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The Problem Solving Power of the Pen

The Problem Solving Power of the Pen

Write it Down Sometimes, no matter how many ways you try to untangle a problem in your mind, you end up no better than when you started. When this happens, many people find success in working with a journal. With a pen in hand, it becomes easier to identify,...
Joy Read March 2021

Joy Read March 2021

Since we know the Internet can be a dangerous place, most of us put filters on the streaming content that comes into our homes. We instruct the filter to keep out things we don’t want our families to be exposed to, and it does as we ask until we tell it something...
February 2021 Joy Read

February 2021 Joy Read

New Year LIfe Directions With a new year, we feel inspired to try things again, to try new things, or even to try stopping things that don’t work. Not everyone picks resolutions to work on, but January/February can be a great time for anyone to consider: in which...
December 2020 liveJoy Newsletter

December 2020 liveJoy Newsletter

The Power of Connections Whether or not we’re aware of it, we create connections with everything around us. We have relationships with money, with time, with health, with God – and, of course, with each other. “Connection is why we are here,” says acclaimed...
Love Conquers All

Love Conquers All

Love is Built Through Meaningful Connections In the last of his ten pastoral poems published as “Bucolica,” Roman poet Virgil wrote, “Omnia vincit amor.” Though his works aren’t widely read today, the phrase, translated as “love conquers all,” continues to resonate...
October 2020 liveJoy Newsletter

October 2020 liveJoy Newsletter

The Eye of the Storm of Our Lives All around us, today’s world seems to be trying to tell us we aren’t the ones in charge. Worldwide pandemics, civil unrest and changing political structures can leave us feeling afraid, confused and, worst of all, powerless over our...
Everything You Feel Is Your Fault | Joy Read

Everything You Feel Is Your Fault | Joy Read

When we take responsibility for our thoughts and feelings we realize that every we feel is actually our fault. This allows us to get rid of restrictive thoughts that make us feel we can’t do something or we are not good enough. “You will continue to feel...
Make Positive Choices For Positive Thoughts

Make Positive Choices For Positive Thoughts

Just like the law of gravity, the laws of energy always work. Thoughts are vibrations of energy, and positive thoughts live in a higher frequency, while negative thoughts vibrate at a lower frequency. So how does it feel inside your head? Do your thoughts make you...
August 2020 liveJoy Newsletter

August 2020 liveJoy Newsletter

Plants and Humans Need Light. Just Different Forms. In so many ways, people are like plants. We have found ourselves in a beautiful garden, surrounded by all kinds of other lifeforms. We are fixed firmly to the earth, our roots stretching and expanding to grab hold of...
The Well-Traveled Routes of Our Lives

The Well-Traveled Routes of Our Lives

English poet John Dryden said it very simply: “We first make our habits – and then our habits make us.” Whether we realize it or not, with every decision we make, we are blazing the trails of our lives – literally. The neural pathways we use most in our...