Put On Your Joy Goggles

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Live in joy. Find the fun.

I’m not talking about being constantly blissed out here, but…

See your moments through a lens of joy.

To move into this direction, begin by doing nourishing things for yourself. When we actively cherish ourselves we shift slightly. This softening, our receptivity, helps open us up to joy.

That’s our ticket in. To ease and joy, to fun and a lighter heart. To a space of happy expansion.

Does this seem out of reach? Don’t beat yourself up, don’t blame others. Simply ask yourself, “What about me needs my care/love/attention?”

For me, I’ve been spinning myself busy a lot lately and need to reground. I’m going to nourish myself by mentally organizing my upcoming projects. And then, I’m going to stop and take a breath before beginning them.

Ahh...

What can you do differently, right now, to rebalance? To turn toward finding joy? To find the fun?

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Baby, You’re A Firework

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You have a right to use your Voice.

You have a responsibility to use it with kindness and respect.

Be authentic. Take up space.

Share your light with others. As a candle. As the fullest of moons. As lightning.

When we live our own light, we inspire others to live theirs. Together, we illuminate the world.

How My Shower Door Changed My Life

Anticipatory shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho.

No, I’m not psycho.

I hate my shower door.

You’re probably thinking, like me, that hate is a pretty strong word. I don’t usually use it.

But — you don’t live with my shower door. Read More

Out, Out Darned Spot

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I’ve been walking by these two products at a local home improvement store for the past couple weeks, and I can NOT stop chuckling: Read More

On Wanting More…

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Sometimes I become confused with being happy where I am versus desiring more.  It’s easy to think that being spiritual means we simply accept our circumstances. We do, but I now understand that acceptance is of awareness, grace, and growth — not of stagnation.

When my children were very small, my kitchen lighting was so dark that I cooked with a flashlight in my teeth in order to be able to see inside the pot. It was only during the dark months of the year (which in northern Minnesota are about 9)… Read More

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