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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 young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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

– Lao Tzu

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.”

– Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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

– Martin Luther King Jr.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

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

I can’t go back to yesterday—because I was a different person then.”

– Lewis Carroll

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die.”

– Douglas Coupland

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– General Omar Bradley

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

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

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

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

– Ray Bradbury

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”

– Lord Chesterfield

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

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

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

– President Calvin Coolidge

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

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

– Charles Dickens

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

– John Lennon

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

– Thomas Dunn

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

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

– T.S. Eliot