Volume 11, Issue 6 | June 2022

Well, I’m back home from my Colorado vacation, whose purpose was to celebrate another revolution around the sun with dear friends, check out real estate, and simply relax and have fun.

One day was set aside for going tube tracking on the Colorado River. However, none of us planned on paddling against 20+ mph winds especially in vessels not suited for that type of current. Our excursion was cut short and we all made it off the river safely thanks to river buddies versed in rescue; that is an adventure none of us will forget anytime soon.

I was grateful that I made it to another birthday, along with my friends, who worked on keeping some events as surprises, which I love. We drove from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs, and then rode the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park gondola, explored the Glenwood Caverns, and had fun on the amusement park rides. After dinner, we soaked in the hot springs--made extra special by my getting to stare at the Rocky Mountaineer train overnighting in town--before heading back home.

We all had a surprise given us: COVID! Yep, the three of us got it, although this was my first time. I’m glad to be back home in Prescott, AZ and able to work remotely, not impacting my colleagues.

With the events of these past couple weeks and still experiencing COVID, I thought it apropos to focus this newsletter on wellness and health. The pandemic isn’t over yet, and summer is a time of outdoor activities of which some require extra precautions, etc. For so many of us it is a time for extra fun, relaxation, and feeling free—but we need to play wisely and safely.

Let’s take good care of ourselves in all respects: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When we do so, all is well.

I'm not a follower of a particular religion, nor did I grow up listening to hymns. A few years back when I joined a small group that sang at a local Mormon retirement home, I was introduced to the song, ”It is Well with My Soul” written by Horatio Gates Spafford. I fell in love with the melody, and the opening verse and the refrain. I became the sole woman in the group for a time, and got a kick out of being able to sing the low part in the refrain. Listening to the beautiful arrangement of BYU Vocal Point, I am sure you will feel all is well.
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Inspiration and Contemplation
The Produce Manager
Edgar Cayce on Healing of the Physical
People Making a Difference
The Little Lifeguard
It was a beautiful, sunny day, not a cloud in the sky and a gentle breeze blowing. The sea was calm, flat and mirror-like. The small bay was like a crescent moon, curving around with white sand sloping gently into the water. We were on our first vacation in years, in a southern Turkish fishing village on the Turquoise coast. The four of us, my wife and I and our two daughters, aged five and three, were spending the day at the beach.

While my oldest daughter played in the sand with friends, my wife and I took our 3-year-old, Melinda, into the water. We walked on a sand bar which started at one of the tips of the bay and ran straight up the middle of the bay. Water on the sand bar was barely knee deep for my daughter.

My wife asked me to swim out to deeper water. I agreed, and asked Melinda to head back to shore, thinking she would follow the sand bar back. Instead, she decided to head straight back to the beach where her sister was playing. No longer on the sand bar, the water up to her shoulders, Melinda doggedly kept trying to reach the shore where her sister played.

Have a happy and safe summer, filled with fun, friends, relaxation, and rest.

In the midst of it all, please remember to take good care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually!

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Let us not forget!
Joyce S. Kaye, MSW
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You, Me, and Spirit

I was a devout atheist until 32 years ago when I "came to believe" in a Power greater than myself. Thanks to hearing the novel idea (well, at least it was to me!) that one could choose their own concept of God--and name too (Spirit, The Great Mystery, All That Is, etc.)--and the workings of synchronicity, I embarked on a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way of being in the world and with others. It impacted all aspects of my life and relationships.

Since that time of commencing my conscious spiritual journey, I have endeavored to remember The Presence in all that is, all whom I meet, and all that I do -- including working with clients in my own business and in the corporate world. I strive to be of service and to nurture the human spirit in all environments.