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    • Kathy on January 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm
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    Joan: I am interested in gathering more information on your groups. You were highly recommended to me and I would be interested in finding out the location of your groups, as well as the dates. Please contact me.

    Thank you.

    • dottie smyth on February 13, 2015 at 1:16 am
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    Dear ms. Me if, I just read your excellent article in Spirituality and Health. I think it will be the first one I’ll save for inspiration o n adding. (I’m 68), along with 2 FB articles on people over 95 who are still crocheting or knitting for charity. I had an awareness myself this week. I have always regretted not journaling while my children were growing up when it dawned on me – I can still journal the last part of my life. Maybe ill even find a little wisdom!

    • Doris Larson on February 20, 2015 at 4:13 am
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    I am a published travel writer and moved to Delaware recently to be closer to our children and grandchildren. I also have worked with women writers and presented memoir workshops and classes in Ohio, (Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Canton) and in New York (Chautauqua Institution, Skidmore College).

    I am interested in learning more about your group to see if it could answer my need to get back to writing after the major disruption of our move.

    • Liz Zawisza on May 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    Hi Joan,

    What workshops are you doing now in the area?

    Do you still have private sessions? What are your prices?

    Are you still meeting at the Unitarian church on Concord Pike every other Saturday?

    I am interested in receiving information about the above.

    Liz Zawisza

  1. Hello Joan!

    I would love to have you on my podcast: A Quest for Well-Being.
    It has 6000+ downloads and 1400+ newsletter subscribers.

    We can discuss the topic in your book (Fatal If Swallowed: Reclaiming Creativity and Hope Along the Uncharted Path)

    To listen to previously published episodes please visit:

    If interested, please email me at

    Looking forward to our meaningful conversation!

    Much Love, good health and peace,

  2. Hi There,

    Just a heads-up that I believe this link is broken on your website:

    I had a couple of them on my own site before I started using a service to monitor for them. There are a few sites that do this but we like


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