Compassion Central

Making EVERY Day a Day of Peace

Joan Marie has been in practice since 1990. She offers Meditative Massage, classes, Ceremony and a gallery for her original Artwork, prints and custom designs available for purchase. Joan honors the Divine Feminine through the Magdalene Archetype and has created a sacred space for meditation, movement, and the Breath of Peace. Cultivating Kindness is a compassionate tool for communication. Enter the Orchid is a sacred space for our Community. We offer many events, classes and teachings, including a home for Healing Hands Healing Hearts, Compassionate Capitol Region, and the Peace Pole Garden Project. Mirth to Earth offers Fine Art Photography by Lonnie Winston Jr, Graphic Design by Joan Marie and all forms of Printing, including Gallery Wraps, Metal Prints, vinyl hanging or retractable banners, business cards, window cling signs and so much more.

Enter the Orchid


Nature is our Nature. This is a partial clip of a meditation, orchids photographed by Mirth To Earth. Images from the Universe are from Hubble Telescope. CompassionCentral.US Marina Raye music.

Enter the Orchid Space allows you to deepen into and rest within yourSelf.  It is also a space available for rent, hourly, 1/2 day and full day. The Downstairs area is an art gallery with a handicap access bathroom. This sacred space holds up to 35-40 chairs. 

Contact Joan for more information.   


Healing Hands Healing Hearts seeks to support traditional medical care by providing massage, comfort and connection for the body, mind, and spirit of the critically, chronically and terminally ill.


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Veterans Program

We now also work with Veterans with PTSD. We are holding a vision of supporting Veterans in their journey of healing as well as training them to be there for each other in a way only another Veteran can.

Our conscious touch classes are here at Enter the Orchid along with Angelic Reiki, HeartMath, Compassionate Conversations, CHILL and more...  We also offer monthly open sessions where people can give as well as receive treatments.

Are you ready to claim your right to  rest in peace while you are still alive? If not, what exactly are you waiting for?

Compassionate Capitol Region is a resource for building caring communities at the grassroots level in collaboration with city and county government in the six counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba and Nevada.

We participate in the Compassion Games, United Nations International Day of Peace, InterDependence Day, California Vision 2020 and many more community events, all including the foundation of Compassion In Action, celebration and mirth!

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We believe, along with the SHIFT Network, that California, and especially Sacramento, (the City of the Sacrament) is stepping forward, into its full power to be a Leader in Effective and Forward Thinking Change, where all Human Beings are respected and able to live in peace on this precious planet.

We invite you to consider sharing with us what you are doing in our world. We want to know more about you and also let you know what we are doing.

Together WE make a DIFFERENCE.

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Compassionate Women and Girls - We envision a world in which all girls and women reach their fullest potential for global transformation, holding compassion as our driving force.  With our Partners, we aim to co-create healing one heart at a time for swift and regenerative change of our communities and our world. This creates equality for all human beings!

In March 2018, Joan Marie will be the Producer & Program Director of V2020, a project of Charter for Compassion, Women and Girls.

With all that has currently happened, including the issues of MeToo#, finding a new and clear voice, protecting our children, all human beings and our planet. Let's unite, shake things up a bit and create some powerful, authentic, and effective change.
Are You Ready To
Change The World?

What words do you think of as power words that begin with the letter V?! Victory, Vision, Virago, Vagina, Visceral, Venerate, how about Va Va Va Voom?!

Starting on March 7th,  virtual phone calls will be held every six weeks 8:00am - 9:00am with 9:00 - 9:30 open conversation. We'll  interview current, dynamic game changers, with guest hosts and power panels. Soon to be officially announced!


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The RED TENT - In ancient times there is legend, nomadic tribes would have a Red Tent designated to women. It allowed women to gather, share, commune. Birth babies and attend the dying, mourn, sing, laugh, dance. Celebrating our womanhood, in all its phases.


5921 Stanley Avenue  Carmichael, CA 95608