The other morning I was sitting at the kitchen table typing away when out of the corner of my eye I saw two Chickadees flying back and forth from the two birdhouses outside my window.
Signe Pike worked for Random House and Penguin before leaving New York City to write Faery Tale. The memoir earned a “Best of 2010″ nod from Kirkus Reviews in addition to receiving glowing reviews from Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Adventure Magazine, and renowned spiritual leader Marianne Williamson. Pike has been featured on National Public Radio’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge” along with Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, and A.S. Byatt. She currently works as a freelance editor and writes full time in Charleston, where she is at work on her next exploration into things unseen.
Signe Pike, author of Faery Tales, gave JOY Radio listeners a glimpse into her magical, transformational journey with the faeries. Pike spoke about how she connected with the spirit world; moved from fear to trust; reconnected with her own sense of wonder; and came to view both herself and the world around her in a profoundly new light. And she even tapped into her developed intuition and guessed my correct show size!!
Thanks to Signe for sprinkling her magic and creating joy on our show today.
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Yesterday, Joy Radio was proud to interview, Don English, author of “Enlightenment of Evil: Murder, Abuse, Transcendence.” Don was born in Munich, Germany, to parents who proudly served in the United States Army. Don has no formal education, but has attended what might be called “The University of Life” and earned a PH.D. in the “Art of Survival.” Don graduated from Cosmetology School in 1971 and has owned a successful unique hair salon since 1978 in Palo Alto, California. Don and his partner, Jim, spend most of their time at Don’s one-of-a-kind secluded beach house perched on a cliff overlooking the Monterey Bay. Both have a dedicated Buddhist practice.
Don English blew the listeners away with his heart-wrenching life’s journey,from hell and back, involving murder, abuse and transcendence. Don shared how after years of harboring the truth, one of his salon customers encouraged him to write about the harrowing experiences he faced as a child. Don explained how he survived years of hell; compared his journey to Jaycee Dugard’s; enlightened the audience on his choice of word “transcendence”; and provided insight into his relationship with his brother, mother and father.
Don’s interview is one you won’t want to miss. Love to hear your comments. And his book, “Enlightenment of Evil: Murder, Abuse, Transcendence” is a “must-have.”
Read more about Don English.
Thank you Don, from my heart-of-hearts. I feel honored that our paths have crossed.
After holding his secret close to his heart for decades, Don de
Angels Found in the Tiniest of Creatures
by Jackie Haugh
In 1990, I was the mother of four very active children under the age of eight. My three daughters were old enough to know their boundaries, but not my two-year-old son.
One day, while I was busy cleaning the house, thinking all was well and safe with my babies, I heard the door bell ring. Opening the front door, I found a large, burly construction worker holding my little boy’s hand. Our neighbor down the street was in the middle of massive remodel and everyday Timmy would stare out the window and the watch the trucks go by.
“Lady, I think he belongs to you,” the gentleman said. “I can tell you have a bunch of kids by the balls scattered all over the lawn.”
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice –
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
Our loved ones may not physically be present, but our memories live on.
I remember my son coming into the house, picking me up off the ground, and swinging me around in circles. I asked him to put me down, but deep inside… I didn’t want him to let go. I miss his arms around me, yet if I close my eyes and drop into my heart, I can relive our yesterdays.
What special memory about your loved one is embedded in your heart?