The Fall 2022 issue is filled with so many inspiring images, quotes, and stories that we just had to share some of that goodness with the world! We put some of our favorite quotes from the issue over some beautiful backgrounds so you can carry a little inspiration with you wherever you go.
The theme of this issue is listen, because we feel that there’s no better time for deep conversations than during this season of slowing down. We encourage our readers to connect with each other both online and in the real world; to sit down and have those deep conversations that bring us all closer together. Perhaps you’ll get some inspiration from our fall table decor online exclusive!
Holly Capelle has some inspiring words for those of us who struggle to find meaning amidst the chaos. She urges us to, “Breath. Be present. Live with gratitude, and never stop creating.”
Florist Ana Galena reminds us that flowers speak a universal language that we all can listen to and learn from. Her advice for living a happy life? Surround yourself with flowers. “It is inevitable, whenever we see flowers, we immediately smile. The more we are around flowers, the more we will smile.”
We also love this quote from artist Crys’Dawna Cusson! “Listen. Shut off your distractions, put yourself on hold, and give your whole self to who or whatever needs your attention.” It’s a great reminder to put our energy towards the things in our lives that are calling out to us for attention — our loved ones, our health, and even our creativity.
While creating our mood board for this issue, we came across some quotes that really spoke to us. This first quote, from author Paulo Coelho, was our guiding light while selecting the contributors for this issue. “You will never be able to escape from your heart, so it is better to listen to what it has to say.”
Would it even be autumn if we didn’t acknowledge the slow shift of color from bright, summer greens to warm, autumnal yellows, oranges, reds, and pinks? Oscar Wilde said it best, “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”
Finally, we want to leave you with a sentiment that comes straight from our founder, Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris. If you only take one thing from the Fall 2022 issue of The Turquoise Iris Journal, let it be this:
“Listen to your heart and everything else will follow.”
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