Where’s the Joy?

Dear Molly,

By the time I’m done with work, I’m exhausted.  How can I create space for more joy in my life?

– Joyless in Juneau

Dear Joyless in Juneau,

Choose 1 day a week.

Without knowing what you’ll be doing, or how you’ll manage it, just pick one day of the week.

This is your day!

Whether you feel like it or not, this is the day each week you treat yourself to something nice.  A bouquet of flowers, a new cd – something to lift your spirits.

These little tokens of appreciation for yourself will begin to lift your heavy energy.

Make sure you do this every week.  No skipping out on yourself!  Reminding yourself you are loved by first giving it to yourself will open the door to more joy.




Creative Flow

Dear Molly,

What do you do when you can’t get your creative juices flowing?

– Blocked in Brentwood

Dear Blocked in Brentwood,

I love this question.

Here’s how you start your way back home to your true, creative self:

Create space in your day for something fun.  You only need 30 minutes to start.  Pick something that makes your heart sing (painting, singing, etc…).  You know what it is – trust the first thing that comes to you.

Don’t feel guilty about it!

Just start this one hobby and watch how allowing yourself to do something you really love begins to open you back up.

Be a kid again!!

Reconnecting to play and the process of enjoying something will get the juices flowing again.  Hope this helps!