Siobhan Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Oprah Winfrey

The Color Purple

In the early 1980s, Oprah Winfrey was a 28-year-old talk show host in Baltimore.  She read a book called The Color Purple and it completely changed her life.  She had been abused as a child and had never told anyone.  A character in the book had the same thing happen to her so Oprah finally felt like she wasn’t alone.  She felt heard and validated.  She went to the book store and bought every available copy of the book.  She carried them around in a backpack and handed them out to friends, colleagues and strangers, urging them to read the story.   Continue reading

People are just as wonderful as sunsets

I saw a quote this morning that inspired me.  Psychologist Carl Rogers once said, “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.  When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’  I don’t try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds.”   Continue reading

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