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“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

― Joseph Campbell

From Addict to Entrepreneur

From Addict to Entrepreneur

From Addict to Entrepreneur Article - Inside Scoop I was recently featured in Authority Magazine in an article called From Addict to Entrepreneur.  As I type this, I realize these are 2 titles I never thought I'd be described as and obviously one is more enticing than...

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Write Down What You’re Grateful For

Write Down What You’re Grateful For

Write Down What You're Grateful For is the title of the article I was recently part of for Thrive Global. I encourage you to give it a read because it is a great reminder of the power of gratitude in our daily lives. Particularly in these tough times, our attention...

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Looking for Joy When Life is Tough

Looking for Joy When Life is Tough

Sometimes we need to go looking for joy when life is tough. Recently, I had an opportunity to write an article for Thrive Global.  When I saw the topic of finding joy in tough times, I thought "Yes!" because I always want to re-enforce this message. Also, I'm...

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Re-Creating Normal

Re-Creating Normal

In this blog post, we're going to explore the idea of re-creating normal, how to do it and what it could mean for you. This blog post is inspired by a turn of phrase I heard in this recent Rich Roll Podcast Episode with Guru Singh. First, the Rich Roll podcast is my...

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Simple Fall Self-Care Tips

Simple Fall Self-Care Tips

Here are some simple Fall self-care tips to inspire you to make the most of this season. Whether you have kids or not, many of us get that ‘back to school’ feeling in the Fall. Maybe you’re heading back to the office or creating a Fall routine.  Perhaps you’re gearing...

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The 2-Minute Morning Ritual

The 2-Minute Morning Ritual

I want to introduce you to the 2-minute morning ritual that just might change the course of your day. Morning Ritual Inspiration There are a few key factors that are the inspiration for this morning ritual and I want to share them with you because maybe you’ll...

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A Love Letter to You If You’re Struggling

A Love Letter to You If You’re Struggling

I want to share a love letter to you if you’re struggling. 3 events prompted me to write what’s been in me for awhile.  First, an order came through for the May You Know Joy in Recovery card deck. I happened to learn that they were for a young woman struggling with...

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How to Create Joy Every Day

How to Create Joy Every Day

Today, we’re going to explore how to create joy every day.  It’s simple and you can do it.  For that matter, why wouldn’t you want to? Through my recovery from addiction (now, 9+ years sober), I’ve learned a lot about joy (and all things not joy).  First, I came to...

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May You Know Gratitude Intention Card Deck

May You Know Gratitude Intention Card Deck

I’m filled with joy to introduce you to the new May You Know Gratitude intention card deck! This is just the most beautiful and natural extension to our current line-up of intention card products.

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My Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

My Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

In my darkest moments, I wondered how things had sunk so low.  My body was physically revolting in the form of vomiting and extreme panic attacks. Then, I Chose Joy.

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5 Great Summer Self-Care Practices

5 Great Summer Self-Care Practices

Summer is a great time to rejuvenate and we have 5 great Summer self-care practices for you to enjoy! Tip #1 -  Get Outside Many of us have spent a lot of Winter and COVID being more sedentary than we may normally be.  Summer is a great opportunity to enjoy the...

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What is Intention Setting

What is Intention Setting

What is Intention Setting? I get this question a lot … what is intention setting?  People tell me they’ve heard it but, want to know what intention setting really means.  Let’s explore! What Led Me to Discovering Intention Setting First, let me begin by telling you...

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May You Know Joy Intention Cards: How To Use Them

May You Know Joy Intention Cards: How To Use Them

Here's everything you need to know about the May You Know Joy Intention Cards, what inspired it, what's included and how you can use it to create a beautiful intention setting practice. [video width="1280" height="720"...

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Inside the May You Know Joy Membership

Inside the May You Know Joy Membership

I want to give you a good look inside the May You Know Joy Membership! I’m going to try to capture the experience of it because that’s what it’s all about.  For example, you know the difference between being at an awesome concert and telling someone about it.  It’s...

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Intention Setting and Yoga:  A Gorgeous Combination

Intention Setting and Yoga:  A Gorgeous Combination

Intention setting and yoga is a gorgeous combination and I wanted to share many of the awesome ways yoga students and teachers are integrating these.  I hope it provides you great inspiration for your own practice and classes you may teach. From My Yoga Mat to Yours...

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Creating a Morning Intention Setting Practice

Creating a Morning Intention Setting Practice

Creating a morning intention setting practice is easy and it just might be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Intention setting helps us align with who we really are, what kind of lives we want to create for ourselves and how we want to show up in the...

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How to Choose an Intention: 3 Simple Steps

How to Choose an Intention: 3 Simple Steps

We're going to explore how to choose and intention if you're not sure where to start. Choosing an intention is simple and creating an intention setting practice can be easy and transformative.  Being intentional means mindfully choosing how we want to show up in the...

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How to Use Intention Cards

How to Use Intention Cards

Let me begin by saying there are no rules when it comes to using cards.  They are meant to be an ally and an inspiration so, use them with joy! If you’re looking for a place to start, here we go: Choosing  a Card There are 2 ways to choose cards: You can choose a card...

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New Year Intention Setting Practice

New Year Intention Setting Practice

Let's create an awesome New Year intention setting practice! Hopefully, between all of the festivities you can find some downtime for self-care. Find a quiet spot and use this time to reflect and decide what it is you want to create moving forward. While you can lay...

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The Origin Story:  How May You Know Joy Cards Came To Be

The Origin Story: How May You Know Joy Cards Came To Be

This is the story of how May You Know Joy cards came to be. On a trip to BC to visit my sister, I stumbled upon Elizabeth MacLeod’s Wild Woman Mystery Cards (www.wildwomanenchanted.com/). I was captivated by the whimsical illustrations and the empowering words centred...

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Welcome to my Joy Journal!

Welcome to my Joy Journal!

As you will have already gathered from this site and my work, I’m aspiring to curate a joyful life and if I can inspire or empower you do to the same - even in some small way - it would be my pleasure and my honour. This weekly blog will take its inspiration from my...

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