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Being in the Flow with the Universe Story 2: Aug 29, 2022

Parking Lot, Pinky, Wedding Shoes

Story 2: Parking Lot, Pinky, Wedding Shoes

After running an errand at the end of a long work day, I wasn't ready to head back to the house. In those moods, I follow my intuition. I had a nudge to swing by the mall to look for shoes to wear for our...

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August 2022 News from Joy Aug 29, 2022

"Back to School" season can be a time of renewal and fresh starts, even for those of us who are not attending school. This month, I have felt energized to declutter my workspace-- as I make room for new projects. I am determined to make sense of or eliminate the piles of papers. I...

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January News from Joy Jan 28, 2022

(From the JHC January 2022 newsletter, published 1/28/2022.)

 I finished out the year 2021 business year strong and soaked up the holiday joy by having all three of our adult children in town. It had been over two years since we were all together. 

My husband Tim and I had the...

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Joy’s Tips for Holiday Ease Dec 17, 2021

(Originally posted 16 December 2008.)

Be Present

The best gift we can give loved ones.

I had a dream last week of having a conversation with the Dali Llama. At one point he asked me, “what is the most important work you can do?” My first response was “I don’t know.”...

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Voltaire and Appreciation Nov 17, 2021
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. " ~ Voltaire ~
 
I love this quote juxtapositioned with this photo of my husband in the woods. Tim has an uncanny knack for knowing where he is, even in the middle of nowhere. I learned from him...
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Success: Crowd-funding project reaches goal Jul 14, 2021
Thank you all so much! We really are making a positive healing shift in the world!!
My crowd-funding campaign is 107% funded by 84 backers with 22 days left to go.
Thank you for supporting me and believing in my project.
At Kickstarter.com, when a crowd-funding campaign reaches the...
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Gratitude: 99 percent funded!! Jul 11, 2021
We woke up to this news! 99% funded at the start of Day 6 of our 30-day crowd-funding project! Thank you to the 75 backers who have gotten us so close to our goal!
We are already thinking of stretch goals to add to the project.
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Launch Day for my 30-day crowd-funding project Jul 06, 2021

7 AM.  A moment that has been months in the making: I am launching my Kickstarter!  

Here is the link: https://bit.ly/JoyfulKickstarter

Yes, I've beta-tested it with family, friends, colleagues, and clients. Whew!  Excited. Proud of myself and my creative team....

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Happy Father's Day Jun 20, 2021

To all parent figures who guide others on their life journeys, thank you!

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Bike Accident, Broken Pinky, Hand Surgery May 27, 2021

Crashing my bike a few weeks ago did more than shake up my body and break my pinky. It has offered me an opportunity for growth and compassion. And too, altered my schedule...

Right after the bike accident, I went to the ER where I learned that I'd broken the pinky of my right hand. Yes, my...

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Reflecting on 2009 Ice Storm Feb 26, 2021

(Originally posted 15 February 2009.)

Lasting impressions: the green glow and my body’s disconcerted response from the transformer boxes popping…feeling simultaneously magical and catastrophic qualities…to quote my husband, “The cold makes me want to ‘migrate or...

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Offering gratitude to 2020 Dec 31, 2020

Time to reflect and offer my gratitude to 2020. I have lived through it, that's a big win. I offer my sweet prayers of transition for those who passed on, with deep empathy and condolence for those that carry a weighted emptiness missing these loved ones.

2020 has turned us inside out, vulnerable,...

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Fall hike in the Ozarks. Nov 23, 2020

Fall hike in the Ozarks. Last week week in my Radiant Relationships course we spoke about the importance of moving our bodies to clear the detriments of the compress energy pattern. Also feeling grateful for the subtle colors, natural beauty, and the sound of flowing water.

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What are you grateful for today? Aug 22, 2020

In times of uncertainty, gratitude is beautiful medicine. This morning I am grateful for some dear ones, keeping me on track. I want to jump ahead and they are slowing me down and showing me the details that need tending. I am grateful for the willingness to grow. How about you? Any unexpected...

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