What do you do in those moments when you need advice on love, work, parenting or general life issues? If your answer is “Reaching for the phone to call my mum”, you are not alone. Mums simply seem to always have this invaluable gift of providing sound advice – even if we’re not necessarily ready to hear it.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we asked you on Tuesday on our facebook page to share the best piece of advice that your mum ever gave you.

Many of you took up the invitation and responded with lots of different tips ranging from advice on self-confidence to women’s shopping justifications. Our conclusion from your posts: Your moms sound pretty amazing.

We’d like to share with you some of the tips that were posted:

“The best piece of advice my mum ever gave to me was not to let anyone break your spirit or ruin your dreams, just go for what you want and believe in.” - Hazel Anna Rigazio

Oh yessss! Most definitely a very helpful approach to life. There are plenty of well-known public people who can support this piece of advice with their own life story and who have succeeded in reaching their dreams because they followed what they believed in such as Jamie Oliver, Alan Sugar and Robert Maxwell.

“[My mum] also taught me that a smile can open many doors.” - Diane Brazier

We couldn’t agree more. Smiles are a necessity for all things in life. This is especially true when you travel! For all our staff, this is one of the very basic essential rules. Picture it yourself: you are in an unknown environment, unknown people around you, potentially you are stressed and your mind is in many places at the same time. And then, there’s someone at reception or in the restaurant who approaches you with a warm, welcoming smile. Wouldn’t that make you feel different within a split of a second?

“If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.” - Laura Havell

We found this one quite original and we would agree that there seems to be a grain of truth in it from our experience. Although sometimes you might just get lucky… Our conclusion therefore: Being generally sceptical of ‘too good to be true’ situations can’t hurt.

Tip: If you are in Liverpool, our Atlantic Tower Hotel has a special Mother’s Day meal so you can spoil that woman in your life that is never tired of providing sound advice no matter how old you grow.

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