s going on right here right now, in your world. And so I bring you..
 
10 Tips to make Working from Home Easier

It’s been 7 years I’ve been working from home or  almost 14 if you include when I was working on Wonderlust. There are many things I wish I’d known to make it easier when I was working in my coaching business. I was overloaded and stressed and so I share with you the following in the hope that it helps you too. 

1. Structure

Before I had a morning routine that used to run until mid-morning and then I’d be stressed and always chasing my tail. Now I have a more succinct morning routine, getting up by 6 or 6.30 and starting by 8/8.30am. Then I work until lunchtime with a break after 90 minutes for fruit and standing in the sunshine. Other things that are structured for me include when I go to the supermarket (Tuesday late afternoon), when I buy fresh produce (Monday lunchtime) and then I make do with what I have for the week. 

2. Routine

I eat the same breakfast every day and pretty much the same lunch, plus wear the same clothes for two days in a row. I write my museletters every Tuesday afternoon a and do writing work in the morning. Routine reduces stress by cutting down on the number of decisions we have to make, our mental load, and it gives us more energy and space for creativity. I also use apps to help me with this. One is To Do and there I put lists of regular things I have to do. Like shopping lists so I can just mark off what I need or when I had certain kinds of Jobs to do on a Monday, for example, I’d put it and mark it off there. It takes a little preparation but once you’ve done it, you have a system. 

3. Priorities

There is usually one thing that is most important to do. Make a to do list, tackling the most important job first, when willpower, energy and focus are high.Usually I’ll get two or three main things done during the day.Ticking lists (achieving goals) actually produces dopamine, the feel-good chemical, in our brains and makes us feel successful and happy.

4. Simplicity

Every day I pretty much make a salad with beans and whatever else I have for lunch. It’s important to not eat too much as this makes us tired. With blood sugar levels out of whack, our liver and pancreas are also working to control this and not processing hormones properly, as I learned in Womancode by Alisa Viti. Another idea is to make up a hearty soup once a week and then freeze some. Other things I keep simple during my work day are the clothes, jewellery and make up I wear. It’s pretty repetitive and minimal. 

5. Focus

I keep my phone on flight mode until lunch time and there are no notifications that come up on my laptop except text messages. I know it can be a challenge to focus in our world of swiping. I’ve been finding that reading more books is making me that much more focused too. Focus by working out the blocks of time you are working in and then don’t waver. Sometimes I’ll stand up and walk around or go to the mirror and pluck, but that actually helps to get more inspired. In five minutes, I’m back at work. 

6.  Schedule

When something is on your schedule, you know it’s going to happen. This reduces stress because it means you don’t have to do everything today. Every few months I’ll make a new schedule for myself on the electronic one. I could be using this more but it’s already an improvement. I schedule in my fitness time and leave time for relaxing. So I know if I don’t go to the gym on a Tuesday or Thursday evening and yoga on the Wednesday, it’s not going to happen because Monday and Friday evenings are for relaxing.

7. Movement

Be sure to include movement in your day, especially before starting work. I always stretch and before I’d walk down the street to the cafe but now I go for a walk/run round the block before starting and maybe down to the cafe later to pick up a coffee or a walk at lunchtime. Also getting up and stretching throughout the day and taking breaks is important. I am no fitness guru but I’ll do some squats or lunges while waiting for the coffee to boil, for example. 

8. Air

Be sure to have the window open a crack. It’s important. Oxygen energises the brain. I do find I work better with fresh air coming in. If you aren’t able to go outside, open the window in the morning and yell “Good morning!” Haha. Only if you want to. You could also whisper it.

9. Preparation

A guy I dated used to say “preparation is key” and though it annoyed me at the time and I thought it was super boring, he was actually right. Things I prepare in advance now include setting my supplements out once a week. If I don’t do this, I forget to take them. Usually I do this on a Sunday evening. I’m sure people go as far as setting out the clothes they are going to wear the next day. But I am not that person. Still, whatever I can prepare in advance helps. And yes, it’s scheduled in. 

9. Goals

Write out your goals for the week.  There is perhaps one top one and two others. I put this for the week of my physical schedule to keep the focus. Then I have other lists of more long-term goals on my pin-up board. Right now I have lists of Books I’m Writing, Books I’ve read in 2020, My Desires and a list of Work goals and Personal goals. It’s fun to check them off as I complete them, but I’m not in a rush, just doing it as they come. Writing it down is half the work done and it gets it out of our heads for more focus, creativity and freedom. 

10. Limits

When the day is done, the work is over. Switch off. You’re done! This was one I was never good at running my coaching business and found myself working all the time. Now I have once a day when I post on social media (3.30pm or around then) and that’s the only time I check it. The other important thing is to not do your housework or beauty while working. Schedule that in too. Perhaps some people do find it relaxing to  sweep up as a break, but if we are constantly thinking about what needs doing, it’s very stressful. I put the blinkers on and focus on my work when I’m working. 

My dear, I don’t know if this is all just plain obvious but it wasn’t for me. In fact, the only book I read for a year after the brain surgery was L’Art de la Simplicité and have been applying it ever since.

Before I go, did you get your FREE Release Your Feelings Guide?

Let me know if you did and also which of these ten tips was most helpful or what you do to work with focus and ease. 

I wish you a wonderfully productive and easeful week and look forward to letting you know about Master Your Mind as soon as it’s out. 

Lots of love,

Mireille xx


A twenty-six year-old travel agent from Perth, Australia, goes to Lucerne, Switzerland, on an actual cultural adventure, seeking a deeper experience of life. But finds she has brought her bad habits with her. Will she have to call Oliver, the hot Swiss guy who speaks of history and politics? And who is this mysterious and beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in 2007, Wonderlust is a journey of food, sex, body obsession, refugees, intelligence, creativity, writing and reality TV. It’s the really interesting conversation you wish you were having.

Get Wonderlust here!

Episode 5 : Flow like a Pro

Do you want to forge your own path and do your passions, run your life or business in a way that feels good to you?

Today’s episode gives 4 Requirements for flowing like a pro so that you can:

– Minimise distractions so that you can focus.
– Live & Work in a way that is manageable and sustainable.
– Allow your creativity and passion to flow but not be a burden.
– Create more time to follow your heart while still working or managing the other aspects of your life like family and home.
– Be able to work from home well.
– Have clarity and simplicity.
– Optimise your time and flow.

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Episode 4: Ease & Imperfection

I’m practising not doing things perfectly.

There are dishes in my sink.

They’ve been there since yesterday.

I’m giving you this.

It’s not an aware winning piece of  writing.

It’s not one I’m proud of particularly.

Not even thinking about that.

I’m just getting it done.

Because done is better than perfect.

isn’t it?

In honour of imperfection and ease I bring you this. Enjoy!

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Episode 3: Ease Intuition Flow

In this Powerfully You Show I share how Life brought me to this place and how we are always being guided but can’t see the bigger picture. Plus why systems and structures are needed to create ease and allow flow and the 4 phases of your monthly cycle (yes even if you don’t menstruate!) that you can plan around and be conscious of the create, attract, live optimally and understand our emotions. Enjoy!

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Episode 1: Creating Happiness

Hi loves!

I chose this topic of Creating Happiness because this is how my journey to here began. It started in Perth and then India in 2003 after a break up. In this episode of The Powerfully You Show I share 5 tools for creating happiness. Your happiness is powerful. And who doesn’t want to be happy?Enjy!

The courses mentioned are no longer available but you can receive your FREE Release Your Feelings Guide here and get Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within here. It’s a book for busy people!

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