Just Follow the Joy Blog

  • Emotions are for movement!

    October 5, 2020 by

    If a strong, intense emotional landmark arises, see it as a launching pad to take you higher. Welcome the movement after years, decades, lifetimes of stagnation. This can be hard when it relates to trauma. Our instinct is to shy away from the overwhelming sensations associated with pain. Our mind wants to convince us that… Read more

  • Help in Hard Times: Things to Consider

    October 1, 2020 by

    Earlier this week I had a rough couple of days where I found myself navigating a ton of dense energy. After I emerged to the other side I started thinking about what it taught me. I was surprised to find all this stuff pour out of me, a list really of the ways I’ve learned… Read more

  • Possibilities

    September 30, 2020 by

    What if there was a place within you that is untouched by pain? What if there was a path all ready/already for you, awaiting your arrival? What if there was a purpose that has been calling your name since the day you were born? What if there was so much more to this world that… Read more

  • Let me introduce myself

    September 15, 2020 by

    I thought I’d introduce myself to readers new and old. Lots has changed since I started this blog! We’re all in this space of rebirth, even the planet herself as she rages with fires of purification and waters of renewal. Personally, I’m being called to bring more of my self outward after a long (very… Read more

  • A raccoon visitor and a story of delightful synchronicities

    September 10, 2020 by

    I love when blog posts–and raccoons–cross your path for a purpose. Everyone becomes your messenger if you open up to receiving the messages! Earlier this afternoon I was staring at my WordPress feed instead of writing, and saw this blog post from Laura Bruno pop up: Synchronicity, Intuition and Animals 2h ago Somehow I landed… Read more

  • Using hard times as fuel to take you up

    August 21, 2020 by

    Think about a time in your life where you had a leap of consciousness. What were the circumstances that brought you to a new understanding of yourself? When I think about my own life, the times of greatest and most significant leaping occurred during times of enormous friction. There was the dark night of my… Read more

  • More thoughts on freedom

    August 15, 2020 by

    What if freedom isn’t freedom from something (pain, suffering, third dimensional stuff) and instead is the embodiment of your true self, the love that you are? What would that look and feel like? I’ve been thinking, where am I stopping myself from being free? Where do I cutoff flow, where do I give away my… Read more

  • Feeling the call for freedom

    August 11, 2020 by

    I’ve been feeling the call for freedom! What does freedom look and feel like inside myself? For me, freedom is no more falsehood. That only the true, authentic me remains–no masks! It’s freedom of pain and suffering. No matter what appears before me. It’s finding flow and letting the light be…no interruption, no stagnation, no… Read more

  • Things are feeling a little…intense

    August 7, 2020 by

    Right now we are being challenged to step into the big heart that we all have. It’s hard. The more potent the emotional trigger the harder it can be to “unlock” from whatever pops up. But we also have so much assistance available to help us through it.

  • Removing the masks

    August 6, 2020 by

    What are the masks you are tired of wearing? Let’s toss them into a great bonfire and light up the skies with our freedom!

  • I’m grateful for you!

    November 28, 2019 by

    First an announcement — I had issues posting my blog post yesterday and want to make sure you see that I’m giving away some art and stationary to my readers! You can enter by clicking here and entering your email (just so I can contact you if you win – I won’t keep it!) and… Read more

  • I’m your messenger (and you are mine!)

    November 21, 2019 by

    One of the big messages I’ve had lately is how we are all messengers for one another. Me to you, you to me. The birds. The stranger at the grocery store. We are all connected to one big beautiful consciousness. When we share what’s in our hearts we have the ability to pass along a… Read more

  • When ABBA speaks directly to your soul!

    November 16, 2019 by

    I’ll confess: I’m a DANCING QUEEN. Mamma mia let me tell you I love their songs. I had a dream I was their biggest fan. It’s the name of the game right? Knowing me, knowing you, this love-fest could go on forever. There is a point to all this I promise. (You are all like,… Read more

  • Are you running the old fear program? (Aka clippy from windows 97)

    November 4, 2019 by

    What keeps me listening to fear when I know it has no business being in my world? Habit mostly. The brain has been running this old crappy program that’s sorely in need of an update. It’s like I’ve still got Windows 97 running with Clippy telling me to be AFRAID, be VERY AFRAID! (Side note: did you know his official name is Clippit?)

  • I want to give everyone a big hug

    November 3, 2019 by

    So many people are passing through hard times. Pretty much everyone in my life actually. And lots of people who I don’t know, too. I want to hug each and everyone of you (whether I know you or not – I am originally from the Midwest after all. We hug everyone!)

  • Finding inner balance with yoga nidra

    August 30, 2019 by

    I’ve been blogging all week about how to restore the balance of your inner masculine and feminine to help restore vitality and joy. Yesterday I talked about Ayurveda as a resource and today I thought I’d share about Yoga Nidra. When I became consciously aware that my feminine energy was tamped down and really blocked,… Read more

  • The call to purify

    August 28, 2019 by

    A brief story…remember how I said that I made it my goal to restore my vitality and joy? Once I made that choice I was shown all sorts of resources/supports/people that appeared like bread crumbs from the universe. One of them was a podcast I heard with an interview with a woman named Acharya Shunyas, an Ayurveda scholar/author who was being interviewed about a book she wrote. In the middle of the interview I heard her say, “Joy and Vitality are your BIRTHRIGHT!” My jaw dropped to the floor. I knew this in my core but hearing it from her gave me so much hope! It was like a signpost — yes, Sarah, keep following this path!

  • It’s all about that inner balance, baby

    August 27, 2019 by

    This week I’m writing about a journey I’ve been on for the last two years to get my groove back! I’m sharing my story because goodness knows I’m not the only woman who has faced down exhaustion/anxiety/ptsd/infertility or some other host of ailments and longed for something more. Because there is more! [please know that… Read more

  • A journey to reclaim vitality and joy

    August 26, 2019 by

    I’m called to share this journey because so much has been given and it’s time to pay it forward. What is happening to one woman is happening to us all in some way or another. It’s practically an ethos in the United States (where I live) that to be a modern woman is to be frazzled, overworked, over-tired and spent. WHAT GIVES. You are entitled to so much more!

  • Breaking rules, breaking habits

    August 9, 2019 by

    The creation of the art might be a spiritual act, but if you keep it to yourself you have only done half of the work. In sharing it with the outside world you make it sacred. That final step can feel scary and vulnerable but it’s also so freaking POWERFUL. It becomes a full circle moment. Not just receiving but giving it back to source in a new way.

  • Thank you, next! How I found myself (and my way) back to joy.

    March 25, 2019 by

    I would like to now interject and add, What kind of nutty conditioning have I undergone that makes the embracing of joy so difficult and dare I say REBELLIOUS? I have this precious life in a body, a body that can eat starbursts (yes the candy) and go roller skating and sing karaoke and dance to “Thriller” and climb trees and paint pictures! HOW AMAZING IS THAT!

  • Things look a little different ’round here

    March 11, 2019 by

    If you are reading this post you at some point clicked “FOLLOW”, maybe because you have known me since I was in diapers (though I no longer am, let me be clear), maybe because we went to school back in the days when I owned a Debbie Gibson-style hat (and wore it to school though sadly there are no photographs to document this), or maybe because you were sleep-scrolling on your phone and thought, sure, I’ll read the random ramblings of this lady and follow her blog and never think about it again.

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