Meandering Thoughts

Turtles and Freedom: Happy 4th of July Jul 04, 2021
I have a soft spot for turtles, ever since childhood, when I had a pet turtle like this one.
 
When Vicki showed me this picture, I felt a smile rise from my inner child. And that gave me a moment to reflect: I have enjoyed more Freedom than I ever realized growing in this country. We...
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My Story: From My Wound to My Gifts and How that Relates to You Jun 30, 2021

(Originally posted 08 May 2013)

We may not share the same experiences, but I am guessing we share similar feelings around our challenges.

I grew up in the suburbs, on Long Island, roof over my head, food in my belly, a bicycle to ride and a tree to climb. That tree was my best friend.

I am not...

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Why you need this 4-Deck Clarity Card Collection Jun 30, 2021

Ah, the sweet sensation of true clarity.
That’s what Joyful Healing Clarity Cards are all about.
The number of people seeking professional support from healers of all kinds has skyrocketed alongside a rising tide of emotional, physical, and mental health issues.
 
A central...
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Getting Back To Center When You Are In A Funk Jun 29, 2021

 We all get into funks. Learning the difference between leaning into the feelings versus sinking and drowning in them can be the key to getting back to center. 

Last week, after a counseling session for myself, some old stuff was brought up, and my response surprised me and caught me off...

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How the Joyful Healing Clarity Cards Collection Works Jun 28, 2021

About 8 years ago I was gifted with two decks of cards (used in Nonviolent Communication, aka NVC, to identify feelings and needs), and I integrated them successfully in my healing sessions with my clients. I redesigned the cards to better suit my clients and added two additional decks to...
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Happy Father's Day Jun 20, 2021

To all parent figures who guide others on their life journeys, thank you!

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Long Haul: Getting Ready for Crowd-Funding Project Jun 11, 2021
I want to update you all on my world. I am getting ready to record videos for my Kickstarter launch. It has been a long haul getting this ready. I am going to be submitting my Kickstarter.com launch page for approval in the next 48 hours. It's a big step.
I started this project, the Joyful...
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Quotation from Eckhart Tolle Jun 11, 2021

I was talking this week with a mentor that my drive for sanity keeps on a healing journey. I love the synchronicity of Vicki, (angel assistant) showing me this quote. So much synchronicity this week.

 

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Our authenticity is messy. Jun 04, 2021

"Our authenticity is messy. That's just the way it is. No need to be perfect. Enjoy your true self" ~ Joy Caffrey

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Bike Accident, Broken Pinky, Hand Surgery May 27, 2021

Crashing my bike a few weeks ago did more than shake up my body and break my pinky. It has offered me an opportunity for growth and compassion. And too, altered my schedule...

Right after the bike accident, I went to the ER where I learned that I'd broken the pinky of my right hand. Yes, my...

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Why a Kickstarter? May 21, 2021

 

I have watched my clients take sighs of relief, and have light bulb transformative moments from using the prototypes of my Joyful Healing Clarity Cards Collection. This 4-deck card collection prompts meaningful conversations with my clients. The goal of this project is to offer that...

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Introducing the Joyful Healing Clarity Cards May 14, 2021

I created the Joyful Healing 4-Deck Collection as an easy-to-use effective tool that promotes clarity, fosters, communication, and increases empowerment.

This beautiful, compact card kit is comprised of four individual decks: 
  • Body Awareness
  • Feelings
  • Needs and Desires
  • ...
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Happy Mother's Day. May 09, 2021

In celebration of all those who have nurtured and supported the beautiful blooming of another.  In celebration of all who have learned to nurture themselves.

 

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Start each month with Rabbit May 01, 2021

"Rabbit" is the word to say on the 1st of each month. I began playing this game with a college roommate -- whoever says "Rabbit" 1st wins! The "Rabbit' game became one of the rhythms of my life, making me mindful of the passage of time and the transition from one month to the next. Appreciating...

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