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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

The Joy of Missing Out

My guess is you’ve heard of FOMO or “Fear of Missing Out.” I heard a new one the other day—JOMO, “Joy of Missing Out.” At first I misread the term, thinking someone doesn’t experience JOY when they feel like they are missing out. But then I realized that no, this

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Emotion

What is Soul Flowing?

I am listening intently to my friend as she describes a recent coffee time with her mom. Her 80-plus year old mom is starting to have more noticeable memory lapses and her handwriting has shifted ever so slightly. As my friend described the laughter, the memory-sharing and pure JOY, I

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Comfort Zone

I’ve Lost My Tambourine!

I’ve often heard it said that we need a breakdown before we have a breakthrough. If this past Monday was any indication of the breakdown part, I am patiently waiting for the breakthrough. As I chatted with a colleague on Wednesday, I heard myself say, “I think I’ve lost my

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Finding JOY

The Missing Presence

If you watch any amount of television, you’ve probably seen the commercial about “becoming your parents.” These commercials have showcased everything from the plaques on the wall to grocery shopping to the parking lot at a football game. It’s the parking lot one that got to me—and maybe not for

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Comfort Zone

Set It and Forget It

I’ve got multiple work contracts going on right now. In fact, so many programs that I set up a unique graphic on my dry erase board to make sure I don’t miss any task for each of them. I’m good at multitasking, but I’ll admit this is taking it to

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Finding JOY

Taking a Quest

I recently had a conversation with my boxing trainer and talked about what I was seeking in life. I told him I want real relationships. Authenticity. Transparency. Honesty. Integrity. As I stated each of these things out loud, he said—you are on a quest. Yes, I said, it is a quest. Not

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