“Be Courageous~Be Brave~Be You!”



I heard a woman say it on TV sometime in the last year or so (don’t recall who) and I immediately pulled out my phone and wrote it down! I am not exactly certain why I love it so much…but I do! 


I suppose in part it says to me…Go for it!…be vulnerable…take the chance of failing…take the chance of being great… show the world (or your little part of it) who you really are…risk pain…risk loss…risk sadness. And perhaps you will get hurt in some way, shape or form. But if you never go for it…if you never take a chance…how will you EVER know what’s possible?!


And I will share this…full disclosure…I don’t always (for sure) heed these words in my life. I try, and I want to, but it doesn’t always happen. Perhaps this is part of what makes me human and imperfect. I do believe that I will always aspire to these words, though. I keep coming back to them…they touch me deeply. 


So here are some other quotes that I really like and seem to fit well…


“You have sole custody of your life. Who you are today is not who you have to be tomorrow. Embrace the possibility of transformation.”  Leeza Gibbons


“Be true to yourself.”  Cherie Blair


“Try to live an authentic life that feels true to yourself–which means living as yourself, not an imitation of anyone else, and not the reflection of yourself in anyone else’s eyes.”  Maria Shriver


“Ask! Don’t say no to yourself. Make the other person say no.”  Chris Matthews


“Don’t be scared to present the “real you” to the world–authenticity is at the heart of success.”  Chiqui Cartagena


“Every morning, ask yourself not “What do I need to DO today?” but “How do I need to BE today?” Focus on how you can be YOUR authentic, best self.”  Shannon McFayden


“When life seems overwhelming, take things an hour at a time—find comfort in the little triumphs.”  Lee Woodruff



Joy & Love,

Goddess Mandy 🙂 XO


PS. Happy New Year!!!

PPS. If you’re feeling inspired in some way, I would LOVE to know. 🙂