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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.

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

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

– T.S. Eliot

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

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

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

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

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas Edison

I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

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

– General Omar Bradley

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

– Ray Bradbury

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

– Henry Miller

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Thomas Edison

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

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

– John Quincy Adams

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

– J.G. Holland, novelist

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

– Anita Roddick

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

– Carl von Clausewitz, On War

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

– William Blake

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe