Welcome



“Vita” derives from the Latin origin, meaning life.

Simple Vita is more than a philosophy. It’s a set of tools to keep you grounded. Simple Vita supports you, so you can keep being there for others. It’s so easy to have our minds run amok with all kinds of worries – financial, career, family and usually last of all, our personal wellbeing. We need to give ourselves permission to take care of ourselves whether it’s through whimsical creativity, strategic journeying to the self or practical how-to's on coaching yourself to keeping the day-to-day down-to-earth. Welcome to your simple life!

This site is a quiet space for women and men to breathe, reflect and feed their souls. We offer retreat experiences such as weekend workshops that fit into lives where women and men must balance work, families and time for themselves. Making time for You is essential. In a world where responsibilities take over, we must allow ourselves to take peaceful moments and refuel, so that we can actualize the joys of living a simple life.



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Prayer for possibilities

We recently celebrated the lunar new year of the monkey along with my now three-and-a-half-year-old’s half birthday. Halfway around the sun to the possibilities that lie before her. Last week, I thought that she had given up on her naps. Turns out that she just needed an easy listening reboot to her acoustic guitar music. Now […]

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Holiday reflection

Our Very Jersey Holiday has my family of three in a holi-daze. Fever, body aches, and stuffy headcolds . . . oh my. As sweet 2016 is upon us, I am delighted by some holiday memories that I don’t think I would cherish as much if we weren’t in homecoming mode as now out-of-staters. Those moments […]

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Holiday magic

As a parent, I’ve been mostly against promoting the myth of Santa and all of the expectation around receiving gifts. While I learned pretty early in my childhood that Santa had the exact same handwriting as my mom, I also didn’t want to pass along what has become extreme materialism to my daughter. At the generosity […]

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Little surprises

Some folks don’t like surprises. Others like me love them! And so does my three years young daughter. Like any toddler, she loves treats in the form of Dad & daughter dates along with a new Calico Critter figure. She also delights in experiences such as a new playground that she’s about to explore for the […]

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Stretching

Stretching

Three weeks in our new surroundings, and we continue to practice stretching. Stretching our comfort levels, navigation skills, and resiliences. Moving from the Jersey bayshore to northern Virgnia’s (NoVA) “Next Great American City” has proven to be the best decision we’ve most recently made. We appreciate the slower pace, bearable commute, positive work culture, and […]

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To dwell in possibility

To fear reinvention or dwell in possibility? I’ve been at home with my little lady for almost three years. While I’ve made the choice to enjoy this time with her, the ongoing fear of reinventing myself when I reenter the workforce has been daunting. Having completed Basic Training-Level 1 to teach children’s yoga, I’ve just […]

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Everyday moments

I wish my Dad had a chance to know my daughter. She’ll see pictures of him and ask, “Who’s that?” “That’s your Lolo (granddad),” I tell her as my eyes well up. Always during these ordinary moments when we’re on a walk through the neighborhood or on a nature stroll or just hangin’ at home, […]

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Delving into the world of shadows

Delving into the world of shadows

My daughter, N., has always been fascinated by shadows since she was a year old. She constantly points out silhouettes on signs and shadows on the sidewalk. She notices how the sun plays hide and seek behind the clouds. We’ve traced her shadow with chalk on the driveway.  And now, she loves to dance. Recently […]

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Life – hellish & heartful

Life – hellish & heartful

In the midst of our hospital adventure with our 2.5-year-old, my brother-in-law remarked, “Welcome to parenthood.” Our hellish week-long, pre-Easter adventure began with two visits to the pediatrician’s office one day after the other and travel to four pharmacies to find pediatric enemas.  Enemas that failed to produce any impact for our daughter who was […]

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Working towards wellness

Working towards wellness

Whether we’ve had to deal with situations of crises or routine checkups, physical wellness can create a mountain of worries and take over one’s mind. The following thoughts can be momentarily crippling: I hope the test comes back negative. Will it be benign? Hope they don’t find anything new. When an additional scan is needed […]

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