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.

Sofia Popkova | Founder

“Be More Concerned with what your life feels like than with what it looks like” Social Media can skew our views of the world… Covid-19 and the pandemic has made me re-focus on ‘feeling’ and that’s what with my experiential events, My Flow, we want to create a safe space with things like art therapy, sound baths, and other tools to give feeling and, ultimately, inner peace. Read more>>

Megan Rosati | Filmmaker

“God always answers your prayers. It’s just sometimes that the answer is no.” This quote is from a Christopher Durang play, and it cracks me up every time. I also find it comforting – like there’s someone or something out there, and they’re listening to you! And they’re answering you. And just, sometimes the universe disagrees. I use it as a mantra for radical acceptance when something doesn’t go my way or there’s, say, a global pandemic that interferes with my plans. Sometimes we don’t get what we want. So it’s like, do you whine about it, or do you say, what now? Read more>>

Shaffer jones | Artist, Song Writer & Clothing Brand Owner

My favorite quote is… “Your attitude when you falls determines how long it will be before you get back up” What this means to me is that falls are inevitable so be prepared for them. In addition to that it mean to me that you should not get so bent out of shape when you do fall because everybody falls, and no one is exempt from life’s troubles. We should be focused more on getting back up then the actual fall, and learn that if we keep a positive mental attitude anything can be accomplished.. I like this quote because I know it to be true and it’s awesome wisdom to hold on to through life’s fight. Read more>>

Michael Lovan | Writer & Director

In 2017, I was reading an interview with American retired naval SEAL Jocko Willink, and he said, “Discipline equals freedom.” Meaning, by routinely showing up to daily exercise – one will overcome weakness, procrastination, and even fear, improving oneself and achieving one’s goals. I’ve re-appropriated the mantra for my own life and have found value in applying this creatively. By putting into daily practice time and energy to make a film, I ultimately ended up writing a film by the end of 2017 and filming it four months later. Read more>>

Justin Prough | Ex Adman turned Environmental & Political Artist

We are living in interesting times. Times of rapid technological, social and environmental change. The likes of which, humanity has never seen before. My coming of age and career have paralleled these waves of change. A constant voyage awash of reflection, deconstruction and rebirth; of self, passion and purpose. “Fake it, till you make it.” seems to be the societal guttural cry so many of us cling to, to weather the changing storm. And with an open mindset it works, but only when underpinned by this: “The more you know, the more you don’t know.” – Aristotle A constant thirst to learn and evolve my skills has helped me adapt and find purpose in the face of constant change. I liken it to climbing a tree in the forest. You climb and climb, you study the branches, you focus on what’s above you and try not to fall. Read more>>

Marisa Vitali

“Not My Monkey. Not My Circus.” Meaning I don’t have to get involved. I don’t need to get in there and fix it. Everyone is in their own life drama with their own lessons to learn and that includes me. Trying to fix someone else or take on someone else’s drama, mess or life lessons is not only a burden but a distraction from what I need to be doing for myself. When a situation or relationship gets complicated, “Not My Monkey. Not My Circus.” Gives me clarity to see where the responsibility of my “stuff” begins and ends. When I’m able to have clarity about what is mine, I’m able to set boundaries and then forge a path forward with my response. Read more>>

SiMitrē | Artist & Musician

“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy” -Charles Haanel This affirmation reminds me of the limitless potential of the soul. I use it as a way to manifest a desired state of being in any moment. It’s such a powerful and useful tool for me to presence myself within my day no matter what is going on. Read more>>