Submitted by Louise Gallagher on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 - 7 :12 am
The biggest obstacle to change is that we think we already know the answer.
~ Joe Davis ~
Choices Seminars is about change. It’s about changing the things in your life that aren’t working. It’s about healing the wounds that continue to seep and drain your passion and commitment to living your best life yet.
Submitted by Louise Gallagher on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 - 7 :49 pm
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
~ Frederick Douglass ~
At Choices, I watch people of all ages struggle to step out from beneath the shadow of their upbringings, the burdens of the past, the sadness of the lessons they've learned on the road of life that have broken their hearts and undermined their belief in their capacity to live freely and whole-heartedly.
Submitted by Louise Gallagher on Sun, 06 Sep 2015 - 8 :28 am
Be a love pharmacist: dispense hugs like medicine — they are!
~ Terri Guillemets ~
Year's ago, while sitting in a coffee shop by myself, a young woman sat at the table across from me and cried. I remember thinking at the time that I would like to get up and ask her if there was anything I could do. To offer a listening ear, a hug, some reassurance to help her through whatever the pain was she was feeling in that moment.
Submitted by Louise Gallagher on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 - 8 :46 pm
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
~ Rumi ~
We all carry scars on our hearts. Those leftover renmants of the wounds and pains inflicted upon our beings when we were too young to understand or decipher the circumstances of life we didn’t understand or couldn’t make sense of.
Submitted by Louise Gallagher on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 - 10 :09 am
Fall seven times. Stand up eight.
~ Chinese Proverb ~
He was in his late forties, early fifties when I met him. Almost black eyes. A crooked smile that moved all the way up to his eyes to push the skin into deep, well-worn lines. He liked to laugh. A quiet laugh that shook his body. He spoke slowly. Measured his words as carefully as the sugar was measured out at the homeless shelter where we met. Sugar is gold in a homeless shelter. He used his sugar wisely.
Submitted by Louise Gallagher on Sun, 01 Feb 2015 - 9 :21 am
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
~ Louis E. Boone ~
When we learned to walk we were not overnight successes. We learned to crawl, then stand, then teeter, then take a step and most importantly, we learned that falling was okay and getting back up an essential part of the process.