Thankful for my Liebster Award


Thank you Debbie M Lewis for the nomination for Liebster Award! This is my first one.

Debbie is a nurse practitioner  who has changed her life and has become a business coach. She helps others get healthy and feel good about themselves through self development and good nutrition. I just spent the last half hour looking at her blog. It’s very well written and informative. You should go spend some time there.

Here is information about the Liebster Award. The idea of the award is to recognize and promote new up and coming blogs of a good standard with less than 200 followers (on WordPress).

Here are the questions:

1.How and where do you write?

I try to write in the morning but usually it starts off in the morning and I finish up after work. I drive a lot from patient to patient so I have lots of time to think about what I am going to say. I have a lot of interruptions from  Barney my dog and Meme my cat but I decided I would rather have them here interrupting all the time then not.



2.What is your favorite color and why?

Red is my most favorite color. It’s dramatic. Toenails should be red. Red is the color of energy, passion and action. Red is the color of the root chakra.

Red is the color of the life force. It is the color of blood and the first color we come into contact when we are born.

Red means energy and our connection with the Earth and carries the promise of survival.

Red is a color of action. It moves us, awakens us, and guides us towards change.  The color of revolution, movement, and progress.


3.Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?

My favorite quote is “Intention is everything.”

I do say this a lot to people to get them to move:

“If you don’t use it you’ll loose it.” Then we all have a good laugh about l0osing our minds.


4.What’s the most inspiring book you have ever read?

My absolutely favorite book is “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” by Garth Stein. This book changed my life. I wrote about it here in a blogpost called “Intention is everything.”



5.What music do you listen to if you need cheering up?

The Blues. I love the Blues.


6.What time of the year is your favorite and why?   I love the fall in New England. I have memories of crisp days and autumn leaves and sweaters. In Florida I like any day is 70 or below.


7.Name the best place you have ever visited.

I spent a year on a kibbutz Ein Harod in Israel. Life changing experience where I learned to live in the world that was around me and be a part of it.

It is located in the Jezreel Vally. It was near Mt Gilboa

“In the Bible, King Saul, Israel’s first King, led a charge against the Philistines at Mount Gilboa (1 Samuel 28:4). The battle ends with the king falling on his own sword and Saul’s sons, Jonathan, Abinadab, and Melchishua being killed in battle (1 Samuel 31:1-4). David, who hears about the tragedy after the battle, curses the mountain: “Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew nor rain upon you, neither fields of choice fruits; for there the shield of the mighty was vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, not anointed with oil”.


8.Has a particular experience shaped the way you think?

A few things. My visit to Israel was like the first wave of really understanding how important it is to be part of the world not matter what.

Making an effort during my divorce to create a new and better life was the second.

The third is becoming a grandmother. I feel like everything I fight for has to be for the next seven generations. We must leave these children a future.

9.  How do you like to spend your free time? 

I spend a lot of time reading and researching what I am going to write. Taking Photos is one of my most favorite things.

10.In what way is this Christmas going to be special for you?

I’m Jewish and I was hoping to have some kind of Hanukkah with my kids and my grandson but due to time constraints that’s not going to happen. I will however be spending Christmas Eve with them and their family in Sarasota.  I’m really looking forward to their family traditions.

I usually work on Christmas and have for years.  I wanted to make sure that the other nurse’s had the day off. I’ve worked for the last 6. This year I want to spend with my kids and my grandson and other family.

11.My blog is about faith and learning more about God. What does faith mean to you?

Faith means just that. Knowing that everything as crazy as it gets is as it should be. Some times there’s a reason for the mishugas.

Here is my about me page. Yes it needs work! It’s on my list of things to do.

Here are my nominees for the Liebster award.

The Shrub Queen

Libra Lionheart

The Turtle Way

Overlooked Nature








How to get a divorce: Year in photos 2009 plus Halloween pix 2015

How to get a divorce with photography and music!  Year in photos 2009 plus Halloween.

I found this amazing video on my son’s Facebook page. This video represents my last year in Boca and then  moving here to Jensen Beach in the Treasure Coast. All these amazing faces somehow because a part of what I called “My other life.”  My other life became my life. An amazing life.

The Music at the beginning is by a Band called “After the Fall.”  The second and third are sung by my friend “Big Vince and the Phat Cats.” I met these guys during this time and their friendship and music became a large part of my award winning documentary “The Garbage of Jupiter Beach.”

At the time i really had no idea I would be putting together a photo essay on all the thing I practice. Manifesting. Gratefulness.

Joy. Things I love. Music. Photography.

Starts off with John Carey at the Old Back Room in Boca Raton. A trip to Colorado to see my Mom who was alive at the time. A trip to Miami with Jody and Tommy for dinner with Bill Aucoin. The stories I heard were incredible. He died shortly after that so I’m glad I got to meet him.

Meeting our friend TC Ridge with Jody who was putting together his band “South of Georgia.
My Mac and Casey. Now gone. Daniel  East drumming for Iki IKo and one of my favorite “drum faces” Ren Fest in Boca. The first one I ever went to and I just loved taking photos there. My first Rock and Pop Masters. The Reel Women’s FIlm Fest with MaryAnn and her niece, being honored at WPBT 2 in Miami. At the time I was creating little video stories. (I guess I still am creating little video stories but this time I was honored for doing so.)

A trip to St Pete and getting to see Julie Black and go to a drum circle. A trip to Melbourne and meeting the War Dog People. Then a trip to Weston with Larry and Tom. The Delray Beach Film Fest was such a blast that year. Yes that’s Gianmarco.
A photo shoot at a vet’s office and that’s how I met “The Faders” who were just beginning to put “The Phat Cats” together.  Carissa came to town and then a  life changing trip to Guatemala. Photo shoot with my drum teacher famed Joey Zeytoonian and his fabulous wife Miriam and her dances and students. Trying to find my groove.  MAMM shoot in Miami with Victor Hugo Vaca and Rodrigo Millar Feliú. Shooting my friends up in Jupiter at various local Jams that were put together by Gary Frost. Albert Castiglia.  (need I say more) Creating my own award winning documentary “The Garbage of Jupiter Beach.” Meeting one of my good friends Tiki Steve. Then going to DC to shoot at NIH (My second time at the mother ship).
My first halloween in Jensen Beach with Penny at Crawdaddys. My first Pineapple festival which is the weekend of my birthday. Meeting Stephen and Michelle and Geoff. Discovering the The Nouveaux Honkies. Wow what a year.

That folks is what you do when your going through a divorce.

Here are a few fun Halloween photos from this year.


My Halloween costume. Obnoxious Witch.


My kids. Adam, April and Ethan.