“Open to new ideas” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Feb 25th, 2013
The author of the famed Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery,
tells us “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody
contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.”
But where do such insights arise?
While no artist, musician, writer, scientist or innovator
can identify the origin of his or her ideas, most agree
that a certain stillness and openness is required
to create space for new insights to emerge.
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.