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About Joan Frances Moran

Joan Moran is a keynote speaker, commanding the stage with her delightful humor, raw energy, and wealth of life experiences. She is an expert on wellness and is passionate about addressing the problems of mental inertia. A yoga instructor, Joan is the author of her wise and funny memoir, "60, Sex, & Tango, Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer" and "I'm the Boss of Me! Stay Sexy, Smart & Strong At Any Age". Her latest book, a thriller titled “An Accidental Cuban” is now available on Amazon. Check out Joan's website http://www.joanfrancesmoran.com and follow on Twitter @joanfmoran.
Latest Posts | By Joan Frances Moran
4 Magical Tips for Successful Holidays with Blended Families and Strange Bedfellows
5 days ago

4 Magical Tips for Successful Holidays with Blended Families and Strange Bedfellows

One of the quirkiest Thanksgiving holidays I attended happened in the early 80s. I had recently moved with my two sons from Las Vegas to La Jolla, California…
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Are You a Victim of Your Thoughts? Meditation Can Help
1 week ago

Are You a Victim of Your Thoughts? Meditation Can Help

Have you ever been a victim of your own thoughts?

If you are not sure, just think about the one or two or 50 nights when you were plagued by thoughts and constant thinking and you couldn’t shut down your mind and get to sleep. Or, you woke up in the middle of the night and you couldn’t go back to sleep. Read More

Give Yourself the Gift of Yoga this Holiday Season
4 weeks ago

Give Yourself the Gift of Yoga this Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season. In the last several weeks, most of us were concerned with buying gifts for family and friends. But have you thought about giving yourself a gift? How many times do you give yourself an important gift in your life? I don’t mean a cashmere sweater gift…
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Dealing with Christmas Stress in My Own Special Way
4 weeks ago

Dealing with Christmas Stress in My Own Special Way

If Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, why are we all so stressed, anxious and miserable? Have you ever noticed how many deaths occur in December? How many people get sick? How many people are divorcing? Fighting? Separating? Angry? Pissed off?
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5 Helpful Steps To Creating A Fulfilling Future: A Boomer’s Third Act
2 months ago

5 Helpful Steps To Creating A Fulfilling Future: A Boomer’s Third Act

How often do you think about creating your third act? If you are my age, days ago turning 76, you might think about it more often than not. You’re comfortable now, and yet…
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8 Ways to Define Your Vision of Success as You Add Yet Another Year Over 60
2 months ago

8 Ways to Define Your Vision of Success as You Add Yet Another Year Over 60

As we approach the year end, it is a good time to examine, redefine, or re-set your personal vision of success. Or as my teenage grandson says to me, “How’s it going, Gran?” Read More

Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays
2 months ago

Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays

Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Read More

A Powerful Reason to Give Gratitude During the Holidays and into the New Year
2 months ago

A Powerful Reason to Give Gratitude During the Holidays and into the New Year

How many times a day do you give gratitude for your gifts, for your family and for the blessings of your life? I’ll admit it. Some days I forget to make my gratitude intentional, and then when I realize I haven’t done so, I understand why my day is off balance. “Oh, that’s why I’m not fully present!” “Oh, that’s why everything I do seems to be slightly off!”
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How a Trip to Vietnam Helped Me Feel Gratitude and Fulfillment as a Boomer Woman
3 months ago

How a Trip to Vietnam Helped Me Feel Gratitude and Fulfillment as a Boomer Woman

My first travel memory comes from the time when I was eight. My parents, who embraced the love of travel when they were newly married in the early 1930s, introduced my brother…
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Sowing the Seeds of Autumn: Practicing Balance
3 months ago

Sowing the Seeds of Autumn: Practicing Balance

Autumn is my favorite season because it feels abundantly joyful. In a spiritual sense, autumn is about taking inventory and making an assessment of where you are on your life’s path. Read More