“The strings of time” A Jolt of Joan for the week of 10/14/12
Watching people meander, listening to music, enjoying food along the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans I am reminded of the immense value of relaxing, pausing and letting life flow through us. In our driven world of goals and achievements, we leave little time to just be, to allow all that occurs in our inner and outer worlds to mingle together and brew in the juices of our being. I am reflecting on the strings of time.
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.