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November is my No Stress Month

In our culture, we are taught to expect that having a baby will be the happiest time in a woman’s life. And for most women, childbirth and early parenting do provide great joy and fulfillment, I know it has for … Continue reading

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Lowering expectations= more joy

A lesson that I’ve been learning over the last month or so is that people will do and say hurtful things to me, things that I don’t deserve. When someone mistreats me it usually makes me feel the opposite of … Continue reading

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Overwhelm

The other day I was talking to someone (hi someone, you know who you are!) about how overwhelmed we both feel. Our to-do lists are so long and at the end of the day we both feel like we haven’t … Continue reading

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Fall is here

Out with the old, in with the new There’s something new being born in my life.  Actually it feels more “Fally” than that last sentence sounded- which to me was very “Springy” if that makes sense. As the leaves slowly … Continue reading

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GROWTH = HAPPINESS?!

I just found this quote by William Butler Yeats: Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure not this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.” And it struck me as incredibly true! Have you experienced … Continue reading

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Happy at all costs

All the books I have read on the subject agree that happiness, peace and joy exist in the present moment. When we choose to fully embrace where we are right now we can’t help but feel more at ease and … Continue reading

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What does the Bible say?

In my last post I talked about what the buddha says about joy. In this one I want to talk about what the Bible says about joy. Listen to what the angel said to the shepherds; Luke 2: 10Then the angel said … Continue reading

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