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Charting Our Recovery Course in Mentoring

Amelia was one courageous lady.

Recently I watched the movie “Amelia,” starring Hilary Swank in the title role of the legendary female pilot Amelia Earhart.

As I watched, I was struck again and again by Amelia’s courage. And stamina. And vision.

Amelia knew where she was going. She knew what she wanted. She knew what she was capable of.

Long before anyone else did.

Sound like anyone you know?

If you had asked me thirty years ago, when I was first falling ill with anorexia, I might have told you that Amelia sounded a  lot like….Ed.

Ask me today, and Amelia sounds a lot like ME.

Amelia had guts. She was willing to risk death itself to fly where no (wo)man had ever gone before.

Ed has guts too. Ed is willing to destroy his host (you, or me) to attain total control….even though he knows he will go down with the ship when we do.

Who will chart your course through life...Ed, or you?

So who will your mentor be?

The courageous pilot who lived life to the absolute fullest, charting her own course, mapping out her own destiny, and leaving a legacy that has changed our perception of what is possible forever for the better…..

Or Ed?

Today’s Takeaway: If a casting director called you right now and offered you one of two parts in a new blockbuster smash hit movie – Ed’s part or Amelia Earhart’s part – which part would you choose?

Charting Our Recovery Course in Mentoring

Shannon Cutts

Parrot, tortoise & box turtle mama. Writer. Author. Mentor. Champion of all people (and things) recovered and recovering.

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Cutts, S. (2010). Charting Our Recovery Course in Mentoring. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 29, 2020, from


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