The Finding Magic in Midlife Radio Show was produced and archived by Exceptional Wisdom Radio from August 2008 through June 1013, when EWR went off the air. I’m moving the show archives to Choosing To Be Fit because much of the wisdom I’ve gained about creating a body- mind-spirit fitness lifestyle came from reading books by and talking with these exceptional midlife women. The interviews are timeless. I hope you will get to know some of these brilliant, talented, and inspirational women and learn from them as I did.
If you would like to know more about the history of the Finding Magic in Midlife show, just click on the “Finding Magic” menu tab at the very top of this page. Or to get a complete list of all the interviews with links to each one, click here: Midlife Magic
Joan Klostermann-Ketels was interviewed on the Finding Magic in Midlife Show in April of 2010.
Joan Klostermann-Ketels is the author of PersonaliTrees, a captivating work of images and inspirational words that is rapidly growing a worldwide audience. Applying her life experience as an educator, businesswoman, breast cancer survivor, wife, mother and grandmother, Joan’s work pulls us from the frenetic pace of everyday life into a welcome calmness.
On another level, PersonaliTrees fosters a mindful appreciation of the relationship between nature and the human condition by encouraging our own interpretations. Perhaps most notably, it endeavors to help us see and feel more a part of our world than we did before, regardless of our stage of life. Enjoyed for pure fun or treasured as a spiritual reference guide of personality traits, it helps make our human existence more meaningful.
Dr. Allan Hunter, author and professor at the The Blue Hills Writing Institute at Boston’s Curry College, says, “Jung suggested that trees, when seen in dreams and imaginings, were friendly creations, ready to place us back in touch with the best part of ourselves. Joan reminds us of this in the gentlest, most persuasive way. Once you have looked through this book you will never see trees the same way again.”
Joan earned her undergraduate degrees in Theology and Communications from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. She has a master’s degree in Communications/Training and Development from the University of Northern Iowa. A long-time classroom teacher in high school speech, she later zeroed in on guided self-study, distance learning and business-education partnerships at the university level, and served on Iowa’s statewide Virtual University Committee and Education Telecommunications Council.
In 2000, Joan became president of her own corporate training company. In 2008, she became a partner in BeingOfSoundSpirit®, a community of creative professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of the human spirit.