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Tooting our own horn + the concept of mudita*

Tooting our own horn + the concept of mudita*

One of my favorite words in the world is mudita... It is a Sanskrit word that means sympathetic joy or vicarious joy. It's the genuine pleasure we get from celebrating others. It's the deep joy we experience when someone we love is happy....

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[Video] What is it to be a joy-seeker?

Hey friends! I just recorded a welcome video for my upcoming course - The Joy-Seeker's Treasure Hunt - and thought it was a great way to introduce you to the class itself. If you are thinking about joining in, this will give you a sense...

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The Joy-Seeker’s Treasure Hunt!

Art has always been my native tongue. It helps me elevate my sense of wonder, attune my eyes for delight and connect with my heart. It is also the surest way for me to buoy myself and get out of whatever funk, despair or loss of...

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My natural deodorant odyssey!

My natural deodorant odyssey!

I've been trying to get off of crappy aluminum deodorant for years + I have finally succeeded! So thrilled that there are so many delicious options now that actually work. My favorites: Schmidt's has the most incredible flavors. The...

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What I’ve been reading.

What I’ve been reading.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture compiled by Roxane Gay. Intense. Beautiful writing. Revelatory. Brutal. It helped me understand my own experiences as a woman in this culture. I saw myself in so many of the stories - the way we...

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Where joy hides + how to find it.

Where joy hides + how to find it.

https://www.ted.com/talks/ingrid_fetell_lee_where_joy_hides_and_how_to_find_it This Ted Talk made me want to shout YES! to my little screen. Ingrid Fetell Lee deconstructs joy and helps us understand what the elements are + how we can...

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CSP #52: Terry Grahl of Enchanted Makeovers

CSP #52: Terry Grahl of Enchanted Makeovers

Terry Grahl is the Founder, Visionary and CEO of Enchanted Makeovers. She leads teams of volunteers in helping to adorn shelters from women + families affected by domestic violence. And when I heard a wee bit about her story, I found it...

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Mondo Beyondo

Mondo Beyondo

More than 15 years ago, I started blogging about the concept of Mondo Beyondo + invited my blog readers to join in and put their lists in the comments. The invitation was this - set a timer for 15 minutes and make a list of all of the...

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