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

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

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

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

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

The Meaning of Success

How do you define success? Is it financial status, professional/personal achievements, celebrity? Many people are quick to equate success with money and power.  In reality, success is a very personal thing and how you measure it gives you a better understanding of yourself. The poem “Success” attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882) American poet and essayist, captures the essence of success for me. To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people [...]

By |2016-08-02T13:16:05+00:00July 2nd, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Happiness and Acts of Charity – At Home and in the Workplace

I recently came across an article written by Dr. Stephen Post, a professor of preventive medicine and bio-ethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine wherein he stated, “Every great moral and spiritual tradition points to the truth that in giving of self lies the discovery of a deeper self.” Dr. Post went to say that when the happiness, security and well-being of others become real to us, we come into our own. How inspiring. [...]

By |2016-01-08T22:57:06+00:00January 8th, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Celebrate Who You Are

In keeping with my happiness project, have you ever wondered why many of us scrutinize the parts of ourselves and our lives we wish to change and seemingly ignore our successes? Think about it. We all need a little TLC and praise and there is no reason we cannot give it to ourselves. This might require taking time out for a “me day” where you do some or all of your favorite things or reward [...]

By |2015-12-05T14:46:12+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Staying Positive

Attitude. As defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, "attitude is a mental position with regard to a fact or state; a feeling or emotion toward a fact or state." You can have a bad attitude or you can have a positive attitude. The choice is yours. Generally speaking, people who maintain a positive approach to life situations and challenges are better able to move forward more constructively than those who become stuck in a negative attitude. In [...]

By |2015-12-05T14:45:44+00:00October 30th, 2015|Lifestyle|0 Comments