Inspiration for Autumn

As the weather gets colder, I hope these quotes will make you feel warmer: “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ― Jim Bishop “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus “There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of…

Inspiring Quotes for Springtime

I love the spring. The sunny days and colorful flowers put me in a happy mood. Spring is inspiring because it represents beauty, hope, and new life.   In honor of spring, here’s a quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:   Here are some other beautiful quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson:   “To laugh often and…

The Value of Winter

As spring approaches, I want to take a few moments to appreciate winter. Winter is my least favorite season, and this year, I felt like it was in no hurry to leave. I don’t like complaining about our days of thirty-degree weather. After all, I know that people who live up north have had to…

A Beautiful Prayer

I discovered these lovely words for the year 2015. I like the fact that this prayer isn’t asking for a perfectly happy new year. Instead, it takes into account the realities of life. Some people have years that they would consider just about “perfect,” but most of us will have ups and down, and we…

Stop the Beauty Madness

Week after week, I see the damage that our culture’s obsession with beauty has created. I’m a mental health counselor for women and girls who have eating disorders, and I’ve realized how easily people can become trapped by the thought, “If I don’t achieve physical perfection, I can never be good enough.” I was drawn…