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Live a Bold, Fearless and Meaningful Life – My Interview With Tess Marshall

We have a week of interviews this week.

Today I am very honored to present to you  Tess Marshall from The Bold Life blog.

I met Tess few months ago and was amazed right away with her enthusiasm and passion for life. She one of the most compassionate and authentic bloggers I know in the blogosphere.

She says: “I started The Bold Life because I wanted to share the knowledge and power of bold living. We all make choices in our lives that either hold us back or keep us growing forward. We all have the opportunity to take bold action and make our dreams happen.”

I always feel empowered, fired up and incredibly inspired after visiting Tess’ blog.

The questions I asked Tess are, of course, related to self-discovery and I know you’ll get lots of golden nuggets from this interview just like I did.

What inspires you and do you do anything on a consistent basis to stay inspired?

My biggest inspiration comes from my family. My hubs, daughters and grandchildren are filled with vibrant energy, love and ideas. Like a movie our world unfolds in magical ways and bright living colors on the big bold screen of life when I’m with them.

Also my blogging friends inspire me through their writing. I often print out their “deep thoughts” and put them in my journal for further reflection. I used to read authors from the big leagues like Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, etc. Today I find my friends writing fresher and more inspiring material. I think they sound more genuine because they have smaller egos.

To stay inspired I visit art galleries and museums. I journal run, walk and hike in nature regularly which refreshes and renews me.

What advice would you give to your 21 year old Self?

I would advice my younger self to live more simply and be smarter with my finances.

What is the best lesson you learned in life?

If I had to pick one it would be to forgive. Everything in life becomes heavy, dull and lifeless if you carry resentment and anger. I don’t have time or space in my life for holding grudges. I want peace, calm and happiness. All three of those require constant forgiveness.

Your definition of Bold:

Being bold means taking responsibility for your dreams.
Being bold means making bold choices.
Being bold means thinking big.
Being bold means making an impact.
Being bold means taking risks.
Being bold means refusing to be confined.
Being bold means making a difference.
Being bold is taking action.
Being bold means never hiding who you are.
Being bold means seeing the big picture.
Being bold means allowing fear to motivate you.
Being bold means living without excuses.

A book you think everyone should read:

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl. I can’t stop at one so I also recommend, “Night” by Eli Wiesel.  Both of these books are about experiences in concentration camps and carry strong messages about meaning and survival. “Live to Tell” by Immacule IIibagiza is about her surviving the Rawanda Holocaust. I know you asked for one…I couldn’t resist.

Because of books like these a big revelation in my life comes from knowing I don’t have problems I have minor inconveniences!

Five words that define your True Self:

Compassionate, Honest, Genuine, FUN and Bold.

What do you know the most about?

I know about living life to the fullest, grasping every moment, breathing it in and making the most of it. I live without regrets and have high hopes for the future. My higher purpose is to help make the world a better place by accepting and caring for others. I know we are all “one.”  Three bold things we all want are: To love, Be loved and Know that we matter.

As a mother of 4 daughters what is your best parenting advice:

Love your children enough to tell them No! Children need parents not more friends. Fill their lives with healthy food, exercise and nature. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you make. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. You only need to be good enough. And, yes, it is the most difficult job in the world!

Why do you think Clarity is important?

Clarity is important because without it you’ll live in doubt. You’ll spend your time second guessing yourself and your career. Clarity brings confidence and success in all areas of life.

What Truth are you living now?

This life is an illusion. My world, my life is the reflection of my thoughts. Our mind creates a world of illusion. When we change our thoughts, the illusion changes and we experience a different reality. We paint our canvas as we see it everyday with our qualities, attitudes and direction. Life is a big mirror reflecting my canvas. When I am fearful I see a fearful world. If I choose peace, I’ll see a peaceful world. If I choose love I’ll see a loving world.

I believe love can heal our planet. The most important questions of my day… ”How can I be more loving? “How can I serve others?” In the end the only thing we take with us is the love we left behind.

I highly recommend you visit Tess’ blog. You can download her book “Flying By The Seat Of My Soul” that will help you live with passion and purpose, let go of your fears and doubts, and connect deeply with others.

Thank you, Tess, for inspiring us to live a bold life!

Find Tess:

The Bold Life Blog


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Zeenat{Positive Provocations} March 31, 2010 at 9:11 am

HI Lana and Tess,
What an awesome interview! I have been following this bold gal fro quite sometime. And I happily agree with you….she is bold and makes us feel like we are on top of the world with ever post she write.
Lots of love to you both.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 10:50 am

thanks Zeenat, top of the world, yes, love it how you said it!


Amit Sodha - The Power Of Choice March 31, 2010 at 9:43 am

Amazing interview, probably the best interview I’ve come across in a while from a blogger so kudos to both of you. I especially love your compliment to the writing of your blogging friends over popular authors, I couldn’t agree more.

Thank you Lana and Tess! xx
.-= Amit Sodha – The Power Of Choice´s last blog ..Video – How To Find The Blessing In Even The Worst Of Situations =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 10:51 am

I loved that remark too Amit:)


Topi March 31, 2010 at 10:19 am

Hi Lana and Tess,
Thanks for an interesting interview. Tess’ blog is one of my favourites, so it’s great to find out a bit more about the person behind the blog. Tess, I particularly liked your comments about parenting (being a mother of 3 myself). I couldn’t agree more that kids need parents, not friends; and saying “no” is hard, but essential if kids are to learn boundaries. Now I’m off to google the books you mentioned!


Lana March 31, 2010 at 10:58 am

Thanks Topi, boundaries…I have hard time teaching those for sure:) I loved Tess’ advice to forgive the mistakes, so true.


Tony Teegarden March 31, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Good interview! I just finished Victor’s book “Man’s Search for Meaning” for the 2nd time. Amazing book.

“Clarity is important because without it you’ll live in doubt.”

I love that quote. There’s so much truth to it.

One thing to consider, even in “times” of doubt I’ve found gifts that have lead me to clarity. When I’ve been growing, evolving and learning there has always been peaks and valley’s.

My clarity was realizing there are gifts in “times” of doubt. Like the gift of self reflection. Why I like your quote is you clearly state without clarity you will “live” in doubt. Visiting is one thing, but living there is not living a bold life.

I recently said, “where clarity prevails, purpose can lead and action will follow.”

Your interview rocks with clarity, purpose and action.

Thank you both 🙂
.-= Tony Teegarden´s last blog ..6 Steps To Disciplining Your (My) Disappointments =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm

thank you Tony. I loved how you said – “even in “times” of doubt I’ve found gifts that have lead me to clarity” and I love your quote about clarity.


Tess The Bold Life March 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I love you too and was inspired with your blog just yesterday. Thanks for keeping me on my toes. I appreciate you.

Wow that is a huge compliment. Yes I find I don’t have time to read their books and then one day realized I don’t need to anymore with all my blogging buddies sharing their wisdom. Thanks so much for your comment today.

Oh yes yes yes on boundaries for kids. I looked like the meanest mother in town and yet today my adult kids have high standards and all are responsible and support themselves. Amen! Those books are amazing and you most likely can get them at the library as well. It just goes to show exactly how strong we humans are and what we can overcome. I think that’s the message we all need today. Oh and thanks so much for naming me a favorite blogger. That makes me 🙂 !
.-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..Create a Blog Buzz-How to Blow the Lid Off Ordinary =-.


Tess The Bold Life March 31, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Yes on gifts being in doubt and yes to not staying in doubt. However I think it’s difficult to get out of doubt without clarity. That’s why I think Lana’s work is so needed and important. Who doesn’t have doubt today in our troubled world. Who isn’t second guessing themselves in every area but especially in work and finances. Again, Lana your book will be overflowing with clients if it already isn’t. You have a good and timely niche.

And Tony my personality is kind of clear and to the point. I don’t waste words and that has gotten me in trouble in the past;) So that sentence “Clarity is important because without it you’ll live in doubt.” just tumbled out with no hesitation! Thanks for stopping by.
.-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..Create a Blog Buzz-How to Blow the Lid Off Ordinary =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm

oh, Tess, dear, thank you so much, I really appreciate the kind words, this amazing interview and your comments. It’s an honor to have you here!


JB King March 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I wonder if your connection to your friends plays a role in how you interpret their writing? That would seem to be something that may be a factor underneath the surface in some ways as there are some people I know that I’ll read their writing and picture them saying it which puts a slightly different picture on things than reading Sun Tzu who wrote things centuries ago and whose voice is lost forever.

Somehow, if I feel like a million bucks, I’m not quite seeing that in my bank account, so some of those reflections aren’t quite literal. 🙂 I do get the general idea though of identifying what in the world shares the same way that I feel and so I’ll pay more attention to those things and ignore the others, which can give a distorted vision. This is where clarity can be useful, right? Acknowledging biases and making sure I know what I’ll notice and try to find balance in the world.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 3:48 pm

JB, if you feel like million bucks, by all means continue feeling that way!


Anastasiya March 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Hi Lana,
what a great interview! Thank you Tess for writing such awesome replies. I loved the definition of BOLD and the advice that you give to parents. As a mom of twin-girls I am always trying to be the best parent I can be without overdoing it (the question of balance, as always :-))
I am already a regular reader of Tess’s blog because her posts are always incredibly inspiring. I just hope to read more wonderful articles from her 😉 Thanks for sharing your incredibly amazing outlook with us, Tess!
.-= Anastasiya´s last blog ..15 Non-boring Fitness Ideas =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Thank you Anastasiya, I LOVED Tess’ definition of bold too, it is just awesome!


Karl Staib - Work Happy Now March 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm

What a wonderful interview. Tess is one of my heroes. Her energy is off the charts. A few weeks ago I actually had a tough situation with a friend and I asked myself what would Tess do? I went BOLD, talked through my feelings and I felt much better.

I had a big problem with forgiving. I used to hold on to my hateful feelings. It was an ego thing. Over time, especially in the last few years I realized that my hate was only making me feel sick. Literally – stomach cramps, headaches, and negative thoughts.

When I stopped holding on to my anger, fear, and sadness I was able to let go and bring love back into my life.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Forgiveness is powerful and we truly make ourselves so much worse off by holding grunges. Thanks for stopping by Karl!


Greg Blencoe March 31, 2010 at 5:55 pm


What a great interview!

I think my favorite part was about the need to forgive. I started realizing around six years ago when I was 30 that my life became a lot easier the more things I let go. This doesn’t mean you stop holding people accountable, but I think around 80% of the things that used to bother me should have just been let go immediately.
.-= Greg Blencoe´s last blog ..Positive thinking does not work, but positive feeling does =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I’d say it is even more than 80% Greg, I am at the point in my life where if someone doesn’t do what I expected them to do I just let go (or at least try:)) and move on.


Greg Blencoe April 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Great point, Lana!
.-= Greg Blencoe´s last blog ..Positive thinking does not work, but positive feeling does =-.


Peggy March 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Thank you Lana for bringing us another slice of Tess!

I loved this question: What Truth are you living now?

And Tess’ response:

“This life is an illusion. My world, my life is the reflection of my thoughts. Our mind creates a world of illusion. When we change our thoughts, the illusion changes and we experience a different reality.”

.-= Peggy´s last blog ..Forgiveness Can Set You Free =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Peggy, that was actually my favorite too!


Hulbert March 31, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Hey Lana, I think it’s really cool that you interviewed Tess. She was kind enough to allow me to guest post on her blog. She’s a really cool person. I learned a lot from this post, especially the part on truth, where she basically sums up as truth being “a reflection of [her] thoughts”. Whether she wants to see the world in fear, peace, or love, she has a choice. I think that’s a big lesson for us to learn and understand. Thank you.
.-= Hulbert´s last blog ..Chris Gardner and Perseverance =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 9:00 pm

yes, Hulbert, we always have a choice and you are right, that’s one of the best lessons we can learn. Thank you!
.-= Lana´s last blog ..One Of The Top Limiting Beliefs That Causes You To Fail… and No, It Is Not What You Think It Is =-.


Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord March 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm

What a phenomenally AWESOME interview! My favorite part, Tess, is where you talk about the truth you are living right now. YES! If more people understood this, the entire structure of our planet would change. Everything is energy, and our thoughts are waves of energy that travel outward from us and return to us that which vibrates at a similar frequency. You just said it so perfectly. And truly, love is all there is. It is the end-all, be-all of our human existence.

Tess, I adore you!
Lana, thank you for featuring Tess today. She is awesome, and so are you!
.-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s last blog ..Being Open To The Moments =-.


Lana March 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Love is all there – that truly sums it all up. Thank you Megan, you are awesome too!


Jannie Funster March 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

What a fascinating character, this Tess Marshall. 🙂

I love her deeply!! I really like how she says to never be afraid to be who you are, that is empowerment. There is only ever ONE of each of us.

From a raging Tess Marshall fan, and student of her infectious light and love.

— Jannie


Lana March 31, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Infectious light and love – oh I so loved this expression and it suits Tess just perfectly! Thanks Jannie!


Joy March 31, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Wow. Tess, as I read this I just nodded my head to everything you said. I cannot pick a favorite part, or one that resounded sharpest with me, it all was amazing. Just like you. *You* are the words you share, the written words on the page, and the sentiment behind each one. *That* is why I follow your blog, and why you inspire me—I know you’ve been there, or if you haven’t then you certainly will; I know you challenge yourself daily; I know you love fully and geuinely; and you model for me exactly the boldness and fullness I have live with in myself yet no one around me understands or embraces. *You* are amazing….
.-= Joy´s last blog ..My weekend with Tess, Megan, Jodi, and Jay…. =-.


Jarrod@ Optimistic Journey March 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Great interview Lana,

Tess had some great things to say. I especially love her definition of bold and stepping out, using fear to motivate you and not hiding who you are. I will be sure to visit her site. Great job Lana!

.-= Jarrod@ Optimistic Journey´s last blog ..You Know You’re Favored by God When… =-.


J.D. Meier March 31, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I really like your point on finding your friends writing fresher and more inspiring. There’s always greatness and unsung heroes all around us. I like heroes that walk on land, not on water 😉
.-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..My Top Ten Lessons In Life – Ali Hale =-.


Tess The Bold Life April 1, 2010 at 1:03 am

I agree with Lana don’t fight the feeling!

I can so relate…my twins are 33 and what I found so frustrating with twins is I couldn’t give them what they needed. I was constantly choosing one over the other to tend to first. A very difficult thing to do and something mother’s without a multiple birth will never experience. And thanks for your compliment. Know I feel the same about you.

Thanks so much…I’m feelin’ the love! Yes once we realize unforgiveness hurts us and love heals us there just isn’t any other choice. You’re the best!

Hi Hulbert,
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the compliment. I look at you young people and wonder if I was as wise as you all are at such a young age. One thing blogging has given me is hope for the future and it’s because of young people like you.

I wish you would have spoke more about what you mean by being “held accountable.” If it means people who break the law, rape and stuff like that absolutely. If it means our kids wrecking our car, yes to that as well. Some things we have no control of and we can’t hold people accountable. That’s where I believe in Divine Justice and someone other than me or a Higher Power will take care of that. Thanks for you input. I appreciate and value what you have to say.

Please pass the tissues! We just happen to be on the same wave length, eh?
And I’m still smiling about our time in CA together. I’m going to knock on your door someday and surprise you!

3 words: I love ya more;)

I understand you. I embrace you. Let me know if you ever need a shoulder to lean on. xo

Thanks so much for having me! I’m signing up for your stuff;)
.-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..Create a Blog Buzz-How to Blow the Lid Off Ordinary =-.


Alex Monroe April 1, 2010 at 3:38 am

Great interview. I loved her definitions of bold. Some awesome questions!
.-= Alex Monroe´s last blog ..Fran Maier, Match.com Co-Founder =-.


simply stephen April 1, 2010 at 4:39 am


I love the painting a canvas metaphor…you inspire me every week when I visit you blog. I want to paint my own canvas with positive images that help mold a better world. Sharing your wisdom only inspires me to share more. Very BOLD changes coming this spring…..ohhhhh, excited and nervous all rolled in to one little parcel (I’m a minimalist).

Fantastic interview. peace & hugs.

simply stephen
.-= simply stephen´s last blog ..39 steps to online community =-.


Dorothy Stahlnecker April 1, 2010 at 8:06 am

What a great blog, my first visit and wonderful interview it’s why I love blogging, sharing and caring it helps us all and often get through our days and lives.

Dorothy from grammology
.-= Dorothy Stahlnecker´s last blog ..Hats off to Gabourey, she’s my idol =-.


Cheryl Paris April 1, 2010 at 8:31 am

Hello Lana,

Very inspiring interview of Tess. I am so glad to have read it. The best book I have liked and recommend is Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
I love this “Being bold means allowing fear to motivate you, Being bold means never hiding who you are, and Being bold means seeing the big picture.”
Thanks for such an awesome post.

.-= Cheryl Paris´s last blog ..How We Grew With An Acorn- N is for… =-.


Hilary April 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

Hi Lana – nice to meet you and Tess .. the Bold – love the description. I agree absolutely about the genuineness of bloggers’ comments here within this space – I just consider myself so lucky to be amongst this group – at this time, it’s exactly what I need.

Clarity – to me now .. means a decluttering of everything .. we are then free to be, to be ready to listen and understand others and the situation, we can then absorb & have time to think without the junk in our heads, and answer or be involved with compassion and love.

And those threes … the 3 bold things we all want are .. to love, be loved and know that we matter .. and your best lesson you learnt in life: to forgive … I definitely want peace, calm and happiness …

Thanks Tess and Lana .. lovely interview .. Have good Easters .. Hilary
.-= Hilary´s last blog ..Chess, one of 100 objects, Northern Sea Trading Routes, India and Persia … =-.


janice | Sharing the Journey April 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

Great interview questions, Lana, and Wow! Tess, what can I say. A stellar summary of all you are and believe! That’s truly the power clarity brings to our lives. When we have it, everything becomes laser focused.

“My favourite line was this: Like a movie our world unfolds in magical ways and bright living colors on the big bold screen of life when I’m with them.”

That echoes how I feel about family life. Tempting as it might seem to freeze frame the best bits, wouldn’t that be boring when you can have a brilliant new world every day!
.-= janice´s last blog ..Why Haiku? =-.


Lance April 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

What an amazing person to interview!! Tess is all sorts of awesome!

I get this real feeling that love is something very important in your life (as perhaps it is for all of us). Sometimes I think we bury that need for love under a facade. What I am reminded as I read here, is how good it is to both give and receive love. Tess, you do this so well. And that shines through not only here, but in every interaction I have had with you. What a beautiful gift!
.-= Lance´s last blog ..There Are No Little Things =-.


suzen April 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Hi Lana! Anyone who sees Tess as the beautiful light she is, is a friend of MINE! I’ll be back! 🙂

And Miss Tess! Hugs and howdy’s! You are awesome wherever you go and whatever you do – well, wait just a durn minute – how are the roasted veggies turning out? (haha!) Seriously girl, love your zest and light!


Tess The Bold Life April 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Yes that’s the only thing I can’t thing of doing with fear…using it and if you hang out on Lana’s blog you have to be bold and clear. Yes to you and your future!

Alex glad you liked bold ideas and it’s Lana’s questions that brought out my best. I was pleasantly surprised when I read them…not the same old stuff. So
her questions helped make the interview great.

I’ve taken small but bold steps toward minimalism…life changing stuff. Thanks for the inspiration and I wish you the best on your changes. Let me know if you need anything or if I can help;)

One word ditto!
I’m coming over to see what you’re all about! Happy Spring.

Thanks for being part of my blogging community. I appreciate the time you took to leave a comment and share. You rock!

You are one of the most sincere bloggers I know and I’m happy to be in your life as well. I think our aging mom’s brought us together and give us a bond that transcends blogging. Happy Easter back at ya, my friend.

Yes I know we have so much in common with our love and gifts intertwined in the years of motherhood and marriage and life. The thing about clarity is Lana’s questions were outstanding. I read them through and though OMG how am I going to answer these. So I printed them off and thought…I’ll think more on them. Once printed I read them again and no need to reflect,,,my fingers began flying over the keys. That’s what makes her such a great coach. It’s all in her questions…it’s a gift great coaches have (like you know)!

You’re correct about canvas painting daily. Yesterday daughter no.2 sent a video of Henri (1yr.) on his first mechanical horsie ride! I’m normally frustrated with technology and want to stick my head in the sand cuz so much I just don’t get cuz my brain works in other ways. But when I get a video like that in an instant sent from MI to AZ,,,I think isn’t life grand?!?

You’re the best. Thanks for being bold enough to be my friend and the helop you have given me as I walk through my blogging life-journey:) Again, thank you for being my friend. Went hiking with Julie yesterday…strenuous but the scenery rocked our world.

Am I still invited to this summer. I’m ready to take the flight and 6 hour drive…maybe I can get veggie lessons in person…and a whole lot more!
Remember if you spot it you got it…we tend to see our shadow side in others but don’t forget the good stuff we reflect as well. Thanks for being in my blogosphere!


Tess The Bold Life April 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I love your comment…I don’t know how I forgot you because I loved your words. I was smiling out loud…about our unsung heroes and walking on land vs water. I’ll be smiling the entire day through! Thanks for commenting I appreciate it.


Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills April 1, 2010 at 6:15 pm

You rock Tess, I am a big fan of your work and this interview ramped up my appreciation even more. Thanks for sharing yourself with us so openly.
.-= Jonathan – Advanced Life Skills´s last blog ..20 Ways to Create More Time =-.


Tess The Bold Life April 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Thank you for being who you are and joining Lana and I today. Lana’s questions bring out the best in everyone! Together we’re all making the world a better place to be!
.-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..Create a Blog Buzz-How to Blow the Lid Off Ordinary =-.


Patricia April 1, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Oh Tess you are like that bubble joyous spray of energy that bursts forth when the cork is popped on a bottle of champagne – thank you

Thank you for the introduction to Lana and her site….I am leaving for a weekend of silence to work on my healing/curing clarity work in about 15 minutes….I think clarity if vital.


Davina April 1, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Hi Lana & Tess.
I’ve been following Tess’s blog for a while now. What I appreciate about you, Tess, is that you illustrate boldness in such a way that it doesn’t have to be like a train speeding down the track. You are bold in many different ways. I LOVE that picture of you.


Evita April 2, 2010 at 12:59 am

Hello Tess and Lana

Oh Lana, what an amazing choice to interview Tess – she is exceptional in so many ways, and I love always learning more and more about this magnificent being!

And Tess, you are something else, something so amazing – the advice you give as a parent and the way you define yourself are amazing. But what got me the most in such a profound way was what you said at the end – wow, how powerful was that. Yes, indeed life is an illusion and our thoughts are what shape our reality…. how beautiful and true!
.-= Evita´s last blog ..Evolving Being In Action: Zeenat Merchant-Syal =-.


Marc Winitz April 2, 2010 at 4:29 am

You are doing great work here Lana, nice interview.


Tess The Bold Life April 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

That description is a first and I love it:) It is wise to go spend time in silence and I wish you peace, tranquility and healing. xo

The funny thing is that used to be me until my early 30’s when I a few fantastic mentors took me under their wings. I was blessed to have them walk into my life and say, “I want to help you.” In fact it was a priest that told me I needed to attend college when the twins went to school. He was the first person who thought I was capable. He actually took me, help pick out classes and showed me around campus. Now I only want to give the help I received. Thanks!

You are my biggest fan and what you don’t realize is that you teach me as much as I you. My closest friends were always women 20-25 years older than I and now I think I’m getting back what I gave with the relationship I have with you. Isn’t life grand?

I agree and we are all learning from her, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks for stopping by.


Farnoosh April 3, 2010 at 1:39 am

Being bold takes guts and spirit, and I have only started to live a bolder life in my 30s. I went by the book in my 20s, and while it got me a solid education and a safety net, now I am having fun making the bold moves I really want deep down – and I have never felt better, so to Tess the bold lady, very inspiring and reassuring, and thank you both Tess and Lana for the interview.


Sara April 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Lana — I loved this interview. I thought the questions were perfect for Tess and, of course, her answers were totally TESS!!

Tess — I envy Lana for meeting you. I love your bold spirit and your determination to keep expanding your life horizons. Too many people stop doing this and miss so much. You take on your life with open arms, ready to deal with the good, the difficult and the awesome in equal measures.

Also, I appreciate you doing this interview because I now know about Lana:~)
.-= Sara´s last blog ..My Grandfather’s Old Journal =-.


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