Getting Back to Nature – The Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum in St. Petersburg, FL

With all the uncertainty swirling around about COVID-19, one thing is certain – there is a lot of pent-up energy to get moving. Despite the array of fitness apps and free workouts streaming online, nothing takes the place of a walk in the fresh air – be mindful, of course, to observe social distancing. I’ve been living in St. Petersburg since 2008 and one very pleasant walking area is along Northshore Drive, NE. There you’ll [...]

By |2021-01-18T16:10:18+00:00January 18th, 2021|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Looking Your Best in Zoom Meetings

With the lockdown of our country due to the Coronavirus pandemic, about a third of Americans are working from home. The technology that allows us to do this has been around for years, but it took COVID-19 to force us to make the move. Enter virtual business meetings on Zoom. If you’ve done one already, you know the webcam on your computer can be unforgiving. But, did know there is a “Touch up my appearance” [...]

By |2020-07-22T20:18:45+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stand up and be counted

Who I am. I stand with all those who support the family of George Floyd as they grieve his death, and with every person who has ever suffered unjustly. I stand with all those who are putting themselves at risk to peacefully gather and protest systemic racism. And, I stand with every individual and institution that seeks to use their power and privilege to create a free, and democratic society, and a healthy and just [...]

By |2020-06-09T21:13:58+00:00June 9th, 2020|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Defending Yourself from Negativity

Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi I have heard it said that there is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude; the big difference is whether it is positive or negative. Throughout our lives we come across negative people – those long suffering souls entrenched in pessimism and dissatisfaction. [...]

By |2020-07-22T17:13:50+00:00March 4th, 2019|Happiness|0 Comments

Home Office – A Desirable Feature in Today’s Home

Accessories and Paint Color to Consider According to the most current U.S. Census, more than 13 million Americans work from home, making a home office important for many buyers. In fact, many people would prefer home office space than a formal dining room. So, if you are considering listing your home, pay special attention to your home office and consider staging the space to appeal to potential buyers. St. Petersburg FL – Home Offices Standing [...]

By |2020-07-22T17:14:46+00:00March 4th, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Embracing the Danish Art of Hygge

If you make only one resolution in the New Year, let it be to embrace “hygge”, the Danish concept of living cozily, absent of all things annoying or emotionally overwhelming. Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, hygge is a wellness trend that originated in Denmark, the world’s happiest nation. Hygee is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. It is a feeling of home, a feeling that we are safe. Hygge is about enjoying cake, not checking work emails [...]

By |2019-01-23T01:43:50+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Happiness|0 Comments

10 Benefits of Working from Home

Recent studies have supported the idea that working from home can increase productivity and decrease stress. The most important findings include that people who work from home take less sick time and work during sick days, work better and faster because of less distractions and report higher levels of personal satisfaction and happiness. An article published by The Muse (, gives insight to ways your life can be different (and better) when you work remotely. [...]

By |2019-01-23T01:15:56+00:00January 14th, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Feng Shui 2019 – Year of the Pig – Tips for Your Home

The Chinese New Year 2019 begins on Tuesday, February 5th and ends on January 25, 2020. It’s the year of the Yin Earth Pig. The Pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese horoscope. Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese science of creating balance and harmony to living and work spaces so that your life force energy (Ch’i) flows and increases your health, happiness and prosperity. The Five Elements Feng Shui works with the [...]

By |2019-01-22T17:40:26+00:00January 1st, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

The Happiness Movement

The Happiness Movement is about discovering your own authentic happiness, and sharing it with family, friends and your community. Happiness is contagious, and our goal is to create a world with more compassion, less strife and a greater sense of purpose and meaning. You can claim responsibility for your own happiness and become a catalyst of happiness in others’ lives. Collectively, our commitment to long-lasting happiness has the potential to change the world, one person [...]

By |2017-01-29T15:21:02+00:00January 29th, 2017|Happiness|0 Comments

Life Comes with No Guarantees

A few weeks ago I came across an article written by Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer titled “Very Little Guaranteed in Life”.  ( I found the article thought-provoking and compelling. Enough so, that I share it with you today with the hope that it inspires you to contemplate your own journey down the road of life. The rabbi begins with the old Yiddish expression, “People plan and God laughs”.  He speaks about two characteristics when dealing [...]

By |2016-08-02T13:01:40+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments