Archive for July, 2015



The Joy in knowing your limits

Published on July 19, 2015

Here in the Central Valley of California we are having a hot summer. That’s not so unusual for us, but there is something about seeing our green lawns disappear that makes the hot weather seem hotter. We “escaped’ this weekend to the Bay Area, Berkeley in particular, to remember what it feels like to wear […]


Practicing Joy

Published on July 12, 2015

In order to find that place of joy in our lives, I think we must begin with caring for ourselves. Joy is a constant way of being, happiness comes and goes. To fully care for ourselves, we need to be honest with ourselves about what brings us joy and to take time to practice our […]


We’ve got that Joy……

Published on July 4, 2015

When I was a kid at camp, we had a song that we frequently sang. The words are, ” I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, down in my heart. Where?? Down in my heart!”. I remember singing this song around the campfire, on difficult hikes, or even when the homesickness bug would bite me. Even […]