Joyce Marie Sheldon ... author, inspirational speaker
Recommendation of Don Schumacher
President of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
We met in the lobby of the hotel where the Nebraska State Conference was being held. He was the opening speaker; I was a break-out session facilitator and the closing speaker. It was an honor to be able to speak with him.
Upon parting he said,
"I validate your work, your heart, your mission and hope you will continue to feed the spirits of hospice staff, volunteers and family caregivers."
I promised that I would!
My mission is to validate and affirm, nurture and inspire, the professional caregiver and the family caregiver as they minister to the needs of the sick, the elderly and the dying.
My Purpose and My Passion
Guest Speaker for Special Event for Hospice of the Western Reserve
I specialize in keynotes, conferences, retreats and workshops for hospices, home care agencies and those in related fields, in addition to nurturing and inspiring family caregivers
"I couldn't have lived through this journey without the inspiration of Joy's words." ... a caregiver
"Your presentations have been heralded as moments of both personal and professional inspiration, providing tools for personal growth as well as spiritual and emotional insight. Your devotion to caregivers is commendable. From your sensitive presentations to your weekly newsletters, we are blessed to have you among us."
- Teresa Ward, Director of Volunteers Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
"You captivated an audience of over 200 people by sharing your stories and addressing the spiritual and emotional issues while in the midst of crisis."
- Kathy Simms, former Director of Volunteer Services Hospice & Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region
JOYCE MARIE SHELDON
Author of ~
From Fear to Faith, A Caregiver's Journey Seekers and Dreamers ... a collection Living Sanctuariously Mia and Mr. Red Feather Little Kind Heart
Creator of ~
Bridges to Understanding, A Caregiver's Conference
(for professional caregivers and family and friends of the sick, the elderly and the dying)
It's All About YOU! A Morning of Reflection and Renewal
(for administrators, medical staff, social workers, chaplains, office staff and volunteers)
Keynote Presenter Workshop Facilitator Special Event Speaker
author of ~
From Fear to Faith,
A Caregiver's Journey
ENDORSED BY HOSPICE INTERNATIONAL
"This book is a tasteful collection of poems, prayers and meditations that I think would be useful to any caregiver dealing with end-of-life issues. It is very much in the spirit of palliative care - where you may be unable to add days to the life, you add life (and meaning) to the days. Reading how one couple achieved this would be both comforting and inspirational to others in a similar situation."
Roger Woodruff Director of Palliative Care Hospice International
What is it that you want? What is it that will take your heart and let it soar high above the mountain top Up into the air like an eagle in flight Unguarded And unafraid What is it?