For the Love of Gratitude: An Important and Impactful Find on the Path to Joy

In the spirit of holiday love and blessing, especially as this is the weekend of USA Thanksgiving Day – I am spending some time in this post writing on one of my five pillars of joy. Oh, did you not know I had five pillars as part of my role as a Joy Coach? Oops,Continue reading “For the Love of Gratitude: An Important and Impactful Find on the Path to Joy”

My Biggest Challenges to Finding Joy and What I Found Within Myself

Another story of my illness, and what it taught me… about me. A Heavy Topic in the Realm of Joy One of the heaviest questions I am ever asked is “What challenges have you overcome?” Obviously, there have been a few huge ones. But, given the state of this time in human history in general,Continue reading “My Biggest Challenges to Finding Joy and What I Found Within Myself”

It Went Well: Joy in Traumatic Times

Today I conducted a workshop and it went so well! I couldn’t have asked for more today as I set out on my journey to activate joy in others like I did myself!! I especially work with those diagnosed with – or experiencing in some way – chronic illness and having a hard time “comingContinue reading “It Went Well: Joy in Traumatic Times”

The Power of Affirmation

A look at the difference between affirmations and validations Times are difficult, especially now. With internal and external hardships alike that cause us to react in negative ways, it is even more vital now to be less emotionally responsive in negative ways and more positive to ourselves and others. Two ways of doing this areContinue reading “The Power of Affirmation”

The More I Know…

Having received some inspiration calling to list some of my most harrowed life lessons throughout my journey to joy, I have decided to write them down and shared them with you, my readers. I am hoping you find some wisdom in these musings, and inspiration to add to your own journeys. *Please also note: theseContinue reading “The More I Know…”

I Write Because…

I Write Because… It is important – critical even – to remember why it is that I write as often as I do. Without writing, ideas would not flow as freely. Words would simply be held captive in my brain, manifesting only as free yet restless and frustrated energy escaping my body. I need aContinue reading “I Write Because…”

My Experience, My Race: Healthcare Can Do Better

I tend not to speak out on my own personal experience with race, racism, and feelings around microaggressions I have had thrown at me. As much as I speak out against injustice and am a big proponent of love, support, peace, and joy, I notice now that I – more subconsciously than not – keepContinue reading “My Experience, My Race: Healthcare Can Do Better”

My Daddy’s Sugar Pookum (That Would Be Me!)

“Oh, my baby’s crying again? I got this.” The cool, confident, suave sophistication; it even worked on BABIES, Y’all. I can only imagine that I, of all babies, with my voracious appetite for new and inspiring words and ideas even today, was just as taken by my Dad’s inclination to speak to children, from infantContinue reading “My Daddy’s Sugar Pookum (That Would Be Me!)”

The Mess Before the Joy… Is Now

I would like to get very clear and specific here today: what has been going on in the US and the world is NOT “NORMAL”… whatever normal truly means. Too many sad and horrifying things have happened to innocent, unassuming people; from the millions and millions of avoidable deaths at the hands of what manyContinue reading “The Mess Before the Joy… Is Now”