We asked the community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us. Check some of those out below.

Mary Leavines | Writer | Thru-Hiker

My favorite quote is by the poet Mary Oliver. It’s from her poem “Blackwater Woods:” To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. Read more>>

Nicky Schauder | Co-Founder of Permaculture Gardens

One of my favorite quotes is from permaculturist Geoff Lawton: “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” Many permaculture practitioners will smile at this quote but often don’t genuinely believe that all the world’s problems CAN be solved in a garden. We do. We think that if you think about the ills of the present-day world, they include problems such as war, famine, hunger, disease, climate change, and corruption. There are also internal personal ills, such as stress, scarcity, anxiety, depression, and anger. Read more>>

Jazz & Treasure | It’s Alchemy CoCreators

You’ll often hear us tell people, “You are the Magic that heals you. ” We love that line because we have learned it to be true in our own lives and have witnessed it in the lives of others. Once we accepted that we were not only capable but worthy of healing and leading better, more fulfilling lives – we started doing just that! By taking our healing into our own hands and really being intentional about nurturing ourselves in the ways that mean the most to us, we are the Magic that heals us. Read more>>

Nancy Johnson | Artist

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monroe Throughout the many decades of my life, the ups and downs, my sense of humor and smile has carried me through the rainy days into the sunshine. “Laughter is the Best Medicine” and “One Day at a Time” are my mantras! With so much life under my belt, I can think back to wonderful memories that bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. Creating new memories going forward make me happy and I hope that I can share it to others through my art and my smile! Read more>>

Crystal Arvizu | Owner & Creator Of Vizal Skin Scrub

I am known for my famous words “Que Chispas” which means Sparks in spanish. Que Chispas describes the woman I am, a strong successful woman with fire and sparks. Equipped with the skills and knowledge, which were gained through self drive and self intensive training. I’m simply just chasing my Spark. It’s My motivation to inspire others and be a role model for my daughters. Read more>>

Brooke DeMoure | Integrative Healing Art Practioner: Hypnosis, life coach, Crystal Healer, Intuitive Reader & Celebrant.

I loved this quote from this article: Free Will Versus Divine Will (the-guided-meditation-site.com) “Things always happen for a reason, and you have agreed to experience this from a soul level. Often there are other factors at play, such as karma and cause and effect.” ‘Things happen for a reason’ whether it’s good or bad, things happen to align us on our correct path. When you are going through trauma, with going within and releasing it and healing it, it brings us closer to our soul rather than ego.. Read more>>

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez | Poet and Essayist

“Mystery is the real condition in which we live, not certainty.” –Barry Lopez This quote inspires me to take risks in my writing life. That could mean writing a poem or essay that might upset readers, or sharing my work in a way that’s outside of my comfort zone. I’m cautious by nature, cautious to the point of constantly imagining worst-case scenarios. Barry Lopez’s quote lets me exchange fear with a reverence for the unknown. Read more>>