Category Archives: Quote

Maya’s Magical Zine

Mushpa y Mensa
Hello Super Mushpa y Mensa Fans! We know it has been killing you waiting for our next post. Well here it is Maya’s Makeover Zine!!! We will not go on and on about our amazing zine as it is pretty self explanatory, but here is what Maya’s zine includes:


  • Our truck’s full makeover archive with before & after pictures of the project.
  • Mushpa y Mensa DIY tips a.k.a. our gained knowledge we give unto you!
  • How-to everyday eco-tips
  • Delicious food recipes
  • Plus Mushpa y Mensa’s greatest hits and inspirational thoughts from our blog, “La Casa“!

All this in a fantastical and printable PDF.

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With much love,

Mushpa y Mensa
(a.k.a. Cara Elaine and Maria Emilia)

My Criminal Mind

First edition cover of The Sound and the Fury

Last night I was watching Criminal Minds. It is great-ish show. I have a somewhat odd interest in serial killers, sociopaths, psychopaths, and the un-rested. At times I have to mute it and look away, which thankfully confirms I am not a sociopath. ;]

I am interested in things that are a conundrum of the norm. Events, circumstances and people that make me question, that propel me to discover more through knowledge and my own truth that comes from wherever it comes from. I also like the nerd factoids and of course the quotes.

On to the point, this was a long intro to basically let people know that I am going to start posting some of the quotes from this show on a regular basis. Yes, I am that nerdy. B] I like quotes because they inspire me not only to be different, but get me interested and/or remind me of people, books, periods that help me evolve, to understand things, and to not feel so alone in this world. They move me. Anything that gets me to pick up a book is a good thing.

The quote from last night I am posting is by William Faulkner.

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”   –  William Faulkner (The Paris Review interview (1956) with Jean Stein; later published in Writers at Work)

Anyway…hope you are into it. I am going to read, “The Sound and the Fury” because of this and because I am living in rural North Carolina, I know nothing about Jefferson, Mississippi and my cat’s name is Jefferson, so let’s do this.

– Mushpa


Maya Angelou

These are the 14 ways success can be achieved:


(1) LESS TALK, MORE ACTION. “Well done is better than well said.”


(2) DON’T PROCRASTINATE. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”


(3) BE PREPARED. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”


(4) DON’T FIGHT CHANGE. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”


(5) GET MOVING. “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”


(6) AVOID BUSYWORK. “Never confuse motion with action.”


(7) GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO MAKE MISTAKES. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”


(8) ACT QUICKLY ON OPPORTUNITIES. “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.”


(9) CONTINUE TO GROW. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better person.”


(10) KEEP GOING. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”


(11) KNOW YOURSELF. “There are three things which are extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”


(12) DON’T SELF SABOTAGE. “Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?”


(13) DON’T GIVE UP. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”


(14) WISE UP. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”


Let’s do this!



The Universe is On It!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson

I love Oprah and all her Aquariousness! Marianne is not so bad herself!

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– Mushpa

No Limits, Only Plateaus

Bruce Lee LimitsYes, I am becoming the Queen of Quotes. You’re welcome. ;] No, but really it’s true, why limit yourself? Why become stagnant doing one thing, in one place, when there is a whole world out there? Nothing in life is guaranteed…ever…so let’s go out there and have some fun. I want to live this life not survive it.

Safety last! Adventure first!

– Mushpa