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Topic: Joy Discovered

Be Real And Vulnerable For True Connection (And A Longer Life!)

Many studies have shown that one of the top three common traits of people who live the longest is they have meaningful relationships throughout the course of their life. Human connection is critical to our well-being and long-term health. In order for true connection to happen with people, we have to be real, and often this means being vulnerable. Being vulnerable means talking beyond surface-level talk about the weather and our children…

Spread The Love – LIVE!

When I was in high school my dear friend Kelly called me “Dr. Love.” We’d drive around the gravel back roads of farm country Minnesota every Sunday afternoon and talk about life, but mostly, love. I’d share my thoughts on her relationships (which I think is hilarious now since I was almost exclusively single most of my high school years). But she appreciated it, and we had fun and our friendship grew close…

Be The Lightning Before The Thunder

I love now that Mav is growing up (bittersweet tear) we both like some of the same songs. Here is one of our favorites: Thunder by Imagine Dragons. Check out the video and lyrics by clicking here! I think he likes the easy chorus and silly dance moves I do when I play this song. I love the beat and words – they are a big fuel of inspiration for me now. For too long…

Shift Your Mindset From One Of Lack To One Of Abundance

I am a personal development junkie. I never went to grad school but love learning and spend much of my free time reading self-help books and attending life enhancing, transformational workshops, both in person and online. Through my latest personal development work I was asked to get intimate with my money story and curious about how it’s been affecting my life. What Contributed To My Lack Of Abundance Mindset When I was in…

Discovering Joy In The Eye Of Irma

Tomorrow morning Mike will go to our house to assess the aftermath of Irma. We could have blown out windows and water damage, a ripped through lanais, or just a few branches and trees down (which is what it sounds like from our neighbors that stayed could be the only case – thanks be to God). But it doesn’t matter. About half way through the storm, when the eye was 20 miles from my house…

8 Simple Ways To Instantly Bring More Joy To Your Life

Whether your mood is overall happy right now or you are in a big rut, there is likely room for more joy and satisfaction in your life. Take a minute now to pause and check in. Below are a few of my go-to checkpoints when I am feeling dull. Try these on today, or add each in one day at a time. You’ll notice a shift in your life instantly. Perform a…