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Mapping my Soulfire – The Creation of She Who Rises

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Inspired Living | 0 comments

Mapping my Soulfire – The Creation of She Who Rises

One of my all time favorite paintings is She Who Rises.  She was my final painting in the Color of Woman program.  Each of the paintings in the course took us through a very personal and sacred journey and this one was no different.  In this particular painting process, we explored our Soul Fire and the connection to the divine, the conscious, the subconscious, the unconscious and the collective unconscious. We explored integration of our whole being and the ability to access our inner wisdom. As a driven, type A personality,...

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My Gift to You – A Collage Journal

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Inspired Living | 2 comments

My Gift to You – A Collage Journal

Joan Jakel Collage Journal Cover I recently gave a keynote presentation to a room full of big-hearted philanthropic leaders.  They were Chapter Leaders of the various 100 Women Who Care, 100 Men Who Care, 100 People Who Care, 100 Businesses Who Care and 100 Kids Who Care from all over the United States and Canada who attended the 100 Who Care Alliance Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  These men, women and young adults are making significant contributions to their communities by creating giving circles, bringing the...

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Course Corrections – Embrace the Unexpected

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Inspired Living | 0 comments

Course Corrections – Embrace the Unexpected

I am an avid trail runner. One of my favorite trails is in Napa at the Skyline Wilderness Park.  I savor this run as it challenges me while it surrounds me in pristine nature. As I run, I get the opportunity to share the trails with a diverse variety of animals: deer, wild turkeys, coyotes and wild pigs, to name a few.  On this occasion, as I took to the trails, I noticed a significant number of horses and riders gathered on the grounds leading to the trails. I soon discovered that there was a trail competition and that many teams...

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Overcoming Fear – Science and Spirituality Finally Agree!

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Inspired Living | 2 comments

Overcoming Fear – Science and Spirituality Finally Agree!

As we continue the conversation about overcoming fear and busting through it, I decided to look at the topic from a high performance, scientific standard as well as a spiritual standard. Interestingly, the two standards arrived at the same results and took similar paths to get there. High Performers retrain their emotional response. Brendon Burchard is an internationally renowned high performance coach, personal development trainer and best selling author.  His work is science based with decades of research behind it. His book, High...

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5 Practices to Tame Your Fear

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Inspired Living | 0 comments

5 Practices to Tame Your Fear

Are you ready to bust through your fears?  If you’ve been letting your fears take charge of your life, it’s time to reverse the tables and show your fear who is the real boss.  The below lesson, Fear Busters, is reproduced from my Create Your Inspired Life workbook.  It’s one of the twenty-one lessons included in the workbook to help you create and step into your self-expressed, authentic life on purpose.  Since everyone faces fear in his or her lifetime, we can all benefit from learning how to bust through our fear...

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