“How relationships shape us!” A Jolt of Joan – for the week of May 6, 2013
The relationships that shape us!
In every moment of our lives we, human beings, exist within a multidimensional web of complex connections – with ourselves and other inhabitants of the earth and the universe.At times this web seems to stretch us, beyond our accepted ways of being. We recognize the invitation to be more and respond by opening up in new ways. At other times, it seems to distort us into configurations we do not recognize and strip away who we have known ourselves to be.
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.