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Ep. 33: Joy in Being a Mom

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I have had the great pleasure of being a mom for 25 years now. I’ve experienced and learned a lot through those years and just wanted to share with you in this episode some of the lessons I’ve learned and why I love and find such great joy in and enjoy being a mom.

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Ep. 32: Joy in Fear, Panic and Pandemics

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In this real, raw life episode, I share some of my personal thoughts and feelings in how I’ve been experiencing and handling the current COVID-19 crisis and pandemic. Although there is a lot of fear and unknown out there in the world which often leads to panic, there is always peace and JOY to be found within. And there is also a lot of amazing things happening even among all the crazy that we can be curious, grateful and joyful for.

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Ep. 31: Joy in Autism Pt. 3

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This episode concludes the discussion with the incredible Devin G. Squire about what life is like growing up on the spectrum and dealing with disabilities. His words of wisdom and insight aren’t just for those dealing with disability but for all of us dealing with life in general and how we can best find joy in all our experiences no matter the circumstances we may be in or with whom we may share them with.

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Ep. 28: Joy in Love

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It’s February and Love is in the air. It’s everywhere! Learning from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh in “How to Love” we gain a deeper understanding just what true love really is, where it’s found and how it’s nourished and expressed.

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Ep. 26: Joy in Holidays

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Whatever the holiday you celebrate, even with all the hustle and bustle of the season, take some time to find JOY there and to give of the best gifts to yourself and others. These best gifts are the gifts of time, presence, peace, forgiveness, laughter and more.

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Ep. 25: Joy in Birthdays

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Today we celebrate that I was born 50 years ago. What a wonderful experience and truly joyful journey it has been thus far and I look forward to celebrating and enjoying many more years. And let’s enjoy celebrating your presence on this earth as well. It is a gift to be born and live in this world. We are all blessed to have you here. Happy Birthday!

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Ep. 24: Joy in Gratitude

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Thanksgiving is a time when we all seem to express gratitude more openly and freely, but there is so much to be grateful for in all our living, not just at Thanksgiving and not just for the obvious things to be thankful for. Expressing and feeling gratitude for all things and in all things is truly a joyful way to live.

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