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Words of Wisdom


Because sometimes I just don’t know, but the beautiful teachers on my bookcase do.

Mary Oliver: “To Pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

Cheryl Strayed: “I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.”

Anne Lamott: “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

Brene Brown: “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

Glennon Doyle: “The only meaningful thing we can offer one another is love. Not advice, not questions about our choices, not suggestions for the future, just love.”

Augusten Burroughs: “Love believes you.”



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