The JOY CLUB: Membership Now Open

Written by Dr. Bernadette on . Posted in Exhale

Become a member of the Joy Club. The benefits are life changing. Enrollment is open to all and acceptance is automatic. Simply, decide to pursue peace of mind. Living a joyful life is not based on situations, circumstances, or emotions. You are in control of how things, good or not so good, affect you. The art of joyful living requires that you:

Become a priority in your life. Stop living off of your spare time. You are your most valuable asset. You must first give to yourself to have any excess to share with others. There are 1440 minutes in a day; take a few just for you.

Rediscover you. In the midst of supporting the dreams of others, it’s easy to lose your own direction. Discover and nurture your true passions; those things that arouse such enthusiasm in you that it is nearly impossible to contain your emotions.

Believe in your abilities. “I had gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others, never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discovered that my capacities were real. It was like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat.” J. Mills

Affirm yourself. Do not wait for others to validate you. Your emotions and feelings are real because you say they are. Embrace your awesomeness and become less dependent on the approval of others. What Freedom!

Recharge yourself. Eat foods that do the body well. Engage in fun exercises that are good for the heart and great for the waistline. Exhale into a place that allows you to release stress. Enjoy that amazing life that you have been busy creating!

Accept yourself. Love who you are. Don’t delay loving yourself until you fit into those old jeans, achieve a career promotion, or you make the ultimate purchase which symbolizes your success. Celebrate the authenticity and the greatness that only you can deposit into the world.

Nurture relationships. Connect with family and friends. Don’t make social networking your only communications. Send a card, make a call, plan a getaway to remind your loved ones of their importance in your life. A great relationship warms the soul!

Forgive yourself. Do not allow the past to suffocate your present and your future. Soar above the hurts and disappointments. Let go of the anger and grasp the joy.

There’s always room for new members in the Joy Club. You can have all the rights and privileges that come with membership: a happier, healthier, you!


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