Joy Sawatzky has been telling stories over the past 20 years to entertain, educate, inspire, encourage, reminisce, supervise, and train. She uses all kinds of stories: true stories, folk tales, parables, biblical stories, personal story, sacred story and humor—all to lead the listeners into gratitude for relationships and life in the moment, as well as claiming a life well lived.
Her passionate belief is that not only do stories enrich our lives, but they possess the power to heal as well. A well told story gives the listener permission to imagine a new life for him or her self. What was not believed possible before now can be imagined, and the potential feels unlimited for a life of meaningful work, deeper relationships, increased personal power and a renewed spiritual connection. We often recognize ourselves in another’s story, which brings us closer together as teller and listeners in a bond of community.
Joy tells stories in retreat settings for women and for couples, as well as a guest speaker in various settings. She also tells stories to residents in the various levels of care in retirement communities. Joy lives in eastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Revised on March 18, 2009. This web site was designed by Craig Pelkey-Landes and Kate Dudding.