In our June issue, we asked readers to tell us what advice they would give to their 16-year-old selves. The winning response came from Carrie A. of Pawleys Island, SC. She'll receive the Derma E Natural Bodycare Skincare System, valued at $130!
"Enjoy your parents. Learn as much as possible from them now -- you won't have them around for as long as you might think! Look at food labels. If you can't pronounce an ingredient, don't eat it. Seek out work that you enjoy; the money will follow. Be a little less serious, analytical, and unyielding. More spontaneity, laughter, and goofiness will serve you well. Lastly, do what is right for you, even if it isn't the "right" thing to do."
Look for more reader letters about advice to their 16-year-old selves in the October 2011 issue of Whole Living.
This Month's Contest: What Surprises You the Most about Getting Older?
One lucky reader will receive a Tropiclean pet grooming kit -- valued at $156.
For a chance to win, tell us: What surprises you the most about getting older? Look for answers from readers in our January/February 2012 issue.
You can email us or send a letter to Mail, Whole Living, 601 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. Please include your name, address, and daytime phone number. We may edit letters for length and clarity.
Read the official rules for the Tropiclean giveaway.