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Lyndsey DePalma, founder, House of Steep

COLUMN = HEALTHY LIVING

Lyndsey DePalma is the founder of new Arlington, VA tea house and reflexology studio—about the treasure that is tea, the power of reflexology to heal and harmonize, and her entrepreneurial dreams for the future.

Before coming up with the concept for House of Steep, the shop’s creator Lyndsey DePalma wanted something for herself—to relax, and just be, for a while each day.
Not satisfied with any of the existing answers and armed with some entrepreneurial hard-wiring and a respect for natural healing, Lyndsey left her corporate career in human resources to bridge the gap.

A firm believer in present living, this small business owner also publishes her thoughts and ideas on relaxation and a peaceful lifestyle at placidhouse.com.

Since October of 2010, House of Steep has been taking up residence in Lyndsey’s heart and will become the ultimate destination for busy corporate citizens, casual connections, bridal parties, street shoppers, believers in alternative healing, moms and grandmoms, yogis and yoginis, consultants, crafters, lovers, and the rest of us.

For more information, visit www.houseofsteep.com.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

– Gandi

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

– Steven Schussler

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

We are not meant to resolve all contradictions, but to live with them and rise above them.”

– William Blake

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

– John F. Kennedy

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

‎That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

Do you believe it is important to give back some portion of your wealth to support charitable causes?”

– Steven Schussler

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams