Finding Joy in a Time of Uncertainty

It's not like things weren't a bit nuts already. Years of exhausting political unrest. Massive fires in Australia. Nuclear posturing. Economic uncertainty. The list goes on. Now, a global health crisis has been labeled a pandemic and has upended the reassuring rhythm of daily life. Feeling stressed out and uncertain is more than understandable. Our concerns ar…

More Space: How to Increase Joy in an Overstimulating World

Life is crowded. It’s crowded with too much information, too much stimulation and too many responsibilities. To live with a sense of joy and purpose, we must effectively navigate an overstimulating environment so we can stay focused on what’s most important. We must make sure our to-do list aligns with what’s truly meaningful so we don’t become sidetracked with unimportant tasks on a regular…

Forget Your Closet. Does Your To-Do List Spark Joy?

With the dawn of 2020, many of us have begun the popular New Year’s tradition of clearing clutter and tidying up our homes. Target will soon sell out of storage bins and thrift stores will be overrun with donated items. If you’re like me, the idea of clutter-clearing, while appealing, doesn’t exactly feel life-changing. Sure, clean closets and organized drawers are great, but what you really…

Beyond Gifts: Give and Receive Holiday Joy

I’ve always been prone to romantic visions of - well, everything, honestly. But I’ve tended to wax especially romantic over all things Christmas. My fantasy Christmas-shopping self smiles and skips through a picturesque snowfall as I carry bags holding the perfect gifts (all at an affordable price!) for everyone on my list. I feel nothing but joy and excitement as I sip my gingerbread latt…

Let's Get Our Joy On!

Do you remember that time when you were so excited about something that you could hardly contain yourself? Root around in your memory. When was it? Last week? Last year? When you were a kid? Take a minute to locate a memory like this. No, really. I forbid you to read further (in the nicest possible way, of course) until you locate such a memory. {memory digging memory digging memory di…

Unlock Awesome: Two Simple Steps You Can Take Today

On the surface, everything is fine. You go to work, take care of your family, fold your laundry, laugh with your friends. Moreover, you have a roof over your head, plenty of food to eat, and a safe environment in which to live. Maslow would be proud. But like many of us, you’re feeling stuck, uncertain or overwhelmed (perhaps all three). You are truly grateful for the safety and comfort of…