Joy Musings

New Year, Same Me

We are four weeks into a new year, how are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you make any? Are you sticking to them?   To be honest, I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. Not in the traditional sense. I stopped making resolutions many years ago....

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

I lay in bed until 1 pm on Sunday, reading a book. I wasn’t sick. I wasn’t recovering from a long night of no sleep, a trip, physical exertion, or anything of the sort. I just decided that I was going to lay in bed until I finished my book. I got up for coffee twice,...

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So you had a bad day?

I don’t believe in bad days. I believe we can have less than pleasant moments in our day, but the only “bad days” we have are the ones we create in our minds. I suppose now would be a good time to add a disclaimer, so I don’t lose you before we go any further: Yes, I...

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It’s a Conspiracy

The other day I posted a meme with the quote below on my personal Instagram page: “When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it”. – Paulo Coelho A friend commented that she wished she could agree with this statement, but the universe...

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Breaking Down Walls

Look, I’m not going to sugarcoat today’s topic. Your resistance is stealing your joy. Plain and simple, your determination to do things YOUR WAY and resist any information that doesn’t fit into your habits and pre-conditioned beliefs is keeping you STUCK. You know how...

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On Solitude – Throw Back Thursday

We're doing things a little bit differently here this week.  For about a decade, prior to Facebook, I was an avid blogger. I had a blog that was pretty popular (within the blogger circles) and I posted pretty regularly.  I dug out my old blog this week and poked...

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But First Love

As I sat down to write this post this week, I was overwhelmed with the emotions surrounding the senseless attack in Las Vegas.  It seems lately that every day, the moment we tune in to our chosen form of connection to the outside world; we are confronted with yet...

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All Out of Shoulds

Browsing my Facebook timeline the other morning I came across an article titled “40 Things No Woman over 40 Should Have in Her House”, this was followed with the subtitle “But No Judgment”. Which I took to mean the same as Simon Cowell’s “I don’t meant to be rude,...

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World Gratitude Day

Today is World Gratitude Day. “The celebration started in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the...

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Life Lessons from an 80’s Sitcom

I think it’s safe to say that I’m not the only one who has been struggling with the energy of the last few weeks. Natural disasters, political insanity, full moons, mercury retrogrades and we won’t even get into the personal day to day stuff. There’s A LOT going on at...

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