I get the heebie jeebies when asked to share my "expertise" on parenting, or living a balanced, happier life. As a marketing pro I'm paid for my public relations know-how. As a yoga teacher I can certainly tell you how to do downward dog. But parenting? Life lessons? My daughters regularly render me speechless and I can't find my shoes. I'm no expert in life!
But when Rene Syler, author of Good Enough Mother: Imperfection is the New Black, asked the Listen to Your Mother cast for "Life Lessons" to post on her website, Good Enough Mother, I thought: "This, I can do."
The entire mission of Good Enough Mother is one that makes me want to sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord: "It is about doing your best and understanding your best will have to do!"
Rene, the fabulous former co-anchor of CBS "The Early Show," reinvented herself as a writer and speaker when she started GEM. "Rene was fed up watching women self-flagellate over the most innocuous of mistakes, running themselves ragged trying to keep up with society’s perception of what makes a good mother. With GEM, Rene, AKA, the head GEM, wants women to understand how to separate what they should really worry about from what should wash off in the shower," her bio declares.
I'm honored and thrilled to be featured in GEM's "Life Lessons" today. Here are my thoughts on what I would tell the 16 year old me, the lessons I hope I'm imparting to my kids, my secrets to happiness, biggest regrets, and the 10 words my friends and family say best describe me.
Take a look here, enjoy GEM's information-packed website, and then tell me: What would you tell the 16 year old you? What are your secrets to happiness? What words describe you?
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