With Mother’s Day right around the corner, DEFINE founder Henry Richardson sat down with his mom for a glance at their relationship. Give your mom the gift of an intimate moment with a light-hearted Q&A. Ask your mom these questions and let us know what enlightening tidbits you found out about her.

For more bonding, bring mom to our body basics workshop on Mother’s Day 11:00am at West University with mimosas and shopping to follow.  REGISTER HERE. For Mother’s Day happenings at our other studios, learn more HERE .


Henry and Anne Richardson

Henry: What characteristics do we share? Which of my characteristics differ from you?

 Anne: I think we share the characteristics of compassion for others and a deep love of family and friends. We also look very similar-we both definitely came from the same gene pool.

We differ in your never-ending energy for work and love of exercise.  You resemble your father more in these areas. I am not the morning person that you are!

Henry: What are the differences from being a mother now days to when I was a child? Which do you think is harder/easier?

Anne: I think being a mom has always been one of the most important jobs on earth. I can’t say it was harder or easier in my day because every generation has its own challenges. I do believe with all of the access to information and media today, some of it good and a lot of it bad; there are some really big responsibilities for moms to keep their kids protected.

Henry: What is your favorite memory of being my mother?

Anne: I have so many great memories of you growing up but some of the best were going to your diving meets and watching you compete with top athletes in the country and around the world when you were 11 to 21.  These were also some of my proudest moments of you.

Henry: What has surprised you about the path my life has taken as an adult?

Anne: Well…you’ve been full of surprises, but that’s what made you the unique individual you’ve turned out to be.  And I couldn’t be more proud of your accomplishments!

Henry: What one piece of health and wellness advice would you give mothers in their 20s, 30s and 40s?

Anne: Enjoy your health and beautiful bodies at every age. When you look back, you’ll wish you were less critical of yourself and appreciated your youth and good health.

Stay tuned later this week for answers by DEFINE co-owner and DEFINE foods Chef Erin O’ Leary Stewart’s mom, Kathleen.