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Advice from women for us all!

Achievement

"Achievement is not about what you've done, but what you've gained from your experience." - Lynn Hill, rock climber

Coping "Being crabby is real and it's healing. It can help us get closer to what's wrong, or what hurts." - Sark, artist, writer

 

"She who laughs, lasts." -Mary Pettibone Poole, writer

 

"Action is the antidote to despair." - Joan Baez, singer-songwriter

 

"Repeat an ego boosting mantra to yourself: 'I rule, I rule, I rule.'" - Sara Eckel, writer

Creativity

"Answering a creative need within affirms one's self-worth." - Mary Chapin Carpenter 

Doing it 100%
"Be as outrageous as you want to be." - Peggy Klaus, business exec., speaker 
 
"Your passion is your true power. The more you discover and express your passion for life, the more irresistible you will become to others." - Barbara De Angelis, writer, speaker
Future
"The process of life, from youth to middle age to old age to death, is to create something beautiful, the soul." - Ai Ja Lee, acupuncturist, writer
 
"I am always more interested in what I am about to do than in what I have already done." - Rachel Carson, environmentalist, marine biologist, writer
 
"I wake expectant, hoping to see a new thing." - Annie Dillard, writer
 
"I dream, therefore I become." - Cheryl Renée Grossman, librarian, massage therapist
Image "If people see me as competent first, that's more of a compliment than saying, 'She's really cute.'" - Sandra Bullock, actor
  "Can you imagine what would happen if girls took all the energy they spend worrying about their image and put it into painting, writing, theorizing, science, or sports?" - Joan Jacobs Brumberg, writer
  "Don't let others define you by what you like  or don't like, or what you can or can't do." - Marsha Kinder, professor, software developer, writer
  "I have known women who were not physically beautiful but who expressed themselves so magnificently that the result was an image of a beautiful woman." - Marianne Willimson, writer, speaker
Perseverance "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin, writer
"The day I finally beat my brothers on the court was one of the sweetest victories I've ever experienced. They finally admitted, "It's got nothing to do with her being a girl, SHE'S JUST GOOD." - Sheryl Swoopes Jackson, basketball player
"It's 5% talent, 15% skill, and 80% hanging in there." - Lucy Lawless, actor
"Do not feel entitled to anything that you do not sweat or struggle for ." - Marian Wright Edelman, children's advocate, writer
Support "My means of empowerment has always been to search out wonderful friends, people who believe in me, who help me believe in myself." - Sandy Warshaw, activist
"The truth is that love is the best feeling to have in the world." - Lauren Bacall, actor
"Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of my sister?" - Alice Walker, writer, poet
Thinking Women "To think and be fully alive are the same." - Hannah Arendt, sociologist, historian
"People respect you when you say,'This is what I think and this is why I think it.'" - Lucy Berroteram, business executive

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