Where to Start?

Welcome and thank you for reading!

If you are new to this blog, or returning after an absence, this page is for you!

I created this page to provide a simple orientation of how to navigate the site and give quick links to some of the more popular posts.

To begin:

  • Learn a little about the blog’s creator and author – that’d be me, Dawn – by visiting the “About” page.
  • Take a visual tour of the beautiful island I call home by visiting the “Photo Tour” page.
  • Especially if you are a dog-lover, please don’t miss my beloved canine’s featured “Island Dog” page.
  • Check out the latest post which appears at the top of the home page.
  • Peruse readers’ favorites in the Best of the Better Life posts below.


Generally speaking, the blog posts fall into the following popular categories:

Other categories include Angel, Profiles, Video Clips, Anniversaries and Miscellaneous.  All categories are listed in a dropdown box on the right margin. Click on your category of interest and browse the blog topics which fall under that category.

Best of The Better Life:

Leap from Lawyer to Islander

My Very First Post 

Island Back-Story: How I Discovered This Tiny Paradise

How Did You End Up on An Island ? Part 1

How Did you End Up on An Island? Part 2 

Island Living

Little Island Bursting with Life

Island Kids

Hunting Crabs 

For the Love of the Sea

Hunting Large Sea Snails

Bringing Home the Bacon (Spear-Fishing)

Swimming Pigs

Snorkeling in the Aquarium

Stepping on a Sea Urchin

Sharks & Eels & Barracudas, Oh My!

Sailing, Regattas

Regatta Primer 

Inspirational, or Better Life Philosophy

What’s So Special About French Toast?

Dawn of a New Day

Inner Nudgings

Not Just a Pollyanna!

Life is Precious


Visit to Long Island, Bahamas

The Wild, Wild West (Jackson Hole & Yellowstone)


My Love of Music

Delicious Fish Dinner

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey!  I hope you enjoy reading the posts, and I look forward to hearing from you.  Please join our Facebook and Twitter communities also!

Please leave a comment here. I'd love to hear from you!

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I'll protect your privacy!