There’s so much to be grateful for in our lives and in this world, even during these unusual and chaotic times.
Today, I’m grateful for all of the people who give of their talents and from their hearts to help all of us achieve better mental health and well-being.
As you celebrate today’s holiday, enjoy this selection of thoughtful quotes about life, mental health, self-care, and overall well-being. I hope you find them uplifting.
“I will not die an unloved life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.”
“For everyone, well-being is a journey. The secret is committing to that journey and taking those first steps with hope and belief in yourself.”
“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”
“Having inner peace means committing to letting go of self-criticism and self-doubt.”
“If we try to secure the well-being of others, we will, at the same time, create the conditions for our own.”
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
Henry David Thoreau
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. “
“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.”
“Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.”
“Turn away from the world this year and begin to listen. Listen to the whispers of your heart. Look within.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach