3 Small Ways to Amp Up Your Joy

attitude courage hope Nov 09, 2020

“Joy is increased by spreading it to others.”

— Robert Murray McCheyne

Seth Godin, a world-renown marketer and blogger, once stated “Recent changes in the way that things are made and talked about means that big is no longer an advantage. In fact, it’s the opposite. If you want to be big, act small.

Often when people think of joy or happiness, they believe they have to experience it in big amounts, but what if joy can be experienced in small amounts and still have a profound effect?

I’ve personally found that experiencing joy in small doses often gives me enough boost to be more productive, more resilient, and have greater energy.

According to Dr. Earl Henslin, author of This is Your Brain on Joy – shares that multiple studies show that there are many health benefits to joy, including increased blood flow to the brain and overall improvement of your immune system.

It also helps us to experience greater...

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What’s the Big Deal about Being Vulnerable?

attitude communication Apr 13, 2020

If you’ve struggled with the idea of being more vulnerable, so did I.

There is a lot of talk about it. Honestly, when I first started reading books and blogs on it, it was confusing to me.

Here was this growing trend of people being more open with sharing personal life experiences. To me, this was a little terrifying. I thought “That’s so not me!”.

But I discovered with some of my coaching clients and retreat participants, there were times I needed to be more open so I could encourage them.

Over the years I’ve come to understand more what vulnerability means to me. It wasn’t wearing my heart on my sleeve or divulging everything about myself.

I’ve found vulnerability has its place and can be a powerful tool in helping someone connect with others at a deeper level. While I don’t consider myself an expert at it, I find asking myself questions prior to sharing has helped me to know when and what to share. Here’s a few:

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