Here are some images and inspiring quotes to uplift you this Monday morning

I have gotten into the habit of going for runs/walks around my neighbourhood and taking photographs. Here are some photos I took last week and interspersed amongst them are some of my favourite quotes.

The theme (as is always the case on Carly’s Couch) is one of self love, boundaries, and being true to yourself.

I hope you enjoy!


A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

― Marshall McLuhan


The only way to get what you really want, is to know what you really want. And the only way to know what you really want, is to know yourself. And the only way to know yourself, is to be yourself. And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart.

Mike Dooley



At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.

Michael Law


Fucked-up people will try to tell you otherwise, but boundaries have nothing to do with whether you love someone or not. They are not judgements, punishments, or betrayals. They are a purely peaceable thing: the basic principles you identify for yourself that define the behaviours that you will tolerate from others, as well as the responses you will have to those behaviours. Boundaries teach people how to treat you, and they teach you how to respect yourself.

Cheryl Strayed


Love isn’t safe. And whoever you love will hurt you. It’s part of the human experience. No-one is perfect … people make mistakes. The secret is to focus on what they do right and decide what quirks you can live with.

Kristin Billerbeck


It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

E.E. Cummings

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