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Carpe Diane ~ Quote of the Day


Faster alone
                 ~ further together

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Carpe Diane ~ Gallery 

Growth Mindset

Forest of bamboo to signify growth mindset
Chimney Rock cliff blue skies

Inhale courage, exhale fear. Embrace this mantra to develop your personal potential! *purpose driven warrior smiles* Carpe Diane

orange crush ranunculus

Even though the waters seem rocky,

today we have a choice in which direction

we will go and what path we follow.

*hopeful smiles* Carpe Diane

Ordem e progresso  

Love as a principle, order as a basis, and progress as a goal.
Let us commit to this credo to honor one another and promote a unified mission for peace, prosperity, and respect.

tiger striped bowl


The moment where you doubt whether you can fly,

you cease forever being able to do it.

J.M. Barrie

intense moving clouds in sky


Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.

President George Washington



-Hal Elrod

your calling is chasing you &  Lake Lure photo


Your calling is chasing you

in the form of inspiration.

It is inviting you to take chances

and live your dream life filled with meaning and purpose.

Profile background 2018 Fall lake sunset

The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.

  Nikos Kazantzakis


When there is a storm and you stand in front of a tree, if you look at its branches, you swear it will fall. But if you watch the trunk, you will see its stability.

- The Revenant

Wide eyed Wren in foliage


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

              Ralph Waldo Emerson

Corfu cliff with sea view

If you are falling....dive.


                                                   Joseph Campbell


A strong person is not the one who doesn't cry.

A strong person is one who is quiet,

sheds tears for a moment, and then picks up the sword and fights again.   



The question isn't who is going to let me;

                           it's who is going to stop me.                                      Ayn Rand

Newport sunset photo by Diane


yellow leaf in turquoise water

Follow your bliss and the

universe will open doors

where there were only walls.​

Joseph Campbell


What we choose to use as our anchor determines how well we will weather the seasons of life.
-Lauren Chandler

JAX beach bird soaring

The future belongs to

those who believe in the

beauty of their dreams.


Eleanor Roosevelt


A winner is

a dreamer

who never gives up.    

-Nelson Mandela

sky from plane city beneath

Make this be a year of finding fulfillment,

joy, peace, and purpose.


granular mountains midwest


Analyze the landscape.

Take the opportunities.

It's your move.

Tony Robbins

huge big ball sun setting

The free soul is rare,

but you know it when you see it - basically because

you feel good,very good,

when you are near or with them.

Charles Bukowski


orange sunset behind dark clouds

Let light shine

out of darkness.  



water shimmering in creek

What we do in life echoes in eternity.





big orange rock in creek bed

It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary;

only wise men are able to understand them.

Paulo Coelho


circular metal medallion art

Let go of who you think

you’re supposed to be;

embrace who you are.

Brené Brown


Sometimes in the winds of change,

we find our true direction.



yellow fall leaves


And into the forest

I go to lose my mind and

find my soul.

John Muir

fall leaves Lake Lure lodge insta hefe.j

Grow through what you go through.


Art brushes and wood vase

Remember that sometimes

not getting what you want

     is a wonderful

stroke of luck.

  Dalai Lama 



If you want to go quickly,

go alone.

If you want to go far,

go together.

African Proverb

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