Observe life at its best, Listen to life’s songs, Embrace life’s bounties, Breathe the breath of life, Savor life to its fullest!

CATNIP OF LIFE on the ROCKS (Literally)

Last week I had a photoshoot along the jetties at Panama City Beach, FL. This was scheduled to accompany an article I was asked to write about the Catnip of Life, which will be published during the month of June (Stroll Grand Lagoon – Delivering Neighborhood Connections). The photo shoot was an absolute blast! There are always stories to tell and of course, there is a ‘doozy’ behind this photo.

There were quite a number of photo shoots going on the day we were at the jetties. Some photographers had their professional equipment set up in the sand, while others were shooting with their phones. Mandjo Brokaw had just finished a shot when I turned around and spotted a young man standing tall on top of the same rock as depicted below. Another young man was snapping pictures with his phone.

Without even thinking twice, I turned to Mandjo Brokaw and exclaimed, “I want a photo on top of that rock (pointing to the young man as he stood proudly upon the rock, which was about 6 ft above the sand)! In an instant, I approached the young man with the camera after he finished snapping pictures.

Yes! I introduced myself and asked a favor. “I want a picture on that rock but need assistance getting to the top.” He grabbed me by the hand and up we went! I was barefoot so had to be careful because the sand was slippery on the rocks. He was steady as could be and led me right to the top, stepped aside, and I raised my hands to the glory of our Heavenly Father! (The young man’s name is Colin and very handsome!) 🙂

My only regret is that I didn’t have more pictures taken while I was there, perhaps sitting, instead of only standing, and on one foot, instead of both feet! hahahahaha Tomorrow IS another day and the jetties are surely not going anywhere soon!

Observe. Listen. Embrace. Breathe. Savor. Life to Its Fullest!

#jetties #beachlife #nature #fun #photoshoot


Live from the Catnip of Life

This is a FB live I completed on Thursday, May 11,2023. Even though wishes are expressed for a Terrific Thursday, the message holds fast any day of the week: Marvelous Monday, Thrilling Tuesday, Wonderful Wednesday, Terrific Thursday, Fabulous Friday, Super Saturday, and Splendid Sunday.

Step outside into the catnip of life! Need help in learning more about this catnip? Visit Click the tab Books & Contact for the new release Catnip of Life! Grab your copy today! You can walk hand in hand with Mother Nature regardless of a bright sunny day or amidst grey clouds and stormy weather. Like the effects catnip has on the cat, reel with excitement or relax in tranquility!

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Life, Decisions, Paths and Choice

Life is busy!

Yes! Life is very busy and full of noise. It’s essential to find moments of stillness and reflection. 

Today, I invite you to reflect the power of choice and its impact in your life. Choice requires decision making.

The Power of Decision

Whether we choose to act or not to act, making a conscious decision is powerful. 

To choose = to have power. 

It’s a declaration of ownership over our lives and an acknowledgement of our ability to shape our future. 

Each choice we make, big or small, contributes to the person we become and the experiences we have.

Two Paths

In every decision we face, we can imagine our options as two distinct paths

One represents action, and the other, inaction. 

Yes, or no. 

Both paths lead to different experiences and opportunities. 

By acknowledging the consequences and rewards of each choice, we can trust our intuition and make decisions that align with our deepest desires.

Embracing Choice

As you continue with your day, let the power of choice guide you in your decisions. 

Remember, you have the power to shape your future, one choice at a time. 

Whether you choose to act or not to act, know that you have control over your destiny.

You are powerful. 

Take a moment to reflect on the choices you’ve made in your life, and consider how they’ve shaped your experiences and who you are today. 

Embrace the power of choice, and know that each decision contributes to the rich tapestry of your life.

Note: Credit for this post goes to the inspiration provided by Mike Knott, Life Coach, Spiritual Advisor,

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