Please see some of the many resources available in Orange County and neighboring areas to help with your immediate and longer-term challenges. Enjoy our suggested readings and inspiring quotations.

Suggested Books and Readings

Some suggested readings to help you in your journey

  • The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
  • Forward, Dr. David Jeremiah
  • The Light in the Heart, Roy T. Bennett
  • Life in Five Senses, Gretchen Rubin
  • The Lighthouse Effect: How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World, Steve Pemberton
  • The Gift of Adversity: Overcoming Paralysis and Pain to Find Purpose, Marcus Aurelius Anderson
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
  • The Choice, Edith Eger
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki
  • Stop Whining, Start Living, Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  • Endurance, Alfred Lansing


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Inspirational Quotes

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

― Walt Disney Company, Mulan

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

― Maya Angelou

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

― Socrates

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”

― Roy T. Bennett

“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

― Mark DeBellis