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My hope is that Joyful on Purpose is a place where people will be inspired to live intentionally and to look for joy in each day. While I have always thought of myself as a pretty optimistic and happy person, it wasn't until I experienced loss and tragedy that I truly understood joy. I often describe the road through grief as the most beautiful and most tragic experience.

Along the road I decided to look for "= Joy" moments, those little treasures (or big!) that remind me that life is glorious and people are gracious. I hope you will seek and find what equals joy.

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Joy Manifesto

Joy Manifesto

 

  • Zooming in on Joy

    Over the last two years I’ve gone from being a fairly avid runner who paid pretty careful attention to what I consumed to, well, the current version of me. Some junky life stuff happened and I “let myself go” as they say. I try not to allow photos of myself…

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  • Goodbye from the Window Seat

    I answered that I always have a speech in my back pocket when my mom asked if I wanted to say anything or read something at my stepdad’s memorial service. It was a half-truth. While always prepared to share words about uncovering joy, I hadn’t quite prepared for that particular…

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  • Service as Joy

    I recently made a career change, and during the interview I was asked what sparked my interest in the position. Without any hesitation, my answer was, “The word ‘support’ is in the title.” I then shared some of my story, which I hesitated to do because I don’t want to…

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