Home within the Heart

My story began in the dark, it seeded there, it came to life from there.

I have weaved my experience of nursing and doula into creating a spiritual practice.  I draw upon prayer and meditation as my heart based practice for myself as well as in service with others. There is medicine in sharing our stories.  I am a believer in writing to heal and have been journaling and writing since having an online presence. You will also find my photographs on here as I explore the land and its energy, as well as its spirit.

Please note that entries, including poetry, photograph and any other material (unless otherwise credited) in this blog, are Janice’s own creations. Copying or using this material without permission or consent of the author is strictly prohibited. All credit is given to Janice Turner Salmon. Thank you for your cooperation.
©2013-2022 Janice Turner Salmon. All rights reserved.

35 thoughts on “Home within the Heart

  1. Hi Janice
    thank you for stopping by the it’s Write for You blog, much appreciated. Spookily I started the writing service when my consultancy ceased to be viable after being diagnosed with cancer. so I write for pleasure and for business reasons now. Interesting that your blog is all about that. I,ll keep checking by

  2. Hey Janice, Cool blog! Very interesting and we will definitely be back. Your friends at

  3. We at Three’s Cooking appreciate your blog and we are nominating you for the Leibster Award. Please feel free to participate and join in the fun. Although we do understand it if you life just doesn’t allow for it.
    Cee, Chris and Sobha

  4. Greetings. I really like what you are doing and I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award.

  5. As a new Spikey Janice, you’ve joined a growing clan of folk known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures since the 70′s, as well as day to day happenings on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it. Of course, if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, serious; email me.

    In return, I promise not to be overbearing with perhaps 2-3 posts a day tops. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, hope you have a great day…


  6. Hello, Janice!
    I’m excited to inform you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I truly admire your talent as a writer and want to share your inspirational work with the world!
    Should you choose to accept this award, please visit this link:
    -Copy the versatile blogger icon from this post so you can insert this into your own acceptance post.
    -Choose 7 random facts about yourself you wish to share and type these in for your readers.
    -Select your 10 favorite blogs you wish to nominate for the award, and add these as well to your post with a description of why you admire them.
    – Tell these bloggers you have nominated them for the award, and add a link.
    Please link back to my blog so I can read your wonderful acceptance speech! 🙂



    • Hi Adelie, I feel very blessed at your kindness. Thank you so much for the nomination and appreciation of the blog. I will get to on the response this week and follow the steps. Thank you again I am truly honoured by your words 🙂

      • I’m so glad to hear you’ve accepted! I greatly admire the creativity and heart behind your work, so I was compelled to make sure other people are enjoying your work as well!

  7. Your work is beautiful Janice. You are a gifted writer and you have an eye for visual details that tell a story. I am enjoying my visits to your site.

  8. Hello Janice,

    I admire the quality of your poetry, each post inspires and your blog is a great body of work. I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award

    Congratulations and my best regards!


    (of course do not worry if you do not wish to accept!)

  9. Hi Janice, I found your blog from litadoolan’s latest post. You are one of her blog nominees. I love your photographs and I am looking forward to sinking into your poems this evening when I have a chance to really read. It looks like we share a love for photography and heart felt writing, lovely.

    • Hi Carrie,
      I looked at your blog and it’s a great place of photography and moving words. I’ll be delighted to visit again soon. Thank you for your lovely comment and I am so pleased you liked Medicinalmeadows. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Someone once quoted a quote, perhaps from Andre Gide, perhaps Cocteau– but in any event, a 20th century French writer with advice to young writers: “If you can possibly avoid writing, do so.” I’ve thought about it a lot over the years. I haven’t been able to avoid writing…

  11. Hi Janice, so glad I followed you here – the blogname definitely made me curious! I also believe that writing is therapeutic. In fact, it is backed up by research (Dr. Pennebaker has decades worth of studies on the healing power of journaling). Looking forward to browsing around…

    • Hi, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I follow Pennebaker and Evans. Writing has proved very therapeutic for me and I believe in the research findings that it does help. I love taking photos and writing about what I see and feel from the image. Happy browsing. And thanks again 🙂

  12. Hi Janice, thanks for the “likes”, good to meet you! 🙂

  13. Thanks to know you, be strong and God bless you always. Keep it up. Thanks a lot for visit my blog. Warm regards #Della.

  14. Have you read this article? I teach writing at a bilingual college, and I use this article in my classes. Just thought I’d send it along after reading about the origin of your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine!

    • Thank you so much for sending this article, it’s so interesting how writing effects physical and mental health. I have been following Pennebaker and Evans, their work is very enlightening. I have completed their writing to heal exercises which are very thought provoking and moving. Thank you so much for your message and the article. Thanks for stopping by too, blessings to you my fellow blogger.

  15. A lovely blog, Janice 🙂

  16. Pleased to meet you Janice. 🙂