Barry Jagoda — Courtesy Photo

It’s such a pleasure to introduce our esteemed SJF Communications client, Author, Journalist, PR professional as well as Media Advisor to former President Jimmy Carter. Barry’s new memoir is Journeys With Jimmy Carter and Other Adventures in Media, published by Koehler Books. Here is information, including details to purchase the book from our previous 12/7/2020 post: https://sjfcommunications.com/2020/12/07/memoir-by-award-winning-journalist-presidential-advisor-barry-jagoda/


Writing poetry can be therapeutic

Do you remember? Last February, our lives were progressing at its usual quickened pace, everyone seemingly busy…meeting, hugging, going about their personal or work tasks, loving, learning, leaning in perhaps…everyone unknowingly taking our freestyle ways of living for granted.

Right? Come on…I know you’re with me!

And just like that, BOOM in March, life was suddenly at a bizarre standstill. Remember?

People were sick, dying. Families couldn’t be with their loved ones. There was a lack of PPE, a shortage of ICU beds. The list goes on and on. …


Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications, Photo Credit — Emmy Farese

This 2020 global pandemic has had me thinking about how much I value being an entrepreneur.

I love many aspects about having been an entrepreneur (on and off since 1990):

1. the variety of client interactions and business opportunities

2. the element of embracing change and being a change agent

3. the capacity to be autonomous and independent

4. the opportunity to demonstrate professional and intellectual expertise

5. the capacity to be a role model

6. the ability to provide personalized service to clients

7. to create and monetize services and content

8. to explore and experience avenues to be…


Writing poetry can be therapeutic and cathartic way to release stories and stress

As we approach the end of 2020 we are now post election, pre-inauguration and still in the middle of this beast, the Coronavirus pandemic. I am especially grateful for the creative arts and in my case my passion for the therapeutic cathartic outlet of writing and sharing poetry. I’ve been a published poet and educator with poetry on and off since the 1990’s but events of 2020 awakened my writing in a bit of a frenzy!

When things shut down abruptly in March, many thoughts, feelings or emotions poured out of me, such as uncertainty/fear of the unknown, anger, stress…

Susan J Farese

Owner SJF Communications; Public Relations, Publicist, RN.MSN, Veteran, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Speaker, Actor, Mentor. “Creative Ideas | Dynamic Results”

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