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My Two Best Tips for Claiming Back Your Mind!

April 13, 2014

The ego. What is it and why does it get in our way? The basis of my work at The Joyful Mother is helping women see, understand and navigate through our ego. As far as our identities go, most of us live lives fully engaged with the ego. We don’t consciously know there is anything else underneath. We do, however, sense this “other” state of being in flashes. Those moments when the mind is quiet and peace…

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Your Attitude Is Contagious

December 10, 2012

Think about it. An attitude is kinda sticky isn’t it? Even with our kids, when they come home in a cranky mood or your husband walking in the door drained and less than cheery after a stressful day at work, that stuff sticks right on to you!! That is what happens to all of us at one time or another. But the cool thing is that it doesn’t have to! You actually have the power of allowing…

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50 Ways to Get to Your Joy Default!

February 13, 2012

I talk a lot with my clients about their Joy Default. What is that you ask? Your Joy Default is your life underneath your life situation. It is the natural positive energy that is underneath every negative thought, belief or problem. It is my belief that we are meant to feel good. Humans are supremely good at making life complicated. We over-think our challenges until we have made them official problems and have so far removed ourselves from a natural state of JOY…

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Problems and Our Truth Telling Filter!

February 3, 2012

Where in your life do you make problems where they’re really aren’t any? I am going to venture a guess here and say that all of us wish we could just turn off our brains sometimes, am I right? Let me here an “Amen to that!” Our minds habit of engaging with what at the onset is just a passing thought, but when the mind has its way with it, becomes a full fledged PROBLEM in no…

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7 Step to Begin Exploring Your Inner World

January 16, 2012

I had a visit from a friend of mine last week. He is one of my very closest friends, but for the first time he started opening up about his past and the rough start he got as a kid. What he went through would have destroyed another man…reduced him to a hollow shell of a man, but my friend is a loving soul, a peaceful, creative, joyful wonderful survivor. He has created a life for himself…

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Breaking The Over-Thinking Habit!

October 25, 2011

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ~Marcus Aurelius For most of us, we live our lives unconsciously prisoners of our own mind. Women especially tend to brood over events in the past or anxieties about the future. Why is that so? I believe for the most part, overthinking is…

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Lessons from Spring….

May 11, 2009

I love spring…I know it is from living under the ice and snow for 6 or 7 months, but I just cannot get enough of it. Just in the last few days, the trees are becoming full of beautiful new leaves and my tulips I planted from bulbs just bloomed on my birthday (this past Saturday)!Just so much beauty to take in each day…every time I walk outside, it takes my breath away. As I walk each…

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Wisdom from the mouths of babes….

May 6, 2009

So I have been doing nothing but arguing with Sophie, my 6 year old these days. As all 6 year olds are, she want what she wants when she wants it regardless of what mamma is doing or where we are. As the weather has warmed up considerably, she is especially fixated on ice cream and can, if permitted, begin eating ice cream at 9am and continue throughout the day. So, of course any conscientious parent isn’t…

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