You’re here because you know that it’s more important than ever that we show up for our own well-being with a positive, solutions-oriented mindset. Did you know that thinking positive, happy, hopeful, joyful and optimistic thoughts decreases cortisol and produces serotonin, which creates a sense of well-being? Well, it does! And this helps you and your brain function at peak capacity. We could all benefit from focusing on the good in our lives and in the world, and taking part in making more good happen.  Here are some quotes that have inspired some of our Crazy Amazing Human guests and the greater community. We hope you enjoy!
“What is my purpose in life?” I asked the void.
“What if I told you that you fulfilled it when you took an extra hour to talk to that kid about his life?” said the voice. “Or when you paid for that young couple in the restaurant? Or when you saved that dog in traffic? Or when you tied your father’s shoes for him? Your problem is that you equate your purpose with goal-based achievement. The Universe isn’t interested in your achievements… just your heart. When you choose to act out of kindness, compassion and love, you are already aligned with your true purpose.
No need to look any further!”
― Unknown
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Contributed by Sven-Olof Lindblad
“Is there anything she can’t handle? She has been broken. She has been knocked down. She has been defeated. She has felt pain most can’t handle. She looks fear in the eye, battle after battle, day after day. But she never runs and she never hides. She always finds a way to get back up. She’s unbreakable. She is a warrior. She is me.”
― Unknown
Contributed by Karen Hawkins
“It’s because of the hard road that I walked from an early age that I’m able to overcome the trials that life throws at me…and now I allow my heart to speak through my music when words fail.”
−Taps Mugadza
“Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see.”
–Mother Teresa
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me”
— Matthew 19:21
Contributed by Dr. Tom Catena
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
— Jane Goodall
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds… who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”
— Theodore Roosevelt
Contributed by Kenneth A. Carlson
“There are two ways to Spread Light:
Be the Candle or be the Mirror that Reflects it.”
— Edith Wharton
“Nothing’s stopping me, what’s stopping you?”
— Ezra Frech
Paralympic Athlete
“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.”
— Robert Baden-Powell
Contributed by Jeff Werner
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
−Mark Twain

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