Reader to Reader: Healthy Mistakes

This month's winner is Jacqueline Seabury Mitchell from Brookline, Massachusetts. She'll receive the Aravon shoe prize from our April 2009 issue, which includes three pairs (a $450 value) of Aravon shoes, specially designed with input from podiatrists to support your feet through every step.  

Jacqueline's Letter
"A few months after being laid off from a job I loved, I thought I found my new dream position. But during the interview, my gut was screaming at me not to take the job. I didn't get the right vibes from the place or people, and I wasn't even acting like myself. However, the title was so glamorous that I accepted the position anyway. I lasted five months; the role was all wrong for me. I've since learned to follow my gut when it has something to say. I now have an amazing job that pays nearly twice as much."

This Month's Contest
One lucky reader will win a $200 gift bag, including two pairs of warm-weather shoes from Simple and a complete natural mani-pedi kit with polish from Sula and PeaceKeeper, Soy Polish Remover from Pritti, Eco Nail Files from SpaRitual, Grounded in Nature cuticle cream, and foot scrub from Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare. 

For a chance to win, share your wisdom on the following: When is leaving the right choice? Tell us about a time you decided to quit an activity, relationship, or organization -- and never looked back. Look for a selection of reader stories in our November 2009 issue. 

Share Your Message
You can email us or send a letter to Body+Soul, 42 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Please include your name, address, and daytime phone number. We may edit letters for length and clarity.

Read the official rules for the Mani-Pedi Kit contest.

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