Inspiration

Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to get you started. If you feel like talking after this, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ann.

Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master’s chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
Henry David Thoreau 

Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over every day, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and deeply affecting that the heart is nearly stilled by astonishment.
Dean Koontz 

Do you have a body? Don’t sit on the porch! Go out and walk in the rain!
Kabir

Self-knowledge and self-improvement are very difficult for most people. It usually needs great courage and long struggle.

Abraham Maslow 

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Sir Winston Churchill 

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

Even without wars, life is dangerous.
Anne Sexton 

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Isak Dinesen 

When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?”
Sydney J. Harris 

Surely this must be an ancient proverb: If the situation is killing you, get the hell out.
Hugh Prather 

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else – you are the one who gets burned.
Buddha 

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.
Annie Dillard 

My friend, come sit
With me inside my pain
Don’t tell me it is right or wrong
Or give it any name.
Just sit and feel it with me
Until you understand.
Then I can start to speak of it
And take your outstretched hand.
Come sit with me in my darkest corners
And feel the world the way it is for me.
Let me draw you pictures of my life
And help myself break free.
And when I find my joy within
You will be the first to share
Because you sat with me inside my pain
And showed me you could care.
Penny Jo Chessman