Poem by Zbigniew Herbert

"The Unicorn Will Not Cross Our Tracks..."

'too easily we came to believe that beauty
     does not save
that it leads the lighthearted from dream
     to dream to death
none of us knew how to awaken the dryad
     of a poplar
 to read the writing of clouds
 this is why the unicorn will not cross our tracks'

Zbigniew Herbert

['To Ryszard Krynicki - A Letter' translated by John and Bogdana Carpenter from: Report from the Beseiged City and Other Poems (Oxford University Press, 1987)]

Build Character

Invest in yourself...

Take control of your life.

Educate yourself and develop your mind.

Take good care of your health, mental and physical.

Have relationships with people who are good for you and who you are good for.

Think positively, work at replacing bad habits and thoughts with good ones.

Figure out what works best for you and develop a habit of positive self-talk and engage in it. Ignore any idea that it doesn't work or what others may say about it. Affirmative self-talk does work by reducing stress and improves your life. I'm living proof of that.

It's not my style to go into a list of things I've survived, although there are people who know all about them, without them I wouldn't have survived. You'll just have to trust me that these concepts have worked as tools for getting me through tough times and past them.