Saturday, November 2, 2013

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins not through strength, but through persistence. --Buddha

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. --Dalai Lama

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. --Buddha

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Self-trust is the first secret of success. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 19, 2013

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. --Socrates

Friday, August 16, 2013

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. --Cavett Robert

Sunday, August 11, 2013

When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters. --Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. --Thomas Edison

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. --Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, July 25, 2013

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. --Dalai Lama

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing. --Thomas Edison

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. --Carl Jung

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. --Steve Prefontaine

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. --Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

If you speak and act with pure thoughts happiness follows you. --Buddha

Saturday, June 22, 2013

One who makes no mistakes never makes anything. --Unknown

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The pain now is part of the happiness then. --C .S. Lewis

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts. --Buddha

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. --Margaret Thatcher

Me and My Depression

It all starts with me
Slowly it begins to fuel my blood
And speed my heart
Encompassing me with its familiarity
Slowly and unwillingly, I begin to surrender
To the toxic, sweet, vile smell
Of self-destruction
It paints my world
With violence, hatred, and jealousy
And now as I am on the eve of greatness
It is glaring at me
With its menacing, persuading, and ever manipulative smile
But I am not afraid
Because I know what lies behind the familiar crooked smile
I know the debilitating destruction
That twinkles behind its eyes
It wants to take me
Take me so deep within myself,
I will never see the light of day again
But I rose above it once,
I can rise about it again
And with pain and hopelessness as an anchor
I steadily climb from my painful past
To my present in hopes I will be delivered to a better future
And if I make it out
I know that my victory will be short lived
Because when I least expect it,
It slither its way back inside of me
See, it feasts on my soul
Lives inside of me
It holds me hostage and refuses to let me go
It is my sole companion, my life partner, my reflection of self
It is...

Me and My Depression

Friday, May 24, 2013

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. --Albert Einstein

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Men trip not on mountains they trip on molehills. --Chinese Proverb

Monday, May 20, 2013

We must become the change we want to see. --Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, May 13, 2013

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. --Helen Keller

Love does not bind with chains and demands, love gives the soul wings. Love teaches freedom and happiness and gives inner peace. --Unknown

Thursday, May 9, 2013

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top --Unknown

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. --Voltaire

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. --Unknown

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. --Chinese Proverb

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. --Epictetus

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. --Mother Teresa

Monday, April 15, 2013

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. --Aristotle

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole. --Anonymous

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. --Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, April 8, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happiness is more than a mood, it's a decision. --Unknown

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. --Albert Einstein

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. --Walt Disney

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom. --Anonymous

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My belief

I work long hours not because I want to, but because I have this belief that if I slow down the pain of missing you will catch up to me. And take me to a place so deep inside myself that I will not be able to climb back out and will never see the light of day again….

Monday, March 18, 2013

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail. --Anonymous

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. --Gandhi

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. --Denis Waitley

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way and not starting. --The Buddha

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Art imitating life?


Welcome to me my new blog. Yay!

I am in the process of editing/revising my first novel.  It is a YA series about a young girl, Alison, whose boyfriend, Derrick, passes away (sound familiar, art imitating life?). After his funeral, Derrick contacts Alison thru her dreams; making Alison question her own state of sanity. From her dreams, Derrick with the help of other spirits lead Alison on a journey teaching her about herself and her destiny.

I am so excited about my novel! I will post excerpts later!


XOXO,

AC