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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Love Lives On

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Today, October 10th, 2017, is the long-awaited day that Amazon starts shipping copies of my book, When You Lose Someone You Love. It’s filled with excerpts from the grief journals I kept after my husband died, and is a gift of comfort for anyone.

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Sometimes There Are NO Words…

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I was shocked, dumbfounded and horrified when I heard the news about the Las Vegas shooting. How do you maintain your equilibrium during the seemingly endless onslaught of challenging events we’ve been facing? Texas, Florida, central Mexico, Puerto Rico and.

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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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Questions & Conversations

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hi Everyone,

As I was preparing for Irma’s impending arrival, I started to ask myself questions– What really matters to me? What do I cherish? What will I save if there’s a flood? Who is worried about me that I need to reassure? Who should I add to my.

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Awaiting the Storm

Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

Two weeks ago, when I blogged about Houston and the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey in The Aftermath of the Storm, I had no idea that Florida would soon be facing an even deadlier storm. In less than 24 hours Irma– the.

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Zenspirations® Emoji Stickers

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I really enjoy hand-lettering special messages for friends and family. As long time blog readers know, I design a LOT of birthday cards. Here are a couple of examples:

 

I express appreciation.

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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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Double Blessing

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I drove seven hours to my friend Kathy Fincher’s lake house in Georgia, where today I was able to watch the solar eclipse in the ‘totality’. I donned my protective solar glasses, and joined thousands of others for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Looking for Healing

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

   

Hi Everyone –

Joanne is busy preparing for a meeting with her publisher to discuss some of the new books she’s been working on. While she does that, I’m borrowing her keyboard.

I’m sure that Joanne will be sharing this with you soon,.

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Growing in Gratitude

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Real gratitude is the practice of being thankful for both the good and bad things which happen to us, recognizing that it is the challenges we face which force us to grow. This is one of the slides from the presentation on gratitude I gave at the Modern.

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Zenspirations® Connections

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Discovering new places where members of our Zenspirations® community reside is a true delight. This year my “where do you live” query resulted in posts from members in 32 countries:

*Australia* Belgium* Budapest* Canada* Costa Rica *Cyprus *Denmark *Ecuador *England *France *Germany *Hungary *India *Ireland *Israel *Italy *Malta.

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