We love ourselves a good quote and so we asked our community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us and we’ve highlighted some below.

Dr. Shree Walker | Author, Educator and Motivational Speaker

Broken crayons still color means in-spite of everything that a person has done or been through they still have purpose and value. Our society is quick to ostracize individuals who may have gone through a rough patch or maybe even made a bad decision or two. However, I believe that greatness resides in everyone. Just because you may be broken or hurt does not mean you can’t fulfill your dreams or purpose Read more>>

Katy/Lisette Tucker/Howard | Entrepreneur

“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness” – Brene Brown This quote speaks so much to us as women and as business owners. In life it seems you have a couple of “crossroads moments”. One path is having a dream and thinking about how to do it, and wonder if anyone will like it and getting caught up in the unworthiness spiral. The other is having a dream and saying – ya know what, if I don’t do, this then someone else will. Having the guts to pursue it and owning that story is what keeps us going every single day. Read more>>

Katie Nguyen | Founder of Urth & Sea

“Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.” —Natalie Goldberg The inspirational quote by Goldberg left an imprint on me about five years ago and has been with me ever since. For me, it serves as a reminder to do what you love above all else and since starting my business, it’s reminded me to pursue what I love and continue to do just that even if I’m uncertain of the outcome or fear failure. In turn, trusting in what I love has led me here, to this very moment in my life, creating and designing for Urth & Sea. Read more>>

Aashish Chanana | Award Winning Film Director

Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE because the word impossible says… I M POSSIBLE! Being a die-hard optimist and someone who always looks at the ‘positive’, in every situation, I believe that with hard work and undeviating focus, nothing is unachievable. Read more>>

Albrielle McFadden | Dancer and Choreographer

My favorite affirmation is “What is for me, will not miss me.” I understand that not everything or everyone is for me and the things that are will not pass me. I can manifest anything I want in life and I have peace in knowing that what’s for me will come to me, of course with the help of me actually putting in the work for it. Read more>>

Bilnesha Tillman | Owner, Natural Hair Stylist

One of my favorite quotes would have to be the mission statement for the business. Nature’s Beauty Room,therapy not only for your hair,but for your Soul! This slogan has come to life in the day to day operations as the owner and Natural Hair Stylist at Nature’s Beauty Room. Located at 235. N. Broad St.Griffith Indiana 46319 Read more>>

Niketa Calame-Harris | Headshot Photographer / Acting Career Coach

One of my professors in undergrad use to say “uplift one higher than yourself”. Those words rang true to me because my mother, may she rest in peace, instilled that line of thinking in me as a youngster. To me it means that you have never arrived you are always a work in progress and are always learning and changing. You always have things to offer those coming up after you on this journey called life. I don’t think we are put here to take and bottle up and do life alone. We are meant to do life in community with others and lift each other up. Read more>>