Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. This nightmare can happen to anyone. Since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it feels like we are living in a third world country; not the country I grew up in in the 1950’s, perhaps the last age of innocence. The United […]
An Evening at Fisher Island and an Afternoon at Magianno’s February and March were great months for speaking. I had the privilege of presenting LIFE AFTER LOSS at Fisher Island in February at the invitation of Scott Vogel, the Spa’s director and at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant, where I presented WOMEN OF THE 21st CENTURY by […]
I read the blog written by Liza Long with heartfelt sympathy and interest. I too am a mother recovering from the loss of a daughter who suffered from mental illness.
Angel to Remember She was breathtakingly beautiful, brilliant and bewitching! She was passionate, powerful and precocious. Her power to heal transcended anyone’s imagination.
I am excited to share some great news and a sneak peak with all my readers. One of the reasons you haven’t heard from me for a while is because I’ve been busy launching my career as a professional speaker. My most recent presentation at Barry University where I spoke to the students and […]
If you didn’t get the chance to read our latest Q&A with Joan E. Childs, Author, and Inspirational Speaker, here is your chance to read all about it! BookMarketingBuzzBlog A unique blog dedicated to covering the worlds of book publishing and the news media, revealing creative ideas, practical strategies, interesting stories, and provocative opinions. Along […]
In light of the recently passed anniversary of 911, I felt compelled to share my take on how terrorism terrorizes us. Terrorism is about psychology…It is about making ordinary people feel vulnerable, anxious, confused, uncertain and helpless (Philip Zimbardo, 2007). New York, September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World Nearly four years […]
Please check out Darline Pistocchi’s article as posted by the Hollywood Gazette http://www.hollywoodgazette.com/wp/index.php/why-did-she-jump-hollywood-mom-shares-her-daughters-battle-with-bipolar-disorder/ Joan E. Childs has been in private practice as a psychotherapist (LCSW) for nearly 40 years in Broward and Dade counties. She is also a resident of Hollywood for the past fourteen years living in West Lake Village and the mother of five. […]
What does it mean to be reinvented? What does it mean to keep changing and growing? What does it mean to fulfill your dreams and aspire to reach your full potential? These are the values that matter to me. So, at 3 months short of turning 77 years of age, I decided to create […]
As a member of Compassionate Friends of Boca Raton, a bereaved parents support group, I was pleased to meet Joan Childs at our last meeting. She spoke to our group about the tragic loss of her daughter and what she went through. She was very cordial and composed but I could feel her compassion for […]