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Joyce S. Kaye 
 The Computer Spirit 
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Trainer, &
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Constant Contact 
Joyce is in Phoenix about 1x/week for in-person technical, business, and marketing support...
call 928.301.7272 for an appointment.
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About Joyce
Joyce S. Kaye, MSW,
The Computer Spirit (known as The Computer Therapist in a prior lifetime), is a computer geek and people-person who understands business and computer applications and thrives on the challenge of communicating that understanding clearly. Specializing in Constant Contact e-newsletters and "living" WordPress websites - along with Microsoft Office training - , Joyce brings her creativity, love of people and Spirit*, and computer expertise together to empower individuals and assure them they are not alone. 
sidebargodword * Read a little bit more about Joyce's meaning around such words as Spirit, God, The Presence.
My Philosophy
"Give a person a fish
and they will eat for a day.
Teach a person to fish
and they will eat for a lifetime."
- Old Chinese Proverb
Click here to learn more about how we work...
I'm here to empower you - not just get a website or e-newsletter done.
I work with clients one-to-one, host computer labs where learners can work interactively on computer projects, teach workshops, and facilitate project teams.
Contact me to explore working together...
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Interactive, hands-on workshops to empower you to create and control your own WordPress website.  
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Inspiration and Contemplation
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The tragedy of life is that we do not believe that we have a choice.
...the instant we realize that we can choose self-worth, purposefulness, and appreciation, the power of our love begins to shine a light of forgiveness on us that dissolves all of our hurts and makes us whole as ever we were... We can refuse to be abducted down the dark alley of negative thinking; we have walked down that path, and we know it leads to nowhere."

- Alan Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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Vol. 4, Issue 5 | May 2015 
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As you read last month, 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!  




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Make Me One With Everything   


What did the Dalai Lama say to the hot dog vendor? "Make me one with everything!" It's a familiar joke, muses American-born Buddhist author and teacher Lama Surya Das, and one that holds a profound truth: that in addition to inner peace, meditation is a path for all-inclusive connection. In his new book he invites us to experience this through the art of inter-meditation and other original practices that allow us to see through the illusion of separation.


Here is an excerpt on unity from Surya's book Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation.


Ten Keys to Inter-Meditation: What Oneness Feels Like

1. Authenticity - which arises from attention, honesty, and pure presence (of mind and heart)
2. Selflessness - a Big-Self-interest that goes beyond selfish, with a little bit of healthy individuation so we can take care of and be responsible for ourselves
3. Generosity - giving of ourselves and sharing things, emotions, energy, time, and wisdom
4. Patience - our commitment to forbearance, tolerance, acceptance, flexibility, and resilience
5. Trust - seeing who or what we're inter-meditating with as a gateway to the Divine, as the mutual respect this encourages is necessary for love. 



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People Helping People
Action for Happiness  


Doing Good Feels Good 


Action for Happiness, based in London, is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. They want to see a fundamentally different way of life - where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others. They bring together like-minded people from all walks of life and help them take practical action, drawing on the latest scientific research, and backed by leading experts from diverse fields including psychology, education, economics and social innovation.


Supporters have started to create "Happy Caf�s" in their local communities. The idea is simple and inspiring: a friendly and welcoming place to meet other people with a shared interest in promoting happiness and wellbeing.


Action for Happiness has no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcomes people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society; their patron is the Dalai Lama.

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General Computer
Internet Archive   


Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. You can search the history of more than 475 billion pages on the Internet! 


A client of mine (a library!) introduced me to it via what I consider to be one of its niftiest features, the Wayback Machine. Here you can type in a domain name, then view old pages of a website that are no longer published.  It's fun and quite useful too. When I look at the first website I built way back in 2003 using Dreamweaver for my domain TheComputerTherapist.net, I can see how far I've come!  


The Archive is building a library. Libraries exist to preserve society's cultural artifacts and to provide access to them. The Internet Archive is working to prevent the Internet - a new medium with major historical significance - and other "born-digital" materials from disappearing into the past. Collaborating with institutions including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, the Internet Archive is working to preserve a record for generations to come.  


Learn more at https://archive.org/.

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Did You Know?...    


If we've not spoken directly at length, or you've not visited the About page on my main website, you may not realize that I have an eclectic business and life experience that is able to benefit those I work with: 

  • Experience in Fortune 100 company (American Express in NY, NY), to small rural organizations (Namb� Pubelo in Santa F, NM), to non-profit, quasi-government (Amtrak), and sole entrepreneur
  • International and multi-cultural business and social environs
  • Industries: Finance, IT, Travel and Transportation, Academia, Health Care/Social Services
  • Areas: Operations, Training, Customer Service, Contract Administration, Business Planning & Statistical Analysis, Database Design, Marketing, Publishing, Event Planning
  • Education: BA in Sociology, Philosophy; graduate business courses; MSW (Master in Social Work).
As a small business coach, I apply my varied experiences and skill set when I provide technical, marketing, and business support to you - it all has uniquely enabled me to understand and help a wide breadth of individuals and organizations. I can help you in getting clear on the big picture as well as in the details such as:   
  • Software training in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Windows, and Email file management
  • WordPress website design and development, management, editing and writing content
  • Constant Contact account set up, contact management, newsletter design and development, publishing, and metrics analysis and review.
Let's arrange a free 30" telephone appointment to see what support I can provide so that you can focus on your mission and fulfill your vision. And, remember, I'm now in Phoenix about once a week. 
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Here's the schedule for June's workshops in Sedona, AZ:

Jun 9Tue5:30 - 7:30P"Intro to WordPress:
First Steps"
Jun 29Mon5:30 - 7:30P"Intro to WordPress:
Going Deeper (Part Two)"

Our 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.

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

Private coaching by the hour is available in Sedona and Phoenix and via phone/Skype. You can take a customized 1/2-day retreat where me, you, and your team can dedicate 4 hours solely towards developing your WordPress website.
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A Pet Peeve re: Deciding to Open an Email

Emails coming into one's Inbox are prolific these days, junk mail and SPAM aside. So how do you determine which get your attention and opened?


Who the email is from is a huge determining factor. Hence, it's important to use a recognizable name. Yet it amazes me that folks - personally and professionally- don't always clearly indicate a recognizable name. Seeing just "John" in the "From" line isn't going to do it. Recently, I almost deleted an important email from a past business associate because he used only his first name and it had landed up in my junk folder; it was the subject line that stopped me from trashing it without opening it first.


If it's a personal email, include a full personal name in the "From" line. If it's a professional email message, use a full name and a company name with an email domain name that is clear too; for example, [email protected], not something like [email protected].


This practice will reduce frustration and not only help bolster people opening your emails, but indicate a higher level of professionalism too - details ARE important!

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Website Development/WordPress
What Websites are Built With                  
With so many platforms out there to build websites, when developing your own website it can be helpful (and fun) to see what other websites are built with for learning and creativity purposes.


With BuiltWith, you can plug in a domain name, and - voil�! - find out if a site has been built with, let's say WordPress, GoDaddy Website Builder, or Joomla!

But it provides much more...



BuiltWith technology tracking includes widgets, analytics, frameworks, content management systems, advertisers, content delivery networks, web standards and web servers to name some of the technology categories they cover. Check out http://builtwith.com/

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The summer is edging closer and closer, although here in Arizona the weather hasn't been indicative of such. As I head off in early June for a weekend of boating and camping on Bartlett Lake just north of Phoenix, I am actually hoping temps warm up!

Catch up with you next month...


Yours in Spirit, 
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Joyce S. Kaye
(AKA The Computer Spirit)
[email protected]
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bottomgodwordJoyce "came to believe" in a Power greater than herself about 25 years ago. Thanks to hearing the novel idea that one could choose their own concept of God - and name too - and the workings of synchronicity, Joyce embarked on a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way of being in the world and with others. Since that time of commencing her conscious spiritual journey, she has endeavored to remember The Presence in all that is, all whom she meets, and all that she does - including working with others and
helping to empower them as she provides solutions for their
computer projects and business and marketing needs.

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