We're all able to live in the NOW.

Author and entrepreneur PJ Zito is and always has focused on Living In The NOW. PJ went from being a school teacher to now helping others to Live In The NOW with her online meditation classes and support.

PJ Zito’s book: ‘Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best – 40 Days to Deeper Prayer and Greater Self-Awareness’ is a wonderful way to start your journey.

John and PJ Zito have proudly raised 4 amazing, accomplished, loving adult children and have welcomed their spouses into the family with open arms. They adore and love to spoil their 7 grandchildren, Michael, Mitchell, Brian, Elizabeth, Christian, Miles, and Mirabella.


More about PJ Zito

PJ spent ten years in Religious Life and became immersed in God’s abundant love. She is still an active Associate member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word Community and gratefully shares their abundance.

Five of PJ’s thirty original songs appear on an album produced by the community, and she has resourced them with permission of the copyright holder. Her years connected with the Sisters has built a foundation for PJ to be a loving and devoted wife, stepmom, mother, grandmother, teacher, musician, composer, and published author of over 20 books and journals.

John and PJ have been married over 40 years. They have 4 adult children who have blessed them with 7 amazing grandchildren! 

After 27 years of teaching and 35 years of ministry in her church community, PJ felt drawn to publish a self-help, journal-type book. We all need a loving reminder and can use a practical guide to think about how to live our passion and purpose, to impact and transform each moment of life before it passes.  

PJ’s signature book – Living In The NOW – is packed with 30 original songs, almost 40 original poems, many Scripture quotes, and pertinent 3rd party quotes. The book is personally structured, so the reader becomes the writer through 40 days of self-help-journal work. Somewhat like the 40 days of Lent transformation!

The Team

Marketing and Customer Experience Manager

Sonia brings with her 20+ years of marketing and customer service experience and 20 years of accounting and audit experience too. She has worked in almost every industry which includes, Manufacturing, Construction, Retail, Wholesale, Services, Federal Government, Accounting and more. Sonia loves innovation so is always making sure we are using the latest and greatest programs and systems, which means you are also getting the latest and greatest too. 

Troy Shanks – Systems Director

With a background in Sales, Troy made the switch to IT 12 years ago when he realised that people were asking him for technical help more than the actual IT team at his work. Troy’s unique ability to communicate technical problems clearly, allows us to make informed and educated decisions about our IT. For those of us on the team who are not IT literate, Troy is a breath of fresh air to work with. 

The book title is:

Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best

40 Days to Deeper Prayer and Greater Self-Awareness

By Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito

I am also making music videos of my songs on my YouTube channel so the reader can enjoy the songs within their daily journal work. For more detailed information, please go to the songs tab on this site or click here.

The book was published in July of 2019 -The shortened write-up is:

I help overwhelmed individuals take the steps needed to pay more attention to life right NOW!

By exploring the three different “Planes” we live in:

1. The Physical Plane is our body – walking, talking, growing, and maturing on the earth.

2. The Mental Plane is how we’ve been programmed to think of events, the world, our place in varied settings, etc. and our ego’s influence that creates our “pretend world” that we think is our life.

3. The Spiritual Plane is our true world of higher wisdom and grace where we are able to tap into our deepest desire and use our gifts to change the world.

You will easily dump overwhelm, grow in all three planes, and shift from a hectic life to a healthy and happy life by finding your center of peace. Using my books, songs, writings, prayer, and other transformational tools, we will accomplish moment-by-moment mastery by changing your core belief system to live fully in the now.

We wouldn’t need bars on the windows or metal detectors at every door or more police to control riots if everyone understood how to be happy living in the now.

Available on Amazon – Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito


What Does Everyone Say?

 Garmin user – Mary Louise Yurik, RSM – reviewed Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best 

Great Read! 5.0 out of 5 stars

March 23, 2020

Congratulations on being a new reader of Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito’s book, Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best. I found this book to be very helpful in understanding and actually living in the present moment.

PJ has combined poetry, storytelling, music, and her life experiences into a book that allows the reader to explore their own life’s journey while living in the NOW. She is able to help the reader with her probing questions that will enable them to delve deep into undiscovered places in their life up to this point, and therefore, bring them closer in their relationship with themselves, others, and their God. The written book allows the reader space to journal and/or take notes at that moment. Very helpful for concrete changes to really occur!

Our relationship with God is at many levels and this book shows the reader how to discover those levels and to make God alive in their life at each of these levels. I feel blessed to know the author personally and applaud her desire to share her gifts and wisdom with the rest of us. May you be as blessed as I have been by reading this book!

Mary Louise Yurik, RSM

J. Prentice Parton

5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!

Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2020

I love the stories, poems, and songs but most of all the message and secrets to living a more fulfilled and happy life! It’s not just a book, but a journal and a guide. I highly recommend.

Sister Rose Miriam Gansle, Corpus Christi, Texas

5.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2020

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Here are some of my favorite quotes found in the book Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best – 40 Days to Deeper Prayer and Greater Self-Awareness by Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito
Thank you for your poems and songs, PJ!


“The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best

 5.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2020.

Very Powerful!

A beautiful message of hope and guide to spiritual & personal growth.”

Rowena Floresta

“5.0 out of 5 stars 

Powerful and inspiring book!

Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020

I am grateful this book was shared to me a few months ago. This book encompasses a lot of insights, learning and inspiring guide on how to live your life to the fullest – living in the NOW! I learn to appreciate the little things that we sometimes take for granted and realized they matter most in our being. It helps us to keep a healthy and open mind and appreciate life and its beauty. Truly, a great read. You also realized that it’s not just a book but as you are going through the pages, you are writing your own personal journey in it. Highly recommend it to others.”


“5.0 out of 5 stars

 A helpful, positive, affirming guide 🙂

Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2020

This book and the writing within are a great guide for helping stay minded and grounded. Helpful during these trying times and full of wonderful poems and songs.”

“We discover the holy Spiritual Plane when we truly understand where our Physical and Mental Plane ruts are, how we got them, master how to get out of them, and by LIVING IN THE NOW, happily stay out of them.” Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito


To interview or have PJ speak at your next event please email us at media@zitoprohealth.com

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