Happy New Year 2023!
Here we are at the beginning of a new year. A clean slate that offers us so many possibilities!
What do you want to do this year? What do you want to create? Can you envision it?
As we enter into this gift of the new year of 2023, let’s see if we can be the champions of joy in the world! In our own lives and in the lives of others.
Let’s ponder for a moment. What is joy exactly? And how would we spread it?
When we think of the word “joy,” we might picture people who are laughing and smiling, without a care in the world. And, yes, that is joy!
But what is joy in our everyday lives when maybe we do have concerns and worries? And how can we spread more joy to others on a day like that?
Let’s brainstorm some ideas together.
We can spread joy every day by sharing…
What else comes to mind?
Joy can be quite simple, yet it has potent, life-giving energy!
As we are spreading joy to others, let’s not forget about bringing joy to ourselves too.
Think of something that brings you joy. A simple pleasure. Something that puts a smile on your face and makes you feel warm and happy inside.
What brings you joy in your daily life? A warm cup of tea? A delicious and healthy meal? A favorite song?
Maybe it’s a hug or smile from a loved one? A breath of fresh air from outside? Reading a book? Being active – running, walking, dancing?
Or maybe you enjoy working on a creative project? Going out in the snow? Accomplishing the next steps of your goal? Your dog or cat curling up next to you?
Inspired by St. Hildegard, one of things that brings me joy is eating simple, nutritious, and delicious food. You may be familiar with the recipe for Joy Cookies that I often share during the holidays. They bring me joy!
So now, guided by the wisdom of St. Hildegard, I want to share with you more nourishing and healing foods (and recipes!) that are meant to bring joy, revitalization, and healing into your life.
Stay tuned and keep an eye out for upcoming blog posts on Nourishing Foods to Bring You Joy and Revitalization.
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I was born in London, England, educated in Switzerland, and am fluent in English, German, Spanish, and French. I hold a Doctorate in Ministry Degree and Masters Degrees in Counseling Psychology and Education. Also, I am an accomplished artist and educator. I use all of this and much more when helping others heal their souls.