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.

Amanda Averbeck | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin I don’t know much about Anais Nin. I fell in love with these words when I was nineteen. I stumbled upon the quote free of context for the author or her writing during a social medial scroll. The words were nestled among roses in various stages of bloom. A tight rose bud. A partial blossom. A full bloom. Read more>>

Bailey-Siamone Mason | Musician

“No one cares if you’re sick, tired, angry or whatever. You leave everything at the door when you step on stage and perform. If you can’t, then you need to give them their money back.” -Dr. Catherine Lysinger During one of our bi-weekly piano masterclasses we learned about stage presence and the mental component of performing. Read more>>

Megan Corrieri | Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor

“When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on – or you will be taught how to fly.” -Patrick Overton I first read this quote when I was about 14 years old. I read it on a postcard, which, as a mater of fact, I still have today, sitting close to my office desk. Read more>>