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Rachel MacDonald  WRITER + COACH Creator #bloghearted Co-author #Spirited


Thank you darling boy, for all that you are. ✨Mamas - especially my own - I bow to you today, and always. You are spectacular. ❤️

Six years ago, I started a blog and called it In Spaces Between. I liked the sound of it, and it meant a few specific things to me at the time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Two years ago, I felt a strong pull to move towards branding under my own name (paused temporarily but part of my plans for the year) — but still, I had the sense that In Spaces Between and I weren't yet 'done with.'
'Maybe I'll use the name for an product down the track,' I said to a friend. (With zero idea whether it would actually make sense to do that.)
I got on with things.
The last two years of my life have been an epic and significant ride, rich with themes of transition, change, uncertainty, radical growth, wonder, love, confusion, next level faith...
And earlier this year, I was stopped in my tracks, literally, by an idea that I had to share everything I'd learnt about navigating that beautiful (sometimes - often - mind-bending) in-between space.
Limbo Land; the expanse between endings and beginnings.
Maybe you'll find yourself there when your external world changes in some way, like becoming a parent, leaving a job to start a business, walking away from a relationship that's run its course. Maybe it's your inner world that gets reorganised, and you find yourself reaching for certainty when you're not quite IN the new thing just yet.
What's for sure is that it's part of our human experience to reside there from time to time.
This little idea bomb was one that honestly wouldn't leave me alone, so I started jotting down notes about my 'transition project.'
I love me an inspired idea, but naming products is one of my least favourite things to do (hence 'transition project')... but as the pieces start to slowly come together, it's becoming increasingly obvious to me that the name is already a done deal.
Sitting right under my nose the entire time. (I shared this on my personal profile and in yesterday’s newsletter to my subscribers, and got such an overwhelming response that I thought I’d share here too.) Hit the heart ❤️ if this theme resonates for you!

Welcome to MAY. (@beautaplin you are 👌🏼) #radicaltrustandradicalaction #themes

Over the next little while, I'll be sharing on Insta Stories the ways in which I keep my vibration raised so I can best show up as a woman / mama / wife / entrepreneur / friend / loved one. My intention is simple: I want those 15 sec bursts to inspire you to prioritise feeling GREAT. My hope is that after watching, you feel compelled to gift yourself pockets of time - no matter how small - to consciously raise your own vibration, knowing that when you do, life feels different because YOU feel different. Sound good? See you over on Stories soon x

When you get to play with a REAL tractor, with a sweet babe by your side. #thecatthatgotthecream #farmjoy @kristy.barlow @choppygram

I cannot even, Mama Nature. You are TOO GOOD. #sunrise #burleigh #beach #beauty

MOON MAGIC. 🌑🌙🌕What an honour it was to interview this exquisite woman, my dear friend Ezzie Spencer (@lunarabundance), as we celebrated the launch of her stunning new book 'An Abundant Life.' As she always does, Bec (@soulsistercircle) created the kind of event we all used to DREAM about attending (and now, thankfully can 🙌🏻) -- candles flickering, cushions scattered on the floor, delicious food -- and how about these photos! Kristy (@klee_photography), you are a genius behind the 📷. A special evening for a super special woman. x

Throwback to last weekend, with these radiant lady loves of mine. ✌🏻#sisterhood #friendship #byron

Swimming lessons with my little water lover. 🐬

Insane levels of love for these women and the weekend that was. 💕 📷 by the beautiful @eyesoflovephotography (swipe for more piccies!)

The celebrations continue. 💕

Happy 30th birthday to this magnificent woman, my darling #samebrain sister @tara_bliss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
From those first outpourings of love over email (after the #twittercrushin’), to the day we jumped on Skype for our first ‘date’, to the spirit-led collaborations, the epic conversations, the belly-aching laughs, the appreciation sessions, the Burleigh sunrises, the tears, and the everyday magic moments — I’m filled with gratitude daily that you shimmied into my world and made it infinitely BETTER. In absolutely every way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It brings tears to my eyes to think of how special you are and how much your friendship — our sistership — means to me. Thank you for embodying grace like only you can. Thank you for being such a beautiful example of living in alignment; soul first, always. Thank you for shining, and not only giving those around you permission to do the same — damn well demanding they do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I couldn’t love you more. Welcome to your 30’s babe. And get ready for all those miracles winging their way to you, as I know they are, 'cause honey #yourejustwarmingup. x

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