Overcoming adversity, trauma and associated feelings of depression can be a tough battle. The following are quotes that carry great insight and encouragement to help you through challenging times.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Maori Proverb

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. Mo Williams

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Confucius

It is not the bite of the poisonous snake that causes the problem; it’s chasing the snake that drives the venom to the heart. Unknown

You don’t drown by falling into the water; you drown by staying there.  Edwin Louis Cole

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.  Dr. Seuss

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.   A.A. Milne

If some of these quotes resonate with you, make a poster or write them on a notecard and put them where you will see them each day as a reminder of what you want to believe about your life. They will serve as words of empowerment and encouragement.Letters from My Grandfather book

Look for my newly published book, Letters From My Grandfather: Timeless Wisdom For a Life Worth Living. Before he dies, a Grandfather writes a series of 14 letters to his granddaughter Emma to be opened at important moments in her life: high school graduation, 18thbirthday, first day of college, 21stbirthday etc. up through her 25thbirthday. Each letter contains wisdom to guide her through the challenges common at that stage of life.

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