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Show Notes CYH Episode 30: Legacy - A Teacher, a Student, and an Unexpected Lesson with Mary Smith

Welcome friends to Consider Yourself Hugged Episode 30. Today’s Hug: Legacy - A teacher, a student, and an unexpected lesson with Mary Smith. (Click here to listen.)

I’m Dr. Tami West, here every week to bring you tips on living a life that brings you mental and emotional wellbeing.

Mary and I got to know each other really well recently! And she shared a very special story of becoming aware of, processing, and really understanding that we all leave a legacy – hopefully it’s always positive, but probably it’s going to sometimes be negative. Today she’ll tell us how she uses that story. I would gush for the next 30 minutes about how awesome she is, but I think you’ll get that from our chat. So here's her bio and then just jump right in and listen! (Click here to do that).

Mary Smith is a 28 year educator, a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Professional Education Coach, Trainer, and Speaker; a DISC Human Behavior Consultant and a published author. She has published 4 titles including "Texas 5th Grade Science Study Guide", "Texas 4th Grade Science Study Guide", "Texas 5th Grade Science STAAR Prep Guide" and An Educator’s Legacy, Impact and Reflection Journal. She will publish her next book, Alias Mary Smith in early 2020.

Her Points to Consider:

1. Look for the lesson, especially if you caused it.

2. Focus on positives that were there or can come from it.

3. Remember it’s only a season.

Quotes to Keep Around!

Flip the dopamine switch.

Recognize good things in life.

Write 3 things that make you happy today!

I was a difference maker.

And that’s our time for today. I hope your learned something today about your legacy – yes yours. I did, and it’s part of who I am now! Please pass the show link along to a friend or two. And look around here at to get info if you’d like me to speak at your next event. I put links below to contact Mary if you’d like for her to speak for your group, coach you, get her book, or connect on social media. Also, click here to access the Worrywarts episode I reference in the show.

The monthly giveaway will come from leaving a comment here on the blog there so be sure to do that. It’s still a CYH mug, which I know you’ll love. And thank you for listening – our community is growing!

Finally, remembering our mental & emotional wellbeing goal, I hope that you will renew your thoughts daily, adopt empowering language that prevents verbal harm to yourself and others, and make positive mental and emotional choices on a daily basis.

And until next time, Consider Yourself Hugged 😘🤗

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