“A matter of CHOICE!” – A Jolt of Joan for the week of Dec 23, 2012
“Yes, it’s a matter of CHOICE!”
Yes, it’s true, it’s all a matter of choice. Viktor Frankl in his classic work “Man’s search for meaning” states “A human being is a deciding being.” This is true even when external circumstances threaten us. Frankl, who was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp understood that “Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Today, we can choose to dwell in the inner place of peace that transcends understanding or we can stir up feelings of resentment even creating scenes in which we get even with those who have wronged us.
Joan King’s life path embodies the blending of the hard and noetic sciences. At the tender age of seventeen, she stepped into life at the Dominican convent in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Eleven years later she left that religious training to become a chemist, and then received a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology. Her twenty-year tenure as a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, lead her to a dynamic crossroads of personal self-discovery. She left academia. Her new found "inner knowing" ignited the writing of her first book. It became the foundation in understanding how our bodies model the teachings of our beliefs. Joan King’s blending of science and spirituality birthed her professional coaching business, Beyond-Success LLC, in 1998.