Happy New Year by traci A delisser

When we were South Florida over Christmas, we were in traffic at a stop light. The light turned green but the traffic did not move. We suddenly saw people jump out of cars in front of us and rush ahead. For a minute we wondered if someone was ill or if an accident occurred as we could not see what was happening ahead. We then realized that a van had broken down in the middle of this 3 lane road. No one honked their horns, no one screamed at the driver to get his van out of the road. At least 5  persons happily got out of their cars and helped the driver push the van out of the road and into a strip center. 

I am not sure if it was the Christmas spirit, but I hope 2018 brings more evidence of community spirit and hope.   

 

As the new year has started off so cold and snowy, here is some warmth via photos taken on a Caribbean Cruise we took last year. 

Holiday Blues by traci A delisser

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“You let time pass. That’s the cure. You survive the days. You float like a rabid ghost through the weeks. You cry and wallow and lament and scratch your way back up through the months. And then one day you find yourself alone on a bench in the sun and you close your eyes and lean your head back and you realize you’re okay.”
Cheryl Strayed

Holiday Blues

As the holidays festivities intensifies and winter's cold and darkness sets into the bones, if you are feeling blue, missing someone or disappointed in missing your 2017 goals, take comfort: this season will pass. Hang on, do as much self care as you need to, focus on the slivers of beauty around you.

-- Taken from my December 10th Newsletter. You can view the entire newsletter here and past newsletters here

Calm Confidence: Jen by traci A delisser

“You are like an ocean: quietly ebbing and flowing to the rhythm of life, but wildly expansive and profoundly powerful. You are boundless. You are whole. Your quietness is your strength. Your depth is your advantage.” 
― Aletheia Luna

I met Jennifer Strickland almost 2 years ago at one of the many Philly Instagram community events and was instantly drawn to her candor, quiet hustle and the ease with which she approaches random strangers.    Jen recently stepped out on faith and has taken on entrepreneurship full time. I see her hustling with calm confidence and slowly putting herself out there as the face of her business. 

I met Jennifer Strickland almost 2 years ago at one of the many Philly Instagram community events and was instantly drawn to her candor, quiet hustle and the ease with which she approaches random strangers.   

Jen recently stepped out on faith and has taken on entrepreneurship full time. I see her hustling with calm confidence and slowly putting herself out there as the face of her business. 

I met Jennifer Strickland almost 2 years ago at one of the many Philly Instagram community events and was instantly drawn to her candor, quiet hustle and the ease with which she approaches random strangers.   

Jen recently stepped out on faith and has taken on entrepreneurship full time. I see her hustling with calm confidence and slowly putting herself out there as the face of her business while simultaneously tending to the needs of her family. 

You can take a look at Jen's beautiful photography on her website https://www.jenstricklandphotography.com and her Instagram

Old City Dapper Shoot by traci A delisser

Contrary to popular opinion I do shoot men. I did a recent evening city shoot with Phil around Old City and on the Ben Franklin Bridge. There is nothing like a well dressed man in the suit.