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The following are a number of my favorite quotes or sayings that have helped me over the years. We're all different and unique in what speaks to us. Some may find hope or inspiration in these words.

"Trust in the Process"

"One Day at a Time? Sometimes, it's one minute!"

"Hope Anchors the Soul"

"On any given day, simply do your best with what you have, where you are at and how you feel" 

"Be as kind to yourself as you would to a cherished loved one"  

"Your cells can hear you" 

"Even if you can only take one small step, you're still one step closer to reaching your goals" 

"Progress is often 'one step forward and two steps back'. Expect, accept, and learn from 'the two steps back'."

"Consider 'failures' as a simply a learning opportunity" 

"We can only love others as much as we love ourselves"

"If you listen to, test, trust, and follow that inner voice, you will make wise decisions with peaceful confidence." Keisha Blair

"You can only give from your overflow"

"Try to let go of deep attachments to specific, expected outcomes"

"Be aware of the energy, beliefs, and perspectives that you bring to situations" 

 

A bit about me personally... 

I am often asked about the inspiration in my business name  - Graceful Life Counselling. I explain that it's a combination of a few things. My spirited Golden Retriever is named Gracie. My bestie gave me a beautiful angel just before I opened my practice and it says 'Amazing Grace'. I've always loved that song.

In general though, I've found that a combination of cherishing precious moments with family and friends, embracing the healing power of nature and animals, being mindful of the natural (and free!) gifts in life such as birds, water views, flowers, rainbows, and sunsets (no sunrises, I'm not a morning person, lol!), appreciating a well-made latte, and carving out time to laugh and dance, have helped me maintain a more helpful perspective and live life as gracefully as I can.  My hope is that my clinical background and professional training can guide you in living your life as gracefully as you can.