Meandering Thoughts

Loving Self-Compassion as Self-Care Aug 28, 2021

In the August 11th session of the Joyful Wisdom Inner Circle, our focus was self-compassion through loving-kindness.

 As we gave examples of kindness we'd recently witnessed, some keywords we mentioned included: giving, generosity of time, attentiveness, heart-warming, connection,...

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The Feelings Deck Jul 28, 2021

The Feelings deck encourages acceptance of a range of emotional responses beyond ‘mad, sad and glad’, while organically extending the user’s emotional vocabulary and effectively addressing emotional projection or denial. A perfect tool to practice empathy for others in couples...

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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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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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Haiku Series: I am disciple Mar 12, 2021

(Originally posted 21 October 2008.)

Recently I had a dream that has been deeply nurturing. The wisdom within the dream has prompted me to write. Let me know if any of the haikus land on you in a way that has meaning for you.

 I am disciple.

The teacher lies within me.

One forms the other.

...

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Tools in My Healer’s Tool Box Feb 26, 2008

I had the opportunity to be a guest lecturer for Paula Mathews class of grad students at the U of Arkansas.

I wanted the class to be experiential and hands on learning. The time flew by. We discussed Human Energy Dynamics and did a few exercises getting to play with the 5 movements of energy:...

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