Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

"The world sparks and hums with radiance. Even when we fail to notice, all still shimmers and shines." ~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, Postcards from the Landscape of Joy

Archived writings

poems and prayers

  • Hope
  • Come With Me Into The Darkness
  • One Thousand Evenings More
  • Crescent Moon
  • Fever of Forgotten Wings

  • The Infinite

  • The Wind and the Waves

  • Seeds for the Heart

  • Winter Wood

  • Articles

  • Reflections on Grace

  • The Nirvana Cafe

  • The Valentine Phantom
  • The Door of the Heart

  • YOUTUBE Valentine

  • A Blessing For Motherhood

  • Ingrid's Studio Tour

  • The Joy Book, Excerpts

  • Thoughts for Mother's Day

  • Courage, inspirational quotes for trying times

  • The Meaning of Namaste
  • Motherhood as a Spiritual Path

  • Hotai!

  • Joy and Sorrow

  • Majestic Poetry Kit

  • Blessings

  • Body Blessing
  • Wedding Blessings

  • Blessings for the Path of Love

  • Simple Graces for Every Meal

  • House Blessing

  • Daily inspirations

  • Portions of Joy

  • Simple Pleasures

  • Poetry Quotations ~ Good Company for the Poetic Journey

  • The Best Things in Life

  • Meditations

  • The Lake of Bliss

  • Press

    About ingrid

  • About Ingrid
  • Tending joy

    Ingrid's journal








  • Gift books

  • The Honey Sutras ~$14.95 - $40.
    The poetry of the Honey Sutras celebrates the divine within us all. Lovely for Yoga and meditation.

  • Savor the Days ~$12.
    Savor the Days is a soothing, transporting and refreshing album of inspirational music by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff.

  • Breathe ~ Miniature Accordion Book ~$15.
    In the middle of a hectic day, we need a reminder to simply Breathe. This handmade miniature book with its quiet reflection is the perfect inspirational gift.

  • The Abundance of Grace ~15.00
    A book of inspiring quotations to infuse your days with a tender awareness of the presence of grace.

  • The Joy Book ~ $16.95 paperback $60 hand-sewn hardcover, or $12.95 e-book
    Go from feeling frazzled to fulfilled with this inspirational book with meditations, reflections, 101 joy practices, and lovely art noveau illustrations.

  • If I Were A Fairy, tiny treasure book ~$22.
    A sweet musing to give wings to the reader's imagination. This miniature treasure is handsewn with gold thread, and has a fairy cameo on the front.

  • Twelve Ways To Get Happy ~$12.00
    A pick-me-up book with wonderful turn of the century illustrations, and fun ideas for turning your mood around.

  • The Gifts of Friendship ~$12.
    This little quote book is a celebration of the joys and the comforts of friendship. Here are words of wisdom, gratitude and awe ~ each with the shared understanding that the gifts of friendship, of being and having a friend, are among life’s greatest blessings.

  • Befriending the Soul $16
    Created by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, a rich and inspiring collection of poetry, prose and world wisdom for living in oneness with the soul. 90 pages, trade paper

  • Little Book of Soul Questions
    Mini hard cover, hand sewn with gold thread. 32 pages, 40 beautiful questions for listening to the soul. 1 1/4 inch by 2 inches.

  • Children's Primers, Kindness, The Golden Rule, Wonderful You
    Three Children's primers: Kindness, The Golden Rule, and Wonderful You bundled together at a savings.

  • What Holds Us, New and Selected Poems ~$14, e-book $7
    These are enriching poems of love and belonging by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff. Each soul-centering poem celebrates a deep and vibrant intimacy with nature, lover, family, daily living and the world.

  • Eternal Song, Blessings for the Path of Love ~$40.
    A beautiful collection of wedding and anniversary poems, blessings, graces and toasts, presented in an exquisitely delicate handmade book.

  • Moonlight and Remembrance $12.
    Uplifting, transporting and delightful Mystic love poems by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, Trade Paper

  • Living Wisdom $12.~
    This is a collection of beautiful, memorable and inspiring quotations on living fully and loving well...

  • Angel Journal $45
    A handsewn journal with golden parchment pages.

  • Postcards from the Landscape Joy ~$75.
    Each page in this beautiful book is a colorful post-card, or a letter in an envelope exploring the realm of love and joy within you... Hand sewn Hard-cover, 48 pages

  • Good Mother Welcome ~14.00
    A wise book of loving comfort and gentle reassurance created to support a new mother in maintaining her sense of wholeness while embracing the overwhelming and joyful experience of a love deeper and wider than anything she has ever known.

  • Naming The Divine ~$45.
    Naming the Divine is a flip-book of beautiful language with more than ten thousand possible combinations.

  • Simple Graces for Every Meal ~$14. handmade,
    A multi-faith collection of dinner prayers, graces, invocations and blessings by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff for special gatherings, holidays or dinners at home.

    Purchase all four poetry books, and save.

  • Courage ~$15.00
    Courage is a book of comforting words for trying times, containing 60 pages of inspiring quotations-

  • The Valentine Phantom ~$9.50
    A romantic story of the Valentine Phantom’s visit to Martha’s Vineyard each year, by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, presented in a handmade bound volume.

  • cards

  • Wedding Blessing Card ~$14.
    A lovely blessing for the happy couple.

  • Namaste Card ~$6.
    Namaste card, tied with colorful yarn, with an inspiring explanation of the term Namaste on the back.

  • Dwelling Card $14.
    An inspirational House or Wedding Blessing.

  • Joy Card, Live in Joy ~$5
    From Buddha's instructions on the sweet joy of the way.

  • Joy Card, Light in the Soul ~$5
    A Favorite Chinese proverb, mounted on a card.

  • Sympathy Card, Stars in the Sky, $5

  • Sympathy Card, Do not weep, ~$5

  • Friendship Card, water is sweet ~$5
    With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough.~Chinese proverb

  • May You Never Ever Forget How Beautiful You Are
    a collaged 5x7 art card with an uplifting message

  • Poem Card- Beloved Sings $6
    hand mounted poem card, pencil signed

  • Holiday Cards ~ Blessings of the Season
    collaged card Blessings of the Season to You, blank inside 5x7

  • Joyful Living Cards
    hand made inspirational quote cards

  • Six Love and Blessings Cards ~$28.00
    Six handmade cards with beautiful verses.

  • New Day Card ~$5
    New Day ~ One Thousand Reasons to Rejoice, collaged card

  • Do Good Things For Each Other ~$5
    Do good things for each other, suggests this popular blessing, now available in a 4x5 card.

  • Landscape of Joy Cards ~5.
    handmade cards with collaged illustrations from the book, "Postcards from the Landscape of Joy"

  • New JOYFUL LIVING CARDS for 2015

  • Wishing You Every Wish That You Might Wish
    a collaged 5x7 art card with an uplifting message

  • Friendship Cards
    handmade cards celebrating friendhsip with colorful chiyogami papers and inspiring words

  • Happily in the Here and Now Card ~$5
    A slight twist on "Happily Ever After," this blessing reminds us of the gift of the present moment.

  • Wishing you Love Card ~$5
    Wishing you Love, harmony, peace & Joy hand collaged card

  • May Your Path Be Joyful
    a 5x7 collage art card with an uplifting message

  • Joy Card- Joy is the realization of oneness
    A 5x7 print card

  • Friendship Card-
    the quotation :Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another,"What, you too? I thought I was the only one." ~C.S. Lewis

  • Love Cards & Non-Romantic Valentines
    Quote cards celebrating the essence and essentialness of love, collaged on Japanese papers.

  • May You Walk In Wonder All Your Days
    5x7 collage art card with an uplifting message

  • Poem Card- Enough $6
    Poem mounted on Japanese papers, signed by Ingrid

  • Wishing You Well Cards
    hand made collaged cards for sending love and well wishes

  • Poem Card- Sometimes A Kiss $8.
    Sometimes a Kiss Can Do that....card signed by Ingrid

  • Joy Card - Every spirit builds itself a house
    card with quote, "Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world, a heaven." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Sympathy Cards
    thoughtful words for loss and bereavement

  • Heaven on Earth Quote Cards
    A collection of quote cards celebrating life on this beautiful planet.

  • Wonderful You ~$5.
    Tell someone how wonderful you think they are with the Wonderful You book. Great fro children, graduation gift, friendship gift or sweet sixteen.

  • Card- The Lotus Flower blooms
    quote card, "The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud."~Buddhist proverb

  • Wedding, Anniversary & Romantic Valentine Cards

  • Love Poem Card- you be the wind to my waves
    from Ingrid's poem, You be the Wind to my Waves

  • The Eyes Of The Heart- Printed Card ~$3.

  • My Heart is Glad to call you Friend Card ~$5
    a hand collaged greeting of friendship

  • Hope- Printed Card ~$3.

  • Digital downloads & apps

  • The Joy Book e-book $12.95~
    Now avaiable through ejunkie as a pdf download, get some Joy for half the price, no shipping and no waiting.

  • Wise Words For Living - as an App! ~1.99
    Wonderful for quote lovers, this beautiful app created by Monarch Media contains 100 blessings, proverbs and words of wisdom to keep on your phone for inspiration throughout the day.

  • E-courses and offerings

  • LIVING IN LOVE e-celebration: 3 weeks of the most beautiful love-drenched emails you've ever received ~ $10~
    LIVING IN LOVE is a 21 day email celebration of poetry and mystic inspiration for living your life in love, with love and as love.