Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wise Words On Our Quest to Healthy, Balanced Living

Healthy, balanced living is about so much more than what you do or don't put in your mouth. I find words to be incredibly therapeutic in the never-ending quest to find balance, be healthy in both body and mind, and to live with purpose. For me, wise words can provide a breath of fresh air and feeling of relief, serve as a reminder of our actual brevity in the larger scheme of things, give me some much needed comic relief during tense times, and can even push me to work harder towards my goals.  

A thoughtful and wise platitude, a simple and straight-up common sense quote, or a funny and true thought about the perils of the human condition that gives you pause, gets your brain gears turning, tugs at your heart, or maybe even helps motivate you to some action, is a beautiful thing.

So, naturally, I LOVE good quotes! ;) While I have a plethora of my favorites stashed away, I want to hear your favorite quotes and sayings related to the banalities of life in general, balanced eating, living healthy in both body and mind, making changes, achieving goals, working through the hard times, or being persistent when it matters most.

Think of this post as merely a quote repository--drop off your best and take a minute to refresh yourself with what others have shared. I’ve started it off with a *few* of my favorites. ;) 

"The time came when to remain a bud was more painful than to risk to blossom."
 --Anais Nin

"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely." 
--Carl Jung

"You can't expect to change your life without a few minor adjustments."

"Comparison is the thief of joy."

"If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're not hungry."
 --Old wive's tale 

"At birth we come. At death we go. Bearing nothing." 

"Health, contentment, and trust are your greatest possessions, and freedom your greatest joy." 

"To change your life: start immediately; do it flamboyantly; no exceptions." 
--William James 

"Nobody is getting out of here alive." 

"Cellulite is a telltale sign that life is a crapshoot."

"He who wants a result must accept the means of obtaining it."
 --Leo Tolstoy 

"Accept your irrelevance."

"Yes, the world may aspire to vacuousness, lost souls mourn beauty, insignificance surrounds us. Then let us drink a cup of tea."
 --Murial Barbery 

"People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long."
 --Bertolt Brecht

"Eat well, exercise, and die anyway." 

Now it’s your turn--share your best quote related to this wild life or to healthy living in the comment section!  


  1. Great thoughts! Here's mine:
    "You have to have confidence in your ability and then be tough enough to follow through."
    Rosalynn Carter

  2. "Why be happy with more if you can be happy with less"

  3. This is so true. Being healthy encompasses all parts of life. It helps to be brought back to reality once in a while with some smart words!
    My fave quote is
    "Obsession is a sign telling you to let go."

  4. What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
    –Friedrich Nietzshe

  5. "I keep trying to lose weight...but it keeps finding me!"

  6. What a nice message you have. Thank you.
    I like this saying--
    "The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier"

  7. "Be firm in belief but flexible in method" -- Zig Zigler

    Great post!


  8. "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going