Some days living on the path of wellness is a breeze. It comes naturally and easy and is a total pleasure. Other days it can feel like such hard work with apparent obstacles and obstructions at every turn! And it is on these hard days in particular that we can draw inspiration from our surroundings.

It might be friends, family, colleagues or even complete strangers on a train or in a shop. Figures in the media, a YouTube video or a simple quote. Never underestimate the power of words.

Here are a few inspiring quotes that I love and can always come back to when I need a boost:


As a reminder to listen in…

“Listen to your body, don’t be a blind and deaf tenant.”

~ Dr. George Sheehan

When I’m less than stellar at being a mom, or getting my workout in every day…

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”

~ Meister Eckhart

The power of gratitude…

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

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When I’m not happy with myself….

“Finding your beauty isn’t about looking exactly like everyone else. It’s about accepting yourself – the parts you love and the parts you don’t – and then working with all of it.”

~ Scott Barnes

The power of choice….

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

~ J.K. Rowling

Freakin’ relax already….

“Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it.”

~ Osho


“Everyone’s always telling you to be humble.
When was the last time someone told you to be great?”

~ Kanye West

All of life in an experiment.  You can’t screw this up…

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

The more experiments you make the better.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Health is a practice. Something we choose every day…

“Wellness isn’t about deprivation and it’s not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential and then taking small steps to support that shift. It’s about showing up for yourself, day by day, and then one day, finding that you’ve undergone a transformation.”

~ Kathy Freston

Again, that power of choice….

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

~ Mary Oliver

Your body knows… LISTEN….

Your body knows, before your mind does.”

~ Danielle La Porte

Be notorious!

“Forget safety.

Live where you fear to live.

Destroy your reputation.

Be notorious.”

~ Rumi

Do you have any particular quotes that motivate you and you turn to for motivation and momentum? I’d love to know. Did any of these in my list resonate for you? We are all different and we all have our own thoughts and triggers and inspirations but I hope I may have helped provoke a few positive thoughts with this small collection. Please leave a comment below.

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