“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~Brené Brown from The Gifts of Imperfection
“Caring passionately about something isn’t against nature, and it isn’t against human nature. It’s what we’re here to do” – Annie Dillard
“Women catch courage from the women whose lives and writings they read,
and women call the bearer of that courage, friend.”
– Carolyn Heilbrun, The Last Gift of Time: Life beyond Sixty
For things to happen …you must write
– G. Lynn Nelson
You do not become good by trying to be good but by finding the goodness already within and allowing it to emerge; which can only happen if a fundamental shift occurs in your state of consciousness.
– Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose
“It’s not what you produce as you write that matters.
It’s who you become as you write that matters.
– Louise deSalvo, Writing as a Way of Healing
Nature invites us to discover connection. This is the same invitation of poem-making: . . . these connections become catalysts for insight. . . As we write, these interwoven elements help us to discover more . . . about how our life is ultimately connected to everything around us. Sound, imagery, rhythm, metaphor, personification are all ways to express natural connections. – John Fox, Poetic Medicine