Entries by jzbadmin

Summer Greetings from Joan

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer in spite of heat, fire, floods, tornadoes, and all the rest of the unrest. My summer continues to be a blessing, heat dome and all. It’s been filled with fun and heartful visits with family and friends. As my husband Gordon and I transform into vintage elders, every […]

Holiday Love from Joan

Blessings of the Festivals of Light (Solstice, Hannukah, Christmas) And a Happy Health New Year from our hearts to yours A Shaggy Dog Tale Mitzi the Poodle, as you can see in the photo, is tall and wiry like a greyhound. She is a svelte 57 pounds. Little Lola is shorter and stockier- 65 pounds […]

The Summer of Being: Awash in the Miraculous

“I don’t think anyone “finds” joy. Rather, we cultivate it by searching for the preciousness of small things, the ordinary miracles, that strengthen our hearts so we can keep them open to what is difficult” ― Dawna Markova I am one lucky duck. Last year at this time I had surgery to remove a honeydew melon […]

A personal note from Joan

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace. Only, that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us.”                    – Annie LaMott It’s late June as I write, birds singing outside our antique adobe home (the little mud hut […]

A Personal Invitation from My Heart to Yours

https://joanborysenko.com/wp-content/uploads/Embed-Post-Launch-2-GOSM-Reachout.mp4 Author Elizabeth Jarret Andrew describes the three unique qualities of spiritual memoir: 1. The intention is to uncover, probe and honor what is sacred within your unique life story. 2. Venturing into the mystery become the means for spiritual growth. 3. The expression of vulnerability and risks can lead to surprising and rewarding revelations. […]

A Personal Update from Joan Borysenko

It’s a beautiful late summer’s day here in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The first of the leaves are turning yellow, the skies are azure blue, the nights are cool, and the kids are in school at long last.  Back in the day, returning students usually wrote a short essay entitled, “What I […]

Flourishing in the Madness

I’ve been anxious lately, finding it hard to concentrate and stay present. A low-level depression follows me around like a faithful dog, nipping at my heels. The sad fact is this. Our collective survival circuits are in a perpetual state of alarm these days, and that’s the new normal we are all learning to adapt […]