Joanne's Blog

Ribbons & Remembrance Rituals

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

In addition to being prime time for fall foliage, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone knows someone who’s life has been impacted by this disease. Breast Cancer is the diagnosis received by almost 250,000 of the 850,000 women who.

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The Gift of Forgiveness

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Last week, Jews the world over celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of the world; this coming weekend is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is customary to wish people a ‘sweet and happy new year’ at Rosh Hashanah, and an ‘easy and meaningful fast’ at Yom Kippur.

Pomegranates, a Biblical symbol.

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The Aftermath of the Storm

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Houston, the fourth largest city in America, is being deluged with the torrential of Hurricane Harvey… My heart goes out to everyone who is dealing with the devastation. Many people have lost everything; more than 56,000 people have called 911.

The Zenspirations® community is one of the most compassionate,.

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July Calendar Page Download

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hi Everyone,

It’s not Monday night, but since I wasn’t able to post images from the road, and tomorrow is the first day of July, I wanted to make sure you had the calendar page for July. Thanks to everyone who wrote asking where it was… I’m truly delighted that so.

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The Art of Remembrance

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

I feel incredibly blessed to live in a country where we have the freedom to make choices: where we live, what we buy, how we dress, the type of work we do, who we love, and so much more. We are free to choose our faith, our friends,.

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“There’s Just No Telling How Far I’ll Go!”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I am so incredibly proud of my daughter, Samantha Trattner, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida this week, that I had to share a few photos from her graduation. Here is Sam right after her graduation, making the classic USF “Go Bulls!” hand.

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Doodles for My Daughter

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Hard as it is for me to believe, my daughter is graduating from college this week, and will be heading off to grad school in Colorado. She is super excited, both to be finishing college, and to be embarking on a new adventure. We took a lot of photos.

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Go for the Glitter!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I was inspired by all the people who shared the wonderful ways they embellished my new line of Zenspirations® Coloring products, and decided that I wanted to ‘play’, too! I started by using the Koi® Coloring brushes to color one of the frames. I shared this photo with.

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Share the Love!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Valentine’s Day, a holiday which focuses on L*O*V*E, is fast approaching, and I invite you to join me on a quest to Share the Love… by sharing our creativity.

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. There is a.

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Praying for L.I.G.H.T.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I have always believed that when you have the ability to make a difference, you also have the responsibility to make a difference, and I strive to make a difference through my art and writing. During troubling times like these, I think it is incumbent upon those of.

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10 Ways to Stay Zenspired in 2017!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The New Year brings a welcome opportunity for a fresh start; another chance to make a difference in the world. Let’s give ourselves permission to begin againto let go of what’s been holding us back…to take a stand for something we believe in…to say ‘no’…to try something new…to be ourselves… to.

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10,000 Steps a Day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Today was a really special day for me… not only did I get the final proof of the new book to review (Yippee!!!), but I celebrated a special anniversary. Three years ago, on December 19th, I had a spinal fusion. Before the surgery I could only stand up.

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