Me and FHB

Q. How has Frances Hodgson Burnett’s legacy as an author imprinted on you, generations later?

A. Today, I’m a speaker, writer and heart cultivator with a soul full of sunshine who’s on a mission to help others flourish.

That’s because not long ago, I looked down and discovered that my life had become an over-planted mess that was choking out my relationships, creativity and purpose. I was irritable, exhausted and watering everything but myself.

That’s when some soul-searching journaling time and a late-night rereading of my great-great-grandmother’s classic book The Secret Garden unearthed this “Well-Tended Life” truth, that every locked-up, weed-filled, withering life can bloom and grow again with the help of a little magic.

Now I am not talking about the kind of magic that needs a wand and a trick top hat. I am talking about a dig in, make room, prune away, work on, water well, weed and feed your soul kind of life-tending magic that I love sharing with my audiences and friends.

Keri Wilt, great-great-granddaughter of Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett, is an motivational speaker, writer and co-gardener. Visit www.keriwilt.com to read more.

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Q. How has Frances Hodgson Burnett’s legacy as an author imprinted on you, generations later? A. Today, I’m a speaker, writer and heart cultivator with a soul full of sunshine who’s on a mission to help others flourish. That’s because not long ago, I looked down and discovered that my life had become an over-planted mess that was choking out my relationships, creativity and purpose. I was irritable, exhausted and watering everything but myself. That’s when some soul-searching journaling time and a late-night rereading of my great-great-grandmother’s classic book The Secret Garden unearthed this “Well-Tended Life” truth, that every locked-up, weed-filled, withering life can bloom and grow again with the help of a little magic. Now I am not talking about the kind of magic that needs a wand and a trick top hat. I am talking about a dig in, make room, prune away, work on, water well, weed and feed your soul kind of life-tending magic that I love sharing with my audiences and friends. Keri Wilt, great-great-granddaughter of Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett, is an motivational speaker, writer and co-gardener. Visit www.keriwilt.com to read more.
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