Any idiot can face a crisis- it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out,” said the Russian Playwright Anton Chekhov. Day to day living can wear you out, for many it is filled with the same old routine- the bills, the kids and their homework, the laundry, and the list goes on and on.  How to make those days feel less ordinary and more joyful you ask? Well for starters try some of these suggestions:

1.  Laugh every day.  Call a friend and be silly.  Laugh at how awful your day is going.  Laughing is a known stress reducer!

2.  Play hookie.  Call in sick and go out and do something soul nourishing.  Go climb a mountain.  Spend the day with your lover.  Go for a walk on the beach.

3.  Let it go.  All that is bothering you, work through it and release it.  Negative thoughts, angry feelings and harbored resentments will not serve you in your quest to be joyful.

4.  When things don’t go your way or go as planned, change your plans.  Be flexible.

5.  Surround yourself with people who want to see you succeed.

6.  Break routine and have cake for breakfast.

“Intentionally expose yourself to things that you’re afraid of.  Start telling yourself that the smooth, comfortable life is not something to strive for, but rather a recipe for boredom and stagnation,” suggests West Point Psychologist Michael Matthews.

Passion.  Love.  Joy.  Contentment.  Excitement. Fun.  Strive for those feelings in your ordinary days.

C’mon join the joy ride. Be a Joy Rider.

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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.