In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss...

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Welcome to my site!

lois contact picI’ve had the incredible experience of reinventing and reimagining my life again and again and I want to share it with you. Hopefully, you can benefit from what I’ve learned.

After I retired from the helm of a publicly-held biomedical company, I had the opportunity to sail around the world for eight wonderful years on a 43-foot catamaran, Pacific Bliss, visiting 62 countries.  My return home to San Diego, California led to my second retirement reinvention: becoming an author.  I’ve written the first two books of a nautical trilogy called In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss and I’m working on the third. Each of the first two, Maiden Voyage and Sailing the South Pacific won First Place, Travel in the San Diego Book Awards. My third retirement reinvention is public speaking—yet another way for me to share my experiences and insights.

My husband Gunter and I still enjoy travel, albeit by more conventional means; for example, we plan to fly to Burma (Myanmar) in 2014.  We spend time as well in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin at a “Heritage Home” called Northern Bliss we’re developing for family reunions and retreats. There, I enjoy gardening and photography. I write about these current passions in my blog, Sailors Tales.

I appreciate your feedback about my adventures, my books, my blog and this website. Please do contact me.

Thanks for coming and I hope you enjoyed the visit.

Always remember to pursue your passions and to live your dreams,

Lois Joy

The Joy of Flowers

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” –Hans Christian Andersen   View my Pinterest board, Flowers from Around the World.  

Renewal and Reward

My thoughts as we were about to embark on a three-week voyage from San Diego to the Marquesas Islands. Photo from my second book, “Sailing the South Pacific.”  

In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss

Maiden Voyage and Sailing the South Pacific are the first two books of the nautical trilogy In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.