Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Resolutions...

Don't declare the same resolutions as last year, unless you want the same results. - Kelly Shipp

Friday, December 28, 2012


You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it. – John Lennon

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What you want to be...

Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be. – W. Clement Stone

Friday, December 21, 2012

Be yourself...

Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to you. And stay. - Will Smith

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Think big...

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. – Donald Trump

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Don’t treat your customers like a bunch of purses and wallets. – Chris Brogan

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The clearest way...

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir

Monday, December 17, 2012


Don't look back. You're not going that way.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Get on your way...

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way. - Dr. Seuss

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Fact: 33% of car accidents occur from driving too close.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Move on...

Never revisit the past, that's dangerous. You know, move on. - Robert Redford

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The shadow...

Sometimes being in the shadow allows you to see the beauty in light. - Kelly Shipp

Monday, December 10, 2012

Feels good...

I do what feels good. If it's fun getting up, you might as well carry on. - Danny DeVito

Friday, December 7, 2012

We are just passengers...

We do not own this place, we are just passengers. - Robert Redford

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A photograph is...

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. - Diane Arbus

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Making a photograph..

There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph. - Robert Heinecken

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Protect those wild places...

In wildness is the preservation of the world. Let us cherish and protect those wild places and the creatures that inhabit them. -Henry David Thoreau

Monday, December 3, 2012

Live as a...

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. - Pablo Picasso

Friday, November 30, 2012


The best road to progress is freedom's road. - John F. Kennedy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's all in the story...

The technology available for film-making now is incredible, but I am a big believer that it's all in the story. - Robert Redford

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Key to success...

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone." -Bill Cosby

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

why not?

If everything isn't black and white, I say, Why not? - John Wayne

Monday, November 26, 2012

I would draw in a sketch book...

What I would do is when I was younger I would draw in a sketch book something that happened in my life and then write a little something on the side about what happened or what the story. - Robert Redford

Sunday, November 25, 2012

another plate...

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate. -Dave Barry

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

We didn't have much money...

I don't know what your childhood was like, but we didn't have much money. We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.
- Robert Redford

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? - Robert Redford

Monday, November 19, 2012

Keeps you young...

I'm happy, and I think being happy keeps you looking young. -Olivia Newton-John

Friday, November 16, 2012


Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
~ Keri Russell

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Be somebody...

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-Margaret Lee Runbeck

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Look through...

Look through your computer, not at it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


It's better to launch and learn than to learn and never launch.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A vacation is...

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” -Robert Orben

Friday, November 2, 2012


The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. - Ashley Montagu

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Learn, live, hope...

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. ~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

6 locks...

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. -Elayne Boosler

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A hug....

I didn’t fall. The floor just needed a hug.

Monday, October 29, 2012


“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Friday, October 26, 2012


You can be passionate about anything. -Jerry Seinfeld

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. -Jerry Seinfeld

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. ~Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Learn to use your camera’s manual controls. Don’t rely on what the camera can do for you. - Mattias Klum, Nature Photographer

Monday, October 22, 2012


Fact: More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The risks of sleep deprivation

How sleep deprivation poses risks to physical and mental health: How sleep deprivation impacts dementia, different types of memory, and learning : read the article

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A job you love...

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Who listen to music...

Interesting fact: Surgeons who listen to music during operations perform better than those who don't.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kicking you...

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants. -Walter Winchell

Monday, October 15, 2012


Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
– Imogen Cunningham

Friday, October 12, 2012

The most important thing is...

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy — it's all that matters.” -Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Where the fruit is...

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. It's where all the fruit is. ~ Shirley MacLaine

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


"Impossible is just a word for what has not happened yet."– Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Everyday prayers....

The Hopi Indians of Arizona believe that our daily rituals and prayers literally keep this world spinning on its axis. For me, feeding the seagulls is one of those everyday prayers. - Brenda Peterson

Monday, October 8, 2012


One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gide

Friday, October 5, 2012

Swim your own race...

Never worry about what anyone else is doing... Just swim your own race. - Dara Torres

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
-Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Well, do ya?

Sometimes, you have to ask yourself, 'Do I feel lucky?' ...Well, do ya?
- paraphrased from "Dirty Harry", Clint Eastwood, 1971

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Letting go and holding on...

All the art of living life is a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Do before you can have...

You've got to be before you can do, and do before you can have. - Zig Ziglar

Friday, September 28, 2012

That which we can never lose...

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. -Helen Keller

Thursday, September 27, 2012


To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. - Max Beerbohm

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. - Matsuo Basho

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The past and the future...

Don't live in the past. There is no future in it.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Laughter is an instant vacation. ~ Milton Berle

Friday, September 21, 2012

Take chances...

Follow your obsessions and take chances. - Mick Rock, Photographer

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Home remedies for mosquitos...

Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus are still a potential threat this time of year. The threat continues to increase year-over-year. According to the CDC, there are no medications to treat, or vaccines to prevent, human West Nile virus infection.

Here are some popular, home remedies to consider:

Apply Avon Skin So Soft spray bath oil to your skin.

Take a new dryer sheet (like Bounce, etc) and rub on your body. Mosquitoes won't even come near you.

You can also take the dryer sheet and tuck in your belt, tie it on your wrist or on the chair you're sitting, and you'll have the same effect.

Eat garlic.

Spray antiseptic mouthwash in the area.

Burn citronella oil/candles (more than one) in the area.

Drain all containers of fresh standing water and make sure your roof gutters drain properly as well.

Move to the Western U.S.

A goal is...

A goal is a dream with a deadline. - Harvey Mackay

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo Da Vinci

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Don't copy...

Don’t just copy what you see, try to find your own approach. This is a real challenge in today’s flood of images.
- Pal Hermansen, Nature Photographer

Monday, September 17, 2012

Don't be discouraged...

Mistakes do not necessarily mean failures... they’re a key part of learning so don’t be discouraged when things don't work first time.
- Morgan Silk, Advertising Photographer

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hitting the target...

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target. - Ashleigh Brilliant

Thursday, September 13, 2012


People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. -Oliver Goldsmith

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Don't let it...

Don't let the fear of striking out ever get in your way. - Babe Ruth

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ask yourself...

“Ask yourself one simple question: What makes you happy? When you know the answer to that question, you will know your passion in life. When you know your passion, you know your future.” - Brooke Shaden

Monday, September 10, 2012

Break the rules...

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katherine Hepburn

Friday, September 7, 2012

Loud minds...

Quiet people have the loudest minds. - Stephen Hawking

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Appreciating and liking what you have...

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have. -Woody Allen

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Sun...

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” - Helen Keller

Friday, August 31, 2012

How it works...

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. - Steve Jobs

Thursday, August 30, 2012


“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. ~ Maya Angelou

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life. - Carrie Latet

Monday, August 27, 2012

After dark...

Why is it called 'after dark' when it really is 'after light'?

Friday, August 24, 2012


The creative adult is the child who survived. - U. LeGuin

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kitchen odors...

Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out. -Phyllis Diller

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Don't waste a minute...

Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door. -Brooke Shields

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The way you look...

I think by being happy it actually affects the way that you look too. -Kelly Preston

Monday, August 20, 2012


Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Humor for a Friday...

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass. -David Lee Roth

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance? -Phyllis Diller

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Not things...

Collect moments, not things.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Two kinds of people...

There are two kinds of people:
Those who say, "I will believe it when I see it."
And those who say, "To see it, I know I must believe it."
-Rhonda Byrne

Monday, August 13, 2012

Amphibians in trouble.

I didn't realize this was so serious until I watched this episode of Nature. "It is the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Population by population, species by species, amphibians are vanishing off the face of the Earth."">View video at I encourage you to watch this episode. Amphibians play an extremely important role, not only in nature, but also in our research in finding cures for so many ailments and diseases.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Understanding life...

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
- John Lennon

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Build cool things...

Don't let distractions, the daily grind, or failures set you back. Continue to build cool things and create awesome stuff. - Nick Thacker, 'Call to Action'

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


“It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”
-Bruce Lee

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Add value...

Wherever you are, whatever you do—seek to add value to other peoples’ lives. If they need help, help. If they need advice, point them in the right direction. Don’t expect reciprocation, but know that adding value is reciprocal.
- Nick Thacker, 'Call to Action'

Monday, August 6, 2012


Anybody can win, unless there happens to be a second entry. ~George Ade

Friday, August 3, 2012

Take a break...

Periodic breaks help you process and absorb new information, increasing your efficiency. - Michael McKee, Ph.D.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Are you complaining? Stop. There are better things to do with your time & energy. -Kelly Shipp

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

7 years to digest...

Myth busted: If you swallow your gum, it takes 7 years to digest. That's False. Gastroenterologist Dr. Richard Desi says that gum is like anything else you put in your stomach. What's digestible gets absorbed, and what isn't, passes right through.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You will win in the end...

There's always going to be people that don't like what you're doing. I think that if you try to be as free and pure as you can possibly be, you will win in the end. - Mandy Moore, Choreographer.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Of people...

Photographs of people tell me more about their country than pictures of architectural edifices or scenery. - IIya Genin

Friday, July 27, 2012

Someday isn't one of them...

There are only seven days in a week—and someday isn't one of them. Seize the day.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

When you don't know...

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
~Edgar Degas

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Your thoughts...

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly. -Marcus Aurelius

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lead to a goal...

It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, July 23, 2012

The element of surprise...

Some people say "If you can't beat them, join them". I say "If you can't beat them, beat them", because they will be expecting you to join them, so you will have the element of surprise.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The sun...

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. -Pablo Picasso

Thursday, July 19, 2012

An artist...

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. ~Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A true friend is someone who...

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. - Jim Morrison

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Can be seen from outer space...

The Grand Canyon is one of the few things on Earth that can been seen from outer space.

"We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope." - Wallace Stegner, 1960.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Getting out...

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping it out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in. -Zig Ziglar

Friday, July 13, 2012

Texting that saves lives.

Texting that saves lives.
Nancy Lublin speaks at TED about an awesome idea. -

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Change ourselves...

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Victor Frankl

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. -Harold Kushner

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Staying with problems longer...

It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer. -Albert Einstein

Monday, July 9, 2012

Be yourself...

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it. -Bruce Lee

Friday, July 6, 2012

A light heart..

A light heart lives long. -William Shakespeare

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Express yourself...

It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are taken from you own experience. -Berthe Morisot

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Get off your horse...

Get off your horse and drink your milk. - John Wayne

Monday, July 2, 2012


"The difference in winning and losing is most often... not quitting." -- Walt Disney

Friday, June 29, 2012


I don't say everything, but I paint everything. -Pablo Picasso

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Experience life...

"When you get out and experience life, it allows you to photograph from your heart and leave your fingerprint on life." - Matthew Jordan Smith

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” -Walter Cronkite

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What makes it great...

If it wasn't hard then everyone would do it..the hard is what makes it great. - Tom Hanks, 'A League of Their Own'

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sharpen your axe...

If I had four hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend 2 hours sharpening my axe. - Abraham Lincoln

Friday, June 22, 2012

For the pleasure of it...

It took me time to understand my waterlilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it without ever thinking of painting them. -Claude Monet

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Busy, busy, busy...

Is your life busy and full of activity? Are you blindly following someone else? You may be going nowhere! "Processionary" caterpillars follow one another. It's possible to have a long line of them following each other in a circle around a flower pot that contains their food. They may continue to march around the pot for hours, days, only to finally expire from exhaustion. Being busy and active means nothing if your activity is not centered on the most important things or if you are blindly following someone else.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Do something new.

Monday, June 18, 2012


The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Don't waste time.

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. -Bruce Lee

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Four questions...

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? - James Allen

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset. - Jack Nicklaus

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A certain place...

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way. -Wayne Dyer

Monday, June 11, 2012

Great works...

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson

Friday, June 8, 2012

Correct in yourself...

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself. -Thomas Sprat

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The difference...

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. -Vince Lombardi

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool. -John M. Good

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. -Vince Lombardi

Monday, June 4, 2012

Where you are going...

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. -Yogi Berra

Friday, June 1, 2012


Change yourself and fortune will change with you. -Portugese Proverb

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Life is your art...

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum. -Ansel Adams

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Oftentimes, when we see something in nature, we don't see beyond the first layer. Nature has a way of showing us objects of nature in layers. We just have to look. This not only applies to objects but also to situations.
-Kelly Shipp

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

5 Tips To Make Anything Happen In Life

1. Don’t just list them, do them
2. Don’t let people tell you it can’t be done
3. Don’t be afraid of hard work
4. Think of it as an adventure not a task
5. Be with people who you know will support you


Friday, May 25, 2012


Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead?

Thursday, May 24, 2012


If no one ever challenged the status quo, the earth would still be flat.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A better tomorrow...

I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The person you become...

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. -Jim Rohn

Monday, May 21, 2012


“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” -Guillaume Apollinaire

Friday, May 18, 2012

On it's way somewhere...

In life, everything is on its way somewhere. Where do you want to go?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. -Thomas A. Edison

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not as I see them...

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. - Pablo Picasso

Monday, May 14, 2012


My grandmother started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60. She's 95 now, and we don't know where the heck she is. - Ellen Degeneres

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cost of darkness...

The price of light is less than the cost of darkness. - Arthur C. Nielsen

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fresh Ideas...

If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as you change your shirts.
-Francis Picabia

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” - Helen Keller

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Don't criticize...

Don't criticize an idea without proposing an alternative solution.
- Brian Flynn, CIO, Crawford & Co.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Prolonged sitting increases cancer risk

Researchers have known for a long time that regular exercise reduces the risk of certain cancers. A new review of 200 studies has revealed even more about fighting cancer - aside from exercise, you also have to avoid prolonged periods of sitting. In fact, doing so could prevent nearly 100,000 cases of breast and colon cancer in the U.S. each year.

The breaks don't have to be long or elaborate. The American Institute for Cancer Research advises adults to take one- or two-minute "activity" breaks every hour. Other researchers suggest setting a timer to remind you to take breaks and walking around the room when you're on the phone.

People who exercised the most were 30% to 35% less likely to develop colon cancer than those who exercised least, and were 20% to 30% less likely to develop breast cancer.

According to the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2010, prolonged sitting also increases the risk of dying from heart disease.

- Web MD article, 2012.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The present is not the future...

"If you have the self-esteem to get through the downs - standing on your own and understanding that the present is not the future - getting up and brushing off will make the ups that much better." - Jennifer Lopez

Thursday, May 3, 2012

In every person...

Just for today, I will try to see the good in every situation, and I will look for something to praise in every person who works with me.
- Benjamin J. Stein

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Don’t just look for your miracle. Become someone else's miracle. - Joel Osteen

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


It's amazing what a human is capable of doing if they really like something.
- John Paul Dejoria, CEO, John Paul Mitchell Systems

Monday, April 30, 2012

Share success...

Success unshared is failure. - John Paul Dejoria, CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems

Friday, April 27, 2012


One man’s insanity is another man’s vision.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Less is...

Less is only more where more is no good. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lighten up the mood at work

2 Tips on how to lighten up the mood at work:

1)..One company gives a standing ovation at any time to any employee who asks for one.
2)..The door of the president of one company is always open to employees with complaints - but if you come in with a complaint, you're required to sing it.

- Hope Health Letter, April, 1992

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

11 Things That Keep Body, Mind, & Soul From Being Healthy:
5)..Desire to dominate
9)..A lack of creative activity
10)..Feelings of inferiority
11)..A lack of love

- Hope Health Letter, May 1992

Monday, April 23, 2012

Begin to understand...

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. - unknown

Friday, April 20, 2012

7 more tips for a Great Life

Here are 7 more Tips for a Stunningly Great Life:

1. Spend time at art galleries.
2. Create unforgettable moments with those you love.
3. Improve your work every single day.
4. Be a hero to someone.
5. Smile at strangers.
6. Walk in the woods.
7. Honor your parents.

- Robin Sharma

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Not where it is now...

You have to go where the puck is going, not where it is now. - Wayne Gretzky

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Make it happen...

Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen! - Sasha Azevedo, Actress, May 1978

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Throw some things back...

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back." -Maya Angelou

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wanted to be...

I never wanted to be a composer. I am a composer, which is a different thing. -Vivian Fine

Friday, April 13, 2012


"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate". –Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The thing you want...

At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't. - Andy Roddick

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


You don't need talent to master something, you just need determination. - Unknown

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Straight in the eye...

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
- Helen Keller

Monday, April 9, 2012

Help someone...

We cannot help everyone, but we can help someone. - Joel Osteen

Friday, April 6, 2012

Stick to it...

“We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.” - Helen Keller

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Just as desirable...

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. -Frank Lloyd Wright in Business

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Love someone...

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. - Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


"Life comes just once so let's make the most out of it. God didn't give us everything to enjoy life but He gave us LIFE to enjoy everything." - unknown

Monday, April 2, 2012

A teacher...

"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." –Lily Tomlin

Friday, March 30, 2012



1. Exercise daily.
2. Get serious about gratitude.
3. See your work as a craft.
4. Expect the best and prepare for the worst.
5. Keep a journal.
6. Read “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”.
7. Plan a schedule for your week.
8. Know the 5 highest priorities of your life.
9. Say no to distractions.
10. Drink a lot of water.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rules for success...

There are many rules for success, but none of them will work unless you do. - Reed Markham, American educator

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Your own path...

“Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another’s perfectly.” -Bhagavad Gita

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The creative spirit...

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. -Ansel Adams

Monday, March 26, 2012

what we need to be...

We can’t become what we need to be, by remaining what we are. – Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, March 22, 2012

No red tape...

Sunshine has no budget, the sea no red tape. ~Jareb Teague

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Problems are messages. ~Shakti Gawain

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The lifeblood of art...

Injecting a healthy dose of chaos into the image-making process is a good thing because chaos is the lifeblood of art. - Ian Plant

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rise above these things...

You don’t have to fight every battle. You don’t have to respond to every critic. You don’t have to be offended because of what others say. You can rise above these things and soar. - Joel Osteen

Thursday, March 15, 2012


What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day? -Randy Glasbergen

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Heaven on Earth...

Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find. -Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nothing happens until...

Nothing happens until something moves. -Albert Einstein

Monday, March 12, 2012

Never let failure...

Never let success go to your head and never let failure go to your heart. - unknown

Friday, March 9, 2012

No one ever said...

No one ever said on their deathbed: I wish I would have spent more time at work!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Life is too short...

Life is too short. If you have something to say, say it. Don't hold back. Regrets are harder to live with. - Kelly Shipp

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Proceed to invent...

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent. – Thomas Edison

Monday, March 5, 2012

Where you start...

Where you start is not as important as where you finish. - Zig Ziglar

Friday, March 2, 2012


Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.” - Alice Walker

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Compromise is essential to the nature of completion. - Kevin Schafer

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teach them...

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~Antoine De Saint Exupery

Monday, February 27, 2012


Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America? - unknown

Friday, February 24, 2012

Life is short...

If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? What if we reversed this? - D. Bocari

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Keeping our youth...

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. - unknown

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

To avoid criticism...

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

Monday, February 20, 2012


The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fall forward...

I never understood this concept: "Make sure you have something to fall back on". If I'm going to fall, I want to fall forward. I want to see what I'm going to hit. -Denzel Washington

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Don't ever believe that you're not good enough. God can take our limited abilities (our ordinary) and turn them into something miraculous (extraordinary).
- Joel Osteen

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

People in photographs...

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer. -Ansel Adams

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Random act of kindness...

Random Act of Kindness: Make home made cards with inspirational messages and leave them on random cars.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Three times...

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not. —Virgil Garnett Thomson

Friday, February 10, 2012


Don't ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it. —Cale Yarborough

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shots you never take...

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. —Wayne Gretzky

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bending with the wind...

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. - Bruce Lee

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Fact: Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Monday, February 6, 2012


“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” - George Bernard Shaw

Friday, February 3, 2012


The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William Faulkner

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Follow your answer...

Where is your heart? It's a simple question, but an important one. Follow your answer and it may answer more questions. - Kelly Shipp

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. -Rita Mae Brown

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


A little movement increases your desire for more.

Monday, January 30, 2012


If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent van Gogh

Friday, January 27, 2012

Spend time with family...

A young boy said to his mother, 'How old were you when I was born?' His mother replied, '23.' 'Wow, that's a lot of time we missed spending together.'

Spend time with family.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Not a place...

Happiness is a direction, not a place. ~Sydney J. Harris

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We must apply.

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. - Bruce Lee

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Don't get so stuck in your ways that you can't change. -Sam Walton

Monday, January 23, 2012

How much you care...

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. -Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, January 20, 2012


Learn one way; react. Learn many ways; understand. -Tadeu Dias

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Eating more nuts may protect you from the harmful effects of diabetes. In a recent study, people with Type 2 diabetes who ate a handful of nuts daily had more-stable blood sugar than those who ate whole-wheat muffins instead. You may regulate your blood sugar and even stave off diabetes.
- Cyril Kendall, Ph. D.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What you see...

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What you have not...

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus

Monday, January 16, 2012


Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. -Martin Luther

Thursday, January 12, 2012


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. - John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -Mark Twain

Monday, January 9, 2012

Finish projects faster...

You can finish a project faster by taking a break every half hour.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Meaning into your life...

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. -Mitch Albom

Thursday, January 5, 2012


People are not lazy. They simply have unimportant goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them. What are your goals? Are they inspiring you? If not, change them. ~paraphrased from Tony Robbins

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Creating change...

Are you creating change in your life? If not, why not? Step outside your bubble and create change. Create the change that will move you closer to your goals in life. It doesn't have to be a big change. Start small if you want, but start! - Kelly Shipp

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Once you start to believe you can accomplish anything - whether it's losing those last 5 pounds or making it through a final 30-second workout blast - you actually will.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bright New Year

Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.