Meandering Thoughts

Sweep Away the Holiday Blues Dec 21, 2022

Holiday blues happen. We have all experienced them at one point or another. Symptoms can manifest as fatigue, stress, disappointment, loneliness, sadness, a sense of loss, or disconnection from yourself and others. You are not alone if you are feeling a touch of the blues.

The holiday blues come...

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Avoid the Holiday Blues Dec 13, 2022

It's holiday blues season.  People around you may be feeling frustration, fatigue, loneliness, sadness, or extra stress.  They may be having some temporary holiday anxiety or seasonal depression.

Many of us experience dietary changes during the holiday season. Summer farmer's...

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How to experience relief through self-love and self-connection. Nov 17, 2022

Yesterday I had a client session where the relevance and need for self-acceptance and self-compassion surfaced as an aspect of the healing process. It reminded me of a time I had to deal with that lesson myself.


Years ago, I coordinated a symposium in my community, Compassion in Action...

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Scaredy Cat, what are you so afraid of? Oct 31, 2022
 
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Corporate Coaching Workshop Oct 31, 2022

Mid-October, my colleague Akeela Davis and I facilitated morning workshops at a corporate three-day Operations Meeting in California. The first half of each day was spent collaboratively coaching; the afternoons were spent observing and assessing the needs of the client to be on point with...

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Halloween Weekend Adventure Oct 31, 2022

My husband and I took a drive to see the fall colors and in the spirit of both spontaneity and Halloween took a walk in the historic graveyard in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Skeletons! This elaborate Halloween horse-drawn carriage was in front of the Red Bud Manor Inn. Eureka Springs, Arkansas...

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Client Q & A: Do you have any tips on resting? Sep 29, 2022

I have often wanted to include questions from my community members and offer my reflections back. So that is what we have today. This client has always inspired me with their desire for learning, growth, and self-awareness. 

If you have a question, send me an email. I may not have "the...

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September 2022 News from Joy Sep 29, 2022

 September has been the wedding month for our daughter Melissa and our new son-in-law, Jon. Imagine me in full mother-of-the-bride mode, attending dress fittings, visiting a hair stylist for possible ways to wear my hair, creating flower arrangements and bouquets, and my...

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Guest Blog: Integrating Empathy and Insight by Bob Yamtich Sep 08, 2022
You can learn a lot about a person based on what needs they prioritize and how much life energy they put into those needs. NVC empathy teaches us to look at needs and their level of fulfillment; I extend this examination by looking at what percentage of a person's strategies and efforts in the...
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Being in the Flow with the Universe Story 2: Aug 29, 2022

Parking Lot, Pinky, Wedding Shoes

Story 2: Parking Lot, Pinky, Wedding Shoes

After running an errand at the end of a long work day, I wasn't ready to head back to the house. In those moods, I follow my intuition. I had a nudge to swing by the mall to look for shoes to wear for our...

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August 2022 News from Joy Aug 29, 2022

"Back to School" season can be a time of renewal and fresh starts, even for those of us who are not attending school. This month, I have felt energized to declutter my workspace-- as I make room for new projects. I am determined to make sense of or eliminate the piles of papers. I...

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July 2022 News from Joy Aug 01, 2022
           
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Being in the flow with the Universe. Part 1 Aug 01, 2022

 Story 1: PEACE and LOVE

I love when I make a spontaneous request and the Universe lets me know I was heard. The same delight comes when I realize I was in the right place at the right time to be the answer to someone else's request. 

I choose to...

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June 2022 News from Joy Jun 29, 2022

(From June 2022 newsletter)

On the road again. I have been traveling for much of June.

My husband Tim and I drove to Albuquerque to visit his siblings. We drove from there to Denver to spend time with our son, his fiancee, and her parents. We are looking forward to their...

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