Joie 13 – Seeking Balance

Joie 13 – Seeking Balance

It was bound to happen. Ever since the mysterious virus known as Covid-19 began to make news at the end of 2019, work/life balance – always a precarious knife edge on which to exist – has been reinvented and re-examined for so many of us. (Hopefully, the...
Joie 12 – Downshifting

Joie 12 – Downshifting

This week, I again missed my Monday target date for new weekly posts. It’s important for me to remember that posting on Mondays is a goal (and a good one; I like to be consistent) but that missing it doesn’t make me a Bad Person. And remembering that is an...
Joie 11 – Updating!

Joie 11 – Updating!

Whew – what a week! To twist the Bard into a pretzel, some weeks are born stressful, some have stress thrust upon them, and some achieve stressiness. (Apologies to Twelfth Night. I’ll go put on cross-gartered yellow stockings as penance.) The last week...
Joie 10 – Art Shows!

Joie 10 – Art Shows!

One of the things that brings me joy is using the creative part of my brain and psyche. In fact, I consider it to be an “Essential.” In my “day job,” I teach law – an occupation I quite enjoy and one that rewards logical, methodical...
Joie 9 – Books!

Joie 9 – Books!

Today is the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  The day has become “Read Across America Day,” and the entire month of March is National Reading Month, so it’s a great time to discuss the joy of books. Books are something that’s always given me joy. My...
Joie 8 – Simplifying

Joie 8 – Simplifying

I’ve kept a journal for years. Sometimes, it’s more of a diary of what happened that day, sometimes it’s more of “hey, I noticed this and it was cool,” sometimes it’s a list of things that inspired feelings of gratitude in me....