It’s All About Love



Hello, for those that don’t know me my name is Michelle Roche, I’m a mother to two beautiful daughters and I love to create. Of course I am, as you are, much more than that but as I’m sure you’d agree it would take too long to tell you all about me.


To give you a little of my background, I worked in the caring profession for 25years. Last year I took a rather large leap into the unknown and became self employed. In fact Maria and I started our business adventure on the very same day!!! Creativity and natural healing techniques have always been my passion in life. Sometimes you just have to be brave enough to take that first step to make the changes you want in your life.


I started a unique gift business that combines sound and vision in the form of music and art.


Together with my partner, singer songwriter and so much more, Ray Coates, we create beautiful bespoke gifts packages for all occasions.


As we’re always looking at ways to improve both the business and our personal skills, we have team meetings to discuss ideas on a regular basis.


Last year I stumbled across an online diploma course for soap making and decided to sign up there and then. No I wasn’t drunk and no I guess I didn’t actually stumble but I’m sure you get my drift. This was not only a new skill for me but it could be another gift package for the business, how exciting. I got started straight away and began to practice my soap making skills, I loved it, mixing and adding ingredients to create some amazing looking and smelling soaps.



I have been a Reiki practitioner since 2007 and the idea came to me to infuse loving Reiki energy into my soap mixtures and combine the two. I’m not claiming that my soaps heal you but they are made with only the best intention and with pure unconditional love. I developed this idea a little further by creating a chakra soap range, using mica powder to colour co-ordinate the soaps and carefully choosing essential oils for scent. The excitement and anticipation of carefully taking a freshly made soap out of it’s mould is one of my favourite times of the day. Seeing the end result just as you’d imagined it to be when you first started to mix the ingredients together is magical. I have now opened an Etsy shop to sell my vegan soap range which is growing all the time. Ray created a link direct from the u-gift website to the Etsy shop and he also created the subscription button for our new ‘In Your Love’ gift package.


‘In Your Love’ is all about you, a gift to give to yourself every month, a subscription box filled with love. From handcrafted, vegan soap to positive quotes/ affirmations, a guided meditation, a beautiful crystal and a surprise gift too. Self love is so very important, giving time to yourself to really look after you on all levels. You can’t give to others what you haven’t got, it’s that simple. We need to give ourselves time each day to fill ourselves up. How you do that is up to you, whatever feels right to you is right for you. This gift package will help you to remember to take time out for you. It is all handcrafted in love and infused with Reiki energy. Meditation is really good for your well being, I hear a lot people say they can’t do it and my response is of course you can. We often meditate without knowing we’re doing it and then when we are aware of the fact that we were ‘miles away’ we don’t realise it was a form of meditation.



Self love involves all of your being, from the spiritual, emotional and mental level to the physical and everything in between. We are a whole being so all of us needs our attention. That’s why it’s important to think loving thoughts about yourself and say loving things to yourself. Never put yourself down or think that you can’t achieve your goals and make your dreams a reality because you can, the power is within you. So if there is something you’re thinking about, something you’ve always wanted to do, start telling yourself you can do it and believe yourself. It’s never too late to do something new you just have to put your thoughts into action and do it. I’m proud of myself for all that I have achieved in my life so far and all that I have survived, I really need to tell myself that more often!!!


If you would like to connect directly with me then please feel free to do so via social media or by direct email. If you feel I can help you in any way then please connect with me, I’m happy to arrange a phone call too.


Thank you to you Maria for the opportunity to write this blog for your website, much gratitude and love to you.


Love, light and peace to you all.

Michelle


Bio:


Michelle worked for the NHS within the women’s and children’s department for over 14 years. Most of her working life has been spent in the caring profession, from a children’s nursery to a care home for the elderly. Having always had an interest in natural remedies she studied various alternative therapies. Becoming a Reiki practitioner in 2007 and then gaining a Diploma in Indian Head and Thai Foot Massage.


Michelle launched her business, U-gift, in April 2021 together with her partner Ray. Becoming self employed for the first time in her life. By combining their talents, Ray and Michelle create bespoke gifts of sound and vision or music and art, for all occasions and celebrations. Her creative talents don’t end there, Michelle has written a song (Altered State) together with Ray. The track was released on his 2nd album, Garden of Love (connecting in creativity).


She also created the art work for both of Ray’s albums, including art work for some of the songs on those albums too. Both of the original canvas paintings of the album covers were sold. Michelle has also written many poems and released an ebook of poetry together with Ray during a very difficult period of their lives. If you want to discover what that was about you can read all in the 3rd book of the Smashing Through Trilogy, compiled by the incredible Rebecca Adams. As well as being a published author Michelle has illustrated a children’s book for award winning author Jenny Ford. She also designed both the front and back cover of Jenny’s Write to Release Journal.


Links:


Email ugift365@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/michelle.roche.5602

https://www.facebook.com/U-gift-101666062008074/

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/UgiftByMichelle?ref=shop_onboarding&ele=shop_openhttps://www.u-giftsoundandvision.com/


The ebook of poetry or your G.L.A.D (gratitude, love, awakening, destiny) journal can be purchased from Ray’s website. https://www.raycoatesvoice.com/shop

This is the link for Altered State if you’d like to have a listen to the first song I’ve ever written. https://youtu.be/2pAyzuNZ0Sc

This is the link to Garden of Love. https://youtu.be/VIz7hBk9_iM

This is the link to Garden of Love (Connecting In Creativty) https://youtu.be/zwC8D5YIdp8


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