Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

Celebrating Poetry, Beauty,
& the Sacred Essence of Joy

Five Favorite Love Quotations… from the Love Box

I’m so excited to share these new Love Boxes with you- just in time for Valentine’s, but perfect love reminders for any time of year.  Each box contains 30 inspirational cards with a focus not merely on romantic love, but on the essence and essentialness of love- the presence and the practice of love- the beingness of it.

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For the Love Box Product page, visit here!

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Namaste Love & Oneness Blessing Bundles



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Each of these blessing bundles contains folded blessings, poems & inspiration to encourage a deep sense of love and oneness.

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They also have a sweet Quan Yin Charm, and a paper flower.

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This summer, when a yoga business owner bought over 20 bundles as gifts for her employees,
I remembered this: People who get it really get it.

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The above poem is in the Namaste Love & Oneness Bundle, and also found in the book, Befriending The Soul.

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Bundles may be purchsed by clicking this link.

 

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A gift with every order

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Aren’t these bookmarks pretty?  I love including one as a gift with every book.

The Tug of Autumn

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The Tug of Autumn

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At noon I stood in stillness,
amidst a cathedral of browning oaks,
chin up, mouth agape, watching
leaves languish from the trees.
It was raining and the tug of autumn
was surely here.
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I would like to be wiser, calmer,
more at home in the world.
I’d like to give my days
the delighted artfulness
of courtship, merging, lingering,
bearing witness, offering praise.
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I want to hold what holds us.
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~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff,
from the book of poems, What Holds Us
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Beauty I meant to Share Sooner

Is it ever too late to share glimpses of beauty?  Here are just a few pictures from summer…

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A Walk With The Imagination

IMG_1989This summer, The Mad Potter of Martha’s Vineyard, Bill O’Calloghan and his wife Robin Tuck created a story experience at Polly Hill Arboretum It was enchanting.  I visited twice. 

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I’ve long been a fan of Bill’s, and decided to carry some of his magic further afield, by hiding one of his dragons  in a stone wall along a walk near our home.  That gave me so much secret joy, that I soon began hiding a few other bits of magic…

 

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Only those who look will ever be able to see…

My husband says that I am very eccentric… to which, I say….well, I shall always be amused.

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I am reminded, for some reason, of this wonderful exhibit I once saw in San Diego, called “A Palace for Wenesday.”  I hope this brings you delight in the creative imagination; in eccentricity; in the dance we all have with the unseen world.

Praise and Unspoken Gratitudes

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I wish I could bring you with me on walks around the island.  I snap photographs and jot notes in my notebook, receiving words and poems.

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Here is this morning’s poem……..

There are undreamed dreams inside you.
Might you name a few?

There are some hopes that were dashed and are jagged -
could you breathe them into repair?

And what of praise and unspoken gratitudes-
begin to speak them in every moment.

Speak them and feel your life turning
from worry into song.

~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff

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Befriending The Soul listed in Top Ten

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I’m honored that Befriending the Soul was chosen
as one of Aspire Magazine’s Top Ten Inspiring Books this month.
Click here to learn more.