Cultivate Joy

Cultivate Joy

Like we cultivate a garden, cultivating joy is intentional and it can take work at times!

It is much easier to do after we have nourished our body, and renewed our mind.

It is about beauty.  Connection.  Purpose.  Things that make life delicious.

Uncertainty

Uncertainty is a fascinating and complicated topic. According to Tony Robbins – it is one of the main human needs.  It WILL get fulfilled, whether we are conscious of it or not.  (Learning this pretty much blew my mind and changed everything for me.) Certainty...

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Remember with Thanksgiving

One year I read and summarized each verse of the entire Old Testament.  While it was a bit tedious at times, and sometimes honestly confusing/bothersome (I have no formal Biblical education), there were some great lessons!  My biggest takeaway was how often the Lord...

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Vulnerability

With any kind of major change or shift, people notice.  It is very easy to feel vulnerable with that kind of attention.  That vulnerability can keep us from shifting further, or even cause us to shift back to where we were. This is a picture of my second birthday....

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Ponderings on Loneliness

Holiday stress comes in so many forms.  I have been thinking about loneliness. Loneliness is best discussed with the help of a book that I love: Beloved, by Henri Nouwen.  (Referral link.)  If this is a particularly difficult subject for you, please read it!  It is...

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My Favorite Days of the Week

My favorite day of the week is Friday.  And I am not alone!  There is even a restaurant  named after it – TGI Friday (Thank God It’s Friday). What is so great about Friday?  Considering it is a work day like every other day? Anticipation.  Of fun and...

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