Introduction to Joanne’s Blog

Whether you are going through a difficult life transition or want to address the stress in your life through new resources or counseling, I welcome you to read and add your comments to this blog. I will be offering thoughts about many issues, some of which you will relate to directly. Some of the issues may be different from yours, but the blog content aims to offer something for everyone— inspiration and hopeful guidance to support you through the crossroads of this amazingly challenging and glorious life. I plan to include any current blogs posts I am writing for the Huffington Post. Please join the conversation!

The following is a “found poem” I created, which combines favorite lines from other books or art forms that are not in themselves considered poetry.


…the truth? You can’t handle the truth.

Wisdom comes most easily to those
who have the courage to embrace life
without judgment
and are willing to not know,
sometimes for a long time.

You need to come face to face
with a truth about yourself.

You and I are the Phoenix.
Our lives ask us to die
and to be reborn
every time we confront change,
change within ourselves
and change in the world.

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