Do you have a favorite dialogue, lyric, quote or affirmation? Please share with us below.

Carisa Diesburg | Yoga Instructor E-RYT 200 YACEP

“Yoga is a dance between control and surrender- between pushing and letting go- and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of an open ended exploration of your being” This quote resonates not only on the yoga mat but off the mat. As we build our practice, we become more aware of how, when and where we should push and pull our mind, body and spirit. Off the mat, we can use the same methods to deepen our own understanding of connection, healing, learning and acceptance. Enjoying the moments of the dance. Read more>>

Amirah Aleem | Professional Henna Artist

I do have a favorite quote! I’m not sure who to credit it to, but it’s “Aspire to Inspire before you Expire”. I love it so much that I painted it on one of the walls, among my other favorite quotes, in my henna studio. Read more>>

Sara Blanchard | Podcaster, Facilitator, Author, Life Coach

I abide by the phrase “we rise by lifting others.” When I’m in a rush, glazing over it, it seems like another pretty affirmation. But when I pause and take it in again, I feel the gravity of it. We Rise By Lifting Others. It’s a critical philosophy in these times. 2020 is nearly in our rearview mirror, but the truths the year have reflected are difficult to accept: a downtick in society’s empathy, an uptick in selfishness, and a deep lack of understanding that we are all interconnected. The truth is, none of us make it on our own. From the teachers who influenced us, to the teams who heal us from illness, to those who keep our shelves stocked with food, we are surrounded by people working together to make society work. We all need each other. Read more>>

Claire Gordon-Neff | Horse Trainer & Riding Coach

“Horses teach you a lot, Very little of it actually has to do with horses.” -Anthony Lothian I love this quote. I have a rather large print of it in my barn. I reference it in my teaching. I believe it fully. At Front Range Show Stables in Erie, in addition to teaching the practical aspects of horse care and and forward-seat riding technique, I believe that horses are a perfect vehicle for instilling responsibility, empathy, perseverance in the face of adversity, commitment to a team, true partnership, and dedication and care of another living being. Riding teaches you to listen to the unspoken and to trust your instincts. Horses do teach you a lot… in my experience, they can teach you most about yourself. Read more>>

Michelle Mras | International Keynote Speaker, Communication Coach/Trainer, 2X Author & Podcaster

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” – Maya Angelou This quote holds a lot of meaning for me as I have endured and thrived through a traumatic brain injury, breast cancer and other major life events. This quote has become my anthem of standing for who I am, not apologizing for what I am not. I embrace and enhance the gifts I have to become the best version of me… Unapologetically. Read more>>