Joyful Living Through Deep Connections

How do you define friendship? I’m sure you have people who qualify more as acquaintances than friends. We all do. These people are important and provide value in some way, but they’re not the first people you think about when considering the deep friendships you’ve made. You experience the most fulfillment and true joy when you connect deeply with others, whether they’re friends, family members, or intimate partners. Here are…

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Your Lifeline is Your Connection

For the next month, I will explore and talk about connection and community. It’s one of the things that women like us miss most once we transition out of the 9 to 5 lifestyle and into our encore. It’s also one thing that makes the difference between living a life of joy and fulfillment and one of boredom and feeling alone. You have a community and social connection when you…

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5 Easy Ways to Create Joy Today!

Joy doesn’t have to be hard to manifest in your life. You can create it with conscious effort and an intention to have more joy in your life. Joy is a mindset, a way of being. It’s not about what happens to you. Joy is about your internal reactions to events, circumstances, people, and situations. It’s the attitude with which you live your life. When you pay attention and internalize…

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Understanding Joy and Happiness

As we enter our encore years, fulfillment becomes a major focus. This period, rich with experience and wisdom, invites a deeper exploration of two commonly interchanged concepts: joy and happiness. Understanding their nuances can be enlightening, especially for women transitioning into their encore years.   The Essence of Happiness: Happiness is frequently tied to external circumstances or events. It’s that feeling of contentment when things go according to plan, like…

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Creating New Traditions For Your Encore

For most people in the U.S., there are traditions surrounding Thanksgiving (and almost every other holiday.) You gather with family and friends, have special celebrations at work, and share holiday-related goodies. What happens when work is no longer in the picture? For many women in their encore years, life changes dramatically when going to the office, and being with others is no longer part of your life. Now what? The…

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Embrace the Spirit of “Your Encore, Your Rules” (Part 9)

(9 of 9 in The Path To Joy Series) As you enter your encore years, you’re greeted with a liberating proposition: “Your Encore, Your Rules.” This mantra isn’t just a call to action; it’s a declaration of independence. It invites you to celebrate this phase of life as a unique opportunity for personal fulfillment, to fill your days with joy and grace, and to live on your own terms. This…

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Welcoming New Experiences: Embracing Life’s Shifts in Your Encore Years (Part 8)

(8 of 9 in The Path To Joy Series) As you step into your encore years, a canvas of opportunities and a chance to redefine your existence with openness, curiosity, and a hunger for new experiences greet you. This period in your life is not just a continuation; it’s an invitation to explore, grow, and savor the possibilities that lie before you. Embracing change and welcoming new experiences are crucial…

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Finding Fulfillment Through Giving Back in Your Encore Years (Part 7)

(7 of 9 in The Path To Joy Series) In your life journey, you’ve come to understand that true fulfillment often stems from the impact you make in the lives of others. Your encore years present a beautiful opportunity to embody this principle through volunteer work and mentorship. Engaging in these acts of generosity enriches the lives of those you help and creates a rewarding cycle of joy and community…

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