For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing anyone ever taught you to do?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Becky Herrick

I didn’t learn to whistle until I was in college. I thought I was physically unable to! My boyfriend was convinced otherwise, so with time and persistence he taught me. I like to think of whistling as a metaphor for bigger things, like not taking life too seriously and being willing to make things up as I go along. These days I’m a decent whistler. I’m also much better at being spontaneous and enjoying the surprises life can bring when you’re not obsessively planning everything. All things encouraged by the boyfriend – who is my husband now.