I’ve just arrived home from Omega where I taught a Mother’s Day
weekend retreat about developing the qualities and habits of an
extraordinary mother. We had a terrific group of women and this week
I’d like to share ten pieces of wisdom from our time together. Here we
go…

1. The healthy habit that feels most like a luxury needs to
become a daily necessity.

2. Never check email first thing in
the morning.

3. Don’t beat around the bush. Be brave enough to
ask for what you want directly.

4. Resting may be the most
productive thing you do.

5. Never underestimate the power of
getting a full night of sleep – every night.

6. "Every thought
you think and every word you say is an affirmation for your future."

This
quote is from , the master of affirmations. She launches a
new book this week called "Experience
Your Good Now!
" We used it during the
retreat and it’s a must read for every person who is wise enough to use
affirmations.

7. Embrace your resistance to change while
remaining open to new possibilities.

8. "Puttering" is a valid
act of extreme self-care.

9. Stop robbing others of their
responsibilities.

10. Be a creator not a responder.

Take
Action Challenge

Choose the one piece of wisdom that most speaks
to you from above and do something about it every day this week.

This
week’s video is inspiring, moving, and important. Many of you have
seen or read about . This is the reprised version of his
last lecture and it’s a powerful reminder of what matters in life.
You’ll find it here.
Thanks Zulma!

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