Peace is contagious. We have the power to choose peace. In our thoughts, actions and interactions. When everything around us seems to be upside down and we're struggling with personal change, one thing we have immediate control over is ourselves! Find time to get quiet and focus on the peace there. Then try to bring it with us in whatever we're doing throughout the day.
In moments of chaos and confusion, quiet can be one of the most beautiful sounds. Silence can hit the "reset" button for us. It can still and calm our racing mind, soothe and comfort our tense or turbulent emotions and gather our scattered or strained energy. Learning to make space for it throughout the course… Continue reading The Splendor of Hearing Absolutely Nothing
Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” Jackie Chan Every day I commit to living my best life and part of this is my commitment to perform one tiny act of love and kindness to everyone who intersects my path. Every, single, person! And it can be… Continue reading One Tiny Act
Order. Predictability. Influence. Certainty. Control. Is this how you approach your daily “to-dos”? Or is your style more like unworried, mellow, laid-back and unrushed? Neither tactic is right or wrong but sometimes they’re incompatible when working together in a team atmosphere. Suffice to say, our responsibilities are a part of living. We need them for… Continue reading The Contrast of Time Management Styles
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. James Allen
When I'm feeling pain and sadness. When life seems overwhelmed by chaos and disorder. When confusion clouds direction. I do what is immediately within my control. I take time for quiet and go within and listen to the wisdom of my soul. It takes me to a place where I am centered. A place of… Continue reading Embrace Stillness: Find Your Center
"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
This is Sharon living in Apt 12C at Vita Reali. Sharon’s an upbeat and lighthearted person who radiates a positive attitude. She is kind and friendly to family, friends, co-workers and people in general. Lately Sharon’s not sleeping and she not functioning well at work. This is not her usual behavior personally or professionally. Keep… Continue reading Sharon Eats Shoe Leather
I’d like to welcome you to read about some people who reside in the apartment building called Vita Reali. Don't feel inappropriate or voyeuristic, it's a fictional place. These characters don't exist, really, but they do exist. The tenants of Vita Reali (Real Life) are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, family and sometimes, us. They represent… Continue reading Welcome to Vita Reali. A Place to Witness Stories of Life.
Expectation: a belief that someone will or should achieve something; a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. I’m learning that expectations have mushroomed out of control and instead of raising us to levels of success they’ve come to produce results of “self-sabotage”, “disappointment” “failure”. For me, the word… Continue reading Replacing Intense Expectations with a Kinder Mindset