Abbreviations to Live By, Part One: I.U.M.

We all want to get a little better at living our own lives, and for most of us, developing the necessary skills is hard work that we don't always make time for.  If you can't take a class or dive deeply into a structured practice, where do you go for lessons that teach you how … Continue reading Abbreviations to Live By, Part One: I.U.M.

Resources for Support During COVID-19: Focus on MN and Restaurant Industry

Hello everyone, Our organization has had to make some very difficult decisions in the last few days, as have many others in our community and state.  We are gathering a list of resources for people who have been laid off or are working with significantly reduced hours or wages so they can start navigating other … Continue reading Resources for Support During COVID-19: Focus on MN and Restaurant Industry

Add Three Things to Increase Understanding and Choices

Sometimes we’re so deeply conditioned to see the world from our own point of view that we aren’t even aware that we may be missing a bigger picture.  It’s easy to make an assumption, jump to a conclusion, or determine a solution to a problem in a matter of seconds by drawing solely on our … Continue reading Add Three Things to Increase Understanding and Choices

Playing the Infinite Game

How do you lead and inspire people to stay engaged in their work, to bring their best selves and consistently contribute to your team’s purpose with enthusiasm and initiative?  How do you stay fulfilled and constantly improving as you’re doing all of that?   Author, motivational speaker, and leadership guru Simon Sinek has an answer, and … Continue reading Playing the Infinite Game

Inviting Heart Into Your Life

Heart is about giving a damn.  It's about showing up and being present with ourselves and others.  Having heart is how we share and experience kindness, compassion, and connection.  Heart needs nurturing; it rarely appears out of nowhere and doesn't tend to stick around without any effort on our part. I asked some members of … Continue reading Inviting Heart Into Your Life

Giving A Damn Outside Our Four Walls 

When you're in the hospitality business, it's natural to put a lot of focus on serving your guests.  It is also worthwhile to serve the communities you're in as well.  Here's a little peek into a few ways that Vestalia Hospitality creates connection and brings heart to the people in our neighborhood. Giving A Damn … Continue reading Giving A Damn Outside Our Four Walls 

The Effect of Emotions on Our Mind, Body, and Soul

Throughout the centuries, and across various cultures, a belief has emerged that the quality of our life can be determined by how much we are driven by fear, and how much we are driven by love.  There are countless spiritual explanations of this, and with humanity's advanced grasp of medicine there are now compelling scientific … Continue reading The Effect of Emotions on Our Mind, Body, and Soul

The Four-Chambered Heart

Heart is a small word and an enormous concept.  It describes an instinct to care for the well-being of ourselves and others.  It is the powerful result of joining courage, passion, and conviction. It is the conduit through which we channel love, strength, and healing.   Our hearts belong to us.  Sometimes we don’t pay attention … Continue reading The Four-Chambered Heart