Megan Lammam, mother of two, is an author, poet and meditation guide. In her work, she explores joy, kindness, courage and calmness as key points of human connection. In her debut children’s book, Your Heart Compass, she inspires a new way of thinking about and following your soul’s direction.
If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
I would tell myself to quiet my mind so that I could hear my heart. As a young adult, I was consumed by information and ideas coming from other people. I was busy meeting expectations and pursuing the desires of others. With so much external noise, I stopped listening to the messages from inside my heart. Through daily meditation practice, I can silence outside pressure and tune in to my inner guide at any time.
When you first started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you start?
At the age of 40, I began writing soon after my children were born. I wanted to share my lived experiences with them through written pieces of my life story. At that time, I wasn’t ready to call myself a writer. I saw myself as a mother. Then, after sharing pieces of my story with friends and people on my social networks, I experienced tremendous bonding with others. It inspired me to begin a daily writing and meditation practice that led to my becoming a published author and guide.
Where do you see yourself in five years? How do you envision your future?
I see myself writing more children’s books and sharing my work in elementary schools. I also see myself as a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. I am currently working toward my certification and will be adding guided forest walks to my offerings in 2023!
What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
My favourite thing about my work is the meaningful connection it creates in my life and the lives of others. Sharing stories and being in honest conversation with others about emotional experiences encourages vulnerability and authenticity. When we explore joy, kindness, courage and calmness as a way of being, we create love.
What is your number one priority when it comes to your career and daily work?
My number one priority is to practice, practice, practice! I dedicate 30-60 minutes daily to my writing practice and 20-30 minutes to meditation practice. Also, keep learning! As a student of life, I am always learning and unlearning through the experiences of others. I read many books and participate in regular group discussions about healing and spiritual growth. I make time to explore new ideas and meet new people. You never know when or where you might meet your next soul teacher!