Author and entrepreneur Patricia Jean Smithyman-Zito is and always has been trying to LIVE IN THE NOW. PJ went from being a teacher to starting her online health and wellness site. She has spent many years writing poetry and composing songs and recently published her book:
‘Living in the Now: The Secret to Making Each Day Your Best – 40 Days to Deeper Prayer and Greater Self-Awareness’
John and Patricia Jean Smithyman-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 6 grandchildren, Michael, Mitchell, Brian, Elizabeth, Christian, and Miles.
I spent ten years in Religious Life and became immersed in God’s abundant love. I am still an active Associate member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word Community and gratefully share their abundance.
Five of my thirty original songs appear on an album produced by the community, and I have resourced them with permission of the copyright holder. My years connected with the Sisters has built a foundation for me to be a loving and devoted wife, stepmom, mother, grandmother, teacher, musician, composer, and published author.
John and I have been married over 40 years. We have 4 adult children who have blessed us with 6 amazing grandchildren!
After 27 years of teaching and 35 years of ministry in my church community, I 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.
My book 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!
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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
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
Sister Rose Miriam Gansle, Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2020
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.
A beautiful message of hope and guide to spiritual & personal growth.”
“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.”