At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 264
singer; founder of The Good
Life Experience festival
hen ook back at the ost i ortant
advice was ever given it was actua y
two i e essons y ather taught e
good manners cost nothing and the
nu ber o rea riends you wi have in
your i e you wi be ab e to count on
the ngers o one hand.
n this day and age when everyone
is so engrossed in the Internet it can
de nite y have an effect on your rea
wor d re ationshi s. owever what
have earned is that a though y ather
was right there are ti es when y
virtua riends have been there or e
throughout the night when was u
nursing a baby or strugg ing to s ee .
264 | AUGUST 2017
'DON'T BE AFRAID TO REACH OUT OR ASK
FOR WHAT YOU NEED. I'VE FOUND THAT,
MOSTLY, PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO HELP'
s or anners get very het u
i see eo e re using to offer a seat
on the tube to a regnant ady or
avoid eye-contact with the waitress
serving you a ea .
wi a ways te
y three sons it
costs nothing to be a gentleman and
now they are teenagers
the manners I've instilled into them.'
writer, speaker, nutrition
and wellness coach
My inva uab e esson was so ething
handed down to e by y grand other.
When I was afraid to ask for something
she wou d say to e
hats the worst
that can ha en eo e can say no
and this gave e so uch con dence
when it ca e to bui ding y business
and bringing u three chi dren that
were both very cha enging.
hese words have rung in y ears
when ve needed he and been a raid
to ask or shou d de egate tasks but
ayed su erwo an. on t be a raid
to reach out or ask or what you need.
ve ound that ost y eo e
rea y want to he . ts not a sign o
weakness to seek he whatsoever.
mother of four
eing arried to a surgeon a ways
used to oan to y other that y
husband was never around to he
WORDS: SUZANNE BAUM, IMAGES: GETTY IMAGES
'Rather than verbal advice, for me the
biggest influences in y chi dhood
were books as earned so any
lessons from them. The book Wild
Food by oger hi i s was one o y
a -ti e avourites. t taught e how
to walk into woods and derelict areas,
and ick edib es to ake things ike
nett e sou and b ackberry ies.
'He's still a maverick, the world's
eading ex ert in oraging and
ushroo s and co es each year to
he ood i e Ex erience y estiva
taking eo e into the woods ike a
ied i er co ing out with baskets
u o edib es to cook on a re and
taste together. It made me love the
great outdoors and er etuated the
awe I felt, and still feel, towards the
natura wor d.
i i ongstocking heroine o a
series o chi drens books by wedish
author strid indgren was y hero.
he was inde endent in uisitive and
he d the estab ish ent to account
i she saw they were being un ust.
identi ed with her strong y not
because she was a gir but because
o her attitude that she navigated
the wor d with a uestioning o en
ind. e certain y need that now
and to ho d the eo e we e ect to
ower to account ensuring they are
re inded they are there to serve us
unity and not to ru e.
he recent atrocity in y
neighbourhood ive next to
ren e has tota y broken y aith
in the syste . those in ower had
treated the co
unity with res ect
not conte t and istened to their
concerns it wou dn t have ha ened.