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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! 


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

As a child, my mom and I would often sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. I’m pretty sure we sang it in pre-school too. As I got older, I would often change the lyrics. Most of the time the lyrics are positive and well-meaning. Occasionally, well, let’s just say I would

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How I’m Doing It Differently this Christmas

The Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sales once again came out in full force. I even saw Black Friday signs out in October at a few businesses! It seems that we are constantly trying to get a jump on the competition, make something unique, capture attention and more. If I

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But What if I’m Wrong?

Recently, I had to make a major decision. A defining life decision. As excited as I was about the possibilities, I also had this nagging question: what if I’m wrong? How many times have you asked yourself the same question? Why are we so consumed with the right decision and

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Finding JOY


Dear Friends: I want to take a moment today to express my gratitude to you.  Thank you for reading my Joy Beat Blog. Perhaps you also receive my JOY Notes to your phone, watch the Infusion of JOY videos, listen to the Live JOY Share JOY radio program or have

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Cutting the Umbilical Cord…Again

I remember the day like it was yesterday. The C-section was nearly over and the umbilical cord was being cut. The cry of a newborn could be heard and my son entered the world. Just like that, caring for him inside of the womb became caring for him in the

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Another Cost of Living

This blog post may not be going where you think it is. I am not going to write about gas prices, groceries, the economy, or interest rates. I want to talk about one of the other costs of living—our emotional well-being. I’m not sure I remember all the details, but

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