Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy





"There is a light inside you that is yours to give the world. There is a purpose that is yours." ~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff ~ Good Mother, Welcome

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    About ingrid

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  • Tending joy

    Ingrid's journal

  • TENDING JOY VOLUME 01

  • TENDING JOY VOLUME 04

  • TENDING JOY VOLUME 06

  • TENDING JOY VOLUME 07

  • TENDING JOY VOLUME 03

  • TENDING JOY VOLUME 05

  • TENDING JOY VOLUME 02

  • 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


  • 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...


  • 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.


  • LIVING IN LOVE POETRY BUNDLE $50.00
    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-


  • Happiness Quotations Gift Book ~$6.00
    Reading these inspirations, you will find that happiness is a quality of temperament, perspective, and inner wealth. It is a blessing that each of us possesses, and rarely must pursue. In remembering the gifts we have forgotten, and giving thanks for all that we have, the clouds that sometimes block our perception of happiness lift, and our joy and peace are restored. Give this book to anyone you think could use a boost.


  • Book of Friendship Quotations ~$6.
    This Friendship Quotations book is filled with inspirational quotes celebrating the special bond of friendship.


  • Love Quotations Gift Book ~$6
    Among these inspirations are tributes to romantic love, neighborly love, love of the earth, and of the Divine. This book of quotations is a perfect gift for valentines, weddings, anniversaries, and any of the loving people in your life.


  • 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"


  • 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


  • Sympathy card-Love Lifts Burdens ~$5.
    This verse is perfect for a "get well soon" card, Sympathy card, or any occasion.


  • 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


  • Friend, you are a Treasure House card ~$5



  • 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


  • May Your Life Be A Great Adventure Card ~$5.
    For a graduate or anyone you want to wish Bon Adventure.


  • 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


  • Love is a Treasure Card ~$5.



  • 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.


  • Season Of Joy Card ~$5.



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


  • Wedding & Anniversary Cards



  • The Wonder of Your Being Card ~$5.



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


  • Honey Of the Divine Card ~$5.



  • 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.


  • A GIFT FOR YOU