“Listening/being heard?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of June 17, 2013 from Minneapolis MN
Do you remember the last time someone listened to you, deeply heard what you said,
the disappointments and expectations hidden behind your words,
the hope and joy you yearn to reach for but have difficulty believing in?
These are the people and the events that impact us, touching the essence
of our being and inflaming our hearts with recognition of a fellow journeyer.
These cherished moments are too rare for most of us. They require a
ripening of being together. This takes a certain kind of time that allows
the melodies of our being to creep forward into the harsh light of exposure.
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.