Jo is a “retired” librarian, project manager, researcher, business systems analyst, author, writer and editor, motivational and inspirational speaker, and Reiki Master, enjoying the freedom to express her life’s purpose – to share joy and to be of service to others. She helps others express their voice through written, spoken, artistic, and other means.
Jo is currently dedicating her time to two major projects:
- The Child Welfare System Redesign Strategic Action Plan; and
- Volunteering with ROAR As One, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on justice for survivors of child sexual abuse
Jo is a Reiki Master and owner of Reiki Resonance and Renewal, LLC, through which she provides Reiki Energy Healing sessions in Lincoln City, Oregon, as well as distance healing throughout the world. Jo has a certificate in Mental Health First Aid, and is a member of the Hands On Trade Association, the Center for Reiki Research, and the Reiki Healing Association.
Under her penname, Megan Erin Galloway, Jo wrote an inspirational book, titled Pieces: Help for Your Life Journey, for other adult survivors of child abuse. She presented a free multimedia workshop, titled Breathing the Joy of Life, in several cities along the Oregon Coast.
Inspired by a trip to Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando, Jo wrote a children’s book, entitled Hello, Dear Flowers! From the Amazon website:
“Through brilliant color photographs of a variety of flowers, young children are introduced to concepts such as: big/little, small/large, colors, and flower images and names. Comparing flowers to people introduces young children to larger concepts such as: people of different colors, people from different countries, and people with disabilities all being welcome in the ‘garden.’ A great book to read to your young children for a fun learning experience.”
Please feel free to contact Jo at Jo@Jo-Calk.com.