We think sometimes we’re 

only drawn to the good, 

but we're actually drawn 

to the authentic. 

We like people who are real 

more than those who hide 

their true selves under layers 

of artificial niceties.


(Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)









Be the love

you never received.


(Rune Lazuli)









I think everything in life is art. 

What you do. How you dress. 

The way you love someone, 

and how you talk. 

Your smile and your personality. 

What you believe in, 

and all your dreams. 

The way you drink your tea. 

How you decorate your home. 

Or party. Your grocery list. 

The food you make. 

How your writing looks. 

And the way you feel. Life is art. 


(Helena Bonham Carter)









The same intelligence that 

grows trees from seeds, 

that lets birds fly, 

that waves the ocean 

and gives birth to new stars - 

that same intelligence 

also breathes your breath, 

beats your heart, and 

heals your wounds.


(Annie Kagan)









I will never have this version 

of me again.

Let me slow down and 

be with her.


(Rupi Kaur)









Growth is when we tolerate

the sadness around an ending

instead of using it as 

a reason to go back.


Growth is when we tolerate

the resistance around change 

instead of using it as 

a reason not to do it.


Growth is when we tolerate

the discomfort around boundaries

instead of using it as 

a reason not to set them. 


(Tory Eletto)









There will be painful moments

in your life that will change

your entire world in a matter of

minutes. These moments will

change you. Let them make you

stronger, smarter and kinder.

But don't you go, and become

someone that you're not.

Cry. Scream if you have to.

Then straighten out that crown,

and keep moving.


(Erin Van Vuren)









Just a reminder that when 

your soul is speaking to you 

and saying this is the way, 

you won't always have the words

to explain it, and it won't always

make logical sense. 

But, it will almost feel like 

déjà vu, like you've been

there before.

So, when this deep knowing 

makes its way into your life,

don't let yourself or anyone else 

talk you out of it. 

This is your way.


(Caleb Campbell)









The universe within you

is greater than the world

around you, and I believe

that is how you have kept

hope so alive.


(D. Antoinette Foy)









When your trauma response is

activated you might experience:


• Feeling stuck like you can't move or act

• Feeling numb and unaffected

• Feeling shaky, confused, foggy

• Paranoid thinking

• Hopelessness, helplessness, and despair

• Overfunctioning - getting things done, taking

care of others

• Taking on the role of the rescuer while

neglecting yourself

• Being drawn to fear-based explanations

• Being drawn to anything that gives you a sense

of control

• Regressing on issues you had previously healed


(Dr. Vassilia Binensztok)









For some, Mother's Day may feel enjoyable or celebratory, and others may find the day to be complicated.

Some may find it dreadful, or painful, or lonely. 

Days designed to celebrate caregivers likely remind us of our own upbringing, our current parenthood, our future plans to parent, our inability to have children, our ongoing wounds related to childhood, or our decision to remain childfree. 

No matter what this day brings for you, it's valid, because you're valid.


Sometimes the best way to spend Mother's Day is honoring all of the ways you have cared for, and nurtured yourself.


To those of you for whom Mother's Day is challenging, I see you.


(Danica Harris)









To many people, spirituality becomes a sort of crutch used as a way of standing back up again in the face of life’s turmoil - and sometimes this is necessary. 

We all need support at some time or another in our lives - but the problem comes when spirituality is used as a drug for which we become dependent on in order to bypass the darker elements of our lives.


(Aletheia Luna)









I'm taking back my body.

I left a long time ago

and moved up to my

head and lived there

so I wouldn't have to feel the fear.

I'm coming back home,

and slowly finding safety.

Thank you for your protection.

I'm ready to live fully.

To be embodied.


(Monique Koven)









The nitrogen in our DNA, 

the calcium in our teeth, 

the iron in our blood, 

the carbon in our apple pies 

were made in the interiors 

of collapsing stars. 

We are made of starstuff.


(Carl Sagan)









you're going to lose yourself

from time to time. come back.

come back to what your heart

knows. no matter how long

you've been gone, come back.


(The Better Man Project)










We can only be truly 

successful at something 

we're willing to fail at. 

If we're unwilling to fail, 

then we're unwilling to succeed. 


(Mark Manson)









This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.


A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.


Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.


The dark thought, the shame, 

the malice, meet them at the door 

laughing and invite them in.


Be grateful for whatever comes.

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.











To be my own master. 

Such a thing would be 

greater than all the magic 

and all the treasures 

in all the world.