A letter of honor, leadership, and recognition to the pioneers at JBL

Joy-Based Living is what it is today because of our members who have made the commitment and have taken the risk to pioneer this new way of being in the world. Each of our members is producing a powerful ripple that is impacting countless lives in a myriad of positive ways. Today, I wrote a … More A letter of honor, leadership, and recognition to the pioneers at JBL

Start Your Own Group

Why Joy-Based Living groups? We are people moving beyond “the pale”*. This is super hard to do on your own. You are unclogging all your pipelines, Cleaning up dead carcasses, Changing all your old, outdated stories. JBL groups provide a support network for this journey. ~ Julie Hoy, PhD The Joy-Based Living Beginner’s Guide covers all of the … More Start Your Own Group

Connection via Empowerment

I’m tired of seeing people wound themselves and each other. Honestly. Just tired. The friend who is 30 lbs lighter than me telling me she’s so fat. Really? Then what am I, a cow? I actually like my body. She just brought the language of body-shame into our space.

Pioneers of JOY

“We are pioneering a fuller expression of the light that we are by letting go of our attachment to (and fear of) the dark.” Wisdom for the day: If you’re a traditionalist (think: Fiddler on the Roof, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), you have thousands of years of structures in place to tell you how you’re … More Pioneers of JOY