Outstanding Blogger Award

I was recently nominated by Angela from SUITCASE Travel Blog for the Outstanding Blogger Award.  Heartfelt thanks, Angela!  Like me, Angela is passionate about travel, exploration, meeting new people & learning new customs.  I do hope you’ll show her some love by visiting her beautiful site!


  1. Provide a link to the original creator’s award post, as well as one to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Compose 7 questions of your own.
  4. Nominate & notify up to 10 bloggers.
  5. Continue your awesome support of our blogging community!

Angela’s Questions

1. How did you choose the name for your blog? What’s the story behind it?  The name of my blog comes from a precept of Ayurveda, an ancient healing system based on balancing all aspects of self (the micro) and environment (the macro) to create optimal health and well-being.

2. How do you motivate yourself to keep blogging?  I am motivated by learning new information that helps me be the best version of myself, as well as the desire to share it in hopes of inspiring others.

3. If you would create another blog what would it be?  My current blog is broad enough to cover all the topics I want to write about, from health to vegan recipes to travel, so I wouldn’t consider a second blog.

4. What hobby do you have beside the blogging?  I enjoy cooking, reading, travel & the planning that goes with it, spending time in Nature, photography, and learning.

5. What are your essential travel apps or gadgets?  I am pretty old-school when it comes to travel.  I will research my destination online, and sometimes use a navigational device if I’m driving, but nothing fancy.  I still enjoy travel guide books. And one of my most exciting recent purchases was a road atlas!

6. Once you can plan your next vacation, where will you go?  I have begun planning a camping trip for early summer.  We will sleep in a tent, hike, and photograph the 3 parks in California’s Sierra Nevada.  I can hardly wait!

7. What superpower would you like to have?  I would like to be able to reverse the environmental damage done to our beautiful planet.  For example, when (even more) forest land is burned or clear-cut for the purpose of raising cattle for commercial consumption, I’d like to have an immediate awareness of it, appear on the scene, and cause all of the trees, shrubs, and wildlife to be instantly restored.

My little sister

My Questions

  1. When did you last spend time in Nature?
  2. Why did you become a blogger?
  3. Do you have a pet?  If so, what was the last funny thing he/she did?
  4. What music are you listening to right now?
  5. What book(s) are you currently reading?
  6. What was the last meal you prepared at home?
  7. What travel destination does the pandemic have you longing for?

My Nominees

The folks I have nominated are talented writers, storytellers, poets, and photographers, and their hearts always shine through their posts. They are also kind and encouraging to other bloggers. If you don’t know them already, you should; they are outstanding bloggers in every sense.

  1. Cindy at Unique Times 
  2. Janet at This, That, & the Other Thing
  3. Joanna at Naturetails 
  4. Ashley at A Different View
  5. Henrietta at Hensblooms 
  6. Kate at Aroused
  7. Philo at Philosophy Through Photography
  8. Frank at Beach Walk Reflections
  9. Dwight at Roth Poetry
  10. Donald at Donald Reese Photography

Thanks again, Angela; I am honored by your nomination!

Community Blessings,


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59 thoughts on “Outstanding Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations you super power friend Lisa!
    That picture on the cover is amazing!
    You embody beauty, protection of our planet, great food, love with a fun spirit. I am so honored to be included darling and can’t wait to check out the other bloggers .. some I know and some I don’t..

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  2. Look at those adorable eyes! Glad to know more about you. Thanks for sharing and for the nomination. I’ve been blogging for a long time, so I appreciate the nomination, Although I won’t be participating, I will answer some questions here.

    After 11+ years and over 2300 posts, I retired my little corner of the world. Actually, it was early February 2020. If anyone decides to step away from blogging, I recommend a planned exit because it gives closure to the host and the visitors. I returned as Beach Walk Reflections this past October … SO … I invite anyone here to visit for relaxation and thought provoking essays.

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  3. Congrats! And really appreciate your kind nomination 🙂

    Her eyes are bewitching!

    1. yesterday I wandered around a tropical fruit garden and lunched in a cottage garden … today I will walk or cycle. There are not many days I’m not out in nature 🙂
    2. October 2015, and still read my first commenter, Rosema!
    6. breakfast … cereal with fruit yogurt and milk

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  4. Thank you Lisa, for honoring me with this nomination! You have chosen some great bloggers. I really appreciate you coming by and visiting my blog. Your likes and comments are always greatly appreciated!

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  5. Congratulations, Lisa, and thanks for the nomination. I enjoyed learning more about you, but I think I might learn more on Monday. 🙂 See you soon. I’m also a fan of road atlases because I like knowing where things are in relation to other things, something that doesn’t happen with an app. I did get the large print version, though. We have very similar interests.


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      1. Me, too. Hopefully the weather and roads wn’t be too bad. I’m used to driving in and on snow, but my husband’s worried about the crazy Arizona drivers and trust me, we’ve seen a lot of them in our 8+ months here. 🙂

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