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

Brian Tustin | GM of Hospitality

“May I be too engaged in risking my own failures To have time to criticize the failures of others.” – I read this quote about 4 months ago and it was quite convicting because I can be pretty critical of others when I’m in an unhealthy mental state. I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery over the last 12 months and this was a quote that has helped identify and direct my thoughts when I begin to venture down a path that leads to an “Unhealthy Brian”. I’ve found this is pretty applicable to all facets of my life. Read more>>

Flavio Scorsato | Photographer

I love a quote by the Italian movie director Federico Fellini. “You exist only in what you do.” I think the literal meaning of it explains everything. For me it is important not only to do what you do, but to live for it. It’s the idea that your work will outlive you. Read more>>

Christopher Wolff | Adventure Hydrologist, Water Scientist, Explorer & Storyteller

Naturalist, philosopher, and explorer Alexander Von Humboldt once said, “The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world” and I couldn’t agree more. I like this quote because it is timeless, true and explains our world (and perhaps people) at this moment. When we, as humans, stay in one place we tend to view other cultures and foreign landscapes (and their stories) from a blurred lens of inexperience and perspective. For me, traveling, learning, and experience our world changes that narrow view. It sharpens my lens and helps focus my vision of our planet, its people, and the way we are all connected – for better or for worse. Plus, if we work to understand our world… perhaps we can save it. Together. Read more>>

Phillip Silverstein | Artist & Entrepreneur

I shall create as I speak – Abracadabra – I read this in a book recently and was so inspired when I read this, that I got a tattoo of it! For me, when I put a camera in my hand I know magical things are about to happen. When I read this I knew that it was going to be tattooed on me, and within a month it was! I don’t know where I’m headed next, but I can promise it won’t be boring! Read more>>

Alma-Style Swanson | Personal Stylist, Image Consultant & MUA

Be yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress, and the way to live.” Gianni Versace I live on purpose, I do everything from the way I eat to the way I dress, with purpose, I have an end result in mind when I wake up I decide what I would like for that day, then I move toward it with passion and joy. I am focusing on enjoying my day, day after day. I am open, direct, and a straight talker no-frills. I like that Gianni is saying keep your power, the power to be you. You get to decide how or what to wear. I hear from my clients often the question: How should I dress for this or that? I try to encourage them to create their own individual style, I find out what they like through questions and then we come up with a solution that is their own, they own their style from then on. That is when fashion becomes style and it becomes fun and easy! Read more>>

Dr. Natalie Muth and Dr. Mary Tanaka Pediatrician | Pediatrician & Registered Dietitian

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We are pediatricians at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group La Costa (Carlsbad). We share an office where this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson is framed and a daily reminder. to us that just because things have always been done a certain way, doesn’t mean that is the only way. Just because traditional medicine and nutrition and culinary expertise didn’t always converge, doesn’t mean they can’t. And certainly, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t! We have taken this quote and philosophy to heart with the creation of an innovative, first-of-its-kind approach to help kids and their families optimize health. Through our W.E.L.L. healthy living clinic, which is now 100% video-visit based, we help families skill build around nutrition (including zoom-based cooking sessions!), physical activity, social/emotional wellness, sleep optimization, and managing screen time. Read more>>

Babi Gonzalez | Founder & Designer

The inspiration behind the name of my business is a bible verse, Isaiah 41:10 which says “Fear Not for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I have carried this verse with me for a couple of years now and It has been the verse I resonate with my life. One of the scariest and most vulnerable things you could do is start your own business because your creating items and essentially putting your whole heart and soul into these pieces and telling the world okay here is my hard work and hoping others will love it the way you do. This bible verse helps keep me centered and have faith that my business will be okay. Even if there’s more lows than highs, I still have God upholding me with his righteous right hand. Read more>>

Heather Elise | Family and Wedding Photographer

“If I should be gracious enough to receive the opportunities placed in front of me, let me receive them.” I developed this mantra when I backpacked through Australia a decade ago. So many people were so wonderful to me and I couldn’t possibly pay back their kindness so I decided to simply accept it and hope that I would pay back the world in other ways. It was a little nugget of wisdom that to me meant sometimes you just have to be grateful …and nothing else. Read more>>