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“You are important. Your life matters. People care about you, even some you’ve never met. Please, take good care of yourself.”

Renee Dubeau

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“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels — that’s creative living. The courage to go on that hunt in the first place — that’s what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.”

Brene Brown
Author’s cat, Marco.

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”

Charles Dickens
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“I think there’s incredible value in coming to terms with your story, and I hope that the telling of my story will encourage other people to revisit their own.”

Jeannette Walls