The Joy Journal

3 Ways to Find JOY in Self Care This Valentines Day

3 Ways to Find JOY in Self Care This Valentines Day

The snow outside has slightly melted and iced over. The Swiss Miss packets are running low. All your leggings are in the laundry basket. It's only the beginning of February!! I feel you. Winter is long this year. It goes without saying we all feel it. There is a cloud over mothers more than ever - and the mental load is heavy. I'd be lying if I said I didn't fall victim to this stress - but when does it hit the worst? When we stop taking care of ourselves.    Here are 3 ways to find the JOY in self care this year...

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3 Ways To Infuse Joy Into Your Next Flight

Imagine a travel experience so relaxed you arrive at your destination as if you’ve just been at the spa? Whether you are a frequent flyer or only step foot on the plane for special occasions – it is everyone’s goal to make travel as smooth as possible. Here are 3 ways to infuse joy into your time in the clouds.   Did you know slowing down your breath for just a few moments at a time can put your body into a relaxed state? After takeoff – spend 5 minutes with box breathing. Breathe in for 4 counts, hold it...

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The Story Behind the Breathe Joy Lavender Pouch

The Story Behind the Breathe Joy Lavender Pouch

I didn't really become familiar with the calming scent of Lavender until I was about 6 months postpartum with my first born. I was power walking to the subway in New York (pumped breast milk + new mom anxiety in hand) and I rushed by Union Square Market and the dried lavender tent. In the 90 seconds I had to spare I bought myself 5 tiny lavender sachets and kept them all over my apartment and in tote bags. They quickly became my go to - anxious about leaving Liam before work? Take a deep breath, smell the lavender.  ...

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3 Tips to a Positive Mindset

3 Tips to a Positive Mindset

Do you ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Yeah, me too. It happens to the best of us. Mom life is stressful and pandemic life has only made it harder. There is so much to complain about - BUT stop right there. Do you want to be a Negative Nancy? (Sorry, Nancy.) Your life - including your mindset - is in your hands. Go Attitude Shopping!   Here are 3 tips that help me choose happy and live in a positive mindset...1. Practice gratitude for small details like a hot breakfast. Actually spend a minute thinking...

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My Gift to You

My Gift to You

Hi Friends. Thanks for being here and taking a minute to read. As we are all embarking on a new season of change I am feeling so deeply grateful. The world is tumultuous and yet I am still standing and here to bring joy to your day. If I am impacting you even in just moments of positivity, I am succeeding. Have you been taking care? Practicing gratitude?  It really works - remember just a few moments of intentional positive thought every day can shift your mood holistically.      This new season brings upon new challenges for everyone, and for...

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