A Gift: Wisdom I learned from my mother

by Healmyvoice on January 6, 2015


By Andrea Hylen

As I was clearing my email inbox this week, I found a series of FaceBook posts that were written by my daughter, Elizabeth in 2011. For 7 days leading up to my 55th Birthday, she posted a wisdom each day that she had learned from me during her life. At the time, she was 26 years old.

P1030190From Elizabeth:

“In honor of my mamas B’day on (Oct 8), I am going to get on facebook every day this week (this is love we are talking about here), and write one of the many wisdom’s that I have learned from her.

Wisdom #1: Celebrate everything. Winning a game of bingo, the first day of fall, or your favorite song coming on the radio. Celebrate it.

Wisdom #2: If you have, give.

Wisdom #3: Laugh at yourself. You are very funny.

Wisdom #4: We are all artists, and we create our own reality. ….”If you build it…” (I am sorry mom, it is too corny, I can’t say the whole line).

From Andrea: “If you build it, they will come…”

Wisdom #5: Some people are raised with the bible, not me. I was raised with the musical. Know your musicals and be ready to rely on them when times get tough.

Wisdom #6: Community is everything. Create one, contribute to one, and rely on one.

Wisdom # 7: Explore and be amazed. Whether you are traveling in your car, through a book, or to the depths of your heart, explore and be amazed. Happy Day of birth Mom (Andrea Hylen)

(Sorry I posted Wisdom #7 two days late, Mom. I was off exploring and being amazed and my phone died).


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Andrea Hylen believes in the power of a woman’s voice to usher in a new world. She is the founder of Heal My Voice, a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Writing and Transition Coach and Orgasmic Meditation teacher. Andrea has discovered her unique gifts while parenting three daughters and learning to live life fully after the deaths of her brother, son and husband. She is currently living out of a suitcase following her intuition as she collaborates with women and men in organizations and travels around the world speaking, teaching and leading workshops. Her passion is authentically living life and supporting others in doing the same. To connect with Andrea and learn about current projects go to: www.andreahylen.com and www.healmyvoice.org.

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