Category Archives: Vita. Consilio. (Life. Intentionally.)

Guest Post by Sue C. Smith: 6 Ways to Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others (Vita. Consilio. 05.28.17)

We are wired to compare. We compare every day. Will this pair of shoes match my outfit today or go with my outfit tomorrow? Which is the better phone? Will I get to work faster if I take the car … Continue reading

Why ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Perfect’ Leaves So Many People Unsatisfied (Vita. Consilio. 05.19.17)

How is it that some people can seemingly have it all in life but still end up unsatisfied and unhappy? Let me tell you a story about Rebbie.

Guest Post by Megha Shah: Hustle Your Way to the Finish Line (Vita. Consilio. 03.21.17)

Over the last few years, if there is anything I have learned, it is that there is no such thing as ‘luck’. Luck is just an excuse made by those who are unwilling to work but wish to achieve all … Continue reading

That One Mammoth All-Consuming Life Goal (Vita. Consilio. 03.20.17)

If there is one thing that life will teach you, it is that you cannot do everything. Our society is plagued with a superman and superwoman complex. It is the false belief that one person can be all things to … Continue reading

Chapter by Chapter (Vita. Consilio. 02.02.17)

Someone once described life to be like the chapters of a book. I can’t disagree with that assessment. Every chapter is dedicated to a scene. And a series of chapters make up the whole story. Without those scenes, there would … Continue reading

Please, You Don’t Want To Copy Me (Vita. Consilio. 01.22.17)

We stand in awe of those people who we have labeled “celebrities” or “geniuses” or “gurus” or “moguls” or whatever word we have created to call those who are highly productive and successful. We recognize good work, innovation, and creativity. … Continue reading

Give Great Effort to Pursuing Good Goals (Vita. Consilio. 01.11.17)

When I was a child, one of my uncles showed me how to ride a bike. He thought it would be a cool idea to test my skills out on the gravel and dirt roads between his house and my … Continue reading

To Hit a Target, You Have To Have a Target to Hit (Vita. Consilio. 01.08.17)

Imagine that you were given a bow and arrow but not given a target. Where would you aim the arrow? Probably nowhere in particular, just anywhere in the random open space. And let’s say you did shoot in any direction … Continue reading

Set the Resolution but Get a Plan Together (Vita. Consilio. 01.04.17)

The start of a new year brings a jolt of reality and reflection for many people. After all, it is the perfect time to turn the page on bad habits, negative behaviors, and less-than-great relationships. However, our track record on … Continue reading