Meandering Thoughts

Voltaire and Appreciation Nov 17, 2021
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. " ~ Voltaire ~
 
I love this quote juxtapositioned with this photo of my husband in the woods. Tim has an uncanny knack for knowing where he is, even in the middle of nowhere. I learned from him...
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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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Deeper Feelings are Accessible Jul 22, 2021

Deeper feelings and needs are accessible. The Feelings Deck and the Needs Deck act as a beautiful bridge to broaden and deepen conversations.

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The Soul-Care Strategies Deck Jul 21, 2021

The Soul Care Strategies deck rounds out the series by offering the user the opportunity to find inspiration and gain guidance in addressing a body sensation, coping with feeling, or responding constructively to a newly recognized need. This tool supports individuals to align with and respond...

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Clarity Cards Creating a Conversational Bridge Jul 20, 2021
Therapists and Wellness Practitioners: The Joyful Healing Clarity Card Collection creates a beautiful bridge to broaden and deepen conversations, especially with your clients. When the clients lay down the cards themselves they are more willing to talk about them when I point to one and say...
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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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Rabbit arrives the 1st of each month Apr 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!
 
This playful game is both a fun way to connect and an easy way to orientate to the calendar. I shared this game with my husband and children, and...
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Spread the Love Feb 12, 2021

I believe there is a wellspring of love available for us all. Love is not finite, though somehow it can feel scarce when it comes to loving ourselves. How much does the critic in our head speak up louder and faster than the voice of self-acceptance and self-love.…

  • I can’t go out...
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 Dissolving Power Cords: A Guided Visualization Jan 30, 2008
 
Strong emotions and memories may surface during this exercise. Breathe, and allow the emotions to be and move without any forcing on your part, without any holding on. It is possible to experience a response to this exercise some hours or even days later or for the work to continue in the...
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