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

  • 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 paperback - $40 Hand-sewn artist version.
    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 ~ reflections & quotations ~15.00
    A book of inspiring quotations to infuse your days with a tender awareness of the presence of grace.


  • THE JOY BOOK ~ $16.00 paperback (with colored markers!) $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.


  • THE GIFTS OF FRIENDSHIP ~ lovely quotes to send a friend ~$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 ~ to give you back your Self
    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.


  • 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.


  • MOONLIGHT & REMEMBRANCE ~ mystic love poems ~ $12.
    Uplifting, transporting and delightful Mystic love poems by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, Trade Paper


  • LIVING WISDOM ~ quotations for inspired living ~ $12.~
    This is a collection of beautiful, memorable and inspiring quotations on living fully and loving well...


  • POSTCARDS FROM THE LANDSCAPE OF JOY ~ handmade with magic ~$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


  • ~Joy, Light, Beautiful Wisdom ~ selected passages to fill your heart with joy $16 paperback- $46 hand-sewn hardcover
    Inspirational passages on Joy, Light, and Beauty, available as a paperback or handsewn hard cover.


  • GOOD MOTHER WELCOME, inspiring words for new moms ~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.


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


  • Gift bundles

  • UNFOLD YOUR SOUL Gift & Retreat Collection $65
    A gift assortment containing Befriending the Soul, A little Book of Soul Questions, Lotus Pendant, a rolled Soul Blessing,and Soul Cards.


  • 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


  • Soul Cards 20 inspiring post cards $12
    A set of 20 beautiful and inspiring post card quote cards- for keeping or sending.


  • Mermaids & Muses Cards $28 set (+ 6 free postcards while supplies last)
    mermaid and muse paintings by Arthur Spear, framed with a touch of gold and mounted on 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.


  • A GIFT FOR YOU