“There’s no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.” Gloria Steinem Isn’t it the best gift ever when we receive validation for our hard work? To have a dream of doing better, to design a plan with benchmarks and goals, to follow our plan with commitment and… Continue reading Validation Is a Valuable Motivator
Tag: Personal Philosophy
OK, I Know What I Want to Do. Now What?
Autumn officially arrived this past weekend. Even if the weather isn’t feeling like Autumn in some parts of the world, we can feel the change in the air. The active season of planting and growing have passed and now is the time where the rewards for our year of hard work shows itself. The fevered… Continue reading OK, I Know What I Want to Do. Now What?
When Your “Work Life” Disrupts how Your “Life Works”
"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”
Embrace Curiosity. It May beExactly What You Need
“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” Albert Einstein As children, we possessed a beautiful curiosity for the world and how we engage with the world. This element of curiosity made life shine with excitement and anticipation for adventure. We saw a world of possibility, and intrigue, and… Continue reading Embrace Curiosity. It May beExactly What You Need
I love waking up before the sun has risen. It may seem silly and unimportant, but for me I always feel a burst of hope and excitement. What will today bring to me? What will I do with it? What can I create to help improve my understanding of people and the world around me?… Continue reading Sunrise Promise
A Smile Is Contagious
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda I’m a habitual smiler. I’ve always been. As a child. A teen. A young adult. It’s just me. The thing is, smiling has always felt good. It raises good feelings… Continue reading A Smile Is Contagious
I Could Really Go for a Hug
I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins. ~ Shel Silverstein Hugs feel good. Oh, so very good! No matter our age, we all… Continue reading I Could Really Go for a Hug
"We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to." ~Terry Swearington Marine Debris Photo: from The Conversation What do you think when you see this photo? How does it make you feel? How did it get there? How can we solve the problem? How do I feel? I feel… Continue reading Talking Trash
Smooth Sailing Everyday?
Problems. Conflicts. Challenges. Failure. Pain. These are circumstances we try vigorously to avoid. They’re uncomfortable, confusing, and exhausting. Not to mention considered to be “unfair”. We didn’t ask for them nor do we want them. We don’t deserve them and, we have no idea what to do with them other than feel angry, scared and… Continue reading Smooth Sailing Everyday?
The Best Investment Ever!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqdKb8Km9X0 "It is health that is real wealth not pieces of silver and gold" ~ Buddha I have a client. She has an established, successful business. She’s polished, organized and enjoys her work. She came to me because working endless, sedentary hours to deliver her high standard of service came at a price. The price… Continue reading The Best Investment Ever!