Be Heathy by Choice, Not by Chance

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"The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away." 

Pablo Picasso

Welcome to the diversity of interests that have improved the quality of my health, shaped and transformed my life.

'A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing.'  I spent the month of August 2019 re-writing and re-designing my website.  It’s older and custom-designed, so not such an easy thing to do.  I jumped in, made a mess and was grateful to get bailed out.  I had some lessons.  And then a fabulous, fun, sometimes frustrating journey weaving the various parts of myself into a colorful, informative, personal and sometimes humorous site.  New software and recent photographs give the Gallery a very impressive look.  Well, those are my thoughts.  And, embedding videos makes it upbeat, too.  Browse around and I look forward to any comments you may wish to share.  If you have questions or there’s something else you’d like to know, contact me. 

As you'll see, there’s a lot being offered at this banquet. Take what you like and come back for more. Please invite others to ‘dine’ with you as this information may change their life, as it did mine.

I’ve had 4 close-encounters with death due to environmental toxins. They included muscular-skeletal-nervous system disabilities, compromised immune function and heart health complications that I was not expected to recover from. I am grateful for western medicine for saving my life.  And, I am thrilled to be fully recovered and thriving due to a variety of natural solutions that supported my journey back to full health.

Given my experiences, I am passionate about helping others.   My ‘gift to give away’ is to uplift, inspire, enrich and make a difference.




I ‘pay it forward’ as a photographer, artist, healing arts practitioner, holistic educator, lifestyle consultant, health coach and 'humans being more' entrepreneur.

Sharing the beauty and joy I experience daily from my gardens, the lake and winter walks, PhotoArt invites people to see the world with ‘new eyes’ and a fresh perspective.

My Polarity Therapy Training paved the way for my blossoming into a kinder, gentler, more aware human being. My passion to ‘pay it forward’ and empower others to live their best life was definitely ignited through the Healing Arts. 

Exploring options for my future Financial Security with a desire to continue to add value to the world in my 'golden years,' is where I also discovered solutions for healthier living with prevention, self-care, active wellness and a Balanced Lifestyle.

What’s your story? What are you looking for? I hope what I have to offer will make a difference for you and others you know. 




"Extend to each person no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same."

Og Mandino


"Divine Elegance" is a 7-minute photographic prose presentation I created for PechaKucha, a community-sharing event.  I first presented it in January 2012. As you continue to browse this site, be sure to check out my most recent PK, presented in May of 2019.  All of the images in that series were photographed from the ditch on the side of the road.  It's accompanied by a storyline about a civilization of people and is located at the bottom of the Photo Art page.  


All website photographs by Barbara Joseph except for the occasional Internet images.


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