Tips Tuesday – Remind Yourself

Remind Yourself Listen to what your body tells you. Take time to think and to be with yourself. Practice gratitude while doing the things you love. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." - Eckhart Tolle By Brian Nadon http://www.VaticFoundation.com

If You’re not Learning, You’re not Growing

Knowledge comes from wondering. Every day is a chance to transform from the attitude of knowing to the gracefulness of learning. Absorb, evaluate, and apply what you learn into your daily life. If you are not learning, you are not growing. If you are not growing, you are merely just taking up real estate in …

Stay Mentally Young by Avoiding Fear

”We talk extensively about leaving a better planet to our kids, that we forget to leave better kids to our planet.” - Anonymous Frequently when making decisions, we are prone to use our emotions more than logic. Thought without action is not always helpful - while input without output can lead to stagnation. For a …

Stop Pursuing Praise

I'm repeatedly acknowledging the importance of being unique, being you, and not rendering ourselves a slave to outside approval. Why? Because it’s not something we control. Because our own standards should be so high that we already have plenty to worry about. Still, there's considerably more to be said about this particular human desire for …

Ginger-Bella My Emotional Support Animal

When I came upon my second dog, Ginger, I was moving toward a dreadful, dangerous, depression. I avoided antidepressants because I wanted to die. At the time, I don’t think I would have harmed myself, but I had started privately dreaming the universe would do the job for me. That my plane would crash or …

Our Christmas Gift

Much last-minute shopping and preparation have taken place this week with the celebration of Hanukkah and Christmas. Many of us will exchange gifts, give thanks to those around us while sending cards to those who are afar. For some, the holidays are the season of faith, hope, gratitude, giving, and, most of all, sharing these …

Live The Truth

Time and time again, we hear teachers, leaders, family members, and life coaches telling us, ’To say what is right, to do what is right, to be comfortable swimming upstream or rejecting the choices of the masses.’ What usually goes without saying alongside these inspiring calls are, ”If you see fraud, say fraud” or “If …

It’s Okay To Fire Your Parents

For most people, it's unimaginable for a grown man or woman to choose to stop all contact with their parents. The people who provided food, clothes, and shelter, attended dance classes, volunteered at school, or cheered from the bleachers during every Rugby game don't deserve to be abandoned in their old age just because they …

Don’t Give a F…

It is human nature to care deeply. When we put our notions of fortune, fame, happiness, and success aside and get to the core of humanity, it all seems like this constant search and discovery to feel recognized, accepted, valued, appreciated, and loved. You following my blog or the Vatic Foundation indicates the importance of …

What if One Day You’re Rich and the Next Day Poor

Imagine, one day you’re king and the next day you’re not. Literally. That's the story of Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, who was made King of Naples and Spain, only to be forced to flee in exile after the reversal of his family’s destiny. Napoleon was sent to an island prison, but Joseph had to …