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By Ann Skinner

Coach, Doodle Artist and Author/Illustrator of The Art of Contribution and Annie and Eva Love Devon.

12 Oct 2021

To Do or Be, That’s the Question


What is it you do? For many years I had trouble with this question, not knowing how to answer it congruently.

How do you describe what you do when what you do doesn’t describe you? When you have lost part of yourself in the doing?

My life changed in 2007 when I was recovering from a traumatic experience at work. My husband and I were sailing and as I reflected on my next steps in life, I found myself getting stuck in the ‘What am I going to do next?’ question. It was a question that had plagued me my whole working life.

Suddenly, in a divinely inspired moment, I changed my question from ‘What am I going to DO next’ to ‘What am I going to BE next?”

Everything shifted and I was crystal clear on the answer. In that very moment I changed my perspective in such a way that what I did wasn’t as important as who I was being.

There was much to learn, as there still is, but this shift of perspective showed me how disconnected I had become from myself. Reconnecting to my heart was key in remembering who I was at my core. Love and joy.

Slowly I was able to open my heart and trust myself again and little by little changed how I saw myself and lived my life.

These days I feel honoured to be able to pass on this gift and help open the hearts of others so they too can find themselves again and show up wholeheartedly.

Love from Annie and Eva,

by Ann The Heartworker

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