Beth Sawickie www.BethSawickie.com

Hello! I‘m Beth Sawickie and I’d like to tell you a bit more about me and how I can inspire you!

I am an Artist, a Writer, and a Thriver!

These gifts blossomed once I moved away from ‘blah'(depression) towards ‘bliss’ – and I’d like to share them with you!

My purpose is to inspire others to be pro-active in their self-care, re-discover what brings them joy and create self-bliss!

I do this through sharing my journey – the ups and the downs, sharing what helps keep me happy and healthy and sharing joys I have discovered (photography, nature, mandalas and more).

Artist.

Life Through the Lens…

As I recovered from depression I found I wanted to do something creative.  Photography – mainly nature photography – became that creative outlet.

First a little point-and-shoot camera and after many years my current Nikon D-7000.

As I’d be “processing” my images I wanted something MORE from them. Something that could visibly show the exuberance I felt when taking the shots – like that beautiful sunset!

I began experimenting with filters tweaks…etc.  And stumbled upon some awesome mandala images too.

Sunset over cranberry bogs at Whitesbog Village, NJ http://bethsawickie.com/cranberry-bog-sunset
Pink Purple Blue Mandala by Beth Sawickie http://www.bethsawickie.com/pink-purple-blue-mandala

Mandala Creations…

I became addicted (in a good way) to creating mandalas or kaleidoscope images.

There’s just something mesmerizing about them.

I never know what they are going to look like – I just play with the original image (usually one of my photos) and magic occurs.

I create Personal Mandalas for others too.

Writer.

I have always loved to write (almost always – school papers not so much!)

When I am just in the zone and writing from my heart the words flow onto the page like music.

I write to inspire others to thrive in their lives.

I share my journey and what has helped me move from “Blah to Bliss”.

This includes the “4-G’s of Feelin’ Good” and my soon to be released book “From Blah to Bliss”.

From Blah to Bliss by Beth Sawickie http://www.BethSawickie.com

Thriver!

The 4-G's of Feelin' Good www.BethSawickie.com

I’ve been challenged by depression since at least 15 years old.  Things were off-kilter for years.  But it was my “normal” so I didn’t realize just how bad it was.

My 20’s was a cycle of on-meds, off-meds – highs and the lows of depression.  A seriously torturous runaway roller coaster.

In my mid-30’s I finally acknowledged that I had a true illness – Bipolar II.

Ongoing therapy and low doses of meds have helped – but that is only part of what keeps me Feeling  Great & Loving Life!

I decided to become an Active Participant in MY Mental and Physical and Spiritual Health.  I was doing that in little spurts.  Diet changes, exercise classes…etc. Nothing stuck.

I didn’t need a strict regimen – I needed Simple Strategies. 

That is where the “4-G’s of Feeling Good” started.

Now, I am truly in a much better, balanced and happier place in life.

Not only do I Feel Good… I Feel GREAT & I am THRIVING!

I take care of myself – body, mind and soul – by doing the 4-G’s every day & creating with my camera.

I’m often learning new ways to practice the 4-G’s – a new way to get Goin’, add more Greens to my diet, Give to others (and myself) and I’m always finding new things to be Grateful for.

I can spend hours out in nature – in awe – and snapping photos – click,click,click.

I must say, though, you won’t see many sunrise pictures from me! I’m more of a night person…so, sunsets are more my thing.

I am a work in progress – as are we ALL!

I share tips and freebies to help with doing the “4-G’s” and leading a happy healthy life in my newsletter.  Whenever I create a new helpful product or have some news to share, I let my subscribers know first…sign up for updates:

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Beth and Doug http://www.BethSawickie.com Image by Doug Venner

Living the Dream in Southern NJ

I live with my boyfriend, Doug, 1 dog (Soc short for Socrates) and 3 cats (Orville, Smoke and Irene). 

Here is Doug and I in our dorky hats on one of our kayaking trips.  I live a much more active life than I used to – and I LOVE IT!

 

We were both born and raised in NJ – in fact – we’re high school sweethearts 🙂  After many years apart we found our way back to each other and it has been a true blessing!

He has been with me through countless highs and lows and I’m thankful to be able to share my life with him while being in a much healthier place.

We still live in NJ – but have moved further south – down in the “Pine Barrens” (with the Jersey Devil…lol).

Here is Soc looking cute and adorable!  And the 3 cats surrounding me as I attempt to sleep.

Soc head shot http://www.bethsawickie.com
3 cats http://www.BethSawickie.com

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I’m choosing to do things every day that help me Feel Good…. and I hope you are too!

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