“Suzette’s words, insights, and photography are deep and spiritual. What a gift this will be to people, both literally and figuratively!”
~LEANN THIEMAN ,Hall of Fame Speaker, Author/Chicken Soup for the Soul for Nurses,
Founder SelfCare for HealthCare ®
"This new book brings me joy for its upward arc towards healing. It is now so timely, arriving during the darkest hours of pandemic-induced ennui ,more commonly understood as hell on earth.
My words will fail to measure up to the MASTERFUL PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY created within these pages by Suzette, just as words never capture the essence of fine wine.
That sentiment is always a foregone conclusion with any of her work. But this time she has bridged wordings of our deepest thinkers with visual percepts of a true master of photographic art. In my opinion, this timely work offers an aspirational and pragmatic pathway for many towards a healing experience."
~DR. JAMES ENGLISH, Neuropsychologist
"This book is MASTERFULLY CREATED! You’ll be drawn into each image, just waiting to see how the Free Verse will relate to it. Every page is a slice of life that we’ve all taken for granted and I couldn’t help but feel that the insights and images were created just for me.”
~JIM CHAGARES, Master Photographer/Diamond Photographer of the Year,
Professional Photographers of America
"I absolutely loved every page The Art of Being Alive. After reading the “Forward,” I was hooked!
I am so grateful to Suzette for writing this book. It will cause each reader to think about their own journey on this planet - both their inner and outer journeys.
Suzette’s photographs are exquisite, and her words complement them completely. Thank you, Suzette for writing what I believe is A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THE AVAILABLE SPIRITUAL LITERATURE.
I know that reading this will enhance the journey of each of its readers."
~ REV. JULIANNE LEGG, Ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister
I enjoyed every word, photo, and inspiration and I COULDN'T GET ENOUGH!!
I read the book from the front cover to the back cover, and it was a breath-taking point of view in every way.
From her personal messages, to the beloved quotes, to the eye for photography- This book makes the world a better place. It is reflective of living a life full of love., and a book that will make a most beautiful gift. - A gift that will be displayed on a living room table. Simply beautiful.
~CASEY RISLOV, Award-Winning Children’s Author/ Love, Love is Forever, Rowdy Randy
"Voluminous clouds, trees with frosted icicle branches, and majestic snow-covered mountains rising high above a field of flowers are just a few of the amazing images Suzette has captured with her camera to add a visual feast to her insights and commentary. These images invoke a quiet stillness and calm that breathe life into your soul.
It’s obvious how much Suzette loves the wilderness, from the mountains of Colorado to the oceans of the world! Her vibrant, colorful landscapes speak to mother nature's beauty and power and how we relate to her.
This book comes at the perfect time, as the Pandemic of 2020 winds down in 2021; THIS BOOK COMES AT THE PERFECT TIME AS THE PANDEMIC WINDS DOWN IN 2021. Suzette has written a narrative about how the pandemic has affected her and most everyone in the human race and how it has changed our perception of time.
Her insight into life’s biggest mystery is heartfelt and even goes a bit further as to push us out of our comfort zone, to discover who we are, and share more of ourselves.
This wonderful book is one I feel I could come back to time and again, to lift my spirit, through the magnificent photographs as well as the timeless quotes."
~SUZY SMITH, Watercolor Artist
This is an AMAZING AND LUSCIOUS book that will be treasured by anyone who appreciates beauty and wisdom. The photos alone are museum quality, and the reader will no doubt spend as much time getting lost in the magnificent images as they do reading the text and apt quotations which accompany them. Suzette has succeeded in avoiding the patronizing tone and “preaching” of so many self-help books on the market today. As a former psychologist, I most appreciated her recognition of tension resulting from attempting to live as who one thinks one should be and relaxation resulting from living as who one truly is.
Ann Pettine, Psychologist
"The Art of Being Alive is an intimate and revealing collection of Suzettes award winning photography woven with notable quotes from well-known authors, and musings from her own life experience. Whether you read a page or two for daily inspiration or enjoy the entire book in one sitting, you will come away inspired to look at your life with a new perspective. Within these absorbing pages Suzette will take you through surreal images of nature and onto city streets to experience the power of a gentle human touch. Her book would be AN OUTSTANDING ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION.
~CAROLE SONDRUP, Author,/Elephants Love Cowboys Too!
It Keeps You Coming Back For More!
Here's a book of long, slow, deep looking with a skilled array of styles that keep you coming back and seeing more each time. The compelling text takes us into the inner life of this artist and her art. You'll love this.
Bruce Richardson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Lecturer, The University of Wyoming
Art Critic, Governor's Arts Award