Envision with me … a world where authentic connections are thriving… in every household, work space, community centers and places of worship. Once upon a time, there were no parking spaces for handicapped people. One day, someone decided this was important, and we created laws for it. Thank goodness! As a community leader, I am … More Where can authentic connections be found? And where can they thrive?
Where can you go to find friends after your school years are over? And . . . what if you’re “different”? For Example: What if you truly value and honor the heart and soul (rather than the noise of the world)? What if you believe life can be magical? Seriously, What if you’re more of … More Lonely No More – At JBL, Authentic FriendSHIPs are Our Home Base
Thanks to Kelly McDaniel LPC, author of Mother Hunger, for giving me the words and depth of understanding to name what we’ve been doing at Joy-Based Living since 2016. Words are power!!!
Dear Friend, Are you wondering if Joy-Based Living could be a good fit for you? Wouldn’t it be great to feel certainty before trying something new? Well, the fun of living is a healthy balance of safety and risk-taking, so let’s do what we can to stack the odds in your favor! Here is a … More A Personal Invitation to Your Full Authentic Self Expression
Healing from emotional trauma can be difficult but it’s definitely easier when you know what you’re aiming for. I received this insight (in the image) in a conversation about healing after narcissistic abuse but I think it can be applied to all sorts of inner healing. “Facing the void of emptiness is the one thing … More Healing means creating a space where love can land
I don’t know what can be done to directly and massively affect change at the top but I do see a positive trend at the bottom and I hope it grows like a fucking massive wildfire. In the last year or so, I learned about “unschooling”. It’s where kids stay at home and study things … More Happy kids don’t shoot people.
In an ideal world, this Brene quote would require no effort, in fact it would actually sound absurd! But in our imperfect world, where we learn to disconnect from our true selves… We have to learn to plug back in if we want to have any semblance of true joy in our lives. Since we … More True Belonging
For years, I searched for a planner that would help me consistently focus forward and build good habits while generating feelings of inspiration and kindness, not pressure and demand. Daily planners are supposed to help us gain clarity about what we want to create in our lives. However, I find that most are either too … More How would you like to feel when you plan your day?