“On the edge of uncertainty?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Oct 21, 2013

By |2017-01-17T14:36:58+00:00October 21st, 2013|Jolts, Main Page, News, Podcasts|

"On the edge of uncertainty?" Threatened with uncertainty, many respond by seeking the safety of certainty. In so doing, however, we give up lingering in the void of possibilities that underlies uncertainty. In clutching the edge of uncertainty, fearing to soar into its darkness, what do we lose? The social psychologist and author of “Escape [...]

“Calm in the middle of chaos” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Sept. 22, 2013

By |2017-01-17T14:37:00+00:00September 25th, 2013|Jolts, Main Page, News, Podcasts|

Calm in the middle of Chaos Chaos follows adversity. We might experience shock, dismay, a sense of being buffeted about, a loss of control. Though unpleasant, some misfortune will enter our human lives. How do we navigate it in a way that allows us to stay afloat? William James, the father of modern psychology tells [...]

Colorado is flooding but we are fine!

By |2017-01-17T14:37:02+00:00September 15th, 2013|Main Page, News, Podcasts|

Flooding in Colorado This is the scene in Buckhorn Canyon, next canyon to the west of our canyon - Redstone Canyon. There are no floods around our home! Two roads in our canyon were flooded. We received  a reverse 911 call Thurs – to either evacuate or stay put for days. I chose to stay [...]

“Imagination? Art? Play?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Sept 8, 2013

By |2015-03-05T17:09:01+00:00September 8th, 2013|Jolts, Main Page, News, Podcasts|

Rollo May,  Ph.D. Psychologist, author of 15 books, including The Courage To Create,who along with Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow was a founder of humanistic psychology asks, “What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?” Fountainhead? That is a powerful word, defined not only as source, but [...]

“Escape the confines of STRESS!” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Sept 2, 2013

By |2015-03-05T17:09:25+00:00September 2nd, 2013|Jolts, Main Page, News, Podcasts|

"Escape the confines of STRESS!" So many of us live with prolonged stress, whether from pressures at work and/or home. Nevertheless, decisions that affect our future or that of others must be made, even while we are experiencing chronic stress. A study by researchers in Portugal published in the July 2012 issue of Translational Psychiatry [...]

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