Truths for a Happy Heart: Wise Words from a Mom and Leader in Education and Public Media

Truths for a Happy Heart: Wise Words from a Mom and Leader in Education and Public Media

Do you ever think about the core values and nuggets of wisdom you want your children to hold on to forever? Lisa Shumate did, and as she saw her two children move into adulthood, she put those nuggets into a book, Always and Never: Twenty Truths for a Happy Heart, and a companion journal by the same name to engage readers in reflecting on how those truths show up in their lives.

As General Manager of Houston Public Media, Executive Director of the Houston Public Media Foundation and Associate Vice President of the University of Houston, Lisa brings years of leadership and mentoring of other leaders to this week’s discussion with Marti & Erin. She emphasizes the power of trust, love and forgiveness. And she challenges us to remember that we are in charge of our own minds and need to think about how we feed our minds (preferably not a diet of 11 hours per day of screen time!). Marti & Erin especially appreciated Lisa’s positive view that perfection is not possible and a mistake is a learning opportunity.

Did your parents teach you any big truths that still guide your life? Did they teach through words or actions or both? What truths do you want to instill in your children and what steps can you take to do that?

Related Resources:

For the book, Always and Never: 20 Truths to a Happy Heart, click here.

For Lisa Shumate’s blog, click here.