Joan’s Blog

No Time for Nonsense

My heart is heavy as the surge intensifies in NYC, New Orleans, Detroit… And my heart perks up when people talk about the many silver linings that are already appearing. Family and friends visiting more than ever …just virtually. The story today of the golden retriever delivering groceries to the woman next door; Italians singing […]

Running the Gauntlet of the Unknown

Through the years I’ve written and taught extensively about “liminal time,” that pregnant pause between what is no longer and what is not yet. Although liminal time is a known stage in all rites of passage, most people have never heard of it. Whether we’re talking about a pandemic, a war, a refugee crisis, or […]

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Research on resilience indicates that bricolage- making something you need from whatever is at hand- is a core competence of resilience. Think about: Medical face masks made out of office supplies or sewn by volunteers Shoelaces made from bits of string and wire collected by inmates of concentration camps in Nazi Germany. These made a […]

Your Money or Your Life.

Covid-19 is not just another seasonal flu. Don’t fool yourself. Stay the course with self-isolating if your city or state has ordered it. Isolate anyway, even if you haven’t been haven’t been required to hunker down. Here is why. 1. According to the Centers for Disease Control – the CDC- 490,600 people were hospitalized with […]

The Pause that Refreshes? A hidden possibility in these turbulent times.

This statue of Shiva, Hindu God of Change, was the last thing I grabbed from our home when my husband and I fled from a terrifying wildfire on Labor Day, 2010. Our house was at the epicenter of what was up to that point, the most destructive fire in Colorado history. It incinerated 169 homes, […]

Taking the Fear Out of Coronavirus

Let’s talk about the coronavirus and how best to approach it realistically while improving overall health, peace of mind, and enjoyment of life. In my 8-min video and the text below, you’ll find some valuable tips about how to reduce stress, stay optimistic and maintain wellbeing. In a fortunate synchronicity, I’m launching GraceFull360, a simple, […]

A reboot for your brain, A balm for your soul…

Ramakrishna said, “The winds of God’s grace are always blowing. It is for us to raise the sails.” So, let’s uplift our sails and our souls, and navigate the vast ocean of life together! I’ve been pouring my heart into GraceFull360, my new interactive online program designed to gently guide us down 6 simple paths […]

Co-Creating with Divine Mind

Joan is interviewed by Ande Anderson as part of the Believe and Receive summit sponsored by AVAIYA University & Enlightenment Village.  The entire summit is available if you’d like to hear it. https://www.joanborysenko.com/wp-content/uploads/video/joan-borysenko-believe-summit-2019.mp4

Joan joins Jayson Gaddis on the Smart Couple Podcast

Joan joins Jayson Gaddis, host of the Smart Couple podcast and founder of The Relationship School, to discuss making meaning & developing safety & resiliency through relationships. In this podcast, you’ll learn how to dig deep into your self-belief, overcome victimhood, and increase connection.

Blessed Festival of Light

The Festivals of Light are almost here! Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Christmas are all expressions of the power of light to extinguish darkness. It has been a difficult year worldwide, and now is the time to stop, exhale and refill ourselves with light. Letting joy and hope rekindle in our hearts may be the most […]