Monday, December 31, 2012

Orb video-Renamed Awe of Gratitude

This is my opportunity to show you how word/sound vibrations affect the energy around us.
In this video you can see how words like happy, gratitude, and awe will increase the size and duration of orbs. It starts a bit slow but look for the amazing blue orbs starting at 1:05.  Another big burst shows around 1:36. You can watch the video here, but I suggest that you click the YouTube selection on the video and watch it with a full screen.
If you enjoy the video and wish to see more, please go to YouTube Jean Ferratier or jeanferratier1 Feel free to leave a comment and/or press like. Thank you.
May this be a blessed year for you.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Synchronous Moments, Orbs, Life Happens: Successful Hints for Orb photography during the ho...

This is a reblog of  suggestions of how to successfully take holiday orb pictures. Just click the link. I wish you a very happy, orb filled holiday!

Synchronous Moments, Orbs, Life Happens: Successful Hints for Orb photography during the ho...: Picture taken in front of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield Orbs, (Spirit guides and Angels) love to celebrate holidays ...

Monday, December 17, 2012

12-16-12 Hunderds of Orbs Narrated on video during Happiness

I have been continuing to narrate videos of orb activity in my room. I have begun to notice not only the effect of words on the activity, but also how the activity relates to my mood.

This video that I share now was recorded when I was happy and had a very high vibration.
I have started a dictionary of words that seem to have an energetic charge. There are many but the word anticipation had several. There may be a lull but it picks up toward the end. 

All of my videos are available on YouTube under the name Jean Ferratier. There are a variety of narrated videos taken under different circumstances. Some are almost like training videos. If you are learning something new or enjoy the videos please, press like on YouTube. That will help bring up the topic more easily for others to find.

I hope you enjoy seeing these videos as well. There is much we do not understand and I appreciate your walking along this journey with me. I realize that this topic may be very new to you and to learn more about orbs I suggest you go to for a brief written and audio discussion. 

Other information is included in the chapter about orbs in my Amazon Book called Reading Symbolic Signs: How to Connect the Dots of Your Spiritual Life.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Special and Thoughtful Gifts for those with Dementia

The other day in the State Journal Register, I read an article about holiday shopping when someone on your list suffers from memory loss. The article was written by Renee Lepham Collins and I thought it might be very helpful to pass on some of the information.
Myndi Milliken, director of a long-term care facility made some of the following suggestions. My mother had memory loss and I know the following would have been very helpful to her. (and to my peace of mind)
  • For those who still drive, program a GPS with destinations like home, grocery store, mall, and doctor’s offices.
  • Cellphones that have pre-programmed and even voice command phone numbers.
  • Give a new calendar with pertinent dates such as birthdays and appointments.
  • Start a photo album or work on a scrapbook together. Label pictures with names, why and where they were taken, and most important the feeling of the event. (I especially like this one as it something you do together and continually add to the album. Thinking of this as a craft activity can make it a more joyful activity for everyone involved. I bet others would go through this kind of album if left out on a coffee table. (This just occurred to me; maybe family members could each make a scrapbook page of themselves that is labeled to contribute thus bringing in more attention and involvement of the family in a positive manner.)
If you have any other ideas that you think might be helpful please add them to the comments area.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Home Improvement Synchronous Moment

A handy man is at my house putting up a shelf, cleaning gutters, and a few other odds and ends. I went to change a burned out bulb in a ceiling fan. It didn't work. Tried another bulb and it didn't work. Asked the handy man who "just happened" to be here to look at it. There is nothing wrong with the bulb and he is repairing the contact wires. (I think that is it.) Anyway, he has been working on this for the last 1/2 hr. Nice synchronicity that he is here. It would be months before I did anything about it had he not been here.

Ken has done a wonderful job. The great thing about synchronicity is that often one is alerted to advice, messages, help etc. If you are interested in suggestions about how you can identify more guidance all around you, please check out my e-book on Amazon: Reading Symbolic Signs: How to Connect the Dots of Your Spiritual Life. The advice lends itself to every area of your life.

I like to let people know about good contacts. If you are interested here is Ken's info:

Ressel Home Improvement
Remodeling, Repair & Additions
Licensed Insured
Springfield, IL

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Take the next leap in your Personal Development journey

Do you have a missing piece to the puzzle of your life? I have learned so much from Christian Pankhurst. He is having a 4 hr. free marathon training on Sunday Nov. 25th.    From his training I have really learned effective communication of the emotional range within myself and working with others. Here is a link to the site to register:
This is live with no replays. I hope you check it out. If you miss it please contact me for further information.
This picture was taken during a training retreat in Boca Raton, FL in April.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Orbs of Ease- Opposite of Dis-ease

I woke up feeling calm. These type of orbs have shown up when I am feeling expansive. I know that everything is not alright with the world; BUT, I am at ease in the world.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A message that I get daily from TUT (Totally Unique Universe)

 I received this in my in-box and I really liked it and wanted to share it with you. For me, it helps to be reminded about these points.
The Top 10 things about time and space, Jean, that most people seem to forget…
10. You chose to be here and you knew what you were doing.
9. There are no “tests” and you’re not being judged.
8. Everyone’s doing their best, with what they know.
7. You already have whatever you’re looking for.
6. You are of the Divine, pure God, and so is everyone else.
5. Religion needs spirituality; spirituality does not need religion.
4. You’re naturally inclined to succeed – at everything you do.
3. You happen to life, life does not happen to you.
2. Order, healing, and love belie every moment of chaos, pain, and fear.
1. Following your heart is the best way to help others.
The truth shall set you free,
    The Universe

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I invite you to check out my new website at
You will find an array of pictures and topics and all the blogs on this side are included over there. Please follow on that site as well. Thank you.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

FREE Copy of My Book on Amazon Nov. 3 - Nov.4

If you are interested in recognizing guidance all around you, then this is the book for you! 

During this free launch weekend, I invite you to look up my name at and it will take you to the book or ...

click on this link:

If you enjoy the book, please go back to Amazon and "like" the book. I would be very appreciative if you feel you would like to leave a review or click on some of the tags at the bottom. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to Help People on the East Coast Immediately

I heard on the news this morning that they are asking you to text anyone you know on the East Coast with weather and news information. They don't have power and this may be one way to reach them.
Also, if you hear reports from anyone in the stricken states, please post information and how we can help them after the storm clears.

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Story Released in Chicken Soup for the Soul Be Positive

I am so excited to share with you that Oct. 23rd is the release date for the new Chicken Soup For the Soul Be Positive Book. I am so honored to have a chapter among so many people with inspirational stories.

My story is call Unity in Goodbye. It is the continuation of the story of my family found in the book, Chicken Soup for the Soul Family Caregiver. I find it to be interesting that this story is available to share just 2 days after the anniversary of Lou Ferratier's passing.

I would also like to let you know that my website synchronousmoments.wordpress is undergoing some exciting changes. My blog can be found at that site as well and I would very much appreciate you signing up to follow at that site, as this one will be phased out in the next few months.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Playing for Change

I have been following this group for a while. I love that music is a language that is shared around the world. Many countries have been adding music and instruments to their children's lives even when their living conditions are so meager.

Please feel free to enjoy this video and read the information about this foundation. I am not in any way promoting for the foundation. It just touches my soul and I wanted to share it with you.

Playing For Change began with a small film crew and a mobile recording studio. From there it grew into a movement encompassing a non-profit organization that operates music schools in 7 countries, and a touring band composed of musicians from around the world.

This video will bring you along for the ride-- Join Playing For Change's musical journey!



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Friday, September 28, 2012

Yawning Can Wake You Up

Did you know that yawning 10 times; even fake yawning, cools down the frontal lobe and wakes you up. That was just one of the many interesting things that I learned from the Mark Waldman Workshop. He gave a fantastic interview on Healing with the Masters during science and spiritual week.

Mark Waldman is an Author, Neuroscientist, Therapist, and World's Leading Expert on Spirituality and the Brain. Waldman is Adjunct Faculty at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Spirituality and the Mind, at the University of Pennsylvania. 

I highly recommend listening to this broadcast at I took 6 pages of notes of practical, do-it-now practices, and explanations. I especially liked learning why we only remember a fraction of what someone may say to us. Boy, is that a relief  to my peace of mind about memory. (If the link does not take you directly to the page, on your key board hit Ctrl and click enter) If you need a password type in healing.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Interview, Jean Ferratier: Author and Awareness Coach

Do you want to live more in the moment? Do you want to accomplish more in your day and in your future? I sure do!

Jean loves working with people to help them become more aware and to understand the "synchronicity" in their lives. She understands first hand how short life can be so she also assists people to piece together the items and/or questions they have in their life's "toolbox" and sets them on their path. Living a "Do It Now Lifestyle", Jean encourages everyone to take advantage of the time they have and live a fulfilling life!

I hope you will feel free to leave me your comments and questions below.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Today, Aug. 31 is the last day to vote for round 2 of The Greatest Speaker

Today is the last day to vote for round 2 of the Next Greatest Speaker - Writer Contest. Only 25 will make it to the next round Even if you voted in the first round you can vote again for round 2. 

If you have already voted I want to let you know that I appreciate your support in allowing me to share with you my personal stories and thoughts about Alzheimer's experiences in my family. I have been touched by how many of you have shared your stories with me.  Thank you.   

Jean (If you would like to share your written story with me I can be contacted on this blog or at

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The News No One Wants to Hear: ______ is dead.

This story is a true event. The names have been changed to protect my friends privacy.

 If you want to see the video that I was referring to for the contest you can find it at this link or my You Tube Channel jeanferratier1. Please hold this family in your thoughts and prayers and for all those who suffer. Also at this very moment life is changing drastically for those in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Inner Child Had a Playful Evening at a Hot Air Balloon Festival

Play! What a wonderful word! Sure, I participate in a variety of fun activities but I would not describe them as playful.

Yesterday afternoon some of my dance friends piled into the van with the anticipation of children and headed to the Lincoln Illinois Hot Air Balloon Festival. We had a few gripes about the long line of traffic and how far away we had to park but then we saw beautiful kites floating in the air. Suddenly it wasn't such a long walk after all.

Ah, the excitement of the crowds. Children running and playing and asking to go on carnival rides. The adult children, hooked on a an invisible fishing line were reeled in toward the tantalizing smells of the food. The waft of grilled onions was more than I could resist and I knew they would lay atop a hot dog.

I never heard of ribbon potatoes, but I was delighted when Alvin, who stood in line for almost 20 minutes brought them to the picnic table to share. As we ate we enjoyed the gentle breeze, but we, along with thousands of others were a wee bit anxious when the announcement came that the winds might be too strong for the hot air balloons to be inflated.

About 1/2 hour later the announcement came that the balloons would be inflated for a short time and they would attempt to have the balloon glow. We made our way to the staging area and watched one balloon after another being inflated. They would be laying on a side and bam, with an explosion of fire, it would pop up while the ground crew had to use valiant force to keep the basket on the ground because of the wind. 

The balloon glow and flicker was beautiful even if didn't
last very long. There is something about watching these beautiful balloons that stir my imagination. I have always loved watching them float across the sky. 

We were all in agreement that the outing had been a success and how much fun we had. This kind event does not happen often so felt we had shared something very special together.

We piled back into the van to come back to Springfield. We were driving and all of a sudden the van seemed to have a mind of its own and turned into the Dairy Queen parking lot. A chocolate dipped ice cream cone was the perfect ending to a playful day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I Still Love Looking At School Supplies (Thoughts from a Retired Teacher)

When I was a little girl, I think I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I loved going to office supply stores and seeing rows and rows of pencils, pens, paperclips, note cards, lick on stars and notepads. My best friend, Nancy had a fantastic roll top desk with lots of sections and drawers. We spent many hours playing school and taking turns being either the teacher or the student. Nancy got to be the teacher more than me; but it was her desk after all.

I became a teacher and I still loved looking a school supplies. They weren’t as easy to find because I was looking for exactly what I needed (and things that caught my eye that I didn’t really need and bought anyway.)

After teaching about six years a few stores opened up especially for teachers. Walking into those stores was like seeing wrapped presents under a Christmas Tree. When my children were young they were not happy to go with Mom to teacher stores. They knew it would take forever as I walked up and down each aisle. 

Today, I went to a teacher store called ergAdoo with my son, who has now been a teacher over ten years. I had spent countless hours and dollars in that store. I am retired now but I laughed at the irony of waiting for him to shop. I still walked up and down the aisles and could not help being mentally transported back into the classroom and when I saw the the easel sized Scholastic Interactive Wipe Off Poem Book I knew that Once Upon A Time, a teacher named Jean, would have bought it.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Moved blog to this address:

I am happy to announce that I have finally activated a website. I also moved my blog to this address

I thank you for your support and I hope you will follow me at this new address. It is much easier to leave comments and the website, even while undergoing construction, is active and invites participation.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


I am in the next greatest speaker contest. Please watch my video about experiencing ALZHEIMER'S with my mother. If you like it please vote for me. I really want to get to the next stage to share my written story. Thanks

I also posted a video yesterday called, I thought I learned this lesson- asking for help.

Embrace your moments-Jean
Author of

Monday, June 18, 2012

I Am From the Land of Lincoln

"I am from the Land of Lincoln," is what I tell my friends from around the world. Thanks to Face Book, this is the reference point of my location on the  world map. Almost every U.S. State has a city of Springfield, but the notation of President Lincoln, links me to a specific place, as much as a famous shrine links my friend to a place in Thailand. (We don't need to go into all of the other many links that distinguishes Springfield, Il from all of the others!)

I am very fortunate to have so much information and tourist sites relating to President Lincoln available right in my home town. In the Spring, school buses line the streets of the city bringing students to historical sites. 

During summer, as I drive, I enjoy seeing the families with cameras in tow taking pictures of the Lincoln museum, visiting his tomb, and rubbing the nose on the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln for good luck.

Scholars come from everywhere to do research, but my favorite source of information comes from my friend, and historical author, Tara McClellan McAndrew, who has written books and plays about President Lincoln and Springfrield. In fact, if you are in the neighborhood, a play called the Lighter Side of Springfield, a comedy about people and events from the years 1818 to 1860 will be performed at the Hoogland Center for the arts July 20-21, 27-28, at 8:00 and July 22 and 29 at 2:00.

I am ordering my reserved ticket tomorrow. Hope to see many friends and tourist there.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

See my cat enjoying the sound vibrations of the drum.

Posted by PicasaI have a remarkable cat. You would never know that as a rescue cat it took us almost 4 months to bond. Now my friends come to see the cat even if I am not home. It seems that every time I went away and someone offered to take care of him, I would come home to cat who was even more mellow and sweet. Not shy of people; he is also not a pest so even non-cat lovers tolerate him.
He senses when it is my turn on the Reiki table and comes in to watch. He is my resident orb finder. Tonight he displayed his liking of being in the middle of a drum circle.

I remember my first drum circle. I had never played an instrument and was very intimidated to beat the drum. My lack of confidence was soon assuaged when I looked around the room at everyone playing their buffalo drum or other percussion instrument such a beaded gourd. As we played and chanted I noticed that each person was in their own present moment and that all the different sounds came together in the most beautiful vibrations that bound us together.

When, I mentioned my observations to my friend, Peggy, who is known for her work with drums, tuning forks, gongs, and crystal bowls, she said, "Healing Sounds through a Drum Circle often brings harmony and balance to the drummers when that is the purpose for the Circle. I have facilitated the EarthBeat Women's Drum Circle with that purpose for over thirteen years. It is not uncommon for friendly animals to notice the soothing vibes and come into the center of Circle. A shy pet may not go there, but sociable animals often do. When the drumming is soft and harmonious is when some animals show how much they feel the Beat!"

Judging from the way my cat responds to a drum circle I can fully understand the healing effects I gain from drum circle. I can hardly wait until we meet again.

If you would like to know more about drum circles or vibrational sound healing Peggy Patty  may be reached at 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Funeral Etiquette?

I find myself pondering this very question about funeral etiquette as I was driving to yet another funeral. This time the funeral was for the husband of a friend of mine.

 It never seems to get easier and the closer I get to the funeral home, I notice tension begin to coil in my stomach. I walk into the funeral home and join the many people waiting in line. I see a friend about 15 places ahead of me but I am pretty sure that "butting in line"  is worse here than at the movies. Funeral lines seem to move at a snail's pace.

 I sign the remembrance book. I wonder how many other books that I have signed and I doubt the family even knows who I am because I am not always there for them, but to pay respects for the person I knew who has transitioned. (passed on)

Last week I had dinner with a friend. She asked, "What has been going on since I saw you last?" I started to tell her about the funeral I had attended the week before. I explained to my friend, Sue, how sad and awkward I felt. I said I never quite knew how to act or what to say during these intense moments.

I knew that Sue was a counselor but I had forgotten that she has a specialty in  grief counselling. (Also for pet owners.) A lively discussion ensued and I would like to pass on some of the wisdom she shared with me. Everyone handles grief differently, but she gave me some suggestions for Do's and Don'ts that I will keep in mind when the situation calls for it. She based some of these suggestions on her own personal experiences.

First the Don'ts: Sue refers to these as the 3 B's:
 Babble-That means as you go through the line sharing your condolences don't bring up your own losses. Also saying, "I know how you feel," often makes the person you are try to comfort want to scream, "You couldn't possibly know how I feel!"

 Blame-That means keep your opinions to yourself. It is not helpful to blame the deceased for their own demise. There is no comfort in saying to the family what might be obvious, such as if he didn't smoke, he wouldn't have had lung cancer. Or, if she hadn't been texting, she would not have had a car accident.

Betrayal-Saying that, "We will get through this together"-and then don't show up as support" Sue says that often the people you would count on disappoint, you and people you hardly considered friends, step up in ways you never imagined.

Now for some Do's

Do go to the funeral even if you are not sure what to say.

Do ask, "What can I do for you?" and mean it, and follow through. Ask again a few weeks later when family and visitors have returned to their own homes and lives.

Do make your comments to the family in line brief. It is very stressful for the family to stand a long time and there are usually many people waiting behind you.

Do know that anger can mask grief and that a person may be in shock for a good six months, if not more.

Do help your friend adjust to a "new normal" later on.

Sue concluded that, "You will gain so much satisfaction knowing you have been a part of your friend's walk through grief."

As a result of our conversation, I believe I will be more prepared and authentic when I attend another visitation. (I hurt to write the word, another visitation--but there will always be another visitation. It's part of life.

Sue Coplea, M.A. LCPC specialist in grief counseling can be reached at 1124 S. Sixth St. Springfield, IL

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Book Reading Symbolic Signs is now listed on Amazon Kindle!

 I am so excited that my Book, Reading Symbolic Signs: How to Connect the Dots of Your Spiritual Life is now listed on Amazon Kindle. 

This is a description of the book: Develop intuition! Expect synchronicity and guidance! Become empowered to follow your own sacred roadmap by recognizing the guidance that is all around you and interpreting signs and messages. Every choice you make matters to you personally and to those around you.
Price: $2.75

If you are interested in recognizing  guidance and enhancing your intuition; then this is a book for you. If you like the TV program Touch; this a book for you.

If you enjoy this book I would very much appreciate it, if you would click "like" by the  title and/or write a customer review. Thank You!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The "Other" Kid (Computer Help)

The "other" kid, you know what I mean. This is the kid you call for help when you have a computer question or need help setting up your new phone. You call the "other" kid because your own children will spout off an answer but won't even wait until you grab a pen and paper.

I know that I'm revealing my age range. I'm so lucky to have an "other" kid and my children were very impressed by the video I sent them last week.

The greatest delight and satisfaction with the "other" kid is that he was in my kindergarten class 7 or so years ago. His name is Connor and I swear he is a natural teacher, innately understanding the term spontaneous teaching as he shows me how to link my website to my Skype account.

His mother and I chuckle at the irony of my past student being my teacher. BUT, after all, isn't that what we wish for all children? 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You will be holding your side laughing as I share how I tried to make a video

I hope you enjoy this. I hope it may someday help you.  Jean   

Blog Post about trying to make a video.
Blog Post about trying to make a video.

"I was trying to make a video for a Christian Pankhurst Heart Centered Coaching class. After several stops and starts I decided to make a blog video post about the experience of trying to make a video. Hopefully this will be helpful to others learning to make a video and seeing the humor of it all."
Involves Jean Ferratier

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tell a Friend....(and add one comment that makes this person special to you)

I did not write the following story so I do not know who deserves the credit. It has come to me through e-mail a few times and it always brings poignant memories to my mind. There are many messages in this story and one of the parts that struck me is that I wanted to be and I hope I am/was this kind of teacher-Jean 
Too Busy for a Friend.....
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual. 

On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. 'Really?' she heard whispered. 'I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!' and, 'I didn't know others liked me so much,' were most of the comments.

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.

Several years later, one of the students was killed in
Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.

As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. 'Were you Mark's math teacher?' he asked. She nodded: 'yes.' Then he said: 'Mark talked about you a lot.'

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
'We want to show you something,' his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket 'They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.'
Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.
'Thank you so much for doing that,' Mark's mother said. 'As you can see, Mark treasured it.'

All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, 'I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home.'

Chuck's wife said, 'Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.'
'I have mine too,' Marilyn said. 'It's in my diary'

Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. 'I carry this with me at all times,' Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: 'I think we all saved our lists'

That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.

So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late

Friday, March 30, 2012

You will feel the most significant experience-Love Yourself

My friend Virginia sent this writing to her friends. When I opened and read it I was again reminded by how much each of us matters. Sometimes I wonder if I would be noticed if I was not here like George experiences in the movie, "It's A Wonderful Life." I would guess others sometime contemplate this also. I hope this writing by Osho supports you. Please feel free to leave a comment.

You will feel the most significant experience,
if you can feel that the whole existence needs you,
that you will be missed,
that if you are not here there will be a gap,
you will be missed.
You are not unnecessary,
you are not superfluous;
you have tremendous significance.

Hence, love yourself.
You are needed as much as the trees,
as the flowers, as the birds, as the sun,
as the moon, as the stars.
You have to be here and you have
a right to be the way you are.
 You are invited to view Virginia's blog at

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Synchronicity Once Again Brings Wonderful Changes to My Life

Connecting the dots of synchronicity is a very important part of understanding my place in the world. It provides a fascinating map of order. I love to see how events of the past fall into line to bring about a present reality.

Below I am pasting a portion of a press release that tells of the moments that led up to the 

                            Chicken Soup for the Springfield Soul
Two Local Authors Featured in New Title of Book Series

It is more than just a coincidence that Wheeler and Ferratier are featured together in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers. The inspirational book series is actually responsible for bringing these two authors together in the first place. Wheeler introduced herself to Ferratier after learning about her publication in Think Positive through the local newspaper.
“Jean and I share common interests and life experiences, and I felt certain she was someone I needed to get to know better,” says Wheeler. “We were both caregivers for mothers afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, and we both felt it was necessary to write about the life-changing lessons we learned from that 
experience. I contacted Jean through LinkedIn, and our relationship progressed naturally from that point.”

After corresponding and sharing advice, the two stayed in touch, eventually met, and attended an author lecture together. When a call for entries in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers went out, Ferratier urged Wheeler to submit a story for consideration along with hers.
Fortunately, stories from both Ferratier and Wheeler were selected for inclusion in the book, and the two friends are thrilled to share the spotlight together as featured authors in the same publication. The public is invited to a book signing scheduled at the Springfield Barnes & Noble on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers will be available for purchase at the store, and both authors will read excerpts and sign copies of their stories. Visitors to Barnes & Noble will also be able to register for a chance to win a Chicken Soup for the Family Soul game or a Chicken Soup for the Soul 2012 wall calendar during the book signing.