Meandering Thoughts

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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The Body Awareness Deck Jul 07, 2021

The Body Awareness deck helps you identify the multiple sensations you can be experiencing on any given day. This deck helps distinguish actual body functions, sensations, and physical symptoms for anyone who struggles with distorted or combination of body signals. Highly sensitive people,...

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Launch Day for my 30-day crowd-funding project Jul 06, 2021

7 AM.  A moment that has been months in the making: I am launching my Kickstarter!  

Here is the link: https://bit.ly/JoyfulKickstarter

Yes, I've beta-tested it with family, friends, colleagues, and clients. Whew!  Excited. Proud of myself and my creative team....

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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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Reflecting on 2009 Ice Storm Feb 26, 2021

(Originally posted 15 February 2009.)

Lasting impressions: the green glow and my body’s disconcerted response from the transformer boxes popping…feeling simultaneously magical and catastrophic qualities…to quote my husband, “The cold makes me want to ‘migrate or...

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Offering gratitude to 2020 Dec 31, 2020

Time to reflect and offer my gratitude to 2020. I have lived through it, that's a big win. I offer my sweet prayers of transition for those who passed on, with deep empathy and condolence for those that carry a weighted emptiness missing these loved ones.

2020 has turned us inside out, vulnerable,...

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Joy’s Artist Statement Jan 23, 2008

Drawing teaches me to see and understand the physical world: earth and matter, light and shadow. The colors in organic materials bring me joy. I observe in nature subtle, complex, luminescent hues, awakening my senses.

The process of drawing informs me. The lines and marks on paper take on a...

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