Mindfulness training for living a joyful life
Featuring explorational and inquisitive training through
insightful questions to unlock your inner joy.
Influenced by the teachings and philosophies of the
Eight Pillars of Joy from the novel, The Book of Joy.
The main initiatives of Joyful Living are:
The Perennial Project for Seniors
Joy cannot be found in the pursuit of a goal, an achievement, or an outcome. It resides fully in our minds, our hearts, our spirit, and from our relationships with each other throughout our lives. Understanding this is the ultimate goal of my Joyful Living initiative.
For me, questions are like keys. The right question, asked at the right time, will open a door to something you don't yet know, something you haven't considered, or helps gain a new perspective - about others and about yourself.
For me, it is the search for TRUTH - the elements, experiences, and patterns that enrich and are the chapters of your life.
I believe that JOY is within each one of us. From the moment we are born, joy is clearly evident and necessary for our growth, development and frankly, our survival. As we get older, however, it seems easy to forget that as our lives are dealing with sadness, sorrow and negativity, we have the ability to reverse those feelings and truly find positivity and joy in our everyday lives.
My intention with Joyful Living is to bring forth the joy that is within you and not only enhance your life, but the lives of those around you.
Relationship and Community
At times, it seems like our means of communicating with each other is overrun by technology - specifically Facebook, Twitter, email, etc - and we are slowly losing our ability to engage effectively with one another. One of the benefits of the Joyful Living initiative is that I highly encourage face to face interaction to achieve ultimate presence and to be fully engaged with another person.
"Relationship is the true proving ground for spirituality. Ultimately, joy is not something to learn, it is something to live. And our greatest joy is lived in deep, loving, and generous relationships with others."
The Eight Pillars of Joy
Based on the teachings, interviews and conversations between His Holiness The Dali Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, they concluded that the Eight Pillars of Joy are qualities needed to cultivate and sustain true joy. My coaching, workshops and writings are greatly influenced by these two, amazing teachers.
The Eight Pillars of Joy are: