We love ourselves a good quote and so we asked our community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us and we’ve highlighted some below.

Sylvia Padro | Keto Baker & Girl Mom

“Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.” I heard this quote in my early 20’s, and I felt it came to me at the perfect time. I was feeling stuck at a job that treated me like they were just tolerating me. I practiced what this quote said and have led my life through it as time has passed. This applied to my business as well. I realized I was being celebrated by friends and family for my keto and sugar free desserts, that I should take this as a sign and open up my talent to the community- or the world! We think big here! Read more>>

Julia Takahashi | Hair Stylist

Yes! It’s a Japanese proverb and it says “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” I actually have it tattooed On my right forearm. I first heard it in high school when I was taking Japanese. I don’t give up easily and I learned that from my mom. She has gone through hard times and not only doesn’t give up, but is an amazing mom and supports me. I love the quote because it reminds me to never give up and keep pushing, even if you stumble along the way. Read more>>

Ramy H | OG Danskter

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. I like this quote as it relates to the everyday struggles and grind whether it’s life, sports or business, you must always prepare for everything and the good and the bad. Read more>>

Alyssa & Toni Junious | Toni (Public Health Professional & Yoga Practitioner) Alyssa ( Artist, Educator, Pilates Practitioner)

“The power of healing comes from within. The journey begins with you to
living vibrant and shining bright.” — Soultry Sisters This personal quote reminds us of the personal work that we have done and continue to do in our healing journeys. Caring for ourselves is the key ingredient that has given us the capacity to serve others and build a community that centers collective healing, creative expression and conscious holistic living. We like to share this quote to remind others that it’s ok to put your healing first. Read more>>

Victoria Randolph | Wedding Photographer & Social Worker

I saw the quote “people are the best thing that can happen to us” on a trendy wall and, since then, it stuck with me. People are the reason I got into the field of social work and people are the reason why I got into photography. In social work, we are trained to meet people where they’re at and that’s the same approach we take in photography and videography. Our goal is to be present with our couples by honoring and capturing the way that they show up. That’s where the magic happens; not in trying to chase perfection, but by trying to capture the real, raw, and human moments. Read more>>

Paola “Lola” Pujols | Licensed Massage Therapist, Intuitive Reader & Creative

‘Living Openly, Loving Always increases healing,” is an affirmation that has transcended from a way of living to the acronym of my wellness business. To me, it has become a reminder to stand firmly in your personal power with integrity. In doing so, accepting all aspects of yourself, especially those that are perceived as ‘bad,’ become the catalyst for self love. I believe if everyone adopted the practice of having compassion with Self during all stages of life, not only would they understand themselves on a greater level, they would be more willing to understand those around them. Which is needed in this society, more so now than ever. Read more>>

Nadia Kuznetsova | Designer/Owner – NadineByNadia Jewelry

“The dread of criticism is the death of genius” – William G. Simms I love this quote because it applies to so many aspects of life. It reminds me to push myself and enjoy making my style of jewelry without letting it cripple my creativity by conforming to conventional style. When I started making jewelry 4 years ago I didn’t know where I was going with it – it was mostly trial and error. I used repurposed leather to find my creative niche and slowly started investing in better materials. When I felt ready, I started to sell to friends and doing little markets just to get feedback – not all of which was great. I got a lot of unbiased opinions and I took it all into consideration. Then I went back into the workshop for a year to recreate, teach myself better techniques, and put together a website. Read more>>

Yoni Wunderman | Knifemaker

I don’t know the exact quote, or who originally said this, but I heard it from comedian The Von and it stuck with me. He said something along the lines of “even a change by one degree will elevate you over time.” When I heard that I was grinding a knife in about 100F sweating in a full face respirator and I was miserable. I really wanted to quit, and was doing the bare minimum effort to keep my business afloat. To me it meant exactly as it sounds. If you are moving in a flat line, making no change, all you need to do is change your course by one degree in a positive direction. Over time that small change puts you on a new upward path. Read more>>