Many of us reserve joy for special occasions. We leave it in the back of the wardrobe, zipped up in a protective bag, and bring it out only when we have been given an excuse to wear it. Surely joy shouldn’t be something we set aside for births, weddings and parties? Let joy be unconfined! Let it be a frequent occurrence, and let us find it in the most mundane of events and experiences. I’m … [Read more...] about The story of everyday joy
You are carrying the accumulated joy of centuries. Setting aside for a moment what your logical mind makes of this, what if it were true? What if, rather than shouldering many generations-worth of pain and suffering, you have within you the joy passed down from your ancestors? It’s an intriguing story. And if it were true, what if you lived your whole life without connecting with this joy that … [Read more...] about Perhaps we should let joy be unconfined
Having been a writer and journalist for more than 30 years, I never fail to be seduced and intrigued by language. We use words to construct meaning and context for our lives, therefore the language we use is extremely important. So I was fascinated to find out about a recent study that shows English is an overwhelmingly positive language. It started with a mathemetician at the University of … [Read more...] about Oh, what a lovely language!