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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! 

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Comfort Zone

A World Without JOY

I hope the title of this blog gave you pause when you read it—perhaps a little wind even went out of your sail. This was my intent. I mean, really, can you imagine a world without JOY? Recently, I’ve been working hard on my brand, identity and messaging around JOY.

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Finding JOY

Are You For or Against?

As many of you know, I have been on a weight release journey. I’ll admit there are times I have found myself getting irritated for letting my weight get this high or frustrated when I didn’t do as well as I intended. Notice my focus has been on what I’m

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JOY UP
Emotion

Can we “JOY UP” a stressful situation?

Years ago, I was travelling home from Europe with two friends. We were experiencing one delay after another. To add further complication, we had purchased multiple crystal souvenirs that we had to carry on the plane for fear of them breaking. We had also purchased multiple bottles of French champagne

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Finding JOY

Keep Your Eye on the Prize

I realize I may be showing my age here, but if you’ve ever eaten a bag or box of Cracker Jack, you will be familiar with the coveted prize. To get everyone on the same page, Cracker Jack is an American brand of snack food that consists of molasses-flavored, caramel-coated

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Dancing in the Gap
Emotion

Dancing in the Gap

We’ve been doing A LOT of house projects lately. When I say a lot…I mean A LOT—new roof, new septic, new paint on ceilings and most of the upstairs level. I think you get the idea. I feel like I am on an episode of House Makeover and I’m living

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In Focus
Goals

Where are My Glasses?

A friend asked me to look at a document for her. I said I’d be happy to and then realized I needed my “cheaters.” I couldn’t find them. I searched everywhere—counter tops, purse, desk, bathroom…you know the drill. My friend started laughing hysterically. I said, what is so funny about

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