Where is it you need to be?

Do you need Faith?  This week go to your worship service.

Do you need a good sweat?  Go to your gym or join one.

Is it solace you need?  Go for a hike in the woods minus the IPOD and cell phone.  Just you and your thoughts.

Go where you need to be.

Not where people tell you to go.  Not a place that is negative.  Nor a place you leave frustrated and unhappy.

Go to that place of excitement, joy and happiness.

Don’t go by intimidation or guilt.

Go where your heart is telling you to go.  For each one of us needing comfort and love, it is a different place.

Walk in the woods.  Laughter with friends.  Passion with our soul mate.  Joy with our children.  Deep conversation with God.

Go where your soul aches to go.  Only you know that place.  Give yourself permission to go there.  Wherever it is.  Just go.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  This is your year to SAY YES TO YOU! Ready to embrace the world and shine?    Here are 10 ideas to get you moving in the right direction for a more joyful life

1.  Surround yourself with positive, uplifting people.

2.  Buy a beautiful journal and start writing your dreams and goals for the New Year, what do you want to accomplish this year?  Where do you hope to be in 12 months?

3.  Take time for you every day, even if it is a quiet walk around the block.

4.  Exercise!  Make the time, you will feel less stressed, healthy and your heart will thank you.

5.  Ditch the bad habits and replace them with healthier ones.

6.  Sign up for some new classes to grow and learn, my Joy Course will be starting in the Spring!  You will feel empowered and more confident!

7.  Work less, play more…or at least strike a balance.

8.  Forgive and let go.

9.  DREAM BIG!

10.  Join me at my Woman’s Retreat of Rest and Renewal, March 10th and 11th at the Stonehedge Inn and Spa and in Tyngsboro MA.  Oh, what fun we are going to have!  Set your New Years goals in motion with time to relax, think, dream, unwind and GROW.   Call your best friend and invite her too!  Register today!  www.thejoysource.com

Invest in you.  You are worth it.  If you need a positive push, email me and ask about my individual Joy Coaching program, it might be just what you need!  In Person or virtual.

It’s Time to make your dreams come true.

Faith. Strength. Love. Joy. Passion.  All of these I wish for you every day and in every way.  I want you to surround yourself with people who nourish your soul  and  excite you to live your best life.  Seek them out!  Be with them on a regular basis.  Find connection with those who share similar values, and who value you.  I recently began reading one of my favorite books again “The Invitation” by Oriah.  I continue to be drawn to her words.  She asks deep questions and invites you to ponder your answers.  Sometimes the answers are right there in my head and for other questions, well,  I have to take the time, go deep in my thoughts, in silence and wait for the answer to reveal itself.   The one question that I include in my Joy Course when we discuss setting boundaries and taking more time for ourselves is this:

“I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself“. 

I ask the ladies in my course this very question.  Think about it.   Can you?  Can you really disappoint another to stay true to everything you believe in?  Or is your mission to please others? Do you have every intention to stay true but end up giving in because seeing the disappointment on another is too much to bear?

  Staying true to yourself makes you stronger, more confident and empowered.  When you take the time to truly know yourself, what you want, your goals, your dreams, you make right and clear decisions.  The first one should always be Stay True to Yourself.

Do you need a day for yourself?  A soul nourishing day?  A positive day to be with like-minded women who are also on the journey of wellness and joy? 

That is exactly what I thought of when I planned ” A Women’s Day of Inspiration and Joy” for Sunday, September 12.   I chose the speakers with great thought; I want them to excite you to live your best life.  I want them to encourage you to dream BIG.  We all need a day just for us.  Sometimes we are not even sure we really want to be there (as we are driving there)  and we think of a 100 other tasks we could be doing that day…  and once we are there, at the event, we are sure we are in the right place.  In fact we are so sure, we had wished we invited our closest friends and family members who would have also enjoyed it.   Think of the fee to get in, $65, as an investment in YOU.  You are worth it.  You deserve it.  A day to you.  You can meet new people.  Or not.  You can put your raffle tickets in the basket to win really cool gift baskets.  Or not.  But the one thing you will get is a day to yourself, sit back , relax and soak it all in. 

 There is something magical in the air when a group of extraordinary women gather.  The energy in the room will renew your spirit and nourish your soul. 

Come join me in this most magnificent day!   Registration is happening now and ends on 9/3/10.

The inspiration and positive energy you can feel from attending an uplifting event can change your life.  Attending a conference for women focusing on setting your dreams and goals in motion might be just what you need right now.  Are you in need of some creative inspiration?   Are you stuck?  Do you want to be surrounded by amazing women? 

I have been planning the September 12th conference for women “A Women’s Day of Inspiration and Joy”, for the past year with hopes it will be an amazing event.  Over the past 5 years, I have traveled to the West Coast to attend these types of trainings and I have always left inspired, confident and ready to take on the world.  The only problem was , you  my friends, were not there to take part and celebrate with me.  So here I am on the East Coast, planning the event so we can all be inspired together!

Georgianna Melendez, a life coach and motivational speaker , will be speaking about confidence and how Confidence is Sexy.   Why, you ask?  Well, because it is.   I can tell if I am speaking to a confident woman by the way she speaks, interacts with others and how she dresses.   Come listen to Georgianna speak about this topic, you will be inspired!

Dr. Julie McCullough will be speaking about Stress reduction and Healthy living.  YES!  We are too stressed!  She has an excellent presentation that will combine the medical implications of stress on the body as well as stress reduction techniques.  Dr. Julie will lower your stress and you will feel better after hearing her speak!  Come join us!

Our Key Note  Speaker, Kim Todd, Executive Director of Dress for Success in Boston will be speaking about “The Power of Compassion”.  Dress for Success is an orginization that I have happily donated my professional clothing for years.  My thinking as I bring the clothing to their really cool office in Boston is that maybe a woman who is entering the work force might choose to wear it, enjoy it and  feel confident to ace an interview.  Listening to Kim will feed your passion about compassion.  Come celebrate her inspiring words!

As for me, I will be speaking about one of my favorite topics…RISK TO GROW.  I wrote about this topic in my last blog and will talk about it at any time for any reason, I always encourage you to grow, step out of your comfort zone and grow!   There will be wonderful raffles throughout the day, the Enchanted Cottage Bakery will be there providing us with sweet treats to sample and buy, my hand-made “Joy jewelry” and note  cards will be available to purchase as well.  Oh what a fun day!  Won’t you join me and these amazing women I mentioned above? 

Registration is happening now.  If you go to my website and print out the registration form you will be one step closer to attending this exciting day.  You can also register via Paypal.

Let’s get inspired together!!

Passion is like an adrenaline rush.  It consumes our being, offers a fresh perspective on life and fills us with joy. 

 What stirs your passion?  Renews your spirit?  Makes you feel good?

 FEED YOUR PASSION.  Passion fuels us, drives us and gives us a reason to wake up in the morning.  The sparks from the fire fuel the drive and motivation.  You are worthy and you deserve it!  Sometimes you just can’t play by the rules; take the day off from work and go PLAY.   Live on purpose.  People take notice when you are radiating a light from within.  People will gravitate to you.  They will want to know what are you doing, why you are feeling so good and where could they possibly get some.  This is being filled with passion.  YOU GLOW!  If you are having a difficult time remembering what you are passionate about, this might be a nice time to sit outside in this wonderful warm weather and do some soul-searching. (and join my 6 week Joy Course in the Fall where we spend lots of time figuring it out!)   Seek the sparks my friends.  Excitement and joy awaits you.

Don’t settle for boring.  Don’t settle for bland.  Brighten yourself up.

LIVE YOUR PASSION.