What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? 40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.
Three Gifts for a 20-Something
By Mica Walsh, 40:20 Vision Ambassador
Today I interviewed Jenny Mannion, author of A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life, a book filled with wisdom and practical tips for anyone seeking personal growth. I first met Jenny several years ago at a writers’ conference ago in New York and I knew immediately that she would publish her book. Not only does Jenny have an amazing story of how she overcame chronic illness, but she exudes a natural warmth and enthusiasm that is positively uplifting. Here are Jenny’s three gifts for women in their twenties.
The gift of forgiveness of yourself and others
When we do not forgive ourselves or others we feel a victim in some way and that is anything but empowering. Holding blame keeps us in the past and keeps that event, person or situation holding power over us even though it’s in the past. Becoming present and forgiving ourselves or others is a way to give ourselves permission to move forward.
My favorite awakening eye-opening spiritual books and some audio meditations.
This list includes books from Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Cyndi Dale. Access to these books and meditations can help us to cope with stress and to learn how to stay calm, even when life feels overwhelming.
A healthy relationship with the body.
The third gift I would give is a healthy relationship with the body and our inner diagnostic system (the chakra system). In getting quiet and tuning into our bodies we can know when all is okay and when we are out of balance physically, mentally or emotionally. Life happens and sometimes there are experiences that throw us emotionally so much that it becomes hard to process. If we cannot process, then these experiences will affect our bodies and spirit in some way. Being tuned into this inner diagnostic system truly allows us to readjust and tap into our power to heal. Instead of feeling overwhelmed or trapped in a pain, we can look at it as a way of our body communicating something is out of alignment and have the tools we need to bring it back into a healthy balance.
You can find more on Jenny’s practice in her own book, A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life. She has seen how much it has helped others with short tools to overcome negative patterns and to gain self-confidence and self-love.