I was honored to interview so many wonderful people this year about their names, life, and inspiration. Below are some of my favorite quotes from some of the many people I interviewed. If you’d like to check out the rest of my interviews, go to Real Names, Real People or check out my Namely Marly Podcast. I’m excited to see what the new year brings us all and looking forward to sharing it with you!
Learning to manage emotions is not an easy thing to do, but makes a huge difference in our lives. — Wendy Craig-Purcell, author of the book, “Ask Yourself This: questions to open the heart, expand the mind, and awaken the soul.”
Your name is the first thing that people see about you and that makes it the first stage of our branding. — Annabel Candy, author of the popular blogsite, Get in the Hot Spot which enlightens readers with empowering tips for life and work.
There is no such thing as a perfect mother. We all feel insecure. We attack others because we feel insecure. When you’re content, you don’t feel the need to lash out. — Ayelet Waldman, NY Times Best-selling author
Names are aesthetic. Aesthetic joy. They’re also for the presentation of who you are. — Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist, research professor and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Internet dating site, Chemistry.com.
Gratitude is the driving force in my life. — Sarah Prout, author and owner of her own company, Sprout Publishing.
[Italian names] …have such beautiful rhythm to them. So much significance. Some names are in reference to saints. Other names go back thousands of years, which make them all the more interesting. — Lauri Fabiano, O Magazine recommended author of the book, Elizabeth Street.
There’s beauty in every thing and beauty in every person. Personal style is about finding out what feels beautiful to you. — Ginger Burr, an image consultant with a simple credo,to inspire dynamic personal and professional images without relinquishing personal expression or comfort.
In the current culture that is predominately unhealthy, many people are now overweight than not, one out of two adult Americans are struggling with chronic diseases, almost none of us eat as many vegetables as we ought to, and almost none of us get as much exercise as we should. Becoming a healthy person in the context of that much unhealthy pressure is a revolutionary act. It requires revolutionary choices. It also changes the world around you in revolutionary ways. When you get healthy it really does revolutionize your life and the life of other people around you. — Pilar Gerasimo, founding editor of Experience Life Magazine.
I’m a huge proponent of procrastination. I don’t think you should do anything until you feel inspired. I wait on a lot of things until I just feel emblazoned to do them and then I just do my best work and pound through tons of stuff. — Rachel Fine, singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY who recently signed a record deal with Sunset Records and launched the world-wide release her debut CD.
I have always tried to honor what feels right to me. To listen to my deeper intuition and go in the direction that is the best for me and I think that that’s very different for every individual. I think you have to honor yourself. I have definitely put a major amount of intention on health and well-being both psychologically and physically. — Cindy Joseph, make-up artist turned supermodel who recently launched her own skin care line.