Dear Best Selfers:
Happy 1st Birthday Best Self!
Transition is upon us as we celebrate beginnings and acknowledge endings.
Whether demarcated by a seasonal shift or a personal loss, the world continues to spin upon its axis. We can’t stop the leaves from falling, the temperatures from dropping or even prevent our loved ones from passing. In this recent season of change, I lost my own father the very same week that the world lost beloved spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer. I couldn’t refrain from mentioning the transition of these two remarkable men here in Best Self, as they each, in differing ways, have left a thumbprint upon our pages.
This anniversary issue, featuring the blond-bombshell-ageless-beauty-goddess-Northrup-powerhouses Dr. Christiane Northrup and Kate Northrup, is themed around all things new conversation.
Being in the presence of the Northrup gals is a true celebration of the soul. From the moment I arrived in Dr. Northrup’s house, I wanted to flip off my shoes and stay awhile. As a matter of fact, that is the spirit in which our interview kicked off, thus setting the trajectory for the rest of our day. It went on to include a soul chat, laughter, exercise, a mini-nap on a Biomat, lunch overlooking the water on a beautiful summer afternoon… oh and a bit of Best Self work was squeezed in as well. Suffice it to say, we were entranced in a Northrup web. What was supposed to have been a few hours stretched playfully into an entire day.
The Northrups are not afraid to get real – nothing was off limits.
We talked pleasure, breast exams, finances, aging, shame, testicles, health and more than anything, the scripting of a new conversation about taking charge of our personal wellbeing.
Incredibly generous of spirit — not only with the sharing of themselves, but through celebrating the work of others — they truly stand as testament to living life on their own vibrant terms. I walked away with a big smile on my face that day, and I hope to convey a sense of this to you, my friends.
Seize the day. Tell the people you love that you love them, tango dance, laugh and hold no regrets. What’s your new conversation going to be?
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