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You Are the Main Ingredient

Ask yourself: am I preserving my life, or am I creating a life preserve?

Amy Willis, a self-employed management consultant and a mother of three boys, shares her recipe for creating a life worth preserving. In this talk, she encourages us to embrace our “boiling pot moments,” define our values and to rebuild ourselves with intention.

(Video by CreativeMornings/Toowoomba. Photo by Morgan Journal.)


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Editor’s note:

I made this newsletter like a potter. I kept my foot on the pedal and molded all this content into form.

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