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Quotes to live by

February 2023: 
January 2023: "And while you may not be everyone's cup of tea, you don't have to be. Tea has never apologized for not being coffee." -Kirsten Corley

December 2022: "Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual." -Ernest Hemingway

November 2022: "The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 2022: "Always do your best, no more and no less. But keep in mind your best is never going to be the same from one moment to the next." -Don Miguel Ruiz

September 2022: "Give yourself the freedom to say no to the things that no longer serve you." -Michelle Maros

August 2022: "When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower." -Alexander den Heijer

July 2022: How can you show up for yourself today?

June 2022: "You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say." -Paulo Coelho

May 2022: "Never be afraid to dive inward. Your soul with catch you." -Angie Weiland-Crosby

April 2022: "Being yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 2022: "The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things." -Hans Christian Andersen

February 2022: "Your work is to look for the things you want in every place." -Abraham Hicks

January 2022: "Trauma comes back as a reaction, not a memory." -Bessel Van Der Kolk

December 2021: "You can't calm the stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass." -Timber Hawkeye

November 2021: "Go for it; you are stronger than you believe." -Sangeeta Rana

October 2021: "Never trust your fears, they don't know your strength." -Athena Singh

September 2021: "You already are the peace you are looking for. Be still and know that." -Mooji

August 2021: "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." -Mary Anne Radmacher

July 2021: "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou

June 2021: "Value your peace more than people's opinions." -Rithvik Singh 

May 2021: 
"Sometimes fear won't go away, so you'll have to do it afraid." -Tracy A. Malone
April 2021: "Leave your front door and your back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don't serve them tea." -Shunrya Suzuki 
March 2021: "People do not decide their futures; they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures." -F. Matthias Alexander
February 2021: "The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when it's time to thrive. Get out of survival mode. New habits, new life." -Eboni Davis
January 2021: Ask yourself what you can do this year to "enrich" your year.
December 2020: "Taking care of myself doesn't mean, "me first." It means, "me, too." -L.R. Knosts
November 2020: "Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list." -Patti Digh
October 2020: "Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." -Dalai Lama
September 2020: "When you get reactive, get curious. You have a wound that is asking to be healed." -Mark Groves 
August 2020: "She was afraid of heights, but she was much more afraid of never flying." -Atticus
July 2020: "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill
June 2020: "Three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you've got." -Charleston Parker

May 2020: "Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece after all." -Nathan W. Morris
April 2020: "Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure." -Paulo Coelho 
March 2020: "If you are far away from yourself, how could you ever be close to another?" -Yung Pueblo
February 2020: "Make sure your definition of loyalty includes yourself." -Maryam Hasnaa 
January 2020: "Your heart knows the way, run in that direction." -Rumi
December 2019: "Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously." -Prentis Hemphill
November 2019: "When trauma has shaped you, try not to confuse who you had to become with who you can be." -Dr. Thema Bryant Davis 
October 2019: "When there is no enemy within, no enemy outside can hurt you." -Winston Churchill
September 2019: "What worries you, masters you." -John Locke
August 2019: "Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?" -Rumi
July 2019: "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." -Nelson Mandela 
June 2019: What would someone who loves themselves do?
May 2019: "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn
April 2019: "The relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have." -Jane Travis
March 2019: "But still, like air, I'll rise." -Maya Angelou
February 2019: "The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, worry, resentment, guilt, and blame. Then watch your health and life improve." -Charles F. Glassman
January 2019: "There are years that ask questions, and years that answer." -Zora Neale Hurtson
December 2018: Ask yourself, "How can I best support myself in this moment?"
November 2018: "Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door." -Paulo Coelho
October 2018: "Don't ever stop believing in your transformation. It is still happening even on the days you may not realize it or feel like it." -Lalah Delia, writer
September 2018: "If you're going through Hell, keep going." -Winston Churchill
August 2018: "My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws, and to stop this incessant worrying that I cannot be loved as I am." -Anais Nin
July 2018: "One day you will look back and see that all along: you were blooming."
-Morgan Harper Nichols
June 2018: "If you've ever been told you can't do something, then you understand what I mean when I say that the most relentless winds don't blow a forest fire out-they strengthen it."
  -Marisa B Crane
May 2018: "Every time you thought you couldn't keep moving forward, you did. Take a moment to appreciate your strength." -Karen Salmansohn
April 2018: "Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind." -Dodinsky
March 2018: "Don't waste another second thinking that you're failing when really all you're doing is growing." -Chani Nicholas
February 2018: "True power is living the realization that you are your own healer, hero, and leader." -Yung Pueblo
January 2018: "If you are feeling a litte down, remember some of the best days of your life haven't happened yet." -Steven Aitchison
December 2017: "I want to see what happens if I don't give up." -Neila Rey
November 2017: "What you seek is seeking you." -Rumi
October 2017: "You are not a mess. You are a feeling person in a messy world." - Glennon Doyle Melton
September 2017: "The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become." -Robert Holden
August 2017: "The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen." -Rumi
July 2017: "New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings." -Lao Tzu 
June 2017: "If you're always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in?" 
May 2017: "Taking good care of you, means the people in your life will receive the best of you, rather than what's left of you." -Carl Bryan
April 2017: "The fears we don't face become our limits." -Robin Sharma
March 2017: The best view comes after the hardest climb. 
February 2017: Ask yourself, "What am I learning?" instead of "Why is this happening?"
January 2017: Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace." Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place." -Marianne Williamson
December 2016: I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

November 2016: It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.

October 2016:  Look at your track record: You have survived 100% of everything in your life so far, so there is a very high chance you are going to survive anything that's to come.

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Photo taken by Monica Coulter in McKinney, Texas, 2016.

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