Inspire: Women to Women 

In March 2020, an email collective was started for an uplifting exchange through
women at UCSF Health, where each person sent a favorite text/verse/meditation to one recipient. We hope these quotes inspire and empower you!


“No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“Alone we can do little; together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller

“You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”

– Glinda the Good Witch





“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

– Mother Teresa

“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.”

– Rupi Kaur 


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt






“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.”

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

– Edith Wharton  

“And then I realized that to be more alive I had to be less afraid so I did it…I lost my fear and gained my whole life.”

– Author unknown

“The foundation of your wellness journey is presence – quieting the chatter in your head, feeling yourself in the moment and knowing you are okay.  Presence leads to clarity, and ultimately, to the joy of being alive.

Be present.

Let go of yesterday.  Put thoughts of tomorrow at bay.  You are here.  Now.  Full of energy.  Flooded with calm.  Engaged in this one and only moment.”





"May you be free from harm. May you be strong and healthy. May you be happy. May you live a life filled with ease."


Whether through work or love or art, life becomes more meaningful whenever we take responsibility for something or someone. Responsibility is not always pleasurable or even positive, but it is purposeful.

– NY Times


Always show more kindness than seems necessary because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know.”

– Colin Powell

"A strong person is not the one who doesn’t fall down and doesn’t cry. The strong person falls, cries, and then gets up and keeps going."

“The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.

– Lisa Messenger


"Think like a Queen. A Queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."

– Oprah

"Always remember you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think & LOVED more than you know."

I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” 

- Calamity Jane

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