All posts filed under: positive living

Saturday Interesting Distractions From The Internet

I always tell myself to take a break on the weekends from being on the computer – which I do for the most part. But sometimes I am too excited about sharing what I consider interesting distractions or good things to know about. So go grab that cup of coffee or tea and simply enjoy… {featured image source and inspiration}

We’ll Just Take It All In

Woke up this morning to pick up a package Amazon had left at my doorstep and noticed the flashing lights of a police cars a few houses down, and all of a sudden a flash light was pointed at my face-the officer asking me if the car parked out front which was hit was mine, to which I answered No and pointed out my car, parked behind the one hit.  He shone the light on my car and asked me to inspect the side facing the street with him. Apparently someone hit a row of cars half an hour earlier and the officer wanted to make sure my car wasn’t impacted.   You can imagine my stupor, followed by the need to walk down the street to see if my neighbors were okay. Then after all the conversations, I decided it was best I work from home and find  ways to self-distract before diving into a meeting call as if nothing had happened. Here’s What to focus on today – Enjoy the moments

Off The Radar For A Few Days

My body and mind usually tell me when it’s time to escape the norm, even if only for a few days, and spend time with family or friends, who through their lifestyles, can yield a new perspective on my own – whether positive or negative. Some time away from your daily is important for clarity to make the right choices, better decisions to achieve the best lifestyle possible. Over the long holiday weekend, I had the chance to ponder over some things that you might relate to…or not. What if you cannot forgive someone?  What if you’ve become someone’s toxic person?  What if you have fallen out of love?  What if you’ve forgotten how to love?   Is it more important to show love or say “I Love you”  How do you measure love?   What if you live in fear more often than not? Are you too late to have a happy ending?  Why do some people smile all the time?  Why do some  live in denial?  Why do you feel alone even when there are …

Tuesday Feels Like A Monday

I took a few days off social media and all,  to take a drive down to central coast with my mother. A last-minute unplanned birthday surprise for her. I still can’t get over the smile across the face, when I told her I wanted her to come along. She packed faster than I have ever seen her do so, and got ready. It was cute. We loaded up the rental car with snacks, her making  my favorite grilled cheese sandwich, “for later, you know so you have energy to drive,” she said showing me the neatly wrapped stack of sandwiches. All I could do was laugh. She’s adorable. Aging gracefully even though she doesn’t believe it and my family adores her. On Friday, her birthday, we left at nine in the morning, and drove on 101 down south, along the way, her reading the signs and announcing the miles remaining to our destination. Noticing also, all the new developments taking shape on either side of the freeway, and the leaves turning to amber, and all …

Lifestyle: Looking At the Bright Side of Things

In speaking with a few important people in my life, I realized the other day, that I do a lot of talks of encouragement and positive thinking when helping to ward off the insecurities we all feel once in a while or sometimes even all the time. I also email/share articles to support my approach. Sort of like these:

Lifestyle: Can We Learn From All This…

There are helpful articles everywhere naturally. Aiding in coping, dealing, working through, how to’s and much more, which occasionally will or could shed some light on what we think we already know, or maybe we are utterly too baffled to resolve on our own. Or, just that we simply want to educate ourselves on subject matter, we know nothing about, but are willing to understand. For that reason, I am sharing a few finds online that may be beneficial:

Here’s What I’ve Said…

In light of the fact there is a disturbing amount of uproar in this country, from politics, to sports to entertainment, that sometimes I feel the need to remind myself and those who feel like me about… How Wonderful Life Really Is here and here   Stay Positive No Matter the Struggle:     Self Love Is The Most Important Thing     Learning from other cultures might just be the solution to our countries disarray from here and here:     {featured image source}

Lifestyle: What Not To Say At Work

I know, it’s Monday morning and you have the blues. Well, I’m here to tell you to snap out of it, and instead look forward to your day. Except this time, taking a new approach to being who you are at work so that your day and even week can flow nicely. Here’s the changes to consider: 1. If someone asks you how your weekend was? Stop yourself from telling them how hungover you are. Stop yourself from telling them about the one-night stand or any part of your sex life or lack thereof. Don’t discuss your marriage or divorce. or Brag about your upcoming wedding/planning. Instead Discuss an event or something fun that happened in your city How much you love the (insert season here) The results of a (insert your favorite sports team) game. A new restaurant you discovered or a show you saw 2. In a Meeting or at your desk or someone else’s work space Don’t bad mouth your boss. Don’t bad mouth your co-workers Don’t disclose-  how much you hated …

Travel: Where To See The Best Fall Foliage

Fall is around the corner, in a week or so and some places are already experiencing colder temperatures in the early morning hours, and the orange hues at sunset are surely signs that my favorite time of year is almost here. There are some trees in San Francisco that are changing colors, but not to the extend other parts of the country sees and with that, here’s a list of eleven places to see the fall foliage at its best: First stop for me is always  Vermont New York {photo source: Oregon, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Colorado}   Canada West Virginia

Boutique Hotel Pick – Villa Pliniana – Lake Como, Italy

One of my favorite places on earth is Lake Como. The hubs and I, or maybe me mostly, have expressed a desire to move there and live out the rest of our lives… Well, although there is a sense of uncertainty with my life right now, that dream still holds true. I am hopeful I can turn it into a reality one day. But until then I crave a week or more right here: