Week of September 24, 2023

"Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health." - Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

Week of September 17, 2023

"Keep no secrets of thyself from thyself." - Greek Proverb

Week of August 27, 2023

"Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others." - Christopher Germer

Week of August 20, 2023

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Week of August 13, 2023

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

Week of July 23, 2023

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

Week of July 9, 2023

"The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not." - Elyn R. Saks

Week of July 2, 2023

"I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it." - Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Week of June 25, 2023

"Good words are a honeycomb, and their sweetness is a healing of the soul." - Proverbs 16:24

Week of June 18, 2023

"It's no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Week of June 4, 2023

"Do not worry about what comes next; you will discover it when it comes." - St. Isaac the Syrian

Week of May 28, 2023

"The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need." - Demi Lovato

Week of May 21, 2023

"You are never strong enough that you don't need help." - Cesar Chavez

Week of May 14, 2023

"Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." - Fred Rogers

Week of April 30, 2023

"What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you." - Paulo Coelho

Week of April 23, 2023

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

Week of April 16, 2023

"Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts." - Leo Tolstoy

Week of April 9, 2023

"As long as we pay attention to the negative sides of those we meet, we will not find peace or quiet." - Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Week of April 2, 2023

"A heart that loves is always young." - Greek Proverb

Week of March 26, 2023

"Be more interested in finding the best way, not just in having it your way." - John Wooden

Week of March 19, 2023

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start." - Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

Week of March 12, 2023

"It's better to accept the uncertainty that comes with realizing you have a problem than pretend you don't." - Michael Hyatt & Megan Hyatt Miller "Mind Your Mindset"

Week of March 5, 2023

"Your now is not your forever." - John Green

Week of February 26, 2023

"Discover the joy of giving." - Mark Victor Hansen

Week of February 19, 2023

"Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue." - Viktor E. Frankl

Week of February 12, 2023

"My self-care serves others because when I feel good, and calm, and productive, and hopeful, I have so much more to give." - Molly Sabourin

Week of February 5, 2023

"When you start to see another human being as less than you, it's a danger." - Immaculée Ilibagiza

Week of January 29, 2023

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi

Week of January 22, 2023

"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale

Week of January 1, 2023

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of." - Jim Rohn


    Week of December 11, 2022

    "Change is inevitable. Growth is optional." - John C. Maxwell

    Week of November 27, 2022

    "Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step."
    - Naeem Callaway

    Week of November 20, 2022

    "Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." - Saadi

    Week of November 13, 2022

    "Walk gently in the lives of others. Not all wounds are visible." - Unknown

    Week of October 23, 2022

    "When it hurts, observe. Life is trying to teach you something." - Anita Krizzan

    Week of October 9, 2022

    "Whatever good things we build, end up building us." - Jim Rohn

    Week of September 25, 2022

    "If you do not hope, you will not find out what is beyond your hopes." - St. Clement of Alexandria

    Week of September 18, 2022

    "Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth

    Week of September 11, 2022

    "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass

    Week of September 4, 2022

    "There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice." - Simon Sinek

    Week of August 28, 2022

    "Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views." - George Sand

    Week of August 21, 2022

    "Human beings have enormous resilience." - Muhammad Yunus

    Week of August 14, 2022

    "A [person] cannot correct [themselves] all of a sudden… it is like pulling a barge - pull, pull, and let go, let go! Not all at once, but little by little." - Elder Ambrose of Optina

    Week of August 7, 2022

    "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind." - Robin Williams

    Week of July 31, 2022

    "There is no greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life." - Mary Rose McGeady

    Week of July 24, 2022

    "Children laugh an average of three hundred or more times a day; adults laugh an average of five times a day. We have a lot of catching up to do." - Heather King

    Week of July 17, 2022

    "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." - Anne Lamott

    Week of July 3, 2022

    "Good habits are balanced habits." - Abraham Low, MD

    Week of June 26, 2022

    "Careless mind, double work." - Greek Proverb

    Week of June 19, 2022

    "Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people." - Enes Freedom

    Week of June 12, 2022

    "Reconciliation always brings a springtime to the soul." - Brother Roger; Founder of the Taizé Community

    Week of June 5, 2022

    "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." - Nelson Mandela

    Week of May 29, 2022

    "Anxiety is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far." - Jodi Picoult

    Week of May 22, 2022

    "Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - G.K. Chesterton

    Week of May 15, 2022

    "Every moment offers an opportunity to be grateful. When we choose to be grateful, our soul glows." - Imuetinyan Ugiagbe

    Week of May 8, 2022

    "Heal so that you can hear what is being said without the filter of your wounds." - Dr. Thema Bryant, PhD

    Week of May 1, 2022

    "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths." - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    Week of April 24, 2022

    "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates

    Week of April 17, 2022

    "The truly great and good, in affliction, bear a countenance more princely than they are wont; for it is the temper of the highest hearts, like the palm tree, to strive most upwards when it is most burdened." - Philip Sidney

    Week of April 10, 2022

    "Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind." - Henri Frederic Amiel

    Week of April 3, 2022

    "Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit." - Moliere

    Week of March 27, 2022

    "Our lives and relationships are better, brighter, and more fun when we remember to play, when we inject some adventure." - Drs. Julie & John Gottman

    Week of March 20, 2022

    "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

    Week of March 13, 2022

    "You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things so that all the small things go in the right direction." - Alvin Toffler

    Week of March 6, 2022

    "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." - Lewis B. Smedes

    Week of February 27, 2022

    "Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds." - Norman Vincent Peale

    Week of February 20, 2022

    "When you have reached your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall." - C.S. Lewis

    Week of February 13, 2022

    "Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle." - Charles Glassman

    Week of February 6, 2022

    "Mistakes are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce

    Week of January 30, 2022

    "When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure." - Viktor Frankl

    Week of January 23, 2022

    "Regret for wasted time is more wasted time." - Mason Cooley

    Week of January 16, 2022

    "Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle." - Charles Glassman

    Week of January 9, 2022

    "The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in YOU too. The people that love you, simply for being YOU. The once in a lifetime kind of people." - Anonymous

    Week of January 2, 2022

    "Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another." - Desmond Tutu


    Week of December 26, 2021

    "The holidays can be a lonely time for some. The greatest gift you can give is your time, your attention, your concern, and your love." - Unknown

    Week of December 19, 2021

    "Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? -- These are the real questions." - Henri Nouwen

    Week of December 12, 2021

    "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - C.S. Lewis

    Week of December 5, 2021

    "But people are oceans,” she shrugged. “You cannot know them by their surface." - Beau Taplin

    Week of November 28, 2021

    "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Marcus Cicero

    Week of November 21, 2021

    "Feelings are experienced or not, are present or absent, but never true or false." - Abraham Low, MD; “Mental Health Through Will Training” p. 118

    Week of November 14, 2021

    "Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all." - Erik Erikson

    Week of November 7, 2021

    "Suicide is so taboo, and the hush is toxic. It really makes healing harder" - Marlie Rowell

    Week of October 31, 2021

    "A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." - Colin Powell

    Week of October 24, 2021

    "There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't." - John Green

    Week of October 17, 2021

    "Take a deep breath. Get in the moment and ask yourself what is important this very second." - Greg McKeown

    Week of October 10, 2021

    "I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott

    Week of October 3, 2021

    "In our rush to fix our problems, we neglect to allow space and time for our wounds to teach us." - Richard Rohr

    Week of September 26, 2021

    "I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses, because they only made me work harder." - Muhammad Ali

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