My name is Lisa and two of my major passions are in the area of health (fitness and nutrition) and money (budgeting and planning for the future). I am blessed to be able to do budget coaching as part of my job and find it unbelievably rewarding to be able to help people see money in a new way, and reprioritize was is most important.

Ironically, money and health are the two biggest concerns for many people.  They are linked together very strongly and can effect every area of our lives, including work and relationships.

I also love the beach.  I love taking pictures.  And I LOVE taking pictures of the beach!


I now have a renewed interest in photography and find blogging is a creative outlet for sharing thoughts, and favorite photographs.

My focus has shifted over the past year, and I am focusing less on health and money.  However, I remain strongly focused on what is good, positive and encouraging.  Hopefully some of my posts and photos can bring a smile and a little happiness to some who stop by to take a look.

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you.
Choose wisely.”

― Roy T. Bennett

To escape and sit quietly on the beach — that’s my idea of paradise.
-Emilia Wickstead 

18 Comments Add yours

  1. I love your blog. You have some beautiful photos and words on it. Thanks for visiting and following mine!

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  2. Tony says:

    HI, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post – Ticket to ride. Love your photos! I hope you aren’t putting your health too much on the back burner.
    As someone who has gotten the weight/health thing down, I would recommend keeping it simple and making sure you do some kind of exercise every day. Also, use your head when it comes to eating. Taste isn’t the only criterion. One of the best concepts I learned was that everything you eat becomes a part of you. Best of luck!

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    1. Thank you! I started back at the gym in June and I am seeing results. I totally agree with you on that. In fact, I have almost eliminated some arthritis pain in my shoulder. That alone is motivating! I eat good, but a little too much 😠. Thanks for the encouragement. I need it!

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  3. Bill Sweeney says:

    Great blog, Lisa.
    Money management and fitness coaching are so needed today. I’m thinking of a young woman that could use help in money management. Do you help people online?

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    1. Hi Bill, and I totally agree with you! The way I have helped people in the past is through work and/or church. If she wanted to email me through the contact tab I’d be very happy to see if I could provide her some assistance. 😊

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  4. Life feels beautiful here, and peaceful. Looking forward to read a lot from you Lisa. Thank you.

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  5. Prior... says:

    hi lisa – i have been following you on and off for a little while and realized i never visited the about page
    and glad to have arrived here
    – your photos are lovely

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my page! 😊

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  6. Water has a magnetic pull. It relaxes and inspires poetry. Thank you for the lovely post, Lisa.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Maryann! Water, that is my most happy place 😊

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      1. Lisa, water has an attraction, soothes the spirit and is beautiful. I too find a magnetic quality to water. Be well and safe. 🙂

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  7. Emille says:

    Am your opposite, money and health are of no concern to me, because I eat healthy. Who needs exercise?? And money, who does not need more? But I do love your captures I have seen up till now:) Happy New 2022 to you:) Emille.

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    1. Thank you, Emille! I have found that walking this past year has helped bring my stress down with everything going on. I can’t imagine not getting my daily walks in now 😊 Here’s to a new year with less worries!


      1. Emille says:

        Am all for less stress and worry!

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  8. Hi Lisa, thank you for stopping by my blog. I have the same passions also!

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    1. You are welcome, Miriam! 🌞🌴🥥

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