50 Art Therapy Blogs

Top 50 Art Therapy Blogs

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I found this art therapy list from  Shelley Klammer at expressiveartworkshops.com This is a great resource to get those creative juices flowing. Check out her site and the many down below. Enjoy and live and inspired life!

Enjoy! Stuart

General Art Therapy Blogs

The following blogs offer general information about art therapy, as well as links to books and articles you can read to find out more.

1. Psychology Today: The Healing Arts: This blog is run by art therapist Cathy Malchiodi who posts topics about advocacy, art therapy intervention ideas, and more. If you are looking for the basics of this practice, this is a good blog to check out regarding the integrative, reparative and restorative powers of the arts.

2. Inner Canvas: Lisa Mitchell is an artist and a therapist who promotes the use of creativity in professional practice.

3. Art Therapy: If you want to find out the basics of this practice, as well as find books, ideas, and other resources, this is the blog to check out.

4. Art Therapy Reflections: Karen Wallace is an art therapist, artist, Focusing trainer, and art instructor. She has a private practice with adults and children and specializing in depression, trauma and life transition with adults and children. She expresses her love of nature, her practice of Buddhism and her family in her art.

5. Colors of Play: This blog provides creative art and play therapy for children, adolescents and young adults with special needs, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral problems, and children coping with loss & bereavement and emotional & traumatic issues.

6. Art of Life with Mairead: This transpersonal art therapist writes about mental health research, community awareness, music, movement, art, and comedy.

7. Healing with the Arts: Art and healing is now a huge field. All over the world, people are healing themselves, others, community and the earth with the arts. Healing art from around the world is documented by artist and nurse Mary Rockwood Lane and Dr. Michael Samuels.

8. Art Therapy Los Angeles: Let this therapist share stories about interesting clients, inspiration, and ideas to give you a basic understanding of her practice working with chronic illness.

9. Mullumbimby Art TherapyThis blog offers interesting thoughts, ideas, and resources for anyone who wants to find out more about art therapy. This Creative Arts Therapist has fused her passion, interests and life experiences into her own unique approach to self discovery.

10. Health Care Fine Art: Henry Domke M.D. started this blog to learn more from experts about using art in healthcare. It became the basis for his book “Picture of Health: Handbook for Healthcare Art.” The intended audience includes interior designers, art consultants, architects, framers, hospital staff and artists. As a doctor, he relates to what stressful places hospitals can be.

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Blogs That Offer Art Therapy Ideas

11. Naropa Community Art Studio International: This blog uses art therapy practices to help relieve suffering and maintain a vision of international unity.

12. Art Therapy Cookbook: Art therapist Christa Brennan offers a database of inspiring art therapy techniques.

13. Creativity in Therapy: This art therapist primarily works with children, adolecents and families and shares art therapy directives that she uses in her professional practice.

14. Creative Juices Arts: Allow artist Chris Zydel – transformational teacher and creativity mentor to inspire you to find your way back to your creativity.

15. KinderArt: If you are are curious about exploring age appropriate art activites for kids in art therapy, check out this blog.

16. Yellow Door Art Therapy: Art therapist Donna Scott uses the multimodal approach of Creative Arts Therapy which includes visual arts, sound, movement, poetry, and play.

Blogs from Organizations

Some professional organizations offer blogs on their website. These can provide you with links to resources.

17. New Mexico Art Therapy Association: The NMATA blog regularly posts contributions from their board of directors, members, and friends. They frequently post images they have created individually or in workshops.

18. Art Therapy Alliance: Where art therapy meets social media. Their extensive social media portal for art therapists is here.

19. Art Therapy Without Borders: This organization promotes, develops, and supports international humanitarian art therapy initiatives and the work of art therapists worldwide.

20. National Center for Creative Aging: This organization encourages everyone to use art, music, and more everyday, especially as they age.

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Blogs by Art Therapists

If you are interested in getting to know more about art therapy, let the experts themselves teach you. Blogs by art therapists often provide new ideas, unique perspectives, and educational videos.

21. The Centre for Psyche and the Arts: This blog is run by art therapists Michelle and Mark Dean and reflects their interdiscplinary approach to art therapy as artists, counsellors, and writers.

22. Elizabeth Beck: Ed Tech Art Therapy Blog is a place to search for art therapy ideas and exchange resources.

23. Adventures in Art Therapy: This blog teaches readers the power of art therapy and also tells stories about successful interventions.

24. Hannah Klaus Hunter: This art therapist’s blog focuses on textile and paper art inspired by her years of reflective meditation and writing.

25. ArtLight Therapy and Studios: Counselor Joni Becker offers a path to healing through creativity.

26. Helen Ellis Art Therapy: This art therapist has extensive experience working with children and teens in foster care, adoption and child welfare.

27. Lani Puppetmaker’s Blog: Get some inspiration and ideas from this art therapist’s site. She posts interesting art, explaining her take on it.

28. Maricle Counseling: This is an art therapist and licensed mental health counselor who specializes in using the arts to help people overcome anxiety and low self-esteem. She includes intervention ideas, information on art therapy as a profession, and what to expect in an art therapy session.

29. Creativity in Motion: Art therapist Gretchen Miller enjoys finding inspiration, creating positive energy, and discovering transformation by working in mixed media, collage, altered art, art journaling, as well as organizing art exchanges and creative collaborations.

30. Paint Splash Art Therapy: Southwestern College offers a comprehensive blog that collectively features the works and writings of art therapists and art therapy students.

31. Abbey of the Arts: Art therapist Christine Valtner Paintner melds expressive art with contemplative arts in her practice.

32. Art Therapy Spot: This comprehensive blog by art therapist Sara Roizen offers a wide variety of art therapy directives and examples.

33. Kathryn Wingard: Follow the journey of this art therapy student who explores art and culture.

34. Petrea Hanson-Adamidis: This art therapist specializes in children’s mental health using the modalities of puppet-making, therapeutic stories and guided meditations.

35. Denver Art Therapy & Counseling: This therapist focuses on issues related to divorce and separation, so check out art therapy in this context.

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Blogs about Art and Healing

If you want to find out firsthand how art therapy can help those who are trying to recover, reading a blog about firsthand experience can help tremendously. Not only will you be able to read the stories of various bloggers, but you can also see the artwork that expresses how they feel.

36. Modus Vivendi: This blog displays a large gallery of art created by those who are using art therapy to heal.

37. Intuitive Flow: Art therapist Giora Carmi uses art therapy to heal from chronic nerve pain. He shares his own personal experiences of intuitive art-making on his blog.

38. Sundrip – Art for Life: This blog brings together art therapy for mental health and art associated with the difficulties of Lupus and Fibromyalgia.

39. Crackers and Juiceboxes: This is another survivor in recovery who uses art therapy to get through life. Read her story and check out her art.

40. Art Stories: This blog by art therapist Girija Kaimal offers short illustrated stories on self-expression, creativity and learning in a creative and dynamic format.

41. Laura Hollick: This transformational performance artist shares her healing and teaching process through creative photography and movie making in a way that celebrates women’s empowerment.

42. Bonpournous – Recipes and Art: This blog is a sharing between art therapists and cancer patients and offers art processes and healthy recipes.

43. Beautiful Dreamer: This blogger mostly talks about the struggle with Dissociative Identity Disorder, but the blog does include a separate section for artwork.

44. The Art Prescription: Registered nurse and artist Beverly Dyer offers a daily dose of art and haiku. Her prescription of art and poetry aims to help boost the immune system, ease pain and depression, and release emotions.

45. The Language of the Soul: Artist Margie Woods uses art journaling as a healing and authenticity practice.

46. Art Therapy Wellness Project: This art therapist is passionate about healing potential of the arts.

47. Expressive Art Inspirations: This counsellor shares personal examples of creative practices for spiritual self-exploration, and the healing of emotional pain through expressive art.

48. Chrissy Cranitch: This intuitive artist shares her emotional process on the journey between the inner calling of spontaneous art making and marketing herself as a professional artist.

49. Inner Spirit: This blog shares an artist’s process of artistic inquiry of her emotions and spiritual journey.

50. My (Getting Better) Story: Check out this abuse survivor’s drawings and poetry as she copes with the past.

 

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Letting Go of Toxic People through Forgiveness — Awakening Journey

Spirituality does not mean to be positive all the time. To be awakened is to be mindful and aware of your life and your current existence. Although I have forgiven many people who hurt and wounded me, it does not mean that they are accepted back into my life. These people were toxic, mentally or […]

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New Art Therapy Research Color More!

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This article by Samantha Zabell shares new research in the journal of Art Therapy. Coloring is not just for kids. If stressed Color read on…

The stress-relieving benefits are real

You may think you’re “not creative” or “bad at art,” but a new study from Drexel University says you should head to the craft store anyway. According to new research, making art can significantly reduce stress levels, whether you’re gluing macaroni noodles or painting museum-worthy landscapes.

The results of the study, published in the journal Art Therapy, were not entirely surprising to lead researcher Girija Kaimal, EdD, who said in a statement: “That’s the core idea in art therapy: Everyone is creative and can be expressive in the visual arts when working in a supportive setting.” Even people who rarely picked up a crayon experienced the same stress-relieving benefits as those who were practiced in making art.

The researchers studied 39 adults between the ages of 18 and 59, and measured their cortisol (stress hormone) levels before and after a 45-minute art session. Participants were free to experiment with everything from markers to clay, without instruction or direction. Following the session, 75 percent of participants experienced a drop in cortisol levels. The other 25 percent experienced heightened cortisol levels, but Kaimal explained that those individuals were not necessarily more stressed—heightened cortisol levels can also suggest engagement or enjoyment.

There was no significant correlation between skill or materials used and cortisol levels, meaning modeling clay was just as soothing as coloring. But because younger participants consistently exhibited lower cortisol levels after making art, Kaimal believes creative arts would especially benefit stressed students.

If you don’t have a robust craft closet at your disposal, there is a simple way to reap the same benefits without much mess—adult coloring books. You’ve likely read about the craze, which proves these intricately designed books are no longer just for kids. In 2015, 12 million copies of coloring books were sold in the U.S., compared to just 1 million in 2014.

I hope this article has inspired you to bring more color into your life. Bring a friend along when you color it is more fun. My best, Stuart

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Does your relationship do this?

This Article was taken from drjoanrosenberg.com. She has worked with a variety of people who are change agents in the world. I thought you may like this short and sweet description on whether you are in a healthy relationship or not. This is a another way to change your mindset and change your life. My best, Stuart

How to Gauge a Healthy Relationship

Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a particular relationship – whether a platonic friendship or an intimate relationship – is good for you or worthy of you investing your time.  Consider these attributes as some of the basic elements that are crucial to healthy relationships. Obviously, no kind of aggressive, threatening or violent behavior should be present in any of the relationships and that holds true no matter what type of relationship you are developing.

Ask yourself . . . is the person (or persons) you have in mind:

  1. Safety – this means that you feel safe with the people with whom you spend time and that the environments you are in also feel safe. Specifically, safety means that no one uses words or engages in any kind of behavior that diminishes your mental, emotional or physical integrity. No name calling, accusations, shutting out, intimidating behaviors, threats or physical harm.
  2. Positive – meaning they are optimistic, have a positive outlook and are well-intentioned in how they relate to and with you and others and in their actions with you and others.  Are optimism and being well-intentioned aspects of their overall approach to people and life?
  3. Predictable – this means that you have a pretty good idea how someone will respond to people and life demands (does not include people who: “fly off the handle”, threaten others, get angry and yell at people or kick, throw or hit things when frustrated).  Remember, I started with positive first for a reason.  People’s actions must be truly well-intentioned.
  4. Congruent – the best way to understand congruence is that a person’s words and actions match their thoughts and feelings – this can be reflected in the simplest of interactions such as a person calling at an agreed upon time. It may also involve more challenging experiences like telling someone you are angry with them, that you are disappointed by something they did, or that you really care about and love them (especially as close to the time that you are feeling it – not weeks or months later).
  5. Consistent – think of this as predictability over time
  6. Responsive – means that the person truly listens to what you have to say – shows a genuine interest in your experiences (positive and negative) and makes a concerted effort to help you sort out your concerns, validate your feelings, generate alternative solutions and affirm your successes. In the ideal, the people in your life help soothe your distress and celebrate your successes.
  7. Reciprocal – this means your experience with the other person is mutual or two-way – there is relative balance between each person’s contribution to the relationship – or understood another way – a relative balance between the give and take between you and the people in your life.
  8. Stimulating – means that the relationship is alive and you feel alive in it.  You are in a state of constant learning and evolving as a person. You individually and collectively pursue new or novel experiences that invite both of you to stretch and grow.

Emotional and physical safety in relationships creates a foundation for emotional growth and well-being.  If those or other elements mentioned above are not in place for you, it may mean you need to take some time to reflect on your next steps.

These steps may include such actions as talking to the person about your concerns, limiting your time with that person, or if necessary, no longer having any contact with him or her.  Challenging?  Yes.  The benefits of living a happier, more peaceful and less stressful life are well worth your efforts.

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100 art therapy exercises to make your mind, body and spirit sing.

Tools to live an Inspired Life- Stuart Cline

100 art therapy exercises to make your mind body and spirit sing at stuartcline.com.  I am always looking for new creative ideas for my self or the clients I work with. I hope you find this article as helpful as I did. I was not able to find out who originally created this article and whoever you are Thank You!!!!

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My best, Stuart at stuartcline.com

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” It’s no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to just find greater peace and meaning in their lives. If you’re curious about what art therapy has to offer, you can try out some of these great solo exercises at home to help nurse your mind, body and soul…

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The Race, A poem to help pick you up when life pushes you down.

When I read this it gave me the chills in a good way. This poem is to help inspire you when you are feeling down and out. When that voice in your head says give up. This Poem is one we can all relate to. It is a story of a young boy falling on his face and getting up. The reason he gets up may help you get up when life gets you down and you want to give up. I was thinking of my readers when I heard this. Read and enjoy. The story has a happy ending. I so do love happy endings. My best, Stuart

Poem: The Race,  by D.H. Groberg

“Quit!” “Give up, you’re beaten!” they shout at me and plead,
“There’s just too much against you now, this time you can’t succeed.”
And as I started to hang my head in front of failure’s face,
My downward fall is broken by the memory of a race.
And hope refills my weakened will as I recall that scene.
For just the thought of that short race rejuvenates my being.
A children’s race, young boys, young men; now I remember well.
Excitement, sure, but also fear; it wasn’t hard to tell.
They all lined up so full of hope. Each thought to win the race
Or tie for first, if not that, at least take second place.
And fathers watched from off the side, each cheering for his son,
And each boy hoped to show his dad that he would be the one.
The whistle blew and off they sped, as if they were on fire
To win, to be the hero there, was each boy’s desire.
And one boy in particular, his dad was in the crowd,
Was running near the lead and thought, “My dad will be so proud.”
But as he speeded down the field, across the shallow dip,
The little boy who thought to win lost his step and slipped.
Trying hard to catch himself, his arm flew out to brace,
And ‘mid the laughter of the crowd, he fell flat on his face.
So, down he fell, and with him, hope. He couldn’t win it now.
Embarrassed, sad, he only wished he’d disappear somehow.
But, as he fell, his dad stood up and showed his anxious face,
Which to the boy so clearly said, “Get up and win the race!”
He quickly rose, no damage done, behind a bit, that’s all.
And ran with all his mind and might to make up for the fall.
So anxious to restore himself, to catch up and to win,
His mind went faster than his legs. He slipped and fell again.
He wished he had quit before with only one disgrace.
“I’m hopeless as a runner now, I shouldn’t try to race.”
But, in the laughing crowd he searched and found his father’s face.
That steady look that said again, “Get up and win the race!”
So, he jumped up to try again, ten yards behind the last;
“If I’m to gain those yards,” he thought, “I’ve got to run real fast!”
Exceeding everything he had, he regained eight or ten,
But trying so hard to catch the lead, he slipped and fell again.
Defeat! He lay there silently, a tear dropped from his eye.
“There’s no sense running more. Three strikes, I’m out…why try?”
The will to rise had disappeared, all hope had fled away.
So far behind, so error-prone, a loser all the way.
“I’ve lost, so what’s the use?” he thought, “I’ll live with my disgrace.”
But, then he thought about his dad, who soon he’d have to face.
“Get up,” an echo sounded low, “Get up and take your place.
You weren’t meant for failure here; get up and win the race.”
With borrowed will, “Get up,” it said, “You haven’t lost at all,
For winning is no more than this–to rise each time you fall.”
So up he rose to win once more. And with a new commit,
He resolved that win or lose, at least he wouldn’t quit.
So far behind the others now, the most he’d ever been.
Still, he gave it all he had, and ran as though to win.
Three times he fallen, stumbling, three times he rose again.
Too far behind to hope to win, he still ran to the end.
They cheered the winning runner, as he crossed the line, first place,
Head high and proud and happy; no falling, no disgrace.
But, when the fallen crossed the finish line, last place,
The crowd gave him the greater cheer for finishing the race.
And even though he came in last, with head bowed low, unproud,
You would have thought he won the race, to listen to the crowd.
And to his dad, he sadly said, “I didn’t do so well.”
“To me you won,” his father said, “You rose each time you fell.”
And now when things seem dark and hard and difficult to face,
The memory of that little boy helps me in my race.
For all of life is like that race, with ups and downs and all.
And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
“Quit!” “Give up, you’re beaten!” They still shout in my face,
But another voice within me says, “Get up and win the race!”

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Check out – Educational Art therapy Posters by Josh Kale

Here is a great web page on art therapy fundamental posters. Josh Kale Art Therapy Posters.

I am back from my trip to Rhode Island and got to spend time with family, friends, Artist’s, writers and creators. I was able to go to the beach and created sand art including dripple castles. I highly recommend this for anyone when you go to the beach.

I came across this web page today and thought “I love this” and I think you will to. If you are as interested in art therapy as I am then you will love this web page of Josh Kale. He worked with Cathy Malchiodi and developed art therapy posters. His posters simplify art therapy and different aspects of art therapy such as Draw a Person In The Rain, mandala’s, or the fundamentals of art therapy to name 4 of the 10 posters he has. Enjoy and well done Josh! 

Let me know if you found this helpful and “like it” or add a comment. Please click on the link below and it will take you right to it.

Josh Kale Art Therapy Posters

I receive nothing for this recommendation. I just thought you would like it.

My best, Stuart

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Book- The War Of Art – Winning the Inner Creative Battle

This book The War Of Art – Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield. This book is about the resistance we all have when we have inspiration hit and fail to act on it. For all of you creative people I highly recommend this book. Resistance can be the death to creativity. If you want to overcome resistance and bring more life into your world and creativity then read this book.

 

 

On Vacation in Rhode Island until the end of this month more blogging in August. Enjoy the summer everyone!!!! 

 

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Magic Triangle Relaxation Method

I heard T Gorski talk about this at a conference in Florida. De-stressing a key to metal health. Give it a try.

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Magic Circle Relaxation 01 by Terence T. Gorski , Author

Developed By Terence T. Gorski for use in Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) in 1995

Most relapse prone people have serious problems with stress that can lead to relapse. It is important to teach relaxation techniques that can be used to turn off or significantly reduce the immediate stress response when it occurs. Mindfulness mediation has become a popular evidence-based relaxation method, but there are other relaxation techniques that are also effective.

The Smorgasbord Approach To Relaxation Training

Relaxation training has been consistently integrated into the CENAPS® Model of Relapse Prevention since about 1985. Another blog with cover the seven core approaches to relaxation training and meditation used Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (CRPS) and found to be helpful in their work.

The Magic Triangle Relaxation Technique is one specific application that integrates one application that has been used in the Relapse Prevention Certification School for…

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100 inspirational quotes.

gold fish jumpingIf you need a little inspiration then you came to the right place. We have anywhere from 45,000-60,000 thoughts a day. Replace some of the negative thoughts with one or more of the following.Here is a list of 100 inspirational quotes put together by Kevin Kruse.

1.Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse
2.Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
3.Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
4.Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost
5.I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
6.You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
7.I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
8.The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
9.Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
10.Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
11.The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. –Bill Cosby
12.Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
13.We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
14.Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
15.Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
16.The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
17.The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha
18.The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
19.An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
20.Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
21.Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
22.Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
23.I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
24.Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
25.You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
26.I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
27.Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
28.Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
29.The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
30.Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
31.The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
32.People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar
33.Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin
34.If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
35.There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
36.Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus
37.The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
38.Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
39.When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck
40.Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. –Booker T. Washington
41.Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
42.Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
43.Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
44.We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
45.Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress. –Maimonides
46.Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
47.When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
48.Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
49.When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
50.Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius
51.How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
52.When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
53.Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou
54.Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
55.If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg
56.First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
57.If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
58.You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown
59.We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie
60.Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
61.Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
62.If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington
63.I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci
64.Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
65.You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong
66.What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. –Bob Dylan
67.I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
68.In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
69.A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
70.The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
71.There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
72.It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
73.You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
74.I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
75.A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown
76.It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers
77.If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
78.Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray
79.The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens
80.Education costs money. But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser
81.I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks
82.It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
83.If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey
84.Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama
85.You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
86.Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
87.Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
88.Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt
89.If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
90.Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem
91.It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
92.You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills
93.Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
94.Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses
95.The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
96.When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
97.It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
98.Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale
99.Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
100.Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
101.The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs
102.If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar

Kevin Kruse wrote a book 4 Keys to Happiness and Fulfillment at Work. He shares research into the true triggers of workplace motivation. I receive no monetary, or any other gain from recommending his book. I just like his 100 inspirational quotes and wanted to thank him by giving him a plug.

I hope you find value in this.

My best,

Stuart

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