In my mother’s dying days, she gave me a gift for life

Happy Mother’s Day

This is the 15th Mother’s Day I’ve celebrated since my mom died (when I was 24 years old) and every year I still feel a bit melancholy on this day.

Even though my mom will never know the Sierra that I am today, her life contributed deeply to my passion and mission to empower women. As a tribute to her, I want to share this powerful gift (and wisdom) she gave to me and my sisters a few weeks before she died.

I’d love to hear what this story brought up for you and what wisdom you’ve received from your mother worth sharing with us. Share your thoughts below…


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