I used to think I had and needed so many friends to feel loved. I know now that if you have one or two, you are good. More than that, you are great.
— Yolanda Hadid
I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude.
I am righteous and not afraid to speak my truth. My delivery might not always be as diplomatic as I would like it to be, but my words are truthful - spoken from the heart and to the point.
The life of any chronically ill person becomes extremely isolating.
Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson, so love them for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not.
A lot of great medicines and ancient therapies are blocked by the FDA, so that's why I choose to travel and recognize the value of diverse points of view in medicine.
Having lost my own father at such a young age, I have a soft spot for dads in general, but especially for Guy Glanville. He is a really good man inside who loves his family but may not always be capable of showing that.
I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they're sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.
It's interesting as a mom to reflect on your own parenting skills. The core of our beliefs may stay the same, but our perspective changes over the years and evolves with each child that comes through us.
Lyme disease has become a fast epidemic worldwide. I am determined to help find a cure and figure out a way to share knowledge with the millions of people struggling with this debilitating disease.
I can sleep fine at night knowing that even though my honesty might not translate very diplomatically, the words I speak have good intent, and I live my life with great integrity.
I am open and respect everyone's religious and spiritual choices because at the end of the day, in my opinion, I hope that we are all praying to the same God.
As a nurturer, I have always lived my life running for others, trying to make everyone happy, even if I often overlooked my own needs. I do it because it makes me happy and fulfilled.
I have tried the fancy, superficial life in my past, but I quickly learned that diamonds are not my best friend.
Unfortunately but absolutely fair to all, the one thing money can't buy is health - and happiness.
Having been raised very disciplined, I had to iron for my mom every Friday afternoon after school.
Nothing better than a good laugh and giggling over a whole bunch of nothing.
I have learned that friendship isn't about who you've known the longest, it's about who came and never left your side.
While the majority of my career has relied on my aesthetics and how I look, I worked hard at keeping a spiritual connection with what was most important, what is inside me.
Anyone that was raised with a Germanic language will agree that our tone is strong, especially once translated into English.
I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.
At 12 years old, I raised a premature baby cow on our farm because her mom had died. I bottle-fed it every day, let it suck on my chin, and babied it until it was stable.
The ALS ice bucket challenge was really the most brilliant publicity stunt of 2014, and it has brought worldwide awareness for a barely-known disease.
Forgiveness for one's self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be.
I never had the college experience, so I have raised my girls to be more work-oriented and motivated to be financially independent.
'Through sickness and through health' sounds so simple on your wedding day, but in reality, they become significant words that are a huge responsibility and show true character to navigate.
I have never in my life let a man disrespect me, verbally or physically, and that will never change. I feel very strongly about this because it's something my mother instilled in me and that I have instilled in my daughters.
Nobody likes to be judged, including me, but I am the first to say that I am far from perfect.
I am proud to be an American and finally call this my home!
Religion is a very sensitive subject and reason for wars all over the world.
I have been driven by romance my whole life because I crave the intimacy that comes with that.
Being raised by a Catholic father, a Protestant mother, and marrying the Muslim father of my three children, I encourage people to respect and at least try to understand different religions.
The Lakers and the Clippers teams play against each other; friends shouldn't.
People probably perceive me as a bit boring because I am a little slow in the humor department, but it's just hard for me to get jokes when they're told in English. I am always the last one to get it.
My life is raw, authentic, and focused on giving back to the journey God has given me; I want to leave this earth a better place with answers and education on Lyme and invisible chronic disease.
I choose to live in the present because when you suffer from chronic illness, you don't have a choice. It's day by day, one foot in front of the other. When there is a good day, you soak up that moment. Those 'good selfie' moments are captured because they're a gift.
In my culture, whispering in the company of others is considered rude.
Becoming chronically ill has definitely given me a greater understanding of human nature, and I've learned to accept people's lack of long-term compassion for others while they live their busy lives.
It took me a while to learn the true meaning of patience and surrender, but I have finally accepted that healing doesn't happen on our schedule. It doesn't have a clock or a calendar.
No matter how old we are, there is nothing better then getting the approval from our parents and the sense that they are proud of our accomplishments in life.
Life doesn't always go according to plan, and we don't always act in a way that represents who we are. What matters is that these moments become teaching moments.
I love each of my kids in unique ways and try to meet their different needs so they can thrive and be their personal best.
I have always been fascinated with romance and the fact that it is so effortless when we first fall in love but how it then becomes a conscious effort to stay creative and connected. Thats why I always say, 'Get wise: keep your romance alive.'
Even though I struggle with severe diminished brain function, I take 100 percent responsibility for every word that comes out of my mouth and gladly admit to my mistakes.
Being acknowledged and appreciated by your child and stepchild is the greatest gift for all the hard work we put in as parents.
When the chips are down, life forces you to take inventory and reevaluate the people in your life.
I believe the core of most of us women is very simple. We want to feel appreciated, acknowledged, and something as simple as flowers with a little note or some love letters goes a long way.
You don't really know what your children are made of until the mommy engine of the family shuts down, and they are forced to step up and become the care-takers.
I feel that when you take the responsibility to host something, it is your job to make sure that all your guests are taken care of equally.
It's sad that people forget sometimes that there is a whole legitimate world of artists and actors out there that work their entire life, every day on perfecting their craft, but yet don't get any acknowledgement for their extraordinary commitment to their profession.