A Woolfer asked, and hundreds of Woolfers answered. Here’s the best of the best:

If you miss one bus, catch the next.

What others think of me is none of my business.

Silence is the best answer to a fool.

Never pass up a chance to pee.

Watch the baby, not the clock.

Start saving for retirement now.

Don’t worry about something that hasn’t happened yet.

Never draw to an inside straight.

Is that the hill you want to die on?

If you resent it, change it.

It’s only temporary.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

We make time for what we want to make time for.

Relationships are like a tennis match; focus on your side of the court.

No one is better than you. They might be better off, but they are not better.

Choose whatever gives you the most options.

Independence is in the wallet.

Whatever you do, do it on purpose.

Ask for what you want.

Be kind. You never know what someone is going through or what battles they are fighting.

Don’t settle.

If it’s not going to matter in five years, don’t spend more than five minutes stressing about it.

Assume goodness.

Where your mind goes, your body follows.

Worry never fixed, stopped, or helped a thing.

You have to let your own knowing be enough.

Don’t accumulate debt.

A man is not a retirement plan.

You don’t need a man to complete you.

Don’t look for the right person, BE the right person.

Curiosity before judgement.

You may as well do it right.

It’s almost never about you.

Enjoy the good, endure the bad, because this too, shall pass.

Let your past make you better, not bitter.

Just say no and don’t give a reason. No is sufficient.

Get a dog.

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The Woolfer Newsletter Team
Stephanie Staal and Nina Collins have worked together and adored each other since 1994 when they were both babies in the world of book publishing. Stephanie is a lawyer, journalist, & author of READING WOMEN, and Nina is the founder of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" Hillary Richard is also a lawyer and co-host of the Raging Gracefully podcast. Sidney Morss is a recent NYU grad and the youngest member of our team.