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Below are some good mantras, quotes, stuff to keep in mind, inspire and carry along.  I welcome additions to this page, so feel free to email me your favorites and I’d be glad to add them! 

First Things First

Resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die

If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got

If you always think what you always thought, you always get what you always got

Does it have to be said? Does it have to be said now? Does it have to be said by me?

If I am not doing the things that help me to be healthy, I may end up doing unhealthy things

The world cannot bring me inner peace, but then again, the world cannot take it away

Easy Does It

Sometimes no is the right answer

I don’t always have to know the answers

Feelings are real, but they are not always based in reality

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real


“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

- Joshua J. Marine



“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone

through to achieve that beauty.” 

- Maya Angelou



“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.” 

- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love



“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” 

- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire



“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”

 - Karen E. Quinones Miller



“The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again and I bore it...I would discover that it hadn't washed me away.” 

- Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith



“I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.”

-  Ann Richards



“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

- Helen Keller



“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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