“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” — LL Cool J * * * Out of the Alaskan woods — Brown Bear watercolor painting (above) by Mary O’Connor, based on bear photos taken by Thomas Chambers by … More Strength
“Until you stand on your own two feet and take responsibility for your own life, you will never truly know how strong you really are.” — Nishan Panwar “Only you can hold yourself back, only you can stand in your own way. Only you can help yourself.” — Mikhail Strabo * * * … More Confidence
for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” — Vincent Van Gogh * * * Watercolor artist in Bonnet House gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2016
find resources of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” — Rachel Carson * * * Deep in thought. Iguana photo by Andrew, seven years old.
It is my cathedral, and I haven’t been doing that enough lately…I need to connect again. Walking the forest floor is one of the most spiritual things I can imagine. Just thinking about it now makes me wonder why I haven’t been there in a couple years.” — Neil Young * * * Forest floor in … More “Walking in the forest for me is like going to church.
“Study nature. Love nature.” — Unknown “Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright “Let me be as a feather, strong with a purpose, yet light at heart. Able to bend. And tho I might become frayed, able to pull myself together again.” — Anita Sams “It’s … More “Nature is the art of God.”