"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences". Audre Lorde "Share our similarities, celebrate our differences." M. Scott Peck "Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love." Tom Hannah "In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." -Maya Angelou "It’s just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let’s start tolerating first, but then we ... Read More about 11 Empowering Quotes About Diversity
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin In my craft room, there’s a wrinkled yellow Post-it note with the words, “creativity takes courage”, scribbled on it. It's written in basic black ink and looks like chicken-scratch at best. But when crafting, it brings comfort when trying to figure things out. Creativity Takes Courage Ask any creative and they’ll tell you how each project requires courage. Courage to ... Read More about Bloom: A Scrapbook Layout About Risk-Taking
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius When I was 17 I inherited a lemon of a car. Now don’t get me wrong, this car gave me life for the 5 months I drove it. But it was so jacked up that you had to drive it with both feet (it was an automatic), it would run hot if you turned the air off (awesome in the summer, hell in the winter). Even though this car was crappy, I still remember being so grateful for it when my mom ... Read More about How To Be Happy During Hard Times
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James For months I suffered with dull radiating pain on the left side of my neck. It wasn't unbearable but super annoying. I spent hours on WebMD self-diagnosing (which really only makes things worst), I tried heating pads, and neck rolling exercises. I even went to the doctor and nothing. I was told that I was fine and they couldn't find anything wrong. It wasn't until I was getting a ... Read More about Are You Okay? 55 Signs You’re Stressed Out
Everyday during lunch we sat in the teacher's lounge with teachers trying to scuff down lunch during a 25 minute lunch break that always went by to soon. At this time, I was a school counselor intern so to most of them I was the invisible women. Each day I listened to their stories as they vented and prepared for the remainder of the day. In situations like this, there is always one wheels that squeaks louder than the others. And like a good little helper, I gave this one ... Read More about If you had a magic wand, how would your day be different?