Joyce Marie Sheldon ... author, inspirational speaker
Some Past Clients
Hospice of the Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio
Center for Hospice Care Mishawaka, Indiana
Ohio Council for Hospice & Home Care Columbus, Ohio Hospice & Palliative Care of Almance-Caswell Burlington, NC
Avow Hospice Naples, Florida Mesilla Valley Hospice LasCruces, NM Area Agency on Aging of Arkansas Jonesboro, AR Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County Statesville, NC
Home Care Association of Louisiana Baton Rouge, LA
Community Hospice of NE Florida Educational Institute at Community Hospice McGraw Center for Caring Acosta-Rua Center for Caring Georgia Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Brunswick, GA Palliative Care Nurses of the Foothills NC
Hospice of the Shenandoah Staunton, VA Nebraska State Hospice Conference Lincoln, NE
Hospice of Southern WV Beckley, WV
Raleigh County Council on the Aging Beckley, WV Hospice of Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN Community Hospice Albany, NY
Hospice of the Catskills, NY Oneida, NY
Carolinas End of Life Conference Concord, NC
VA Hospital Buffalo, NY
Serenity House Rochester, NY
Niagara Hospice Lockport, NY
NEBRASKA STATE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCE Lincoln Nebraska March 31 and April 1, 2010
Keynote Presenters J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD President & CEO National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
Joyce Marie Sheldon author of From Fear to Faith, A Caregiver's Journey Inspirational Speaker and Caregiver Advocate Mooresville, NC
Joyce Sheldon, known affectionately as “Joy” is an author, inspirational speaker and caregiver advocate. She is the author of From Fear to Faith, A Caregiver’s Journey, Seekers and Dreamers, Mia and Mr. Red Feather, Living Sanctuariously and Little Kind Heart. Joy has a passion for the work of Hospice, having experienced the benefit of their services during her husband’s illness and subsequent death in 2001. Joy also shares her insight into heart and spirit by speaking on matters of awakening both spiritually and emotionally.
Joy has been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles, has produced a moving meditation CD based on the writings of her book, Seekers and Dreamers, and is a published guest writer for several online magazines. She is the mother of seven children and relates humorous stories of their childhood that allow the listener to know she speaks from experience.
Southern West Virginia, Inc.
P.O. Box 1472
Beckley, West Virginia25802-1472
Telephone (304) 255-6404
November 11, 2009
Thank you for your presentation to our staff at Hospice of
Southern WV in October. It was a wonderful way to kick-off our Hospice Month
Collectively, we found your story to be one our audience
could identify with, both professionally and personally. Your demeanor and
delivery were calming and peaceful and a welcome break from the frequently
hectic days our staff encounter.
Comments we received included:
“When she talked about living in the moment and breathing in
‘now’, I knew that message was meant for me and my situation.” – L. Cline
“She really helped to relate to everyone on their level,
teaching spiritual lessons without being preachy or denominational.” - R.
“I had been going through a tough time in my life and Joy
was just what I needed. She was an inspiration.” – T. Helmick
“Where did you find her? Joy was perfect for our group, but
could also be very enlightening to groups of medical/nursing students and for
– D. Tonneli
“I could really see her ‘light.’ She was a very uplifting
speaker who not only highlighted the responsibilities Hospice workers take on,
but emphasized the ups and downs of the caregiver role.” – M. Ward
Again, we deeply appreciate the uplifting work you do and are
happy to extend our sincerest recommendations to those considering you for workshops.
Janett Green, M.B.A.
This was a fundraiser for Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, NC
I spoke about being AWAKE for the journey
The audience was treated to several personal stories, both serious and humorous, which emphasized the power of thought and word, the grace of gratitude and the blessings of living a heartful life.
This was a book signing event for From Fear to Faith, A Caregiver's Journey
I am always pleased to add a Meet the Author event to a presentation or workshop. It allows me the opportunity to meet with those to whom my words are directed - professional caregivers and family caregivers.
It is also a pleasure to offer readings from Seekers and Dreamers ... a collection of prose, prayers and meditations. Also, sharing Mia and Mr. Red Feather and Little Kind Heart is an absolute joy!
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