The Joy Journal

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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JOY + JUSTICE

JOY + JUSTICE

The Beginning Joy + Justice was born out of a challenging and unprecedented year.  Through the COVID-19 global health crisis we are proud to say we have been a source of happiness and positivity. In March of 2020 when our production was held and factories closed, we reached into our core and it was simple... We needed to find a way to make a difference and bring joy to our community. April 2020 kicked off this campaign with a Virtual Art Party. We collected enough donations to print 800 Awaken Joy Coloring Books designed by our founder, Sara. The books were sent to 9 hospitals. The last...

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3 Ways to Decrease Stress with Soothing Style Choices

These times are tough, we can all agree. The weight of schooling decisions, holding space for our children’s mental health, the state of our nation… it’s a lot. I am a firm believer in you look good you feel good – so even if all you want to do is stay under the covers, here are 3 ways to get dressed and calm your nerves.
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