Dr. Joy Vanderbeck’s Blog

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Dr. Joy shares her wisdom on life and the universe through storytelling, meditations, and by passing on her real world experience.  She illustrates how the mind is a powerful tool when clarity of vision, unwavering focus, and uplifting thoughts combine to affect change in the world.

Straight Ahead! Everything is Possible!

Mademoiselle Article: “Are You Too Trusting?”

You’re out to dinner with some pals and one of them mentions the party of another friend, Alison, is throwing to celebrate her recent art show. “I didn’t know about any party,” you say, feeling hurt. Your friend assures you she probably just forgot. But Alison didn’t return your phone call this week. She does [...]

By | June 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Mademoiselle Article: “Are You Too Trusting?”

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves.” “One is Evil. It is anger, envy, fear, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, hate, superiority and ego.”The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, [...]

By | February 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Empowerment, Life Balance, Positive Thought|Comments Off on Two Wolves

No Unfulfilled Desires!

The doorbell rang at 5:30 p.m. I was on day 36 of the prosperity plan as outlined in John Randolph Price's wonderful book, The Abundance Book. The meditation for that day was: "My inner supply instantly and constantly takes on form and experience according to my needs and desires, and as the Principle of Supply [...]

By | January 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Empowerment, Positive Thought|Comments Off on No Unfulfilled Desires!

It only cost two figs

The metal frame of my above ground pool had rusted through sending 4500 gallons of water gushing everywhere. My son Christian and his friend Scott disassembled the remains and the metal frame and posts were put out by the curb. My yard man said he could haul it off and that the city dump would [...]

By | September 3rd, 2011|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on It only cost two figs

Believing Pays Off

Silver SandalsChico’s is by far one of my most favorite places to shop for clothing. Each month, Chico’s home office mails out catalogs, showing their newest fashions. Sometimes I move quickly on items that I see that are of interest to me and sometimes I procrastinate. Procrastinating is not a wise thing to do when [...]

By | June 10th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Believing Pays Off

Determination Pays Off

The Missing CameraCamping trips to the Kerrville Folk Festival often included a trip to the nearby Medina River. Middle-aged Flower Children congregated there to enjoy the refreshing clear water and surrounding beauty of the Texas Hill Country. We always brought snacks, towels, water and because I love to document the fun I am having in [...]

By | March 31st, 2011|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Determination Pays Off

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

We all have a vision for the life we would like to live. Sometimes our vision grows dim and we fall short of our dream. How does this occur?1. We allow ourselves to become sidetracked.2. We talk ourselves out of having what we want.3. We allow others to talk us our of our vision.4. Old [...]

By | March 11th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Keep Your Eyes on the Prize


"The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails." ~ William Arthur WardThere was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at [...]

By | February 20th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Persevere

All is Well in My World

Have you ever been afraid? It is amazing how our emotions can wreck havoc with us and how we can let fear distort our clarity about reality.Super Storm 2011 had begun on Tuesday, February 1st. Our world here in the Metroplex was covered by sleet and snow. It was bitterly cold. The next morning I [...]

By | February 17th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on All is Well in My World

I Choose Peace! I Choose Unconditional Love!

One fall evening I was eating dinner when my friend arrived, tool in hand, to put on my new license plates. I had bought the car that I had been leasing, and new plates had been issued. I was just a few minutes away from finishing my well earned dinner. My friend began to ask [...]

By | January 13th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on I Choose Peace! I Choose Unconditional Love!