Slow Down - Die With No Regrets

No regrets
No regrets

I'm all about helping women to LIVE a life that excites them. A life free of self-doubt. A life of passion, pleasure and purpose.

I am living that too.

I know what I want to achieve in my life and my business and I am going for it like my hair is on fire!


The downside of all this clarity and passion is that I have a tendency to R.U.S.H.

I can, at times, feel myself racing to the next goal and the next. I can easily spend too much time working because I get such a buzz from it.

But all work and no play is not good for anyone so I have to be strict with myself.

I would like to share an incredible poem with you. This poem was given to me by my mum; I still have it folded into four and I've kept it in my bedside drawer for years.

This poem has changed the way I see life and how I live my life.  Every time I look at it, I cry...

It makes me STOP.  It makes me SLOW DOWN.

It makes me call my sister and ask for a play-date with her and my niece. It reminds me to be a BIG KID. It reminds me to be grateful. It makes me chat with the cashier and ask them how they are, rather than just rushing and mindlessly packing my bags. It makes me take myself off into nature to walk through the puddles and leaves. It makes me have more fun.

I know all these things of course but there's nothing like a heart-tug to remind you!

I want to share it with you. I hope it is as life-changing for you. Read this poem every day for a month and I can guarantee you won't be the same person (or even after one week!).

SLOW DOWN so you don't die with regrets...

Meditations While Flying a Kite

by Nadine Starr – 86 years old

If I had my life to do over, I’d make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I know of very few things that I would take seriously. I would laugh more and cry less. I would be crazier. I would worry less about what others thought of me and I would accept myself as I am. I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets. I would watch less TV and have more picnics. I would have only actual troubles and very few imaginary ones. I would feel only sad, not depressed. I would be concerned, not anxious. I would be annoyed, not angry. I would regret my mistakes, but not feel guilty about them. I would tell people that I like them. I would touch my friends. I would forgive others for being human and I would hold no grudges. I would play with more children and listen to more old people. I would go after what I wanted without believing I needed it and I wouldn’t place such a great value on money.”

“I am one of those people who live life cautiously and sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh! I’ve had my moments, and if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact I’d have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I have been one of these people who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I’d go places and do things and travel lighter than I have. I would plant seeds and make the world more beautiful. I would express my feelings of life without fear. If I had my life to do over, I would start barefooted earlier in the Spring and stay that way later into the Autumn. I would play hookey more. I wouldn’t make such good grades except by accident. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I’d pick more daisies – and I’d smile.”

What do you think? I’d love to hear your reaction.

Please leave a comment in the boxes below, I always love to hear from you.

Until next time, go and create some moments... no regrets.

Emma x

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