Tag Archives: Joy

Cultivating Gratitude This Season

Cultivate Gratitude This Season

As we move into the holiday season, it can be easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. We worry about getting the best deals and buying enough presents for everyone; hosting the perfect holiday party; having a perfectly decorated home. There’s so much pressure to be commercially perfect that we forget […]

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Access Your Joy: Create a Gratitude Practice

A Gratitude Practice Helps You Be Joyful (By Vladmir Volegov)

When someone asks me what one thing they can do to shift their life, without needing to think, ponder, or ruminate in any way, I answer “Gratitude.” When a client asks me how to stay emotionally afloat during a crazy period of time, I tell them to do two things: their gratitude practice and weekly […]

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Releasing the Shoulds for The Holidays

Releasing the Shoulds for The Holidays

How do you define and perceive the holiday season? For some, it’s an opportunity for holiday parties and time with friends, or an opportunity to spend time with parents, grandparents, siblings, and distant cousins.  The promise of good food surrounded by love and joy is defines what Thanksgiving, while for many people, Hanukkah and Christmas […]

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What Do You Want?

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Tell me, darling: What do you want?  No.  I’m not talking about unlimited books, a trip to Paris, a perfect relationship or a killer wardrobe that fits your (now) size 4 svelte body. I’m asking you what your heart most desires so that your soul can soar. Don’t get me wrong.  There’s not a damned […]

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It’s OK to Be Happy

I'm going to let you in on a secret that I learned:  it’s OK to step towards happiness.  In fact, it’s ok to actually BE happy.  Just like you need to create a peace agreement and accept who you are in this moment, you can decide that you are happy and are going to continue to step towards things that delight you.    Here are a few things to help you on your way.

I’m going to let you in on a secret that I learned: it’s OK to step towards happiness. In fact, it’s ok to actually BE happy. Just like you need to create a peace agreement and accept who you are in this moment, you can decide that you are happy and are going to continue […]

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The Art of Play

The Art of Play

I spent a chunk of last week wallowing in crankiness.  I wanted to pick fights and complain.  Deep down, I knew what the problem was, but I came up with all kinds of excuses, mostly surrounding the need to work harder and get back into the swing of non-travel routine.  What was my problem?  I […]

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