Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said … will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.


Be kind to others – everyone is carrying a burden.

Sarah Addison Allen

Every life needs a little space. It leaves room for good things to enter it.

Jonathan Safran Foer

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself form happiness.

Anais Nin

And the time came when the pain to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom.

Peter A. Levine

Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.

Sharon Salzberg

Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us – in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.

Janet Mock

Self-definition and self-determination is about the many varied decisions that we make to compose and journey toward ourselves, about the audacity and strength to proclaim, create, and evolve into who we know ourselves to be. It’s okay if your personal definition is in a constant state of flux as you navigate the world.