"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims."-- Harriet Woods
"Self-esteem must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer through the pain, sacrifice, self-doubts, and friction from the world, you will genuinely impress yourself."-- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
"Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill."-- Jacob M. Braude
"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself."-- Muhammad Ali
"The first great step is to like yourself enough to pick someone who likes you, too."- Jane O'Reilly
"The longest journey is the journey inwards of him who has chosen his destiny."-- Dag Hammarskjold
"There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness."-- Han Suyin
"Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"-- Martin Luther King Jr.
"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."-- African proverb
"If you think you're too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."-- Bette Reese
"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be."-- Clementine Paddelford
"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world."-- Helen Keller
"If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted -- there is practically nothing she can't do."-- Helen Lawrenso
"If you think you can do a thing or you think you can't do a thing, you're right."-- Henry Ford
"With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp."-- Jim Loehr
"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs."-- Joan Didion
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."-- Joseph Chilton Pearce
"Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young."-- Luella F. Phean
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Healthy, happy, and empowered mama...with a black belt in taekwondo.
I grew up in a big family in the Bay Area of California, attended college at BYU London, England and stateside. Then married my filmmaker/artist husband and have three sons who also love the arts. Creativity abounds in this house!
I'm a proud member of Writers Cubed and Co-Founder of the super cool and successful Teen Author Boot Camp. When I'm not doing my own writing I keep busy being Jr. Agent at Gateway Literary.
Life is good. (=