Joanne's Blog

Communal Grief: How Do We Heal?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hi Everyone,

As a lifelong spiritual seeker I strive to listen without judging, to give without expecting, to look for blessings in every situation and to use my talents to make a difference in the world. Prayer is a huge part of my spiritual practice; as an artist and writer.

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Calling All Card Crafters!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Although I’ve been designing greeting cards for almost three decades, it’s still a thrill to discover my work in retail stores. I was touched when my friend Judy Appleton found some of my greeting cards at a new store in Orlando, and shared them on my Facebook page.

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The Light of Remembrance

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

Hi Everyone,

As a lifelong spiritual seeker, I try to begin each day with a prayer in my heart and a pen in my hand doing my ‘Morning Journaling’. I feel connected when I put pen to paper, and find it’s easier to stay grounded in gratitude when I begin.

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Collaborative Care-Mojis

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hi Everyone,

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to leave a comment with their top choice of collection themes and prizes. The prize is a private art lesson, and the winner is Sandy Laipply! Congratulations, Sandy!

I look forward.

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A Day of Hope & Healing

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hi Everyone,

This weekend I watched love-in-action, as dozens of creative grief professionals from all over the country traveled to Parkland, FL to bring hope and healing to a shattered community. I was honored to have been asked to participate, and decided to create a Commemorative Tree of Life which.

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Commemorative Leaves for Parkland

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I spent most of this week getting ready for the big Grief Resource-Day of Hope that will be held on Sunday, May 20th to bring healing to the Parkland Community in the aftermath of the February 14th shooting which took 17 lives. The entire day is filled with.

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A Cyber Farewell

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

 

Hi Everyone,

The miracle of Cyberspace is that we can connect with people all over the world. Sometimes on-line relationships blossom into close friendships. While we usually don’t get to visit with our CyberFriends as often as we do with our local friends, the heart connection is real..

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Be the Light in the Darkness

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Once again our nation is reeling in the aftermath of another senseless massacre. This time, 17 promising lives in Parkland, Florida were cut short.

I have always believed that when you have the ability to make a difference, you also have the responsibility to make.

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Finding Light in the Darkness

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Last week I shared a Hanukah Dangle, so this week I wanted to share a Christmas Dangle:

And, for those who like to color, here is page of ornaments which you can decorate however you like:

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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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