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Balance, Surrender, Trust & Faith

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right in…so here it goes.

It’s been a very interesting, intense and productive 2011 so far. 
Some of the highlights for me in the past several months include:

  • Having back surgery and a long recovery. Ps, I’m all healed now! 🙂
  • Seperating, then reuniting and redefining my love relationship.
  • Welcoming my third nephew into the world.
  • Working my butt off to bring forth my latest business project,
    The StoryPlay® Life Skills Enrichment Program, into five different schools this fall.
  • Meeting, working with, and learning how to Stand Up Paddle Board with my
    amazing friend and business coach Rich German.
  • Taking an incredibly transformative business course with Hiro Boga called
    Become Your Own Business Advisor.
  • Learning that my spiritual teacher and depth mentor has breast cancer and
    then participating in her hair cutting ceremony.
  • Visiting my soul and September 11th birthday brother in Puebla, Mexico,
    then Cancun and Chichen Itza.
  • And most recently returning from a wonderfully restfull and restorative trip to
    Laguna Beach, CA with my newly redefined life partner.

I’d like to talk just a little bit about my Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) experience in Laguna as it describes the theme for me thus far in 2011 which is: Balance, Surrender, Trust & Faith.

Allowing myself to be moved and protected by the water, not pushing against it or trying to control it; surrendering to the flow and movement, grounding and centering then finding my upright balance while at the same time trusting completely that I am safe and being held by the Great Mother Ocean, and finally placing my faith in the Divine Source that All Is Well.

The day was picture perfect. I saw three dolphins playfully glide by as well as a family of seals and a bunch of pelicans happily soaking up the sun and sharing the same resting space on this big beautiful rock about one mile out into the ocean.

I felt peaceful, protected, and so grateful to connect with the ocean and the sea creatures in that way, and I very much look forward to getting out on the water and SUPing again as soon as possible.

And thank you again to Rich German for the SUP lesson and for taking those awsome pictures of me and Jeff with your cool waterproof camera!

So as I confidently move and am moved forward into the final five months of 2011 I intend to continue practicing my life with the Divine Qualities of Balance, Surrender, Trust & Faith and also, of course, with JOY! 🙂

With love and gratitude,
Joy  

The Magic of Sedona

Jeff and I drove up to Sedona yesterday to escape the heat in Phoenix and to re-energize our body’s, mind’s and soul’s, and I’m so glad we did!  I’m still vibrating from the magic of those red rocks, and the flowing water in Oak Creek. That’s all it took  for us to feel re-balanced and re-centered; beautiful… Continue Reading

The Marrakech Adventure

After all of the preparation, anticipation, nervousness and excitement for my first international presentation at the World Congress of Play Therapy in Marrakech, Morocco, I blinked my eyes and just like that, it was over.  Joyce Mills and I returned from Marrakech one week ago tomorrow, and what an incredible experience it was! The first part of our adventure… Continue Reading

My Amazing Family

I just returned from a wonderful weekend in Philadelphia where I introduced my partner Jeff to my amazing family, and celebrated my grandparent’s, Sam and Ruth Wilf’s, 65th wedding anniversary. The day before we flew out of Phoenix, Philadelphia had yet another huge snow storm that was being described as a snowicane.  Many flights were… Continue Reading

Our First Outing

I’m a new mentor in the P.A.L.S program at the Phoenix Youth at Risk, and yesterday afternoon I picked up my new mentee Jasmin from her elementary school for our first outing.  It was an unusually and surprisingly cold and windy day in Phoenix, AZ., and I was in high spirits and very excited to be… Continue Reading