In honor of and celebrating all Nurses, especially those providing care throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by Susan J. Farese, MSN RN, SJF Communications https://youtu.be/v-Ozx5GBN5s Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to subscribe, like, comment & share! Like this post? Contact SJF Communications for your PR/Marketing/Websites/Writing Social Media/Photography, or Coaching Needs! SJF Communications – ‘Creative Ideas | Dynamic Results’! … Continue reading A Nursing Poetry Reading (Video) – Dedicated to All Nurses for Nurse’s Week, May 6 -13, 2020
My poem 'A Light Dimmed' about my Aunt Pam, who sadly passed away 6 months ago is published in the Veterans section of the 2019-2020 San Diego Poetry Annual (page 294).
https://videopress.com/v/egE6hZUR?preloadContent=metadata Coronavirus Coping & Conflict A Poem By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications My poem Coronavirus, Coping & Conflict is published in the new anthology 'Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus' (Edited by G. Cuddy). Featuring 150+ Poets of the World. Now available on Amazon. Proceeds from sales of the poetry anthology will benefit Partners in Health and Doctors Without Borders. … Continue reading Coronavirus Coping & Conflict – A Poem & Video
We 'Zoomed' and Captured our Creativity with Haiku!
Poster for Life After Oblivion (San Diego, April 2, 2020) - VetPics Productions is producing and submitting a SAG short film project (15 min), Life After Oblivion for the Armed Forces Film Con Challenge through the San Diego Film Consortium. Life After Oblivion was recently filmed at the Meadows Field Airport and the Wind Wolves … Continue reading VetPics Productions Film Entry – ‘Life After Oblivion’ Spreads Awareness of PTSD/Suicide Prevention for ‘Armed Forces Film Con Challenge’ in San Diego
Patricia Geist-Martin, Ph. D. We have been so inspired by our SJF Communications client, Patricia Geist-Martin, Ph.D., Professor Emerita in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. Dr. Geist-Martin's research examines the stories people tell in making sense of their lives, particularly in their journeys through health and illness. 'Falling in Love with … Continue reading Q & A: Patricia Geist-Martin, Ph.D., Co-Author of ‘Falling in Love With the Process: A Stroke Survivor’s Story’
As we are all probably aware, the recent situation and news is all about preventing and dealing with the devastating effects of the novel Coronavirus and Covid-19 and positive thoughts and concern for the front line health care workers working with infected patients. How are we all doing? Staying healthy? Are we helping to 'flatten … Continue reading Creative Coronavirus Coping Concepts and Ideas – 10 Tips
Meet Chi Varnado - Author of 'The Dance Centre Presents Giselle' We had a great time last week with our client Chi Varnado, Author of the newly released middle grade novel The Dance Centre Presents Giselle. Chi gave two excellent presentations at the Pine Valley Library - one with several charter school students from Pine … Continue reading Meet Chi Varnado – Author of ‘The Dance Centre Presents Giselle’
SJF Communications has been closely monitoring the uncertainty and actively changing ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities and are rescheduling several upcoming events, including client events as well as our SJF Communications Haiku workshops. We want to thank you for your … Continue reading Statement from SJF Communications Regarding Event Rescheduling Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Eight women attended our 2 hour SJF Communications Haiku workshop 'Capturing Your Creativity With Haiku' on January 18th, 2020 at the Poway Community Library. We began with an interactive fun 'ice-breaker' - getting to know each other a bit more. Next, after introductions and a review of my work … Continue reading We Captured Our Creativity With Haiku!
Here is a 2020 NEW YEARS 'Gift' from SJF Communications to Celebrate San Diego Area Theater! Compiled by Susan J. Farese, President of SJF Communications and many thanks to Julien Des Pres. Julien is a senior at SDSU majoring in Public Relations. He has a passion for all things sports and is pursuing a career … Continue reading Extra, Extra! A List of San Diego Area Theater Productions – January Through June, 2020
Lady Zhaojun Starring Li Yugang China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) presented the U.S. premiere of an opera and dance theatrical musical production Lady Zhaojun Starring Chinese multi-award Singer Li Yugang and fellow performers from the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, December 2, … Continue reading Gallery Photos – Lady Zhaojun Starring Li Yugang – San Diego Civic Theatre 12/2/2019
Cast of Lady Zhaojun Starring Li Yugang Performed at e3 Civic High School - San Diego 12/3/2019
Lady Zhaojun Starring Li YugangPhoto: Courtesy of Chinese Arts & Entertainment Group Ltd. (San Diego, November 7, 2019) - China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) presents the US premiere of an opera and dance musical production Lady Zhaojun starring Chinese multi-award singer Li Yugang. The performances will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 … Continue reading Chinese Theatrical Production “Lady Zhaojun” Premieres in San Diego 12/1 and 12/2 Starring Multi-Award Singer Li Yugang
(SAN DIEGO, October 9, 2019) – Retired Judge Marshall Hockett and wife/traveling partner, Debbie Hockett of Encinitas are pleased to announce the publication of their book Tripping – 1975 – Falling in Love One Country at a Time. It is a love story set amidst a year of adventures on their year-long journey in a … Continue reading Retired Superior Court Judge and Wife Celebrate Upcoming Book Release “Tripping – 1975 – Falling in Love One Country at a Time”
Debra Wanger - The Resilient Actor - Photo Credit - Ken Jacques (SAN DIEGO, September 23, 2019) – Actor, Author, Coach and Public Speaker, Debra Wanger is an often-sought-after professional actor, well known in the San Diego region. She published her debut book The Resilient Actor: How to Kick Ass In the Business Without It … Continue reading Actor, Author, Coach & Speaker Debra Wanger Announces “The Resilient Actor” Audiobook & Workbook/Planner
We are thrilled to introduce our new SJF Communications client – San Diego Actor, Author and Coach - Debra Wanger. Debra's book The Resilient Actor: How to Kick Ass in the Business (Without it Kicking Your Ass) brings the behind the scenes secrets of Hollywood & Broadway to supercharge one’s career and balance one’s life. An … Continue reading Q & A with Debra Wanger ~ The Resilient Actor & Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications
Q & A with Former Apollo Astronaut Wife, JoAnn Petrie Carr ~ Author of "Keeper of the Flame"and Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications
Photo by Jen Jenny B. Photography 2016 - Courtesy of Chyna Whyne Here is question 6 of our SJF Communications Q & A with Chyna Whyne, explaining her top 3 values in life. Chyna, born in Great Britain and living and thriving in Jamaica, is an inspiring Entrepreneur, Recording Artist, Alexander Technique Teacher, Model, Speaker, … Continue reading SJF Communications Q & A with Chyna Whyne – Question 6: What Are Your Top Three Values in Life? (Audio File)
SJF Communications Q & A with Chyna Whyne - Question 5: Tell Us About 'Walking in Stilettos' (Audio File)
JoAnn Petrie Carr - Courtesy Photo Our SJF Communications client, former Astronaut wife, Author Jo Ann Petrie Carr, recently re-released her 2013 fiction novel "Keeper of the Flame" with XLibris Publishers. Former Astronaut Wife Re-Releases Novel about Moon Landing In association with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, JoAnn Petrie Carr reflects her personal experience … Continue reading Introducing JoAnn Petrie Carr, Author of “Keeper of the Flame”
Last week I asked our SJF Communications international PR client, "High-Heel Guru" Chyna Whyne if we can do an interview for my blog. I simply asked for a few sentences for each question. Well, Chyna decided to dictate her amazing answers instead of typing and emailing them. Her answers were phenomenal and astute and a … Continue reading Q & A with Chyna Whyne & Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications
Walking the Walk (and More) with High-Heel Guru Chyna Whyne Chyna Whyne Introducing our SJF Communications client ~ Chyna Whyne (San Diego, CA – August 12, 2019). Chyna Whyne is truly an inspiring Renaissance Woman and dynamic holistic artist-practitioner - Born in London to Jamaican parents, she is an Alexander Technique Practitioner and Teacher (a … Continue reading WALKING IN STILETTOS GOES GLOBAL with CHYNA WHYNE
Courtesy Photo - Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D. Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D. (Dr. Vin) author of Communication Breakthrough: How Using Brain Science and Listening to Body Cues Can Transform Your Relationships (Wolfheart Press) announces several upcoming book signing and speaking events through September 2019. Dr. Schroeter is a 2018 Notable Book Award Winner from the 53rd Annual Local … Continue reading Psychotherapist Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D., Author/Consultant Announces Speaking Topics & Upcoming Book Events
San Diego Author J.R. Strayve Jr. is thrilled to announce his new fiction novel First Spouse of the United States: Star Athlete & War Hero Battles Societal Boundaries and Washington Elite, which is now available at https://jrstrayvejr.com or on Amazon.com. Book Description: First Spouse of the United States: Star Athlete & War Hero Battles Societal … Continue reading Author J.R. Strayve, Jr. Releases Fiction Novel ‘First Spouse of the United States’
Courtesy Photo, Tommy Anderson Veteran Tommy Anderson of Norco, California is the author of the military thriller Haboob Wind which has been optioned with Global Edge Pictures, currently in pre-production. Anderson is currently on a book discussion/signing tour in Southern California and is available for print, media interviews and book appearances (discussions/readings/signings) through SJF Communications. … Continue reading Veteran Author Tommy Anderson Announces Upcoming Events for Military Thriller ‘Haboob Wind’
Below is a link to my interview on the blog of the inaugural San Diego Writers Festival which was held April 13, 2019 at the San Diego Central Library. Susan J. Farese CLICK LINK FOR: Author Interview with Susan J. Farese I also was thrilled to be an integral part of the talented team* that … Continue reading Author Interview with Susan J. Farese for San Diego Writers Festival (Blog)
We enjoyed an interesting self-guided Spring hike of two oases at the Thousand Palms Oasis - Coachella Preserve (on the San Andreas Fault, no less) in the Southern California Desert (about 10 miles East of Palm Springs). Here's a video with photos that captured some of our day hiking at the Thousand Palms Oasis at … Continue reading A Hike at Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve – Coachella Preserve
We enjoyed a great drive through much of the Joshua Tree National Park, and discovered an interesting 'flat' hike with our family ~ the Wall Street Mill Trail (adjacent to the Barker Dam Trail). The trail (approx. 4200 elevation and about 2 miles round trip) houses a historic gold ore crushing mill and stamp mill. … Continue reading Hike ~ Wall Street Mill Trail at Joshua Tree National Park (Video)
Spring has indeed sprung! Susan of SJF Communications enjoying the flower fields! Susan's friend Ninon at the Flower Fields! It was such a fun morning (into the afternoon) enjoying a wagon ride and strolling through the vividly colorful Tecolote Ranunculus flowers (and more) at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. Here's a short SJF Communications … Continue reading A Visit to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad
Our family spent a few wonderful hours hiking at Tahquitz Canyon ~ part of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation in Palm Springs. Take a look at our short video below with photos by Susan J Farese, SJF Communications and music by Ah Nee Mah: 'Native Visions: A Native American Music Journey'. We … Continue reading A Hike at Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs (Video)
What a spectacular day hiking at Lake Hodges in Escondido, CA! Beautiful scenery, wildflowers blooming, birds enjoying the plentiful rain that we've had lately, magnificent rainbows (did we mention the larger than life rattlesnake)? Take a look at 'art in nature' and 'nature as art'! Music: If We Knew All the Laws of Nature' by … Continue reading A Glorious Day at Lake Hodges (Video)
'Jump Start a Life' ~ Live - Streamed Telethon in San Diego to Support Derek Johnston on Saturday, March 16, 2019 Sharing this press release for a very special upcoming event Facebook Page DONATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – SAN DIEGO, CA: Heartland Films, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, in association with IntelleXual Entertainment, … Continue reading ‘Jump Start a Life’ ~ Live – Streamed Telethon in San Diego to Support Derek Johnston on Saturday, March 16, 2019
A Stroll Along the San Elijo Lagoon Near Annie's Canyon Trail (Solana Beach)
It was mesmerizing to see and photograph several hawks up close and personal on January 5th at Hawk Watch Ramona, thanks to the Wildlife Research Institute ! These free Hawk Watches (donations accepted as well) will continue on Saturdays throughout January and February at 10 a.m. (suggested arrival time 9:30 a.m.). The Hawk Watch lasts … Continue reading Photos: A Visit to Hawk Watch in Ramona, CA
We had a delightful day trip on January 7th 2019 to visit the Calico Ghost Town (Yermo, CA) a former silver mining town in the Mojave Desert. Here's a short video with a photo montage by SJF Communications and some added music by 'Shake That Little Foot' and 'Scott Holmes' https://youtu.be/peK61WDQl9Q We had lunch at … Continue reading A Visit to a Ghost Town: Calico, CA
We had such a spectacular, fun and educational morning (along with a large group of attendees) at the first 2019 'Hawk Watch' Falconry event including a Q & A with Biologists from the Wildlife Research Institute (WRI). Here is the Facebook Page for the Wildlife Research Institute: https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeResearchInstitute/ These free Hawk Watches (donations accepted as … Continue reading Close-Up Encounters at the Hawk Watch in Ramona!
We had a lovely time visiting the Mission Inn and the 26th Annual Festival of Lights on January 3, 2019. It was such an enjoyable time! We enjoyed a delicious early dinner at Las Campanas and spent time in the beautiful Hotel lobby and outdoors. The festival of lights closes January 6th, 2019. Here's a … Continue reading A Visit to the Mission Inn & Festival of Lights in Riverside, California
Here are a few images from a brisk walk at the San Elijo Lagoon on New Year's Day! Some links: https://www.sanelijo.org/naturecenter https://www.sanelijo.org/nature-center-trail-head https://www.sanelijo.org/ All Photos by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications - 2019 An Anna's Hummingbird building and guarding her Nest - This was exciting to see! Thanks to the fellow bird watcher who told … Continue reading A New Year’s Day Visit to the San Elijo Lagoon
SJF Buzz : On Mothering I wrote the poem 'On Mothering' a few months ago after realizing, as an Empty Nest Mom, that 20 years have come and gone. Here is my take on mothering. Join me in celebrating and honoring Moms. Thank you, Susan
Westwind Brass and the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park join to present the 'Brass in the Park' Concert Series. Join us on Monday, December 10th for 'Holiday Lights' in the former San Diego Naval Hospital Chapel at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park, part of a complex of architecturally significant buildings with rich historical connections … Continue reading Westwind Brass Presents ‘Holiday Lights’ Concert – December 10th at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
A quick podcast of a recent poem I wrote: 'A Social Wake Up Call' By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Thanks for stopping by! Like this post? Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Contact SJF Communications for your PR/Marketing/Writing/ Social Media/Photography, or Coaching Needs! SJF Communications - 'Our Mission: Your Communications'!
I spent a late morning into the early afternoon at Lake Miramar (also known as the Miramar Reservoir) in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, walking along the 5 mile paved Loop Trail. The address is: 10710 Scripps Lake Dr., San Diego, CA 92131 There were beautiful views throughout! Feel free to click on each photo … Continue reading Lake Miramar Loop Trail
New York City based Korean Illustration Artist Moonsun Shin will be collaborating with Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim on an exciting new project: 'Over. Above. Beyond.' Jeeyoon's National CD Release Concert' will be held on December 9th at the Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego (La Jolla). 'Over. Above. Beyond. Ticket Link' Jeeyoon’s … Continue reading Getting to Know NYC Illustration Artist Moonsub Shin
I had the amazing opportunity this past Wednesday to attend the Annual SD Media Pros Showcase at Angelika Film Center in Carmel Mountain, San Diego and present a video montage of my photography. This was a wonderful sold-out event at a beautiful theatre (one of my personal favorite places to see films) with nearly 30 … Continue reading Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Photography – Video Montage
Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim will celebrate the national release of her newest album ‘Over. Above. Beyond.’ with a concert on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Auditorium at TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute). Jeeyoon’s concert events combine dazzling technical mastery and profound musicianship with her personal commentary on stage. The ‘Over. … Continue reading Q & A – Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim – Soaring ‘Over. Above. Beyond.’
My friend and I recently decided to 'get our steps' and visit the coastal wetland at the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail, located in Carlsbad. We walked 1.5 miles of the north side of the trail and back again. It was a beautiful, enjoyable day in nature! We saw the glistening blue water of the lagoon, a … Continue reading A Visit to the Batiquitos Lagoon
Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D. Author of 'Communication Breakthrough: How Using Brain Science and Listening to Body Cues Can Transform Your Relationships' Psychotherapist, professor, artist and international speaker, Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D. is thrilled to announce her new book, Communication Breakthrough: How Using Brain Science and Listening to Body Cues Can Transform Your Relationships (Wolfheart Press). Communication Breakthrough will … Continue reading Breaking Through Barriers of Communication – Q & A with Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D.
We are thrilled to welcome our new SJF Communications client, Tommy Anderson. Tommy is the author of the new military thriller Haboob Wind. Tommy is also on board as a screenwriter and producer of the optioned film "Haboob Wind" with Global Edge Pictures, currently in pre-production. IMDB Link Read our Q & A with Susan J. … Continue reading SJF Communications Welcomes Client Tommy Anderson, Author of ‘Haboob Wind’
We spent an afternoon in Ramona and took in the sights of the Ramona Grasslands County Preserve and the Kohill Winery. Hope you enjoy this video! https://youtu.be/8qIn7KJKKD4 Thanks for stopping by! Like this post? Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Contact SJF Communications for your PR/Marketing/Writing/ Social Media/Photography, or Coaching Needs! SJF Communications - … Continue reading A Visit to Ramona, CA
Sebastian Slovin Author of 'Ashes in the Ocean' and Co-Owner, Nature Unplugged Discussion and Book Signing Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 6 pm - 7 pm at the Del Mar Library 1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 'Ashes in the Ocean: A Son's Story of Living Through & Learning From His Father's Suicide' … Continue reading Sebastian Slovin – Discussion & Book Signing – Del Mar Library – 9/26/18 at 6 p.m.
Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D. Author of 'Communication Breakthrough: How Using Brain Science and Listening to Body Cues Can Transform Your Relationships' Will have a Book Signing Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1 pm - 3 pm at Barnes & Noble (Grossmont Center) 5500 Grossmont Ctr. Dr., Suite 331, La Mesa, CA 91942 Psychotherapist, professor, artist and international … Continue reading Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D. Book Signing 9/29, 1-3 pm at Barnes & Noble, La Mesa, CA
Marni Freedman and San Diego Writers, Ink Present the: 4th Annual Memoir Showcase Monday, October 22, 2018 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre TICKETS Marni Freedman and San Diego Writers, Ink in association with the San Diego Memoir Writers Association are thrilled to announce the 4th Annual ‘Memoir Showcase’ on Monday, October 22 at 7 … Continue reading 4th Annual Memoir Showcase
I can spend hours watching the gorillas at the San Diego Zoo! I do! With my Keeper's Club Pass, I get to visit both the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park on a regular basis. More about membership levels HERE Each time I visit either park, I like to observe what happening with the … Continue reading In Awe of Gorillas…at the San Diego Zoo!
Thank you for listening to our launch of the 'SJF Buzz' Podcast at SJF Communications! And now... Welcome to the 'SJF Buzz' Episode 2 Podcast! Have a listen! The Poem: Night Shift by Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN Future episodes will include interviews with interesting guests! We'll explore different career paths, learn about people from other … Continue reading SJF Buzz – Episode 2 – Tribute Poem to Nurses – ‘Night Shift’
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new 'SJF Buzz' Podcast at SJF Communications! Our Host - Susan J. Farese discusses upcoming client events in the San Diego area! Future episodes will include interviews with interesting guests! We'll explore different career paths, learn about people from other generations, role models, mentors, creatives … Continue reading SJF Buzz Podcast Launch!
Sebastian Slovin Author of 'Ashes in the Ocean' and Co-Owner, Nature Unplugged Will have a Book Signing Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1 pm - 5 pm at Barnes & Noble (Grossmont Center) 5500 Grossmont Ctr. Dr., Suite 331, La Mesa, CA 91942 Sebastian Slovin - Nature Unplugged Recent Podcast Links Giving Voice to Depression … Continue reading Sebastian Slovin – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Grossmont 8/25/18 & Podcast Update
Marni Freedman and San Diego Writers, Ink, in association with the San Diego Memoir Writers Association and San Diego Writers Network are thrilled to announce the 'Wine & Cheese Book Launch' for the 1st Annual San Diego Memoir Showcase Anthology - 'Shaking the Tree - brazen - short - memoir' and other books by local … Continue reading ‘A Wine & Cheese Book Launch’ Set for September 15th at Humphrey’s Half-Moon Inn
Fun time strolling at the San Dieguito River Park in Del Mar today despite the heat and humidity in the San Diego area! Shorebirds are thriving there and the water was crystal blue. Two Great White Egrets were in a tizzy, I saw a flock of Kildeer hurrying above yapping away (who knows why), … Continue reading San Dieguito River Park – Del Mar
By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications I am a former Navy and Army Nurse (Major) with both masters and bachelors degrees in Nursing, as well as a creative veteran artist with past and present experience in a variety of the creative arts. From dance lessons as a young child into my teens, drama/theatre and chorus … Continue reading BR McDonald Interviews Susan Farese – Veteran Artist Program Podcast Episode 36
By Susan J. Farese SJF Communications We are thrilled to share this interview with equity Broadway performer Devon Hadsell, who plays Caitlyn Caussin in the ensemble of the Broadway mega hit - "Mean Girls"! Devon is also a principal role understudy (Gretchen, Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George). She made her principal debut as Gretchen on July 24th. I have … Continue reading Meet Devon Hadsell – the ‘Kind’ Mean Girl on Broadway
We spent an afternoon walking along the trails and exploring bird watching (and more) at two North County San Diego areas - the Buena Vista Audubon in Oceanside & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation in Carlsbad. Not too many bird sightings but...the beautiful wild flowers and stunning nature captivated us as usual! My favorite find … Continue reading A Visit to the Buena Vista Audubon & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation
By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications When was the last time that you 'unplugged' from your devices and appreciated or partook in 'nature'? If your answer was today, this week, recently etc. - No worries...but if there's a gap...there's definitely hope! In this interview, you will 'virtually' meet SJF Communications' clients Sebastian Slovin and Sonya … Continue reading Interview: Nature Unplugged Owners Sebastian Slovin & Sonya Mohamed
Had a great afternoon bird watching with my husband at the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along the route to sit back, reflect and 'take it all in'. Despite the dredging … Continue reading Shorebirds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail
Santee Lakes in San Diego County is a great place for bird and waterfowl watching! So many varieties can be spotted throughout the year! Here is a PDF Santee Lakes Birdlist as of 2016. I've made a short video from my brief visit the other day. A Great White Egret was the highlight! Also spotted Wood Ducks, … Continue reading Look Out! It’s a Bird…or Two…or Three – Bird Watching at Santee Lakes!
I am always amazed at the striking rock formations and cliffs at Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach. They are fascinating, colorful, majestic, steep and very old! I spent some time walking along the beach recently and was in awe of the rock formations...caves...geometric shapes and more... Here's a short video to show the magic … Continue reading These Rocks ROCK! Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach
I had some free time and took advantage of a wonderful mini-escape to nature! Here's a short video to recap my time strolling throughout the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along … Continue reading A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail
My husband and I enjoyed a delightful afternoon enjoying the benefits of my Keepers Club Pass at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California. The advantages: I can always bring a guest, I can enjoy the free parking (usually $15), and there are new exhibits every once in awhile to take in and … Continue reading An Afternoon at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!
Yet another fun afternoon of fun and adventure at the world famous San Diego Zoo - thanks to my Keeper's Club Pass. This time I enjoyed the day with my Goddaughter Caroline, and her one of her best friends, Tori! We spent several hours enjoying the weather, scenery, botanical treasures and of course phenomenal animal … Continue reading Fun at the San Diego Zoo…and Then Some!!
I spent some time bird watching at the San Dieguito River Park Lagoon in Delmar and then took a stroll at Dog Beach and serendipitously discovered Gwen's Garden in Solana Beach. Getting in touch with nature is one of the best feelings and having my camera handy to capture these moments is indescribable! Hope you enjoy … Continue reading Cali Daze! Photos: San Dieguito Lagoon, Delmar & Dog Beach, Gwen’s Garden, Solana Beach
It's that time again in San Diego...The marine layer is proudly beaming lately and we kid about it as 'May Gray'. I visited Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma on May 21st and was delighted with such natural beauty there... Take a gander at these photos. Not a sunny day, but I still witnessed gorgeous rock … Continue reading Magnificent Sunset Cliffs – Despite the May Grays
SJF Communications proudly welcomes our new client, Encinitas Author Sebastian Slovin, who recently released his highly acclaimed memoir, "Ashes in the Ocean". Sebastian's book is a poignant reflection of his heartfelt journey surviving, learning from and ultimately becoming resilient after the unfortunate suicide of his Father, South African legendary swimmer Vernon Slovin. Sebastian was only … Continue reading Sebastian Slovin – Author of ‘Ashes in the Ocean’ – Book Signing at Warwick’s 5/20 (12 – 2 p.m.)
The Westwind Brass, San Diego's Premier Professional Brass Ensemble, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive Concert Series entitled: ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101. The Westwind Brass Ensemble, includes Elizabeth Howard, … Continue reading Westwind Brass Announces Concert Series ‘Brass in the Park’ at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
I enjoyed a quick overnight visit to Coronado, California...Check out these photos and see why this island touched my heart! Feel free to click on each photo by SJF Communications! The Charming Glorietta Bay Inn The Famous Coronado Beach and Hotel Del Coronado A Beautiful Great Blue Heron Enjoying Glorietta Bay Overlooking the … Continue reading Over the San Diego Bay and the Glorious Bridge: A Visit to Coronado
A great morning hike and "Birding with a Camera" at Lake Hodges, Bernardo Bay Staging Area, at the San Dieguito River Park Trail with Senior Ranger Dave Hekel and Krisztina Sheeff, KS Nature Photography. Here's a short video to recap the morning... Disclaimer: I am still learning....Birds (and butterflies) were moving QUICKLY and I am quite … Continue reading Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA
Westwind Brass Announces Summer Brass Workshop At SDSU School of Music & Dance June 25-29, 2018 Free Concert June 30th at 1:00 pm The Westwind Brass, San Diego's premier professional brass ensemble, and an Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive 2018 Summer … Continue reading Westwind Brass – Summer Brass Workshop
Exciting time bird watching and more in Del Mar (San Dieguito River Park Trail)! Yep...a stingray! Mama Osprey and Chicks Daddy Osprey watching closely! Cute bunny rabbit Egret with a twig Killdeer (Lifer for me) Egret and friend... Eurasian Collared Doves Song Sparrow & Hummingbird Snowy … Continue reading An Afternoon Trail Visit at San Dieguito River Park Trail
The Hausmann Chamber Music Program announces their exciting interactive ‘Summer Festival’ presented by SDSU Community Music School, at San Diego State University School of Music and Dance (SDSU), June 18th through June 23rd, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This event will be an intensive music experience for string, wind, brass and piano players … Continue reading Hausmann Chamber Music Festival at SDSU June 18 -23, 2018
It was a beautiful Sunday and as usual I had my camera with me! Snapped some photos at Liberty Station as well as on Manzanita Trail at Pacific Highlands Ranch (Carmel Valley), San Diego. Feel free to click on each photo for more detail... This was my view of downtown San Diego looking south from Liberty … Continue reading Art in Nature on a Sunday…
A quick visit to Lake Poway today yielded a few surprises! Once we arrived it only took a few minutes to see a 'capture' of a baby rattlesnake, reported to the ranger by a man fishing along the water's edge. Only a few minutes later, someone behind us shouted 'he's got a fish'! We looked … Continue reading Lake Poway: Osprey, Snakes, Coots & Haiku…Oh MY!
In honor of National Poetry Writing Month (#napowrimo) I have mastered the first few days in previous blog posts and am attempting to keep it going (with and without prompts)! As I have stated previously, I've been a Mentor at San Diego State University in their Aztec Mentor Program since 2016. Mentoring has been an inspirational … Continue reading National Poetry Writing Month Day #3 ‘Thriving’ – Haiku & Photos
A chilly cloudy day with some cool sightings at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy with a #Haiku. Photos and Haiku by Susan Farese, SJF Communications Ode to Bird Watching! Bird Watching is FUN! Challenging and exciting (But pay attention)! All of a sudden One might grace with their presence And … Continue reading Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
I have been delighted with some great perks and benefits with my Keepers Club Membership at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! We visited a great new exhibit, "Butterfly Jungle" at the Safari Park in Escondido, California the other day... Please note: The Butterfly Jungle is only open now through April 15th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. … Continue reading Butterflies on Parade – Haiku & Photos: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
We enjoyed a quick visit to the 45th Annual San Diego Crew Classic (through Sunday, March 25th) at Crown Point, Mission Bay. Photos by SJF Communications. Here are some photos. Feel free to click on each one. Thanks for stopping by! Like this post? Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Contact SJF Communications for your … Continue reading San Diego Crew Classic
It's always a breath of fresh air (at an altitude of 4226 ft of glorious elevation) for a visit to Julian, California, including a stop at this time at the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve! Here's a look at what I captured with my camera recently. Feel free to click on each photo! Bird Watching! … Continue reading Bird Watching (& More) in Julian, CA
Note from Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications: Delaney Heil is my Mentee in the Aztec Mentor Program at San Diego State University (SDSU). An Honors Program Student, Delaney is studying Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication and is Minoring in Biology. This interview was part of Delaney's PR assignment and as her Mentor I wanted … Continue reading Guest Post: Delaney Heil Interviews Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications
The San Diego State University School of Music and Dance is thrilled to announce a visit and performance by the Factory Seconds Brass Trio on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the SDSU Smith Recital Hall. This free, one day residency features instrumental and chamber music masterclasses, culminating in a formal concert with select SDSU … Continue reading SDSU School of Music and Dance Announces Factory Seconds Brass Trio Residency & Performance, May 1, 2018
A Relaxing Past Time I spent a delightful afternoon wandering about by bird watching and enjoying nature's foliage, views and more at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy - a Southern California nonprofit land trust which is part of the nearly 1000-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, bordered by the northern San Diego areas of Solana Beach, Encinitas and … Continue reading Nature Trail Photos at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
My husband and I recently thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon at Santee Lakes. We walked around several of the lakes for fitness and I did some incredible bird watching! Here's a short video: More Links for Santee Lakes: Browse the Bird List! Check out photos of the Wildlife! Find out more about the Park!, Perhaps go Fishing!, Stay overnight … Continue reading Video: A Bird Watching Visit to Santee Lakes (San Diego, California)
I am spoiled! Living so close to the beach is one thing, but even better is the fact that we're near Torrey Pines State Beach! Torrey Pines State Beach is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California and approximately 1.5 miles West of Interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road in San Diego. Here is a cool … Continue reading Torrey Pines State Beach: Dolphins & Sandpipers & Pelicans…Oh My!
(San Diego, California, March 6, 2018). There was an ‘Act of Kindness’ in San Diego on Thursday, March 1st from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Halo Cinematic, benefiting Rachel’s Women’s Center (a Drop-In Day Center at Catholic Charities for homeless and low income women in East Village). This fifth Act of Kindness in … Continue reading My Power of One Delivers 5th San Diego ‘Act of Kindness’ to Rachel’s Women’s Center
(San Diego, California, February 24, 2018). There will be a special ‘Act of Kindness’ in San Diego on Thursday, March 1st from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Halo Cinematic, benefiting Rachel’s Women’s Center (a Drop-In Day Center at Catholic Charities for homeless and low income women in East Village). This fifth Act of Kindness … Continue reading Filmmaker Sue Vicory Inspires by Leading 5th San Diego My Power of One ‘Act of Kindness’ Benefiting Rachel’s Women’s Center on March 1st, 2018
We had a lovely day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park ! Here's a video snippet...Enjoy! (Feel free to make the video larger - click on the lower right corner)! Some Images of the Day! Haiku Safari Park Treasures By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications 1. Animals galore Nature as art images Magnificent views … Continue reading A Visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Video, Photos and a Haiku!
Thanks to my friend's recommendation, my husband and I recently visited the Miramar Reservoir for the first time. Located in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar Reservoir is a place loaded with nature and atmosphere! One of those 'hidden gems' in my opinion. Nearly 5 miles of paved trail (and a few areas … Continue reading Another Gem in San Diego: Miramar Reservoir
A poem and some photos from today's fitness walk at Torrey Pines State Beach! 'Mother Nature Evokes'! by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Art in Nature! Nature as Art! Captured with my lens -Doing my part I acknowledge, respect and document And sprinkle emotional sentiment! It magnifies the magnificence It clarifies the significance And … Continue reading A Poem & Artistic ‘Finds’ at Torrey Pines State Beach
A place that never ceases to amaze me is Torrey Pines State Beach! It is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California and approximately 1.5 miles West of Interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road in San Diego. Here is a cool visitors guide for Torrey Pines State Beach including parking rate information from the San … Continue reading Torrey Pines State Beach: A Crowned Jewel of San Diego!
San Diego Theater Productions January through March, 2018 Compiled by: Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications 1.12.18 A NEW YEARS 'Gift' from SJF Communications to Celebrate San Diego Area Theater! Besides enjoying the heck out of consulting for and working with theatre company clients as a public relations professional/publicist, (and as an actor), I am … Continue reading EXTRA EXTRA! A List of Theater Productions in San Diego January Through March, 2018
Please join me at my next SJF Communications Workshop: 'Capturing your Creativity: Haiku Poetry' with Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2:30 - 4:30 pm (All levels welcome) at San Diego Writers Ink Arts District Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106 #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd floor above Women's Museum Hope … Continue reading Capturing your Creativity: Haiku Poetry with Susan J. Farese 4/7/18 at San Diego Writers Ink
Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications was appointed on January 1, 2018 by filmmaker and humanitarian Sue Vicory to serve as the 'Director of Entertainment for the Global Market, on the My Power of One Advisory Board From Sue Vicory: "My Power of One is a privately held e-commerce apparel and accessories company with the intention of being a catalyst … Continue reading Sue Vicory Appoints Susan J. Farese to ‘My Power of One” Advisory Board
Update: As of 12/16/17 at 4:32 p.m. p.s.t, SJF Communications has a winner for the Family 4 Pack to "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirates Christmas" (San Diego)! Thank you to those who responded! We will let you know if anything opens up for more complimentary tickets. Guess who’s flying in to San Diego? … Continue reading Update: Win a Family 4 Pack to “Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas” (San Diego)!
Apple pie, apple cider, photos ...and lots of cool shops and restaurants! We're sold on JULIAN! During the Thanksgiving Holiday, we had an enjoyable mountain getaway day trip to Julian, California. (We usually travel the less than an hour road trip from San Diego each year). Julian is a picturesque, historic gold-mining town that exudes lots … Continue reading Photos and Fun Exploring Julian, California!
San Diego Actors Theatre presents a site-specific theatrical production of Edward Albee's THE ZOO STORY, October 28 -November 12, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.) at Pioneer Park in Mission Hills, San Diego. Of note: 2018 will mark the sixtieth anniversary of The Zoo Story. TICKET LINK More info: CALL: 858-268-4494 or VISIT San … Continue reading Q & A with Artistic Director, Cast and Stage Manager of San Diego Actors Theatre’s ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee
Classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim will have her Carnegie Hall debut presented by Captivate Artists on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall. She will perform selected pieces from her latest album, "10 More Minutes" which Jeeyoon has often performed as encores, the result of audiences asking her to play for … Continue reading Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim’s Carnegie Hall Debut “10 More Minutes”, December 14, 2017
Two Guys...a Bench...at a Park San Diego Actors Theatre Presents A SITE-SPECIFIC THEATRICAL PRODUCTION OF: THE ZOO STORY By Edward Albee A provocative, dangerously funny and theatrically powerful play at PIONEER PARK (MISSION HILLS) Saturday & Sunday Matinees 2 p.m. October 28 - November 12 A park bench at the charming Pioneer Park in Mission Hills is the … Continue reading San Diego Actors Theatre Presents ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee
Meet Max Cadillac. I have known Max professionally for the past five years in San Diego. Our paths have crossed with me providing public relations & marketing, and with him either performing in professional theatre productions, choreographing and/or costuming...and most recently modeling as my photography subject for an action-packed, fun editorial shoot, as Max embarks … Continue reading Driven to the Max: Photo Shoot and Q & A with Max Cadillac
It's great to enjoy an annual pass at the San Diego Zoo! It's a quick getaway...since we live in San Diego! Plus, there's abundant sunshine, a fun way to walk my steps for fitness, and of course, getting to visit the wonderful animals and appreciate nature at the same time! This past week, I visited … Continue reading A Quick Visit to the San Diego Zoo
"Susan Farese, SJF Communications helped Westwind Brass double the size of our audiences at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She also helped us to double the number of participants at our 2017 Summer Brass Workshop at San Diego State's School of Music and Dance. She is savvy with all forms of media; print, TV, and … Continue reading Testimonial for SJF Communications via Bryan Smith, Tuba; Director of Educational and Outreach Programs, Westwind Brass
"I had such a wonderful experience working with Susan J. Farese, SJF communications. We not only had a successful journey of my CD Release Celebration Concert "10 More Minutes" as a result, but also we had pure fun in the process. She has a great work ethic and is reliable, also understands how to approach … Continue reading Testimonial for SJF Communications via Jeeyoon Kim, Classical Pianist
San Diegans... do you have about an hour?? Catch the last two performances (June 30th at 9 p.m. and July 1st at 4 p.m.) of Pop Theater's first act of 'The Beautiful Machine' – A Sci-Fi, Pop/Rock Musical at the 5th Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park, … Continue reading ‘The Beautiful Machine’ – A Sci-Fi, Pop/Rock Musical at 2017 San Diego Fringe Festival
Even buildings smiled for the camera! I decided to stroll around Balboa Park last evening with my camera in hand...and what a treat it was! Take a gander at some of the cool flowers, architecture, and more! You can click on each photo for more detail! Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Check … Continue reading A Photographic Evening at Balboa Park, San Diego
I spent about 2 hours at the San Diego Zoo the other day. Had some time and brought my camera. Join me on this journey to only a few areas (the Hummingbird House, plus Gorillas and Orangutans and a special surprise at the end of my journey). My short visit was jam packed with memorable … Continue reading Marveling at the San Diego Zoo!
You never know what interesting treasures you will find at Torrey Pines State Beach... We live locally and it's one of my absolute favorite places to visit for a walk or casual stroll along the shore, or an energetic hike from up above at Torrey Pines State Reserve. Whether I am with friends, family or … Continue reading Holy Bat Ray! A Memorable Day at Torrey Pines State Beach
At SDSU School of Music & Dance July 10-14, 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm Free Concert July 15 at 1 p.m. The Westwind Brass, San Diego's premier professional brass ensemble, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Music and Dance, announces their exciting interactive ‘Summer Brass Workshop’ at SDSU, July … Continue reading Westwind Brass Announces Summer Brass Workshop
Some photos from my June 9, 2017 visit to Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala' Photo credit: SJF Communications Feel free to click on each photo (arrow key advances), like, comment, & share!
Sharing Guidance and Wisdom as a Mentor by Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, SJF Communications I am pleased to be a Mentor for my 2nd year in San Diego State University's 'Aztec Mentor Program' (AMP). This year I have two Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) Communications students for both semesters. Last year I mentored one Senior … Continue reading Susan J. Farese, Honored to be a Mentor in the SDSU Aztec Mentor Program
Have you visited Mission San Juan Capistrano? Here are some photos from a recent afternoon visit! Such gorgeous flowers and stunning serene surroundings...even a hummingbird! Simply click on a photo and enjoy one, some or all! Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Thanks for visiting SJF Communications
Torrey Pines State Beach (below Torrey Pines State Reserve), is one of my favorite "go to"places in San Diego. Why? Because it is always different, each time I visit. I always seem to "see" art in nature... The sandstone bluff rock formations and cliffs are majestic and magnificent. The amazing ocean with constantly changing tides speaks … Continue reading Discovering Art in Nature at Torrey Pines State Beach
"Susan J. Farese, of SJF Communications, was recently the publicist/marketing director, for our musical, The Geeze & Me, which had a world premiere in San Diego, March 31 - April 29, 2017. Beginning September, 2016, Susan was responsible for planning, executing and ensuring that all communications initiatives were implemented. Her efforts included writing/editing and distributing press releases, posting show information for online … Continue reading Testimonial for SJF Communications via Nancy Locke Capers, CEO, Rag Lady Productions, Producer/Director, “The Geeze & Me”
Celebrating the Earth and the Day...One Flower or Image at a Time! It was a beautiful San Diego day last Sunday, April 23, 2017. I was meeting friends from the East Coast at the San Diego Zoo. Little did I know that Balboa Park was celebrating Earth Day, and it was extremely crowded! Parking took forever! … Continue reading Captured Images: Earth Day 2017 at Balboa Park, San Diego
By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications La Jolla, California couple Hedges Capers and Nancy Locke Capers are truly an extraordinary couple! They are married co-creators and co-writers of The Geeze & Me- an original "boomer" musical about aging...which will have it's World Premiere March 31 - April 29, 2017 in San Diego at The Tenth Avenue Arts … Continue reading Extraordinary People: Meet ‘The Geeze & Me’ Creators: Hedges Capers & Nancy Locke Capers
Original Musical Brings Humor to the Truth about Aging… "WE GET HAPPIER" with the World Premiere of THE GEEZE & ME March 31 - April 29, 2017 Tenth Avenue Arts Center, San Diego TICKET LINK What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, … Continue reading Rag Lady Productions Announces World Premiere of ‘The Geeze & Me’- March 31 – April 29, 2017
I continually marvel at hummingbirds…such tiny magnificent magical creatures! Their stunning colorful beauty, their speed, their zest for the “hummingbird life”…. It beats … Source: More Hummingbirds: Tiny Magnificent Creatures!
Mastering Piano Keys with Engaging Virtuosity: Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Our next extraordinary person sharing her story is renowned Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim is a PR client of SJF Communications, but she is so much more than a client. Jeeyoon is … Continue reading Extraordinary People Sharing their Stories: Classical Pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim