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Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment – Motivational, Entertaining Speaker, Author (“Queens of Comedy”), Singer-Songwriter, Educator, Children’s Books, Susan Horowitz, PhD

Dr. Sue Tulips Mask Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue Health Tips COVID-19 Positive Entertainment

Here are Health Tips to Prevent Infection! Don’t touch your face! COVID-19, like most coronaviruses and the flu, enter the body through the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, and mouth – all of them on the face. I realized that one of the main reasons that I touch my face is to brush away my loose hair that falls on my face. So I fastened my hair with a scrunchy and tucked it under my cap. Wearing the cap also reminds me – don’t touch my face! I’m on my solo walk in the park. I’m keeping social distance – with fresh air, sunshine, flowers,… and a curious squirrel who ran up to my feet. But I walked away. Better rude than sorry ūüôā Touching your face is an unconscious habit, and it’s easy to slip – so wash or sanitize your hands as soon as you get home – do it regularly. Cover your nose and mouth. Health Care Workers need medical-grade masks but a scarf or home-made mask offers some protection Avoid touching paper and public surfaces – that includes cash, receipts, doorknobs, railings, etc. Hydration, multivitamins and particularly zinc are helpful for body’s defense against all viruses. Use as directed. Excess of¬† any vitamins and minerals not recommended and could actually lower your immune response. Do not take Ibuprofen or Advil – unless truly necessary. According to some sources, these drugs make the virus much worse – with patients winding up on ventilators. This warning about Ibuprofen and Advil is disputed, but we say, why take the risk? Be mindful of early symptoms of COVID-19, which include:
  • Feeling achy or exhausted
  • unusual sniffles
  • low grade temp or flushing
  • alteration of smell or taste.
If symptoms progress to frequent coughing or Shortness of Breath, seek medical care immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to keep the morbidity and mortality low. Health Advice comes from Medical Doctors with Experience in Infectious Respiratory Disease.¬† Here’s my Video with Health Tips!¬†

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367 Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net ¬†www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos
Dr. Sue Daffodils Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue Nature & Poetry Positive Entertainment

Hello. This is Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz, Ph.D,) I live in Manhattan, New York, the epicenter of our current pandemic. I say “current” because, this too shall pass – especially if we take care of our health – physical and mental. It’s March, 2020, early spring – one of my favorite times of year. I’ve been spending lots of time in my apartment. I wanted fresh air and a way to connect to the beauty of nature. Social distancing is important, so I decided to go for a solo walk in a local park – no mass transportation, and no crowds. After a short walk in the park, I came across these beautiful fields of daffodils. (Please scroll down for video). These golden-trumpeted flowers reminded me of the ending lines from one of my favorite poems: “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud” by William Wordsworth, written in the early 19th century. The last line of the poem is: “And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.” Wordsworth writes about how, when he is feeling depressed,¬† (“in vacant or in pensive mood”),¬† he remembers the daffodils moving in the wind. The memory lifts his spirits and he feels pleasure as he imagines “his heart…dancing with the daffodils.” Many of us are feeling isolated and lonely and bored as we self-isolate to protect our health, and the health of our loved ones and community. This is the wise and generous thing to do. It’s easy to become depressed as the public media and worried friends share frightening statistics and stories – – and interpretations that can lead to personal despair. What can we do? We can take care of our physical health, and by now, we know what to do (social distance, hygiene, etc.) We can take care of our mental and spiritual health. We can manage and limit our exposure to negativity. We can focus on opportunities for growth and learning, on healthy routines, on hobbies, and on beauty. We can enjoy the beauty of nature – either in reality (like my solo walk), in memory (like William Wordsworth’s poem), or virtually (in videos, photographs, and text). I hope you enjoy this video of me and my daffodils! Dr. Sue Shares Uplifting Poem About Daffodils

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367 Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net ¬†www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos
Dr. Sue Cremini's Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue: Cremini’s Restaurant Positive Entertainment

 

Cremini’s Restaurant a “delizioso” (the Italian word for “delicious”) taste of Italy in Brooklyn, New York.

What is a “cremini”? A sweet dessert that combines perfectly with the salty taste of an “Ascolana” (stuffed) olive.

Cremini’s Restaurant invites you to sample varieties of both (with and without meat).

Ascolana olives and cremini’s come from Le Marche region on the east coast of Italy on the Adriatic Sea.

Le Marche is also famous for “crescia” – Italian flatbread – hand-made into appetizing sandwiches and a fettucini pasta (molded into a mound).

Italian “cucina” (cuisine) is best washed down with wine. So sample some favorites from the vineyards of Le Marche: “Passeria Brut” – a sparkling white wine that is a richer version of Prosecco.

 

Or try the “Lacrima” red wine. “Lacrima” means “tears” in Italian – which is close to Latin.

(To my surprise, I was able to remember “lacrima” from my high school Latin class – when we read “The Iliad” in Latin.

As my students once reminded me “Nothing you learn is ever a waste!”)

It’s so true – culture, language, and variety of accents enrich our enjoyment of wine and food – and vice versa.

I hope my blog opens the door to appreciate the rich variety of cultures and wines – wherever you live.

Care to try a little Italian? Can you say “Mi piace” (“I like it”)? Or enjoy my original, multi-lingual song “Te Amo/Ti Amo (I Love You)” which begins: “I only meant to share some wine….”

You can explore the joys of local wines and vineyards when you Discover Upstate New York https://www.discoverupstateny.com/dine-stay/wineries-vineyards/

Here’s my video with Riccardo, who co-owns Cremini’s with his wife and chef Elena.

 

 

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers,
Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net

 www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian 
https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

Dr. Sue Slow Wine Eataly Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue: Slow Wine Tour @Eataly Positive Entertainment

Slow Wine – like Slow Food – and Eataly Food Emporium and Restaurant are celebrations of delicious, natural wines and foods.

Rooted in Mediterranean tradition, Slow Wine has branched out to become an international phenomenon, with vineyards in Italy, and now, in California, Oregon, and New York – plus recipes, books, restaurants… and more!

Now you can sample “delizioso” (the Italian word for “delicious”) wine and foods and take a Slow Wine Tour of the US: https://www.slowwineusa.com/us-tour

 

You can explore the joys of local wines and vineyards when you Discover Upstate New York https://www.discoverupstateny.com/dine-stay/wineries-vineyards/

Taking time and care in cultivation of the best quality grapes and the fermentation process, and combining wine with wholesome, natural foods is for all seekers of a slower, healthier, and more satisfying life.

How fabulously fitting that Eataly – Eataly.com – based in Italy, and now an expanding series of world-wide outposts of Italian foods should host the tenth anniversary of the Slow Wine Tour of Italian (and Italian-inspired) wines.

Wine, Food, and Music are the food of love and friendship. I love to sing my own, original, multi-lingual song “Te Amo/Ti Amo (I Love You)” which begins: “I only meant to share some wine….”

Here is my interview with Giancarlo Gariglio, wine expert and author of “Slow Wine: A Year in the Life of Slow Wine.”

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear me try a little Italian. Can you say “Mi piace” (“I like it”)?

Dr. Sue’s mission is to Empower, Educate, and Entertain! How am I doing? Please like, follow, and subscribe to my Blog and Video.

 

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers,
Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net

 www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian 
https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

 

 

Dr. Sue Dance Flurry Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue: Dance Flurry 2020 Positive Entertainment

Dance Flurry is a trip around the dance floor – and the world! Every February, Dance Flurry defies the winter cold of Upstate New York, by hosting an annual (indoor) celebration of live music and dance in Saratoga Springs, New York! You can test your terpsichordian* talents with multi-cultural dances *”Terpsichordian” is the Greek-origin word for dance. But you don’t have to spell it – dancing is for doers! ūüôā The ballrooms at the Saratoga City Center and Hilton are filled with enthusiastic contra dancers – inter-generational, gender-flexible, multi-cultural, beginners, experts, and everything in-between – plus live bands! Contra dance partners pass up and down long lines interacting with other couples. The music – echoed by the swirling, stamping¬† crowd – is an energetic Americanized version of English country dancing, Irish jigs, reels, techno, etc. Other ballrooms and and workshops invite you to be a “hep cat” with swing music from the 1930’s or 1940’s with top bands like Jay Ungar and Molly Mason http://jayandmolly.com/¬† (I love swing – in fact, I wrote a swing song “Everybody Goes Wow!” for my original musical “SssWitch” SssWitch.net ) You can fall in love – or find a friend of any gender – to a tender waltz like “Ashokan Farewell” by Jay Ungar, the sound track to the famous Ken Burns PBS series on The Civil War. Live out your Latin dreams on interactive dance-music tours to Cuba or Dominican Republic with metamovements.com Or let your hips sway to a Latin rhythms by The Ladybugs in local ballrooms. You can work your body to a Hip-Hop beat with choreographers Ray F. Davis and Carla Giudcelli. I was having so much fun in the hip-hop workshop, I didn’t even know it was hip-hop! (which turns out to be a huge umbrella that can include people of all ages and backgrounds) You can enjoy the haunting spirituality of Native American flute music and hear the Algonquin language spoken by the indigenous people of upstate New York (and beyond). You can open your ears and mind to middle-Eastern music, complex rhythms and culture with Karim Nagy. You can enjoy a concert of Argentinian tangoes with the authentic orchestra of of pedroguirado.com¬† The instruments include the bandonion – a uniquely complex version of an accordian. You will be amazed by the inventive sounds of a tango violin, piano, and bass (played by band leader Pedro Guirado). But beware – it’s easy to fall in passionate love to this music. In fact, I wrote a song called “Blame It On the Tango.” (My lyrics rhyme “gaucho love” with “couch ‘o love”) Looking foward to more events from DanceFlurry.com¬† Hope we can share a dance! Thanks to Journalist Carla Marie Rupp for photo!

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367 Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net ¬†www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

Dr. Sue: Thalassa Restaurant NYC Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue: Thalassa NYC Restaurant and Restaurant Week

Dr. Sue loves Thalassa Restaurant and Restaurant Week NYC! Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine – Delicious, Healthy and Elegant!

 

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers,
Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net

 www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian 
https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

Dr. Sue Help Center Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue: Free Legal Help NYC Positive Entertainment

Share a Ride – Save five thousand dollars ($5,000) !

You can – when you learn to Be Your Brightest Friend!

Sharing a ride is the bright way to travel around New York City. It’s less stressful than the subway and less expensive than solo rides. I use Via Car Service ridewithvia.com (let me know if I should refer you).

Save a Hat is what my fellow passenger did when my favorite hat fell on the floor – black side up and hard to see. As she was exiting, she said “Your hat fell on the floor.” Sure enough – there it was with its golden treble clef that symbolizes my love of music! Her behavior told me more about her character than any internet profile or job resume! And it started my morning with faith in human nature – and some members of the legal profession. You see, she spoke in an intelligent manner, and she exited our Via Car near the Manhattan Courthouse at 9 am. This told me that she probably worked in some legal capacity….right?

Now the question you’re all waiting for…. how did I save five-thousand dollars ($5,000) ?

I was on my way to the Brooklyn Surrogate Court to pursue my own case. I was representing myself because lawyers are expensive, and I figured I could do my own digging and get the help I needed – at least, for now. If I needed a lawyer – I would cross that expensive bridge when I came to it (probably a $5,000 retainer…and billing at $400/hour).

Guess what? The Brooklyn Surrogate Court (and many other courts) have a Help Center for people who don’t have lawyers. Of course, I had to figure out to solve some tricky issues (like confusing legal forms, finding a capable, convenient process server (Thanks EmpireLegalService.com ) – and find free Legal Help (scroll down for the link)

My first court date was in the pouring rain when I was on crutches! But my dear friend/stained glass artist & repairs Dennis Lynch (http://astainedglass.com/ ) drove me in his car (which he named “Sue” – after me). We drove in “A Car Named Sue” to the handicapped entrance of the courthouse. I staggered in on my crutch with an injured knee but a determined mind! I looked pathetic in the courtroom – so much the better!

What about saving five-thousand dollars ($5,000)?

That’s how much my opponent’s lawyer charged today – just for showing up in court and a few hours of easy work. I would have had to pay my own lawyer much more money (for more time). But despite the hard work, it’s been an exciting challenge – and I learned a lot about free legal help!

Here’s a link to free Legal Help: https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/GoingToCourt/gettingHelp.shtml

Can you do it too? I can’t be sure. But for sure, you can do a lot more than you think you can – just Be Your Brightest Friend!

 

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers,
Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net

 www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian 
https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

Dr. Sue New York Time Travel Show Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue: New York Times Travel Show 2020 Positive Entertainment

Travel Dreams start at the New York Times Travel Expo and take you – anywhere!

You can DiscoverUpstateNY.com –

Explore Niagra Falls, The Finger Lakes, wineries, Long Island beaches and resorts, the Catskill Mountains – home to AshokanCenter.org Music, Dance, and Nature Center.

Or travel to the Adirondacks National Park with Lake Placid and charming Saratoga Springs with beautiful arts, crafts, fashion, horse racing and the annual February Dance and Music Flurry with all kinds of dancing, music (mainly folk and world music) and family fun! flurryfestival.org

Discover New York – and US History – when you visit the Erie Canal! CanalNY.com

This man-made water-way linked the Continental USA with New York Harbor, Europe, and the oceans of the world!

It’s all in New York State (iloveny.com)!

Or travel the world as a Global Citizen!

Discover all that’s possible in Dubai! – Visit the first 2020 International Expo in Dubai in 2020: expo2020Dubai.com . You will experience exhibits from numerous countries and cultures – plus an imaginary voyage to the future!

Why stop there? You can explore exotic and inclusive Morocco undermoroccansun.com with a customized tour focusing on world music, ancient cultures and its unique and diverse heritage – including its Jewish (and other) communities!

You can sail the Mayflower (newly restored at a multi-million dollar cost) from Plymouth, MA to Boston on its 400th year anniversary voyage (1620-2020) SailingMayflower.org and learn about our diverse (Native, European, African, etc.) United States Heritage at Plimoth Plantation: Plimoth.org.

While you’re in Massachusettes, don’t forget to visit Cape Cod and artistic, rainbow-friendly Provincetown a bastion of theater , gay pride, beaches, culture and fun! ptownchamber.com

As long as you’ve dipped your toes in the ocean…

Swim and Sail the Greek Islands visitGreece.gr .

Or sample fantastic Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine at the elegant Thalassa Restaurant New York City thalassanyc.com (“Thalassa” means “Sea” in Greek.)

And if you love islands, why not enjoy the beautiful Caribbean at an all-inclusive resort?

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic has so much to offer at the newly renovated Impressive Resorts and Spa in Punta Cana impressiveresorts.com

And why stop there?

Don’t you deserve a wonderful cruise – anywhere in the world? Sail with MMGY – njfpr.com

So what are you waiting for?

Soak up the sun, the sea, the culture, and the fun!

Let the New York Times Travel Show open the doors – the world is yours!

Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers,
Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net

 www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian 
https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

Dr. Sue Cowboy Hat

Dr. Sue Sings “Ain’t No Medicine for Missing You” Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue sings her original country music hit: “Ain’t No Medicine for Missing You” (View till end to hear audience applause and screams!)

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367 Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net ¬†www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos  
Dr. Sue Art Expo Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue ArtExpo New York Positive Entertainment

 

ArtExpo New York
with Dr. Sue

Art Expo New York is the largest international fine arts marketplace in the United States! This annual, four-day showcase of global artists includes paintings, prints, art books, sculptures, photography, ceramics and more! ArtExpo New York showcases more than 300 Art Galleries, Artists, and Publishers. More 35,000 art lovers attend this event every year, held over four days in Manhattan. (The 2019 event was held at Pier 90 (711 12th Ave, NYC), and it has changed the way people view, buy, and sell art! www.artexpnewyork,com

Here I am in a go-everywhere, Huayuan Art silk scarf with a design based on prehistoric caves – and colors that compliment all my outfits!

Huayuan Art Director Michael Zhu
with Dr. Sue

Ancient Buddhist art of the 2700 B.C. Chinese Mogao Cave murals from the “Silk Road” is replicated in paintings by Huayuan Art – and serves as the inspiration for gorgeous scarves and jewelry www.huayuanus.com

Azin Ak, a California-based artist with a background in graphic arts, combines painting, digital art, and mixed media and sometimes combines more than 100 pictures, water color, acrylic, gold and rice papers to achieve her beautiful results www.owjan.com

Some of my other favorite artists include John Davis Held, painter of Light and Peace www.johndavisheld.com , Anna Maya, painter of passionate female beauty in motion and music www.anna-art.com, MayaMekira, multi-media ceramist/painter https://mayamekira718.wixsite.com/maya-mekira, Huang Cheng-Yuan painter of a magical merge of figurative and abstract -abstract farwind2002 at yahoo dot com and many, many more.

Bringing it back to the streets of New York, I’m wearing a Huayuan Art Scarf!

“Ancient Art – Timeless Beauty!”

 

Susan (“Dr. Sue”)¬†Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers,
Phyllis Diller, and more!) www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Musical: “SssWitch”: www.ssswitch.net

 www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian 
https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos