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Sometimes there is nothing like a positive quote to give people a little extra inspiration in their lives. Whether you are having a difficult day at work, being critical of yourself, or experiencing anything stressful or distressing to you, please take a minute to read some of these quotes I have chosen. I hope that it can shed some light on the darkness that this world presents itself with sometimes. Also, I hope it can be a reminder that our minds hold the key to unlocking motivation, healing, and inspiration back into our lives.


"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am then I can change." - Carl Rogers

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

"Believe that your life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." - William James

"Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." - Deep Roy

"Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

“If plan A doesn’t work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet!” – Claire Cook

"In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now." - Pat Ogden

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

“A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama

"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind." - Joyce Meyer

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars and see yourself running with them." - Marcus Durelius

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle 

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"The stronger person is not the one making the most noise but the one who can quietly direct the conversation toward defining and solving problems." - Aaron Beck

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi


For those needing help today in changing their mindset to a more positive one and managing the stress, pain, and anxieties in one's life, speaking to a trained professional is a great start. Reviving Waves Counselling Therapy is one of many resources here to help you discover a more positive you and a more hopeful tomorrow. 


Joanne Robertson

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