15 Shonda Rhimes Quotes To Start 2019 Like A Girl Boss

15 Shonda Rhimes Quotes To Start 2019 Like A Girl Boss

...because everyone needs some girl boss quotes, right?

Guilty as charged.

I am probably one the the world's most obsessive quote lover. But hey, at least I own up to it! I mean, after all, they are pretty great. Through breakups, pre-midlife crisis and everything in between, there will always be a quote that makes the situation a little better. These quotes are no different. They encourage me to take action and believe in my power. They make me want to become the girl boss I have always dreamed of being.

Here's to the new year:

"You can waste your life drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them."


"Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. Happiness comes from being who you really are instead of who you think you're supposed to be."


"I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don't call me lucky. Call me a badass."


"One. Word. No. No is a powerful word. Said clearly, strongly, and with enough frequency and force, it can alter the course of history."


"I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people... are busy doing."


"Don't sit at home waiting for the magical opportunity. Who are you? Prince William? No. Get a job. Go to work. Do something until you can do something else."


"Who you are today- that's who you are. Be brave. Be amazing. Be worthy."


"Stand up in front of people. Let them see you. Speak. Be heard. You take it in."


"Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change."


"You just have to keep moving forward. You just have to keep doing something. Seizing the next opportunity, staying open to trying something new."


"Perfect is boring."


"If I don't poke my head out of my shell and show people who I am, all anyone will ever think is I am in my shell."


"Don't let what he wants eclipse what you need. He is very dreamy. But he is not the sun. You are."


"When you feel the need to apologize or explain who you are, it means the voice in your head is telling you the wrong story. Wipe the Slate Clean. And rewrite it. No fairy tales. Be your own narrator. And go for a happy ending."


"Yes to everything scary. Yes to everything that takes me out of my comfort zone. Yes to everything that feels like it might be crazy. Yes to everything that feels out of character. Yes to everything that feels goofy. Yes to everything."


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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.

You won’t see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won’t laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won’t go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They’ll miss you. They’ll cry.

You won’t fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won’t get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won’t be there to wipe away your mother’s tears when she finds out that you’re gone.

You won’t be able to hug the ones that love you while they’re waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won’t be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won’t find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won’t celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won’t turn another year older.

You will never see the places you’ve always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You’ll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it’s not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don’t let today be the end.

You don’t have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It’s not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I’m sure you’re no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won’t do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you’ll be fine.” Because when they aren’t, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

For help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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6 Mistakes I Realized I Was Making Thanks To My Calorie Counter App

The truth is that recently I gained some pounds, so I asked myself, "how?"


You know I am obsessed about my weight. The worst part is that I am not skinny. People always ask me why I am in a permanent diet; the answer is I can gain weight if I am not careful. The truth is that recently I gained some weight. It is not too much, but enough to notice in my clothes.

I asked myself, "how?" Ok, I do not go to the gym enough, but I eat healthily. Most of my food is homemade and I go to eat out only once in a while. Why did I get more weight? Because I am too lazy to start a daily workout routine, I chose to download a calorie-count-app.

It was a revelation. I discovered a lot of little details I was doing which were sabotaging my diet.

1. Almond flour.


Almond flour is an excellent replacement of regular flour. It has a good kind of fat and proteins. The problem is almond flour is high in calories. 1 cup has 600 calories. I don't eat one cup per day, but I use it in a cake that I eat for a couple of days which means I am getting like 120 calories per day only with that.

2. Prosciutto.


I am Prosciutto's fan. I love it. I know it is not my healthiest option, but it is a guilty pleasure. Until now, I thought it was really bad for me to eat this kind of food; however, I discovered that one ounce of prosciutto has 50 calories which is the best. I can eat prosciutto with no regrets (of course, I know it has too much sodium, but still).

3. Protein bar.


These days I am into protein bars for two reasons. First, they help me to eat something "sweet" when I am hungry or anxious. Second, they help me with my daily portion of proteins. On weekdays, I do not eat any kind of meat; then, I must be careful about my proteins. I just realized one of the protein bars I was taking has 290 calories. That is a lot.

4. Olive oil.


I am a fan of the Mediterranean diet, and I love to add some olive oil in my meals. I like its taste; I always read olive oil has many good qualities. However, one spoon of olive oil is 100 calories. It means I was adding 100 calories with no reason to my food.

5. Dinner soup.


Each night, my dinner is a homemade plate of vegetable soup. Believe me, I am not a big fan of soups, but it is my best option: it is hot, full of flavor, makes me feel full and it has few calories. The problem was that trying to make my soup more interesting, sometimes, I added some olive oil and one Mexican tortilla. The olive oil has 100 calories and the tortilla has 130 calories. Then, I was working hard to have a low-calorie meal, and I added in over 200 calories.

I stop eating Mexican tortillas. I love them because vegetarian burritos are a good idea for my lunch. Again, this idea cost me 260 calories per meal.

6.  Chocolate.


I am a chocolate addict. These days, I do not eat as much chocolate I used to do. However, I need a small piece every day. Recently, I found an amazing bar of Godiva chocolate. It is delicious. The surprise was it has 130 calories per piece. That is the same than one protein bar or two Milano's cookies.

I do not want you to freak out; the idea is we can be more careful about the small decisions we make. If I am going to get calories I preferer to eat Milanos cookies than tortillas or only a piece of chocolate.

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