Joyously Balancing on the Beam Of Life
The chaos and rapidly shifting nature of our world have left many of us feeling unbalanced and unstable—we feel dis-order, dis-comfort, dis-quiet, dis-ease, and dis-organization. To walk a balance beam without stumbling is to walk in perfect focus. To walk with balance of emotion, thought, and action through life—regardless of shifting currents and direction—is to walk in the same mindfulness. Dis-cover how to em-power and re-new your life’s focus with un-limited joy!
Bio: Composer-lyricist, concert artist, and keynote speaker Joy Katzen-Guthrie's vibrant music and one-of-a-kind performances inspire and uplift with a message of insight, life experience, and worldwide unity and harmony from generation to generation. Joy’s home has been the Tampa Bay Area since 1981 as a concert/recording artist and lecturer with a repertoire of thousands of compositions with musical history, uplifting stories, insightful memories and sing-along to touch the mind and heart and truly bring joy. A contributor to and composer for New Thought congregations, Joy has for the last 25 years contributed original and spiritual music, meditation, and messages to diverse congregations including Unity, Unitarian, and Center for Spiritual Conciousness congregations of the Tampa Bay Area and synagogues and congregations of many denominations in Florida and many other states. Her worship services, concerts and 13 published recordings are dedicated to joy, healing and creativity. A Cantorial Leader and a visiting congregational Cantorial Leader and Artist/Scholar in Residence as well, Joy has served High Holy Day and part-time pulpits with reform and conservative synagogues in Florida since 1985. She is programmer/host of Tampa Bay’s community radio broadcast, The Sunday Simcha, on WMNF 88.5 FM and a longtime instructor for Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) and OLLI—Osher Lifelong Learning Programs for Eckerd College (St. Petersburg)—the longest-serving member of Eckerd’s lifelong learning team—in addition to other learning series both locally and nationally for decades. Joy’s eye-popping catalog of more than 100 courses cover the gamut of music, entertainment, biography, history, culture, the arts, and spirituality. She believes that discovery is an endless process—and one of life’s greatest blessings.