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Joy Beat Blog

Staying connected with JOY matters. I have found that reading inspirational stories and insights around joy greatly increases my joy factor. I have also found that sharing some of my best tools and techniques for keeping JOY alive are useful and helpful. I created the JOY beat to provide a fun and joyful blog for you. In addition, it’s a way for you to keep up to date with all the happenings in our Life Full of JOY world. Don’t miss a beat-sign up today! 

People

The Great Reconnection

I have been fascinated by multiple graduation parties and weddings this year. For many people, this is the first time in two years that they have gathered with this many people, in one location, no mask and food on a buffet table. Something else I noticed was the smiles, the

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Children

Redirect the Regret

Regret takes me below the line so fast that it’s easy to get sucked into the “what if” questions. I could go on and on, but I won’t because it’s not serving me .

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Kids with friends
Children

Sharing Imperfection

When we share imperfection, we normalize being human. When we accept one another regardless of our flaws, mistakes, choices and more, we teach acceptance.

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Reflection

The Dragonfly

All of the sudden, as if it were a movie showing the end times, we were literally inundated with mosquitoes. All of the sudden, again, as if out of nowhere, came my heroes. My rescuers. Enter the dragonflies.

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mother and son
Children

Being Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

My daughter pulled the clothes out of the dryer. They immediately went into her basket and then to the car. I looked at the packed car filled with her kitchen utensils, blankets, favorite items and more. I looked at her and knew the tears were coming from my eyes. Mom,

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