“Open Your Arms to Change, But Don’t Let Go of Your Values”

Happy Hump Day! We know the middle of the week can be a drag, so we’re introducing our bi-weekly series of inspiring posters from best-selling author Karen Salmansohn.

Karen brings fun nuggets of self-help advice on her blog daily (or more than daily!) on notsalmon.com.

But this self-help is anything but weird and whiny—Karen’s tidbits are poignant, relatable and sometimes hysterical. Read on to see what we think!

AN EDITORS’ TAKE: Every week Karen asks you to comment with quotes that mean a lot to YOU. We really loved Crispy’s quote, “Open Your Arms to Change, But Don’t Let Go of Your Values,” said by the Dalai Lama himself!

We here at Shecky’s love the quote and the concept—changing for the better but still keeping your positive beliefs close. It’s more of becoming the best version of yourself than changing radically. …And can we also talk about how it looks like this hot guy is going to give us a hug? Now that’s a change I’m willing to commit to! Thanks, Crispy (and the Dalai Lama!).

Karen Salmansohn is a best-selling author with over 1 million books sold. Karen is known for creating self-help for people who wouldn’t be caught dead reading self-help. Some titles: HOW TO BE HAPPY DAMMIT, ENOUGH DAMMIT, THE BOUNCE BACK BOOK, etc. Her fans: Tony Robbins, Jon Stewart, Marisa Tomei, Goldie Hawn, Peter Guber, Tim Ferriss, Gretchen Rubin, etc. Karen not only writes her best-sellers, she also creative directs them—along with her posters—which she calls Inspirational Flashcards, because they quickly remind people how to live their highest potential life.

Karen is a columnist for Oprah.compsychologytoday.comhuffingtonpost.com, and she’s also an international motivational speaker. Her mission: wake up sleepy minds, hearts and spirits so people can live their happiest lives! For more, visit notsalmon.com.

BONUS! If you post your FAVORITE QUOTE in the comments (something you’ve heard, read or always say), Karen will pick one lucky Shecky’s quote per month to morph into a poster (just like the one above!). Best part? Eventually, Karen will be selling some of the sayings as posters, tees or coffee mugs…so you could buy your favorite quote!

GIRL TALK TIME: What does this quote mean to you? What quote inspires you to change for the better? What quote would you like Karen to turn into an inspirational poster or other product? Post now and you could be famous!

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  • roxkells:

    Here is one of my favorite quotes:

    ” Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it”. -Anonymous

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      jenny-o:

      i love that quote!

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    TMS2560:

    so inspirational

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  • Joy:

    I had a long work day. I just want to rest and enjoy the weekend. I nice hot bath would be nice to melt all my worries away.

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  • Crispy:

    OMG!! That is so awesome!!!!! THANK YOU so much for featuring my favorite quote!!!! Lol that I wouldn’t mind getting a hug from that hot guy haha. There are alot of other quotes from the Dalai Lama that I looove.

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  • ctina2011:

    I love this quote. My favorite quote is “The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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    noki22:

    I love this quote: Take time to look around………..It is too short a day to be selfish.

    I also love this quote: Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, And we must unite together as one you never know when it’s our last day, So, It’s important to spread the LOVE in every way.

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    Pamela:

    I love this quote!

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