“The Joy” Finding Joy Even in the Pain in September.

The Joy My Joy in September, as seen in my photos. Happy Birthday, Maggie! Off on an adventure… A precious little one on the way.  I can’t wait to hold you:-) Sweet Brodie Music on the lawn. What fun! Hiking with a Meetup Group There was a lot of joy to be found in September.…

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The Joy-Erica and Josh’s Wedding

My daughter and her new hubby just received their wedding photos.  Looking over the event, I remember the happiness and “joy” that surrounded the day.  Take a look with me at my beautiful memories in photos. Here are just a few images of the big day. There are very painful events that occur in most…

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There is Joy Even in The Pain of Divorce- A Quote by Joseph Campbell.

I hope you were able to find joy this week.  I found joy in my children and grandchildren.  My dog Brodie brings me joy and hearing the birds singing on our early morning walks add to that joy. God Bless you on your journey. KathieyV

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Morning Motivation, Small Things Matter

Small Things Matter As I watched this short video, it was easy to see that no words need to be spoken to show God’s love to others.  Sometimes we think that to share God’s love it has to be communicated through a tremendous gesture that reaches a large number of people.  I don’t believe that…

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The Joy-Finding Joy in the Coffee Shop Psalm 16:11

Even when life is hard if we look around we can see God’s beauty that surrounds us.  It is everywhere. This week I found beauty in the spring flowers, my children and grandchildren, hearing the birds sing as my dog and I went on one of our many walks and the list goes on.  Thank…

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Divorce Diversion: Taking Care of You, Ways to De-Stress…”Peel an Orange”…Aromatherapy

Ok folks, it’s time to de-stress.  Those of us going through divorce seem to be a reservoir for stress.  I never had any issues with unhealthy anxiety or depression until I was blindsided with marital separation after decades of marriage. On one stress index scale, divorce rates the second highest stressor with the death of a spouse first.  I don’t…

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Your Truth Will Set You Free….Unless You Are Gaslighting!  

I talk with people often about divorce.  Many women and a handful of men I have spoken with  have experienced, what some call, gaslighting.  How I understand gaslighting, it is the twisting of the truth and invention of new untruths. I found an article that deals with the subject, “I Reject Your Reality and Substitute My…

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Ways to Reduce Stress. Try Reading.

Here is a quote in regard to reading and stress relief that I found online….. “Reading worked best, outshining other stress-reduction techniques like listening to music, taking a walk or having a cup of tea. Stress levels declined by 68 percent after participants read for just six minutes, leading Lewis to say, “Losing yourself in…

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Finding Joy in the Journey. The Many Pieces of Joy in Photos July 2018

Finding Joy in Family  Happy Birthday Caleb! Finding Joy Exploring New Places Finding Joy in Reading (although this one may be a bit too dark for me:-)  Finding Joy Playing with Photoshop  Finding Joy in Good Food Finding Joy in Learning (I now can select the perfect watermelon:-)  Finding Joy in God’s Word Thank you…

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