We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Rose Caracostas | Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified EMDR clinician

My favorite quote reads, “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx. As a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with patients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder, I feel it is very important to recognize the choice and control in how we all react. Read more>>

Yodit Alem | Esthetician & Lash Artist

My favorite quote is “manifest your own reality, create you’re own success”. I read that in a book once and it’s suck with me over the years. What I love is it gives me control over my life and accountability. You have to take action and “put in the work” to have your dream job or life. This quote gives me the power to achieve my goals. Read more>>

Ari Walker | Artist & Figure Skating Coach

My favorite quote is “put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest act. This is the secret to success.” by Swami Sivananda. Every time I try something new or when I’m trying to make a big decision in my life, I think back to this quote. No matter what it is I’m doing, I want to make sure I will be happy and content with that choice and that is what I feel this quote means. It is especially true when I think about what I want to do as a career. I want to make sure I can be happy and appreciative of the choices I made. Read more>>