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Craving Time & Cooler Temperatures

Now that summer has arrived and settled in for awhile, I'm counting down the days to bid it farewell. In addition to cooler temperatures, I've found myself craving time for yoga, creative pursuits and cooking healthy meals. Thanks to a few remarkable women, I've stumbled upon a delightful book about better utilizing the 168 hours in your week...

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Connected: The Joy Diet - Week Ten

The tiny discoveries and slight shifts in behavior from reading this book are not significant or profound, but I hope they endure the tests of time. As we finish the book and our journey together, my deepest hope is not that Beck's words stay with us, but that we are able to carry our friendships and connections with us on journeys to come...

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Let's Play: The Joy Diet - Week Eight

In my last post, I revealed my goals for November and mentioned I have struggled to make it to yoga class. Lauren admitted she has been facing the same challenge, even though we both call ourselves yoginis. The big question that comes to mind is, "why do I avoid the things I know are good for me?" If I am brutally honest with myself…

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I Might Not Be Cut Out for the Truth

When I completed the chapter I felt as though I was ready to embrace the truth, ready to uncover secrets and grow from my discoveries. Shortly after these feelings of I-can-conqueror-the-world-ness, reality smacked me in the face in the form of to-do lists, appointments and special projects. I find it a bit depressing and otherwise hilarious that I am struggling so much with this Joy Diet journey.

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Thoughts on Nothing: The Joy Diet – Week Two

Before I finished reading this chapter, I assumed I knew the meaning of nothing. On the first few pages I found Martha Beck’s words, “…doing just about anything is preferable to doing nothing,” and convinced myself that I was destined for defeat – doomed to a week of 15-minute sections of required silence. This is the problem with assumptions.

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The Joy Diet - Week One

Today marks the beginning of The Next Chapter: The Joy Diet. I am excited to join this online book club of courageous, artistic and thoughtful bloggers. It may be obvious since this blog is still a baby, but this is my first undertaking of the sort. I am looking forward to seeking joy while exploring Martha Beck’s concept.

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