Between the many "to-dos", and "must-dos", and "have to-dos", it's important to remember to take time to do something, simply for the joy of it! Joy is a vital ingredient we must deliberately add to our day. It can feel like a magic pill, a breath of fresh air, a warm hug and lovingly says,… Continue reading Taking Time for Things that Bring us Joy Each and Every Day.
The sun is always shining. To be in the light simply depends on where we're standing. Being in the dark does not and IS NOT permanent. When we keep moving, we move through the dark times, and can once again step into the light that illuminates our path and provides optimism and hope. We can never get to where we want to be by standing where we are now. The earth maintains balance by altering sunlight and darkness. It must in order to exist. The same is true for life. Taking time to observer nature can help us to reconnect with this truth! We have the capability to make it through if we continue to believe.
Sometimes it's way too easy to feel we're too far behind, so overwhelmed, or so down, that it seems impossible to get ahead, find balance or climb up from the down. Enough with beating ourselves up! Reality check...it's not just us. Everyone has times like these in life. It's a part of life that appears… Continue reading A Simple Intention to Get the Ball Rolling
How often do we take time to get what we need? It’s so easy to get lost chasing what we want. Things to make life more fun, more entertaining, or looks more plentiful and successful? While it’s a blessing to reap the material rewards of hard work, commitment and dedication, it’s never sufficient enough without… Continue reading Making Sure We Get What We Need by Practicing Self-Care
Life is much more manageable when we find like-minded people. This I learned in my early days of awakening to my path of self-discovery. I quickly realized I was alone. Not many people seemed content, or had any curiosity or interest in expanding themselves. They definitely weren't thriving. They were just getting by, just making… Continue reading Seeking a Like-Minded Friend in Times of Personal Change
Well, I received an unexpected gift with the global shutdown from the virus and its impact has been a surprise to say the least. I wasn’t expecting it nor seeking it. In true form, it came to me because I needed it and was ready for it. I’ve often said, “If I had more time… Continue reading Why Too Much Time Is Still Not Enough And What I’ve Learned From It
If I asked you, “Do you feel your life is in balance?” How would you answer? “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe”? If you’re not a definitive “Yes”, do you wonder then what balance truly means for you? “Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” Thomas Merton I do and I… Continue reading Life – Balance. What does it mean to you?
I’m going to put this out here in hopes someone else may have the same affliction because I’ve realized I’ve developed amnesia for the little wins I have each day. These are the support beams I need in to have in place to build future growth and reach my big goal and I’ve gotten into… Continue reading How the Little Steps Create Big Strides for a Positive Mindset
"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" Henry David Thoreau Hi friends. I hope you had a wonderful week and I’m sure you’re looking forward to your break from work or school. I’ll bet your weekend is booked solid with fun, chores, sports,… Continue reading Finding Time to Be Alone is One of the Best Investments to Give Yourself
"It is never too late to be who you might have been." George Eliot Welcome back to Vita Reali, the place that looks like perfection from the outside, but shares a different story when you walk through the doors and are allowed an insider’s view of the reality of imperfections that trouble its residents. Today,… Continue reading When Your “Work Life” Disrupts how Your “Life Works”