What Does Joy Have To Do With It?

I was listening to a speaker yesterday, and they said something that hit me between the eyes. In the middle of their 18-minute talk, they suddenly blurted out, “You’ve gone through enough in life! It’s okay to feel joy.”
Something in my head clicked. I realized I had been denying myself permission to feel joy for a long…long time.

Dear Pressure, We’re Breaking Up

I thought I thrived quite well under pressure. Work pressure, relational pressure, mental and emotional pressure, you name it. There’s a part of my brain that shifts gears into overdrive and just goes. And if it’s life-and-death kind of pressure, even better. From working with massive — and sometimes aggressive — animals to emergency services, […]

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