It’s always great news to know someone has thought of your blog and wants to nominate it for a Liebster Award!  Especially since it’s my second nomination.  It’s also nice to know that even though I haven’t been as focused on the blog because of my studies as a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy and because I’ve taken on the job of Executive Director of a small nonprofit organization in New York ( — which has also recently received notification of a website award!).–it’s still providing value.
The Liebster award for was graciously recommended by the wonderful Jessica over at the Domesticated Wild Child.   As part of the acceptance of the award, it is suggested you thank the blogger who nominated you (that goes without saying! Thank you again Jessica!), answer the questions given to you, nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers, post 11 questions for those bloggers to answer and let them know about their nominations with a tag and a post on their blog.  My issue, or challenge, is taking the time to nominate 11 others because of my busy schedule.  As I mentioned in my post for the first nomination (The Liebster Award), I read somewhere in the great wide world of the web, that a blogger can simply accept the award.  For the time being, that is what I shall do until I can dedicate some time to finding and nominating 11 other great blogs out there.
Here are my answers to Jessica’s questions:
What is your favorite part about blogging?  My favorite part about blogging is writing.  Sometimes I am processing some “stuff” in my head and it helps if I write about it so I become more clear about the concepts.  
What is your favorite springtime activity?  Running outside.  Gardening and planning my garden.  Going to Old Westbury Gardens.
What is your signature dish?  I have a couple right now:  Spinach, onion, and mushroom quesadillas; black bean burritos; and gluten-free pizza.  In our house we have kids who are vegetarians, my husband and I are gluten-free, and I am dairy-free.  You have to get creative when you cook!
What is the last movie that you’ve seen?  “The Delivery Man”–we rented it after watching “The Wolf on Wall Street.”  We needed something that would counteract the effects we felt after watching total debauchery on our tv screen.  Blech!
What is your favorite song?  My favorite–hmmm….I love “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” because that was played at my mother’s funeral when I was 7.  I still remember that and it is absolutely beautiful to me.  Right now, my favorites include “Brave” by Sara Bareilles and “Say” by John Mayer.
Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?  What a great question!!  Hmm…Kate Hudson?  Nicole Kidman?
Favorite season?  All of them.  I lived in the South for a long time and really missed the definitiveness of the seasons.  I grew up in New Hampshire and I am used to having Christmastime be cold.  I also missed shoveling snow (I know–weird, huh?!).
Kindle or Paperback?  Paperback.
If you could have dinner with one famous person, living or dead, who would you choose?  Another great question!  I am intrigued by Benjamin Franklin and the way he lived his life.  I like the way Jessica Alba lives her life–she’s into health, created a company, is devoted to her family so she’d be interesting to have dinner with.  Oprah–she’s great.  I got to see her live and I think she’s the real deal.  Brene Brown–so impressed by her parenting ideals.  Louise Hay–she just exudes love.  
What’s your favorite social media?  Twitter right now.
What motivates you to write when you have writers block.  Books, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, inspiring articles.  Sometimes I have some really great assignments for school so I will write about what I’m trying to process and think about.
I feel incredibly grateful and appreciative that I was nominated for this award–especially more than once.  Thank you!