Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tues,12/2: Mystic River Yacht Club Holiday Open House

You are invited! Mystic River Yacht Club Holiday Open House

Door prize drawing for FREE, four-hour sail for four (2015 sailing season) on 35' catamaran

Tuesday, December 2, 6-9 p.m.
Holiday Open House
Mystic River Yacht Club
14 Holmes Street (next to Engine Room restaurant)
Mystic, CT 06355

The Mystic River Yacht Club invites you to their clubhouse to warm yourself beside the fire with hot cider and donuts during the Downtown Mystic Holiday Stroll. There will be a free door prize drawing for a four-hour sail for four, which includes lunch, in Fishers Island Sound on Miracles, a 35-foot catamaran owned by Bill and Joan Volmar. The evening includes
singer/songwriter Debra Lynn Alt  with her guitar.

Local vendors will make their maritime-themed gifts available for purchase and include:

Mystic Knotwork (Matt & Jill Beaudoin): nautical knot bracelets and coasters, woven mats and Christmas tree ornaments.
Stephen Sisk, scenic photographer of Mystic and Southeastern New  England. His images have appeared in books,  calendars, book covers, and in advertising and websites.

Matthew Goldman (A.K.A Constant Waterman): author and pen and ink artist of area landmarks, nautical prints and notecards.

Namaste' by Paige Manning (Denise Page): Lavender and/or chamomile eye pillows, soy candles, guest room gift baskets.

CT QuiltWorks (Mary Juillet-Paonessa): gifts for the quilter in your life and quilted gifts for everyone else. Gift certificates available.

Lisa Saunders, author of seven books including “Mystic Seafarer's Trail” and “Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife.”

Debra Lynn Alt is a singer/songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and author.

The Mystic River Yacht Club (MRYC) is a club for both sail and power boat owners, as well as those looking to crew on OPBs (other people's boats.) They host a variety of events throughout the year, both on and off the water. Anne-Marie Foster, MRYC board member, said, "It is our goal to be the friendliest yacht club in town!" For more information about MRYC, visit www.mysticriveryachtclub.com or contact: Jay McKernan, Commodore, jmckernan@msn.com, or Bill Volmar, Membership Chairman, bvolmar@yahoo.com.


Photo caption: Miracle, 35' catamaran. Photo by her owner, Bill Volmar.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Widowed Physical Therapist Launches Print Magazine


Widowed Physical Therapist Launches Print Magazine

Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey
Free sample online articles available at: www.widowedpathfinder.com

East Lyme, Conn.— The new magazine for widow/ers, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, is now available in print.

“Pathfinder is designed to support widows and widowers as they strive to live joyful and meaningful lives after loss,” says publisher Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, a physical therapist from East Lyme, Conn. “It gives ideas to those who must follow a new life path.” Moore became a widow herself in 2009 after 37 years of marriage.

Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey offers advice on money, health,  home, travel, friendship, dating, and return to work, in addition to inspirational articles on spirituality, art, poetry, and developing new hobbies. It includes stories of modern and famous historical people who have either lived the widowed stage of life well or have struggled.
he first print issue of Pathfinder features:
  • Dr. William Petit of Connecticut, whose wife and daughters were murdered in a home invasion, and the foundation he created in their memory.
  • Gambling--a fairly common pastime for widow/ers, which can lead to devastation when entertainment becomes an addition.
  • Chocolate king Milton Hershey, widowed for 30 years and founder of a school built for less fortunate children in honor of his late wife.
  • Exercising over the age of 50.
  • Pathfinder also features the health benefits of chocolate, couponing, the importance of gratitude, strategies for making new friends, poetry, a book review, and an introduction to retreat as a spiritual practice.
Joanne Z. Moore, PT, DHSc., a noted speaker and workshop facilitator on end-of-life and survivor issues, is a member of Toastmasters International, and has achieved Distinguished Toastmaster level. She is the owner of Shoreline Physical Therapy, LLC, in East Lyme.
For more information, contact Dr. Moore at jmoore@widowedpathfinder.com or visit: www.widowedpathfinder.com

Media and event coordinators may contact Dr. Moore directly for her availability to speak, to publish an excerpt, or to receive a free print copy of the magazine at jmoore@widowedpathfinder.com, 860-448-5149 or visit: www.widowedpathfinder.com.

(If you would like to see her interviewed on my local public access TV show, click on: Dr. Joanne Z. Moore discusses insomnia, yoga, and Pathfinder magazine for widow/ers).


East Lyme therapist helps bereaved find a new path

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Are you surviving loss?

I have a free e-book available: Surviving Loss: The Woodcutter's Tale.  It's a fairytale written by my father and told to me after our daughter died. The softcover version is available on Amazon.

For those surviving the loss of a spouse, I write for Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey. My "Widow/ers of History" column includes stories on Mary Todd Lincoln, Mystic's Mrs. Wolfe/Sisson;  Norman Rockwell and Milton Hershey (the Chocolate King). (The subscription rate for the magazine is very reasonable and makes a thoughtful gift!)