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Joe Occhipinti

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Joe raises his son, writes fiction, blogs and teaches courses for the Wellness and Healing Arts Certificate Program at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. He manages two blogs The Wonders of Nature and AwareScape, and is currently working on a science fiction trilogy called “Children of the Three Suns.” The first book, “Strangers in the Gale,” was a 2013 semi-finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Contest. He has published in The Forge, Gryphonwood, The Helix, Perihelion Science Fiction, and the anthology Twisted Tails VII: Irreverent.

As an avid nature lover and holistic health enthusiast, Joe partakes of many outdoor sports, and actively utilizes many mind-body practices and Aikido. He is a Zen practitioner and volunteers at...more

In martial arts balance is the foundation of power as it allows you to move with minimal effort, freely and in control. It is not so different off the mat – living in balance is akin to emotional freedom. There are no easy, step-by-step formulas to a balanced life. You must find your own unique equilibrium.
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Leigh (Little Book Star) Hi Joe, glad we're friends here on Goodreads!
Goodreads purposely made mine private because of the age restriction. Don't worry you'll get used to it here, it's really fun and easy to use. :)

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