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

Lizz Kim | Content Creator, DJ, Model & Opera Singer

My favorite quote is “look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet God feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” This thought really helped me through this pandemic. As a DJ, and someone who works for themselves and primarily in person, this season brought a lot of uncertainty and second guessing of my life choices to pursue something that can be so easily taken away. But this quote helped me realize that I should have faith that I will be provided for and that God sees me and I should keep pursuing my aspirations and find a way to pivot during these crazy times. It really encouraged me. Read more>>

David Peng | Photographer

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs This is the quote that helped affirm an important decision in my life. Having parents who are both chefs, I have lived the majority of my life working in their restaurants. I’ve done everything from washing dishes to serving tables to managing. Growing up in a family business can be tough. There are certain things that are expected of you. One of them being the unspoken acknowledgment that you are to carry on the family legacy. Read more>>

Martin Cohen | Photographer, Chess Player & Astronomy Geek

“Never for an instant forget the effort to renew your life, to build yourself anew. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway of life itself. This is not an easy task. Indeed, it may be the most severely challenging struggle there is. For opening the door to your own life is in the end more difficult than opening the door to all the mysteries of the universe.” Daisaku Ikeda I just love this quote, it has a permanent place on my Buddhist altar. It reminds me that no matter the circumstances, it’s up to me to make sense of life and give it meaning. If I choose the path of an artist – or any path, for that matter – I need to stay on the road of self discovery and put in my effort on a daily basis. Read more>>

Nicole Kaplan | Educational Therapist

“Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.” -Albert Einstein I frequently wonder how my life would have been different knowing and understanding Einstein’s quote and it’s implications. Then I consciously turn my thoughts and remember the gifts my challenges bestowed upon me; resilience and grit. Einstein’s quote is so impactful I chose to incorporate it in personal and professional email signatures. I chose this quote because it speaks directly to me, giving insight into who I am and because it resonates with anyone I send an email to. I spent my entire life asked to climb trees, but I was a swimmer through and through and a talented one at that. Read more>>

Nerya Zidon | Saxophonist, Composer, Music Producer & Audio Engineer

As an avid reader in the self development realm, I come across many great ideas I enjoy contemplating on. One quote that really hit close to home is attributed to Henry Ford, who said:” Whether you think you can or can’t – you are right”. As creatives who aspire for greatness in our lives and respective crafts, it is often easy to lose ourselves in the daily grind in pursuit of said greatness. During that process, there are a countless moments where fear, judgment and insecurity sneak in and quickly corrupt our minds with limiting beliefs. Once those thoughts and feelings arise, I use this quote as a reminder of just how detrimental my mindset can be to achieving my goals, and that I have more control over it than I would think! Read more>>

Heather Siu | Artistic Floral Director

One of my favourite quotes comes from the Bible Verse Isaiah 41:19, : “I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together,” Myrtle et Olive, the name, was gifted to me by one of my best friends and business partner Karla Lim of Written Word Calligraphy with reference to Isaiah 41:19. This verse expresses the relief that God has sent, fainting with heat in the journey through that hot country, destitute of shelter, by causing shady trees, and those of the tallest and most beautiful kinds, to spring up for your defense. A creative entrepreneurial journey can be lonely and difficult. Often times, we feel defeated as if we were stuck in the middle of a desert, especially this year with event industry has been hit so hard by the pandemic. Read more>>

Christine Meier | Personal & Professional Development Coach

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” It’s a quote from George Eliot, pen name for Mary Ann Evans, a Victorian era novelist. It perfectly encapsulates my journey from the corporate world to entrepreneur and what really drives me in supporting my clients as we work together. It’s a constant reminder to check in with your heart not just your head to uncover what you truly want for your career and in life in general. I think about myself 20 years from now. Where do I hope to be? What do I want to have accomplished? What risks did I hope to have taken? What legacy do I want to leave? Questions like these help open the mind to possibilities, opportunities and define the path you wish to take. Read more>>

Chelsea and John Forsythe | Full Time Traveling Family

“The only thing you will regret in life is the risks you did not take.” When we tell people that we are selling it all to travel the USA with our 6 kids most people are envious and wish they could do something similar. But, every once in a while we get a response like, “Well, that is adventurous” or “Why are you doing that?” Trust me now that our home is sold and we have packed, sold, gave away or gotten rid of all non-essentials and we are living in 374 sq feet with 8 people I sometimes have the same feelings. But when my husband’s job fizzled out because of COVID and the kids were home from school we felt like we needed to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Why were we teaching our kids on screens and out of books when we could leave it all behind and show our kids that it was about experiences and not things. We are babies in this new “Full-Time Family” lifestyle. Read more>>

Helya Glen | Master Trainer & Owner

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”- Henry Ford. This rings very true for me, especially right now in the middle of a pandemic. I think we are in a state of constant guessing games and can’t really plan for the future because the future is extremely unclear. What we can count on is our will to push forward, to adapt and be fluid. With that comes the outlook of controlling my own destiny with my mindset. If I think I can, I’ll find success. Read more>>

Kris Kelly | Founder

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein I love this quote by Albert Einstein because it wraps up life on earth in one sentence. We could knock out evil in this world if we all would get involved and help Humanity. Most people look the other way and do not want to get involved because they are scared for themselves. If everybody had the courage to do something when they saw abuse towards another living being we could wipe out the darkness in this world. I kept seeing animal abuse on our streets, animal shelters and residential homes and I knew I had to do something. It would have been easier to look the other way and go on with my life of entertaining myself and making it all about me but I knew that wasn’t what I was put on this earth for. Read more>>

Sarah Buscho | Founder

The astronomer Carl Sagan said “We’re made of star stuff.” I love this both in scientific and metaphysical terms. That elements like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and others were created billions of years ago, and now make up our physical bodies is astounding. It lends perspective in daily life when I feel bogged down by small details — after all we are made of stars. Equally it conjures the wondrous cyclical nature of life. Stars loose their mass and the elements created inside said stars form the next new generation of stars in space. The evolution continues. This inspirational cycle connects me back to nature, the majesty of the present moment, and to a sense of innovation and possibility. Just because a thing hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Read more>>