Monday, March 30, 2009

Joy Lane Community Polls

We are pleased to introduce a new monthly attraction: Joy Lane Community Polls! These provide a great way for your voice to be heard, and your opinion to count as Joy Lane Healing Center grows in its next phase of development. You may choose any of the options-- multiple, or single-- after each question posted in the right-hand menu. Additionally, if you'd like to add a few words of thought anonymously or otherwise, you may add to the comments section at the end of this note. Simply click on the word "Comments". We hope you enjoy the questions we post each month!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Open House: A Celebration of Body, Mind & Spirit

This past Sunday offered a gorgeous bit of warmth and sunshine here in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and so it was perfect timing for our annual Spring Open House. "It was such a beautiful day, and a great success," said Marin Goldstein, executive director of Joy Lane. "People seemed excited to explore themselves and to find those opportunites that exist right here in their own community."

The morning began with an hour of yoga, eased into a session of biofeedback, and ended with a wander through the beautiful woods that surrounds the center, and into the forest labyrinth. A social lunch followed, where about 15 people gathered to share a meal.

Later that afternoon there was a group past-life regression, and the day ended with an introduction to qigong.

"It was wonderful to see new faces, and to share time with a community of like minded folks," noted Carol Marcy, the Center's founder. "And I enjoyed quiet, peaceful time to reflect on life's journey from so many different perspectives."

Thanks to everyone who contributed, visited, shopped, chatted, wandered and learned. It was a great day of sharing and meeting. And we look forward to seeing you at future events!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Poem

Spring is coming

Birdfeeders empty quickly
finches begin to blush yellow
crocuses push through late snow
spring whispers in the air.

Woodland air is sweet
bright moonlight creates
dark lines of tree shadows across the path
the raspy fox bark eerily fills the night.

Sitting at the Temple of Light
crystal sparkling energy swirling
stars twinkle through dancing branches
trees wink a secret language known only to a few.

I hunker down
deeply watching, listening, feeling
the mystery unfolding my heart
birthing seeds of possibilities to be planted in the spring.

--Carol Marcy