DIY Joy: Be Grateful

One of the best ways to keep on the journey of joy is to be grateful.  Every day. For every thing. Everything. You may have heard about the concept of keeping a gratitude journal. I first learned about it from Sarah Ban Breathnach in her fabulous book, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.  I started keeping one on her advice four […]

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Chalk the Walks and spread joy!

Here’s a FUN way to spread joy that the whole family can be part of. All you need is a little sidewalk chalk and about 10 minutes on August 23rd. Chalk the Walks (a project of The Joy Team) is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk. Remember when you were a kid and […]

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What you may not know about laughter

Laughter, it can be said, is a symptom of joy. And it can often be a source of happiness–laughing makes us feel good. But this we already know.  Here are some things you might not know about laughter: there are 40 to 50 qualitatively distinct kinds of laughs with distinct meanings female laughter might have evolved as a way of […]

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More joy spreaders: Oh San Fran

A Bay Area group called Oh San Fran is doing some interesting things to spread joy. Their Happiness Project 1.o :Swings is lightening hearts and sprinkling smiles throughout San Francisco by putting up simple, wooden board swings in public places. Brilliant. I happen to be of the mind that anything is possible; however, I do not believe you can swing […]

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City of joy, love and wisdom

In late March of 2011 the Wall Street Journal released a study finding Portland, Oregon, to be the the 2nd most miserable city in the U.S. The Joy Team founder and Chief Joy Officer, Michele M. Larsen, has found much evidence to the contrary. In fact, looking at photos taken in recent years for her blogs, ISpyJoy.com and LicensePlateWisdom.com as […]

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Bringing Happy Back

I just found the invitation to join this FREE call in my inbox tonight.  Looks like these two women, Gabby and Christine, have totally changed their lives to become two of the happiest and free people they know.  And they’re sharing their 3 keys to Having Happiness, Love, Freedom & Success. Hey, sounds good to me.  I signed up.  And I thought […]

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Distance Healing Event April 27th

Eric Altman (formerly Eric Robert) is offering a Distance Healing on April 27th. You can learn more about Distance Healing on Eric’s event page on Facebook.  “Like” his page, Eric Altman, Living Peace International; to keep updated on his events and healings. Register for this wonderful opportunity for energy healing on The Joy Team’s Distance Healing page.

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DIY Joy: Cultivate Acceptance

If you want to be happy, there are a more than a few things you’ll need to accept, just as they are. The people in our lives are very possibly one of the most challenging things to accept “as is”. “If only he would do this…” “Why can’t she just see it this way?” “I wish he was more like…” […]

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DIY Joy: Talk nicely to yourself

Here’s the first of several posts on Do It Yourself (DIY) Joy. One way to be happy is to talk nicely to yourself.  Words have great power. Using positive words when talking about yourself empowers you–words like smart, kind, resourceful, beautiful. On the flip side, when you talk about yourself using words like stupid, worthless, ugly, fat, and incompetent you […]

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Optimism. Pass it on.

This fabulous message was put out by The Foundation for a Better Life. I think it speaks for itself.  

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