Hustle & Muscle vs. Ease & Flow

Put simply, I am a born workaholic. I am a Capricorn. 

So the idea of working for myself and running a business seemed like no big deal. Until it was. I was born a Capricorn… but, in case you are wondering, I was also born a human — with human needs and limitations. 


Over the past few years I have battled with adrenal fatigue, migraines, spinal issues, and all out physical and emotional burnout from a life lived at the edge for too long. Pushing, hustling, pounding the pavement, muscling my way through landed me in a heap on the floor wondering how in the world I was ever going to get back up again. I believed there was no other option. I “had to”, so I did. I pulled myself up by the bootstraps again and again. It was even more of a struggle to pull myself back up after each mental and/or physical crash. 

I ended up in a deep depression and physical meltdown. I almost lost everything… including myself. 

I identified as a hustler, hard-worker, never-say-die kinda person. I prided myself on taking the blows and bouncing back from them. Then one day I stopped bouncing. I was like a basketball with air leaking out… I had no more bounce left. I just sorta went thud. Then I began to question that belief… the one that said that to be the person I want to be “when things get hard, I go harder”.

If you are here reading this, I would venture a guess that you’ve experienced your own version of this. It’s a little different for everyone, but there comes a point where you realize that doing things the way you have been doing them just isn’t sustainable. 

The search lead me here. The Milagro Life was reborn out of a desire to live a life of ease and flow without sacrificing a thriving business. For years it has been a tiny little corner of the internet where I posted random personal essays and thoughts... just tucked away out of sight. But now, I feel the pull to invite others along on this journey of discovery with me.  The word milagro is Spanish for miracle. And a Course In Miracles says that a miracle is just a shift in perception. 

Those mental and physical obstacles can only hold me back if I let them… or I could choose to use them as a gateway to a whole new way of living and working. I could choose to shift my perception. Because I want to lead a healthy life that includes running a successful business, that’s the perspective that I share here. My business is a part of my life and my lifestyle. I mean that in the sense that it is a fact not a buzzword. 

Running a business with frequent, severe migraines (among other issues) has felt impossible at times. It has also been a beautiful invitation to fill my time with self care and use creative solutions to get me to the desired end result. Because that’s what we all want, right? Positive, real, measurable, results? I am exploring ways to get results in my business with out the struggle associated with hustle. I want ease and flow… I want… I desire… I crave it. So that’s what brought this to reality… my burning desire to explore the topics of subconscious programming, personal intuition, energy work, the power of intention and so much more. 

I hope that by sharing this journey publicly it can benefit more than just me. I hope to fill this space with insights about the world that we see but with a focus on the world beyond our eyes. The one full of shifts for our perceptions… which is my definition of miracle. 

Now I know that not all the hyped-up, razzle-dazzle, buzzword-laden stuff floating out there on the internet is useful, valuable or in many cases - not even worth the pixels with which they’re written. So that’s why I am being honest about the exploration. I can share my experience of what’s working for me. I fully recognize that what is beneficial for me may not work for everyone. More than that, what works for me now may only work until I get to the next level of my journey. And so, I invite you into this way of thinking : “Take what serves you and leave the rest.” I find that to be useful both for this space and for the world at large. 

I am so glad that you are here, reading, listening, following along.



Laura Olsen