Daniella Whyte

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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 or the train? Which restaurant offers the best tasting steak? All these questions involve comparison. Read more…

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. In a way, it can serve as a healthy motivation for us to step out and fulfill our own dreams. Read more…

6 Things We Waste Time Thinking About (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 334)


“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
— Frank A. Clark

Our thoughts have the power to control our lives. The more we think, the more we act. Sometimes, our thoughts are good and they propel us to do good. Other times, our thoughts are the exact opposite of who we are at our core and we act accordingly. Changing the way we think can change the way we live and make all the difference in our future. Here are 6 things we waste time thinking about and what we can do about it: Read more…

3 Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 278)


“This could be the day you stop doing that self-destructive thing you do.”
— Unknown

The start of each new year is often a time of making resolutions, changing old ways of thinking and patterns of negative behavior, and being intent on doing better in the coming days. Too many people though wait until the start of something new to actually change some habit in their lives that has been holding them back all along. Read more…

6 More Ways We Fail at Progress (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 270)


“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”
— Frederick Wilcox

Always be willing to continue the climb. Always be willing to row to the other side despite the storm. Always be ready to take risks and anticipate the outcome. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose in life. However, if you get to know who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing, you will be more likely to set goals, overcome insecurities, and trust a power that is greater than you to help you get to where you want to go. Read more…

3 New Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 169)

3 New Ways We Sabotage Ourselves

“Your value lies not in status or title, but in the roots of your character and depth of your compassion.”
— Mollie Marti

Many times, it isn’t any external force that is holding us back. It isn’t the voices of other people or doors that were slammed in our face or anything like that. Many times, it’s the voice in our head, our own actions (or inactions), our own decisions, our own thoughts that put the hammer down on things. It’s all us. And when we wrap our minds around that fact, we realize we have more power to change our situations than we ever realized. Read more…

3 Real Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 167)

3 Real Ways We Sabotage Ourselves

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
— Steven Furtick

The battles you face are not fueled by other people. Not by their words, their attitudes, or their behavior. The battles you face — most of them anyway — are fueled by the credence your mind gives to their legitimacy and importance. People who sabotage themselves see every situation as more crucial than it really is. And that view is overwhelming which leads to the inability to focus in the midst of distractions.  Read more…

3 Full Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 149)

3 Full Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.”
— Smiley Blanton

Sometimes, we only understand things after we destroy them. This goes for events, situations, people, relationships, and even ourselves. It is only in the process of getting in the kitchen, putting our hands in the dirty dish water, and cleaning everything up that we really discover the difference one decision, one choice, one embrace of an opportunity can really make. Read more…

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