It's been a lifelong struggle for me to just listen and not feel the need to always give advice and "fix" someone else's problem. I grew up in a family with a mother who truly believed that "mother knows best." And as the youngest of three, it was always a struggle just to be heard or acknowledged. I was always being told what was best for me. When I finally realized that just being listened to, just being heard, was all I really needed, it was transformative. It then became my mission in life to do the same for others.