It's powerful when you read the words of someone who has eloquently articulated what you feel and believe. Here's a collection of some of my favorite quotes. I hope they may inspire you as they do me, and give a little insight into my approach to working with clients.
"Self-reflection is necessary to dig beneath our own layers and visit the inner crevices of our heart and mind to develop an understanding of life."
"Don't become too preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you."
- Mary-Frances Winters, thought leader on workplace diversity and inclusion
"What can't be confided to the self can't be confided in another.”
- John Bowlby, founder of Attachment Theory
"We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience."
- John Dewey, philosopher on education
"I define 'connection' as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they have give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship"
- Dr. Brene Brown, research professor and best-selling author
"Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and to feel connect with others. Instead, we often contract, fear intimacy, and suffer a bewildering sense of separation. We crave love, and yet we are lonely. Our delusion of being separate from one another, or being apart from all that is around us, give rise to all of this pain."
- Sharon Salzberg, Buddhist meditation teacher and best-selling author