Author: Joyce S Kaye

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June 2015 WordPress Workshop Schedule with Joyce

Here is the Websites and Coffee June 2015 WordPress Workshop schedule.

JUNE 2015

June 2015 WordPress Workshop Schedule

Date Day Time Event Town
Jun 9 Tue 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
First Steps”
Sedona
Jun 29 Mon 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
Going Deeper (Part Two)”
Sedona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to register for a WordPress workshop in Sedona, visit Websites and Coffee. I also offer private coaching by the hour in Sedona and now Phoenix plus via phone/Skype. You can take a customized 1/2-day retreat in Sedona where me, you, and your team can dedicate 4 hours solely towards developing your WordPress website.

I look forward to getting together with you in the near future: sipping coffee, working in WordPress, and having fun together…

I am here to help empower you to create and control your own WordPress website through providing personal and customized service. So, if these dates or topics don’t meet your needs, please contact me and we’ll discuss other options.

 

Watch Out World!

Watch Out World

Something profound happened to me in April when I participated in The Landmark Forum. The Advanced Course, earlier this month, deepened that; it is clear each moment we have the opportunity to express ourselves and provide leadership.

More than ever, I see that my life has been lived way too small for many years. I am reminded of the following quote by Marianne Williamson from her book A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Isn’t that a powerful statement?! I want to make a difference, to contribute to the quality of life of individuals and the larger community, to have an impact equal to what I see as possible. Leaving the past in the past, as we stand in our full power, freedom, and self-expression, each of us can make a difference.

Watch out world – here WE come!

Amazing Job Helping Me Create My New Website

I took several 1/2 day WordPress retreats with Joyce Kaye and would highly recommend working with her! She did an amazing job helping me create my new website, Climate Health and Wellness!

Amazing Job Helping Me Create My New WebsiteI loved the collaboration that took place between us because we each got creative ideas working together to really make my website exactly what I had envisioned. And, she doesn’t deal with just the technical stuff of building a site! Joyce coached me through such considerations as: who was my audience, what was the purpose of the site, how did it relate to my other work, etc. We discussed the layout of the site (“architecture”), and chose an easily customizable responsive WordPress theme. She created the header image and also made editing suggestions for the content I’d written, including explaining her philosophy of what the Home page should contain.

Joyce is a great and patient teacher, especially for me – I am not the most computer literate person around. And if you are not computer savvy, she will help you get up to speed, on the basics, or for as much as you may need, so don’t be afraid!

Katharine Stewart
Sedona, AZ

Good Medicine

Good MedicineRachel Naomi Remen, M.D. was one of the first to recognize and document the psychological and spiritual impact of cancer on people and their families. Through her television appearances and lectures, she has reminded many thousands of people of their power to grow beyond their current challenges and heal themselves. I was first introduced to her when she gave a speech at “The Art of Death and Dying” conference I attended in NYC in the early ’90s. I love her introspective, compassionate, spiritual way of being, especially poignant for me since I have often found those qualities lacking in medical doctors. Her writings reflect this; the brief story below is entitled “Transmission.”

I spent a few weeks one April in the Four Corners area of Utah in a little town called Bluff, celebrating the birthday of a friend of mine. On Easter morning we attended an Episcopal church service celebrated by a Native American bishop. With the exception of my friends and myself, the congregation was mostly Navaho people. The bishop was a middle-aged man of great personal integrity, and the service was beautiful. Dressed in a white robe with a woven scarf of Native American symbolism around his neck, he seemed deeply moved by the occasion and the story of the resurrection.

Most of the sermon was in Navaho, the bishop reading from the Bible in a voice filed with emotion. Then he glanced over toward us. We had not understood a word. With a deep courtesy he began to repeat the sermon and the reading for us in English. His English was perfect, but the passion of the first reading was simply not there. He struggled on, trying to make the English words transparent to the profound meaning of the story. Finally he looked up and, abandoning his Bible, spoke to us from the depths of his heart. “This man Jesus,” he said and paused. “This man Jesus, He is good medicine.”

This moment changed me profoundly. For years I had tried to be a good doctor and practice good medicine. I had taught many others to practice good medicine, first pediatrics and then mind/body medicine. But the bishop’s words pointed to something more, and in the depths of my being I recognized what this was. Perhaps what is needed is not only to learn good medicine but to become good medicine. As a parent. As a friend or doctor. Sometimes just being in someone’s presence is strong medicine.

– From “My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging” by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Workshops in May with Joyce Kaye

Since it’s fairly easy to convert a mobile “unfriendly” theme in WordPress to one that is mobile-friendly, due to Mobilegeddon on April 21st, you may now be interested in using self-hosted WordPress as the platform for your website if you hadn’t been interested before.

Our WordPress workshops are offered regularly, limited to just 4 participants, hands-on, and include hands-outs and access to practice in a real live WordPress site. Some spots are already reserved, so don’t linger in registering.

Here’s the schedule for WordPress workshops in May with Joyce Kaye in Sedona, AZ:

Date Day Time Event
May 5 Tue 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
First Steps”
May 26 Tue 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
Going Deeper (Part Two)”

For more information and to register for a WordPress workshop in Sedona, visit Websites and Coffee. I also offer private coaching by the hour in Sedona and now Phoenix plus via phone/Skype. You can take a customized 1/2-day retreat in Sedona where me, you, and your team can dedicate 4 hours solely towards developing your WordPress website.

May 8, 2015 “The Power of Email Marketing”

Join me at OLLI in Sedona for a 2-hour workshop on “The Power of Email Marketing” on Friday, May 8th, 10:00 AM to Noon. Space is still available. To register, contact OLLI directly.

Osher Lifelong Leaning Institute
4215 Arts Village Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: (928) 649-4275

This workshop serves as an introduction about online newsletters: why you need an e-newsletter; what exactly is email marketing and how does it fit in with your marketing plan; using metrics to increase your success; and, tips on growing your mailing list. Then, I’ll walk through creating a professional email.

Google’s Biggest Ranking Change Ever

Whether you have a website (owner) or you search and visit websites (user), Google’s biggest ranking change ever, coming next month, will impact YOU! Please do read on… (and, if you’re an owner, see the article Website Owners: Preparing for Google’s Ranking Change).

When you run a website it seems like there’s always something to worry about. The latest worry is being called Mobilegeddon – seriously (you can search on it!) – and it represents a very real threat to the Google rankings of millions of websites. AS OF APRIL 21, GOOGLE WILL START RANKING MOBILE-FRIENDLY WEBSITES HIGHER IN SEARCH RESULTS.

Google’s Biggest Ranking Change EverSearch engine rankings determine how easy it is for people to find you and your website. Ultimately, with this change, the “mobile friendliness” of a site will represent a significant influence on the ranking algorithm that Google uses to show results to searchers. This could be to the extent that websites not deemed mobile friendly may not even be eligible to rank in mobile search results.

As a website owner, you want your website to be a place for your readers to connect with you, for your site to rank well so that people can hire you or buy your products and services. Your website is an extension of what you do, and if it’s not getting found in the search engines, it can have a profound impact on disseminating important information and, of course, your profits.

As a user, this change means that your searches will not yield as extensive results as before; you’ll not get as full a picture or as many choices to explore. Also, it could be very confusing when searching for something you’ve ‘googled’ before, but which now no longer shows up in search results.

The good thing about all of this is that Google has given us a warning, and time for all of us to prepare.

As I commented last month, these are surely interesting times and we live in a most interesting world! It’s going to be ’interesting’ to see how this all pans out…

WordPress Workshop Schedule April 2015

As a current or prospective website owner, perhaps now with this huge change in the Google ranking algorithm, you’re really interested in learning about and test driving self-hosted WordPress. Our workshops are offered regularly, limited to just 4 participants, are hands-on, and include hands-outs and access to practice in a real live WordPress site. Some spots are already reserved, so don’t linger in registering for a Websites and Coffee WordPress workshop.

WordPress Workshop
Here’s the schedule for April’s workshops in Sedona, AZ:

Date Day Time Event
Apr 2 Thu 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
First Steps”
Apr 20 Mon 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
Going Deeper (Part Two)”
For more information and to register for a WordPress workshop, visit Websites and Coffee.

Invite the Divine In

As you probably know, my mantra personally and professionally is “You are not alone” (we teach what we need to learn 🙂 ). So when I recently joined the Waking Up with Ryan email list, I was thrilled when one morning Ryan wrote about this topic.

Here’s an excerpt from 03.20.15…

You can go it alone – but why? You’re surrounded by support. Not just from the people around you, but from the Divine itself…

IF and only IF you invite the Divine in.

Invite the Divine InThe way the Universe works – without your permission, the Universe cannot work Its miracles through you.

Whatever you most need help with, take a moment now to ask for guidance and support. Ask for clarity – ask to have your thinking changed – to have your perspective shifted to the level of the solution.

Ask for help!

The Universe will not violate our free will, so if we forget to invite Its brilliance, It cannot enter into our thoughts.

Think of your mind like a bouncer at the club. If The Universe isn’t on the list, the mind doesn’t let it in – no list, no entry. The mind loves to keep the Divine out. But you are the owner of the club. You get to tell the bouncer what’s up.

Welcome the Divine in with a beautiful, hand written letter in your mind. Sometimes, I’ll close my eyes and see the image of beautiful calligraphy writing out the invite, “Dear God, you are welcome here as my honored guest.”

Know that the Universe always R.S.V.P.s with a big YES and always shows up to the party – when invited.

WordPress Workshops March 2015

WordPress Workshops March 2015
I know that as fun and energizing as working in and learning WordPress is, at the end of your work day, you’re often exhausted, your brain fried. At the suggestion of a participant, we’re going to start the evening workshops in March an hour earlier than in the past and see how that works for folks.
Here’s the schedule:

 

Date Day Time Event Town
Mar 3 Tue 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
First Steps”
Sedona
Mar 12 Thu 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
First Steps”
Sedona
Mar 23 Mon 5:30 – 7:30P “Intro to WordPress:
Going Deeper (Part Two)”
Sedona

My intent is always to help empower you to take control of your marketing tools to foster relationships, thereby growing your business/organization… be it with training in Microsoft Office, developing a WordPress site, publishing a Constant Contact e-newsletter, or some other means to help you to better connect with people – clients, staff, volunteers, and colleagues.

For more information and to register for a WordPress workshop, visit Websites and Coffee.