We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Gabriel Furman | Filmmaker & Actor

“Where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be”. I think I have spent so much of my life trying to live up to a version of myself that is just not real. I was always so “goal oriented” but what I found was me not appreciating the journey. Once I attained a goal it never seemed enough, always onto the next one. I also judged myself for not “being” as successful as I should be. So when those voices in my head arrive, that affirmation always calms me and I feel connected to a truer part of me, a bigger part of me, and that helps me enjoy exactly where I am. Read more>>

Yarelbys Túa | Content Creator, Model & Changemaker

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters” I remind myself of this quote so constantly that it has become a value that I live by. There is so many things in life that are outside our control and the best thing we can do is to accept them and move forward. This quote really resonates with me because throughout the course of my life I’ve had to deal with situations that where not my fault but became my responsibility. At age 14 I was diagnosed with Cancer and one year later I developed a spinal cord injury that resulted on a physical disability. At first I was filled with emotions and frustration, but soon I understood that I couldn’t control what happened. Read more>>

Marisol Cruz | Lawyer & Author of Contemporary Romance

Mute & Live. That’s the affirmation my favorite author, Tarryn Fisher, shared. Since the first time I read the words on her Instagram post, they resonated with me. Mute & Live is about living an authentic life, unique to me. In today’s world, everyone has an opinion about everything we do, or don’t do. Oftentimes, we let others’ opinions and judgments affect how we perceive ourselves, and/or our individual journey. Mute & Live means – mute all the voices, the naysayers, the opinions, and live your best authentic life. Read more>>