"Unconditional love and compassion are the most challenging of all emotions to demonstrate when we are confronted by our enemies. They are, however, the most powerful, as vulnerability is the definition of courage particularly when we are faced with adversity."
best part of having close relationships is being able to be a witness
to another person's life. Seeing them for who they are; their struggles,
their victories, their sadness, their joy. Intimacy is such an honor
"I find it difficult to understand the need to base one's life on the opinions of others. If you are not listening to your own voice, if you do not question things and find your own answers, if you depend on the pack to reassure you that you are living your life in a manner that is accepted then what is the point of your time here in this life? For me, the fun of getting to live is finding our own path, living life on our own terms and having the courage to find our own creative approach to being our authentic self. Diversity and change are what makes the world evolve; not doing the status quo. Be courageous, be empowered, be YOU!"
"It is a parent's failing when they cannot unconditionally love and support their child if they are LGBT+. If they are not able to then they should not be a parent as that is what is required to be a good one."
"As I reflect on what to be thankful for in my life, such as those who have been supportive and loving, I am also reminded that I am very thankful for those who told me I would not achieve my goals, for those that said my choices were the wrong ones and for those who made derogatory comments about me or the things that are important to me. Without such resistance in my life, I would not be the determined and driven woman that I am today. Obstacles, negativity, and judgment will never break me, it just makes me stronger."
"Those that judge do so using that which is most hated within themselves."
"Tired of all the societal complaining? Me too. Time to act. So, what are ways we can make the world a better place?
POWER TO THE PEOPLE!"
"Nutrition is one of the most fundamental factors within our health and yet through time with all of our advancements we have stripped the "Standard American Diet" (S.A.D.) of the most important, nutrient dense foods and replaced them with the most damaging. It is no wonder the rates of heart disease, diabetes and cancer as well as prescription drug deaths are at an all-time high. People are typically in the dark when it comes to understanding that sexual dysfunction is often a big indicator that vital and core functioning within the body has gone haywire. Very often you can find direct causation of things such as erectile dysfunction (ED) and female sexual dysfunction as stemming from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and autoimmune responses within the body. The good news is most of these health problems are reversible through proper, nutrient dense, plant-based nutrition."
"Celebrating our sexuality should be one of the joys we as humans truly embrace. Having professionals in the industry that have high standards will help people feel safer about connecting to what we have to offer as whole."
"There are of course issues that make my blood boil and people that make me want to get medieval... but the bottom line is that I would rather spend my time building up people and celebrating those things that matter and are worthy of our attention rather than spend my time tearing something or someone down. The way I see it, to be a positive force in a world that can be so dark, cold and daunting is a much better use of one's energy. When we spend our time on empowering contributions in the world, the stuff that causes darkness in our lives is outshined by the light we create."
"I believe in free speech with the clear understanding that while you are free to say what you want, you are not exempt from the consequences of your words."
is a beautiful pleasure worth celebrating and it impacts our daily lives
through our self-esteem, relationships and health. Our lives are better
when we are able to enjoy healthy sexual experiences and it is why I work
so passionately to provide excellence in sexual wellness education and
only the best in brand new, nontoxic, premium sexual health products."
"If you inspire hatred and violence in others you are responsible for how your speech negatively impacts people just in the same way that positive speech inspires people to be better more loving and successful individuals. Have you not seen and agreed with people who thank those who inspired them to do something great and give them credit for that wonderful and positive influence that motivated and drove them to accomplish great things? Well, my friends, the same applies to those that inspire hatred, bigotry, racism and violence. Be the loving and compassionate force that you wish to see in the world. Our words, not just our behavior, matter."
"There are so many people contributing to social media now with regard to social issues and the power of communication has never been more clear. However, if your posts and/or speech do nothing but ridicule, complain or tear people down (regardless of the differences you may have with others) then you are simply part of the problem and are most certainly not contributing to solutions. Empower people by lifting them up through encouragement, offer positive and proactive ideas, empathize and act with respect and integrity. Life is short and doing anything else is a waste of your precious time."
"I have so much gratitude to be able to say that I love what I do for a living. I work with so many amazing people who are looking to make a difference in people's lives through sexual wellness. From the manufacturers who keep dazzling our customers with incredible advancements for sexual health and pleasure to the professionals that work with me to develop their own businesses visions. I now realize that one of the predictions a dear friend told me years ago has come true and that I have become a teacher of teachers who bring such a positive message of self-acceptance and empowered intimacy within relationships in addition to reform within our industry for safer sexual products. I am certainly humbled by so much creativity around me and moved by the incredible difference many of my fellow sex educators, manufacturers, distributors and retailers make in the lives of people every day."
you abandon all confines in your life and master dreams from your heart
"It is difficult to remain positive during a time when the stress of life along with the news headlines make you want to break down in tears or make you want to start screaming in rage at the top of your lungs. It is so easy to let the weight of those emotions overwhelm us and make us feel powerless. Self-pity, anger, frustration, despair are all emotions that can overwhelm us. So many of us turn to food, alcohol, television, drugs and other means to escape from feeling the things that we do when we look around us and see so much pain and suffering in our own lives as well as others. Sometimes we even are a part of the cycle of negativity if we choose to lash out at others and take our frustrations out by degrading other people to relieve some of pain we feel. It is times like this that we most need to empower ourselves. Yet we so often forget the simplest way to feel empowered; a way to provide ourselves with a sense of being able to positively impact and change the world. It is the simple gift of giving. Sometimes it is being a shoulder to cry on, telling someone that they are not alone during a time of need or it can be as simple as helping someone by opening a door or giving to someone in need. Perhaps adopting an abandoned pet or volunteering at an animal shelter or even just a simple compliment to a stranger allows you to see that you can impact the world in a positive way, that you can spread kindness and that it is contagious. Even at our low points in life it is so empowering when we embrace compassion, empathy and kindness. It is then that we can truly heal our weary spirit and BE the positive force that we so long to see in the world by modeling it to others. We are most influenced by true examples of greatness because superficial, negative and hateful influences are always exposed in the end. What moves us, what makes us feel truly alive is when we see the light in ourselves that we long for in the world and it is through giving and kindness to others that light is most bright."
Formerly Lisa Viohl