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"An authentic story of waking up and finding a grounded spirituality. Recommended for anyone who's looking for a happy and meaningful life".
--Paul Zelizer Co-founder of Wisdompreneurs and Business Coac

Unique & Inspiring

"Joan's story is truly a unique and fascinating one! This book is an enjoyable read and will inspire readers to live a deeply meaningful life."
Jessica Rhodes, Founder & CEO of Interview Connections

Upbeat & Fascinating Adventure

"The Search for Connection is a wonderful upbeat and fascinating adventure through health and financial adversity. All the way through I felt like I was reading a modern and very accessible Autobiography of a Yogi!”
Laura Leigh Clarke, Money Coach, Author of Wire Yourself for Wealth

Using Spirit In the Material World

"Joan's adventures in the spiritual world are as fascinating as anything a fiction writer could make up - but they are true and have given her a life that is centered in her own spirit and how to use that spirit in the material world - a one-of-a-kind woman living a one-of-a-kind life. "
Bill Lamond, Futurist, Champion of Women Leaders,

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Dwelling In Venice, CA - 1982

Dwelling In Venice, CA - 1982

Mom & Dad - 1985

Mom & Dad - 1985

After Getting Pilot's License - 1987

After Getting Pilot's License - 1987

Writing this book was an emotional experience, as I travelled back in time, remembering some of the difficulties I encountered as I journeyed from place to place searching for a pathway to health.

There were times when I thought I’d never find the physical, emotional, and financial health I so deeply desired, but I never gave up. Deep inside, I believed that I could be healthy if I just followed the direction of my inner voice. Along the way, I met so many interesting people and had some unbelievable experiences.

Although the journey was difficult at times, as I look back, I’m so glad I had the courage to follow my inner direction. My life today is filled with joy and inner peace, something I truly treasure.

People tell me that the story is very inspiring. I hope you find some inspiration in it.

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Enjoy the Prologue that sets the tone for this inspiring narrative.

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PROLOGUE

We were off to Las Vegas—quite a drive from the San Fernando Valley where we lived—because my husband, Don, wanted to try a system he had read about that promised great results at the blackjack table. That night, he gambled while I slept. Upon awakening the next morning, six numbers floated through my mind. I wrote them down and at breakfast played the six numbers at Keno. Much to my surprise, I won over $1,000.

Although an avid reader of books about psychic phenomena, metaphysics, and Eastern philosophy, receiving information so specific and correct astonished me. At that moment in 1974, tapping into unexplored realms of consciousness seemed possible, and with this realization came a deep desire to understand from where the information about the numbers had come. The Carlos Castaneda books about his studies with Yaqui shaman Don Juan and others of that ilk further opened my questioning mind to the idea of parallel realities and unseen worlds.

I also read the available books on health and nutrition because of my own long-term struggle with health issues and a deep desire to become strong enough to live on my own. Following the advice of health gurus Jethro Kloss and Paul Bragg in July 1975, I decided to do a 24-hour fast, although I didn’t realize that this could cause a rapid detox and pose a danger for someone like me who had taken prescription drugs for many years.

The first few hours of the fast passed without incident; after about six hours without food, my body started releasing some of the built-up toxins from the drugs. Gradually, discomfort spread ….

To download the full Prologue click here

PROLOGUE

We were off to Las Vegas—quite a drive from the San Fernando Valley where we lived—because my husband, Don, wanted to try a system he had read about that promised great results at the blackjack table. That night, he gambled while I slept. Upon awakening the next morning, six numbers floated through my mind. I wrote them down and at breakfast played the six numbers at Keno. Much to my surprise, I won over $1,000.

Although an avid reader of books about psychic phenomena, metaphysics, and Eastern philosophy, receiving information so specific and correct astonished me. At that moment in 1974, tapping into unexplored realms of consciousness seemed possible, and with this realization came a deep desire to understand from where the information about the numbers had come. The Carlos Castaneda books about his studies with Yaqui shaman Don Juan and others of that ilk further opened my questioning mind to the idea of parallel realities and unseen worlds.

I also read the available books on health and nutrition because of my own long-term struggle with health issues and a deep desire to become strong enough to live on my own. Following the advice of health gurus Jethro Kloss and Paul Bragg in July 1975, I decided to do a 24-hour fast, although I didn’t realize that this could cause a rapid detox and pose a danger for someone like me who had taken prescription drugs for many years.

The first few hours of the fast passed without incident; after about six hours without food, my body started releasing some of the built-up toxins from the drugs. Gradually, discomfort spread ….

To download the full Prologue click here