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

Maddalena Bearzi | Jeweler, Marine Biologist, Writer & Journalist

One of my favorite quotes is by author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou: “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I believe this statement to be true. I think wildlife offers endless possibility for creativity. More nature-inspired pieces I make, more designs I came out with. At times, I find difficult to keep up with my own ideas while sitting at the jewelry bench. Just need longer days… Read more>>

Miranda Garno Nesler | Rare Book Dealer

“Without documents, no history. Without history, no memory. Without memory, no greatness.” These are the words of Mary Ritter Beard, an American suffragist and archivist. Because Beard worked in libraries, she understood the critical role physical documents play in shaping our view of the past as well as the present that emerges from it. If the documents of history don’t record the actions of diverse people, or if diverse people’s contributions are erased from that document, we wind up privileging the accomplishments of only a narrow slice of humanity. So she encouraged women fighting for equality to preserve their documents, to publish their own biographies, and to write themselves into history. Beard’s words inspire me. Read more>>

Jaclyn Friedlander | TV Show Host, Actor & Conservationist

My favorite quote is: “You reap what you sow, you reap in multiples of what you sow, and you never reap in the same season in which you sow”. I love this quote because when you work in a creative field it is all about planting seeds and being patient while they grow. You have to have faith that the work you do now will pay off tenfold and often times it does! Read more>>

Tamara Anderson | RN, Pastry Chef & Interactive Cannabis Educator

“No” just means not right now. To me that means to keep pursuing your goal and just because this person is interested doesn’t indicate that your goal or mission isn’t of value to someone else. Read more>>