What I Would Tell My Younger Self

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If I could tell my fourteen-year-old self anything…

I would tell her that just because other people are afraid of her darkness doesn’t mean that she has to be afraid of it, too.

I would tell her that she is both dark and intense and light and playful all at the same time and that those seemingly contradictory traits of hers are actually her greatest treasures – and I would tell her to not let anyone else tell her differently.

I would tell her, above all else, to trust herself. I would tell her that she is beautiful and wild and strong and powerful – way more so than she knows.

I would tell her that it’s okay to be different; to be strange. I would tell her to let herself merge with her fire and to not be afraid of it – I would tell her to hold it in her hands like a gift from the heavens and run with it. I would tell her to watch with marveling eyes as it lights up her entire world.


Youth Nutrition Specialist Megan Hatfield

About The Author

My name is Megan Hatfield and I’m a Holistic Health Coach for teens in the Bay Area. I’m also a writer, an authenticity advocate, and a lover of all things weird and wonderful (think modern spirituality, science fiction, deadpan humor, and getting to play make-believe through magical creativity).

As a Holistic Health Coach and Youth Nutrition Specialist, I coach Marin teens with emotional and/or physical health stressors with specialized holistic health programs—so that they can succeed and thrive in the most formative years of their lives.

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