As we become aware of ourselves as storytellers, we realize we can use our stories to heal and make ourselves whole." – Susan Wittig Albert
"Acknowledge and embrace the person you are, imperfections and all. That's the highest level of service we can achieve: to give back and give ourselves in the best way we know." --Dr. Paul Bonin Rodriguez
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." --Maya Angelou
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene
“The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.” - Barbara De Angelis
“Self-compassion is letting yourself off the hook, letting yourself be human and flawed and also amazing. It’s giving yourself credit for showing up instead of beating yourself up for taking so long to get there”- Shauna Niequist
"Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world." --Oprah Winfrey
"And if today, all you did was hold yourself together, I’m proud of you.” -Unknown Author
“Let go of how you thought your life should be and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” –Caroline Myss
You are not the bad feelings you get in your head. You are not the storm you walk through. You are the person experiencing the storm. The storm may knock you off your feet. But you will stand once again. Either the weather will change or you will find shelter. Hold on." --Matt Haig
"You don't need to know the future to be hopeful. You just need to embrace the concept of the possibility. To accept that the unknowability of the future is the key, and that there are versions of the future that are brighter and fairer than this one. The future is open." - Matt Haig
“I found power in accepting the truth of who I am. It may not be a truth that others can accept, but I cannot live any other way. How would it be to live a lie every minute of your life”- Alison Goodman
Dr. Ryan Kron
"The biggest change you can make is the one no one can see" --Dr. Ryan Kron
"One small crack doesn't mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and did not fall apart" --Linda Poindexter
“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community. I hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you.” —Janet Mock, writer, TV host, and transgender activist
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers
"Your present circumstances do not determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start" --Nido Qubein
"Fear is a reaction, courage is a decision" --Sir Winston Churchill
"If you can't run then walk. If you can't walk then crawl. But whatever you do you have to keep moving forward" --Martin Luther King Jr.
“Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing. True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.” — Brianna Wiest
Dr. Anthony Wolf
“When you are in psychological distress and someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good!” ― Carl R. Rogers
"A great relationship is not something that just happens it's something that must be cultivated"
Just follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it’s meant to take you.” --Jonathan Groff
Self-compassion enables us to process, hold space for, and eventually let go of our limiting beliefs and experiences.
"Connecting your thoughts with your feelings about relationships, self, and your purpose will set a steady course for the rest of your life."
“I found that I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way, things that I had no words for.” -Georgia O'Keeffe
"Sometimes the people around you will not understand your journey. They don't need to, it's not for them" -Joubert Botha
"I believe everyone has an intrinsic goodness. Knowing your goodness provides you with the foundation to tackle the bigger issues in life."