Firstly, I hope this finds you sans a holiday-induced sugar coma hangover.  I wish I could say I’m not fighting my way out of one from too many Cadbury mini eggs…but at least I have an upcoming cleanse to look forward too {wink, wink}.

Today I wanted to share something that really touched me in the latest edition of Oprah mag. (Any other Mama O fans out there?)

She had a whole section where people wrote in a short letter addressed to their younger selves. Something struck me about the wisdom shared.

From the vantage point of where they were now, they were able to clearly distinguish between the important and unimportant in life. How much easier would our days go if we could keep that “God’s eye” view of our lives as we are living it? 

If we could tap into that inner compass more readily in the here and now and know what to let go and what to focus more intently of?

One that I particularly loved was from the actress Octavia Spencer.

She writes:

Hello Traveler,
As you make your way along life’s tumultuous highways, it’s important to note that you should always carry a map, have plenty of fuel in the tank, and take frequent rest stops.

Sounds pretty spot on to me.

I would love to hear what your letter or words of advice to your 19 year old self would be. I plan to share mine in the comments, too.

p.s. 2 fantastic talks to pass on to you…

{1} Fire-side chat with Jamie Martin of Steady Mom

I had the absolute joy to chat with Jamie Martin recently.  She has recently published her second book, Mindset for Moms and we chatted about her transition into motherhood, how she learned to dream bigger for herself and the journey of how she came to write each of her books.  Throw in some deep insights on how to step up in our role of mothering and belly laughs at the crazy life it really is and you have one fantastic talk.

It’s ready now.  You’re invited to listen in, click here.

{2} Upcoming web-jam with Dr. Sara Gottfried

Many of you have heard me share how utterly impressed I am with all things Dr. Sara offers the world.  And she is gearing up to offer another course in her Mission Ignition series – this time on Energy and Adrenal Health…in fact, I’ll be joining her as a guest expert for this course. 

If you are interested in learning more about her style and scope, Dr. Sara is giving a talk this April 17 at no-cost.  It’s titled:

Revealed: The Top 3 Hormonal Myths, even your Doctor Believes
that are holding your Energy Hostage and keeping You from Feeling like the
Vital She-ro that You Are! [+ the Truths that will set you Free!]

  Click here to sign up and register for this no-cost web-jam.