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Learning from Friends and Sea Lions

Learning from Friends and Sea Lions

I recently broke my toe and although it is a bit of an inconvenience, I appreciate the lesson it has taught me (besides to watch where I am walking).  My friend who convinced me to take him up on his offer to care for me the day this happened said, “People are not meant to [...]

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Backyard Thrills

Backyard Thrills

Like many of you, I adore travel. It is a rush for me to land in a far off place and experience a whole new way of living, meet fascinating people and see amazing scenery.  I have been to every continent and still have a travel bug that I think will have me exploring the [...]

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Cloudy Day Beauty

Cloudy Day Beauty

Most of us classify cloudy, rainy or cold days as ‘bad weather’ and sunny, warm days as ‘good weather’.  What makes one good and another bad? Don’t we need rain in order to have water to drink and beautiful trees to oxygenate our air?  You could also say that we need these ‘bad’ days to [...]

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The Gift on My List

The Gift on My List

The holidays are almost over and my birthday is months away so perhaps it is an odd time to ask for a gift, but I’m going to do it anyway.   Through my amazing network of artists and entrepreneurs, I learned about a contest with a dreamy prize.  The grand prize includes help with branding, advertising [...]

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Happy Where We Are

Happy Where We Are

As a year ends, we as humans often do a lot of thinking and planning, more so than at any other particular time of year.  We look back at the year thinking about what went well and what could have been done better.  We may beat ourselves up for things we did not handle well, [...]

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Santa’s Other Helpers

Santa’s Other Helpers

For many of us who decide to start a business, it is a sudden decision usually around a skill or idea we are passionate about.   While there are benefits to acting without being bogged down by analysis, what happens after the decision can be a bit more surprising for those of us who did [...]

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The Other Black Friday

The Other Black Friday

There is something magical about sunset.  It could be because of the brilliant colors that often appear; it could be because it is a visual cue that a day is winding down; it could be because it brings up memories of special shared sunsets from our past. Whatever the reason, I think most people would [...]

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Life Lessons of a Sea Anemone

Life Lessons of a Sea Anemone

  As a native New Yorker, patience is not exactly a virtue I embody at all times.   While we New Yorkers have many redeeming characteristics, patience is generally not one of them.  We want what we want, when and how we want it – and we usually get it.  Note – I realize there are many [...]

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

With the Moment of Focus Facebook group and customer base growing quickly, I wanted to take some time to introduce myself to those of you who do not know me.  My name is Karen Berman and I am the founder and artist at Moment of Focus. I’ve been fascinated with photography and nature since I [...]

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