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2017 JOYful Musings

Issue 5: May 31, 2017
What's Next

Issue 4: April 28, 2017
The Winds of Change

Issue 3: March 30, 2017
You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Issue 2: February 28, 2017
The Way of the Lightworker - Anchoring in the Light

Issue 1: January 30, 2017
The Path of Harmony and Peaceful Existence

2016 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2016
Gather Wisdom

Issue 11: November 30, 2016
The Gifts of My Father

Issue 10: October 28, 2016
Pain is Inevitable - Suffering is Optional

Issue 9: September 30, 2016
Whatever It Takes ... No Matter What!

Issue 8: August 30, 2016
Throw Your Hat in the Ring!

Issue 7: July 29, 2016
Be "On TIME" with Your Life

Issue 6: June 30, 2016
Summertime

Issue 5: May 31, 2016
Let It Be...Find the Time

Issue 4: April 30, 2016
The Journey Continues...

Issue 3: March 31, 2016
Embracing the Unexpected - Part Deux

Issue 2: February 26, 2016
Embrace the Unexpected!

Issue 1: January 29, 2016
Supporting Your Best Life

2015 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2015
JOYful Reflection

Issue 11: November 30, 2015
Whatever Makes You Come Alive

Issue 10: October 30, 2015
Ask * Align * Allow

Issue 9: September 29, 2015
Who Are You Being?

Issue 8: August 28, 2015
Vibrant Health ~ Ageless Living

Issue 7: July 30, 2015
The Power of Loving, Approving and Forgiving

Issue 6: June 30, 2015
A JOYful Impact

Issue 5: May 29, 2015
Joie de Vivre

Issue 4: April 30, 2015
The Best Version of You!

Issue 3: March 31, 2015
Align Your Feelings with Your Desires

Issue 2: February 26, 2015
Claim Your Power

Issue 1: January 30, 2015
The Gift of Release

2014 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2014
Profound Life Lessons from 2014

Issue 11: November 26, 2014
The Power of GRATITUDE

Issue 10: October 31, 2014
Resilience with a Capital "R"

Issue 9: September 26, 2014
It's All About Perspective

Issue 8: August 28, 2014
Always Follow the Energy

Issue 7: July 30, 2014
Ways of the Spiritual Explorer

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Issue 6: June 29, 2014
Keeping It Simple

Issue 5: May 28, 2014
Decide to Live!

Issue 4: April 30, 2014
The Next Step ~ The Newest Chapter Unfolds

Issue 3: March 28, 2014
The Art of Discernment ~ Cultivating Your Authentic Self

Issue 2: February 26, 2014
Connecting to JOY

Issue 1: January 31, 2014
The Art of Mindfulness

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Summertime

June 30, 2016

Hello my JOYful friends! It's summertime and the livin' is supposed to be easy, according to that lovely old song sung so movingly by Ella Fitzgerald. I've always favored the summer season since childhood as it gave me such a profound sense of lightheartedness and freedom. I was a good student in school and actually enjoyed it for the most part, but fully welcomed the reprieve from lessons and homework each year from June to September. Hide and seek with the neighborhood kids under the stars at night, softball tournaments, barbeques and picnics, swimming at the enormous local town pool, long john popsicles from the Good Humor Man, slip and slide, water balloon fights, trips to the library each week to load up on all the wonderful mysteries and biographies that I didn't have time to read during the school year and more are some of my fondest summertime memories.

I've been strongly directed to take a break just like the old days of summer and am checking in to let you know that I intend to do my best to recharge, refresh, rejuvenate and renew my state of being over the next few weeks. Orders from my "heavenly" friends have been prescribed to resuscitate some of those happy summertime activities to revive my spirit and revitalize my body which have been working overtime for quite a while now. Time for some much needed self-care, peace and quiet plus some plain old fashioned F-U-N!




Well, I'm on board with that and I'm letting go of as many things as I can in my life right now to accomplish that goal - starting with this mini-JOYful Musings edition. A trip with my husband to Bora Bora or Fiji would be delightful, but I think we'll have to settle on finding our own piece of paradise and leisure in our own backyard. Since we live in beautiful, sunny San Diego that won't be such a stretch to achieve. The challenge will be ignoring the usual chores and many household tasks that have been set aside during the past several months of busyness elsewhere, but I'm up for that challenge. In fact I welcome it with open arms as it will help spur me on to victory as I find my way back to the real and JOYful me - the me that has been wondering who turned out the lights!

Perhaps my recollection of childhood summer fun will be your reminder to stop and smell the roses more often, to pay attention when it's time for a break in your routine, maybe to plan a much needed vacation. After all, you're so worth it and I can guarantee you won't regret it!




Teleseminar Update:

I will be taking a break from my monthly teleseminar call this July.

I invite you to join me for the next call, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 PM Pacific


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Quotes to Ponder


Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
~A.A. Milne

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~J. Lubbock

I've learned lately that no one is going to hand me a permission slip and tell me to take some time out for me.
~Wynonna Judd

I took some time out for life.
~James L. Brooks





So Remember...


... it's important to pay attention when we need a little down time, a change of pace, a break in our routine so that we can maintain our very best selves!

I'm skipping this month's teleseminar, but invite you to mark your calendar for the next call on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 PM Pacific ... unless I decide to extend my summertime break to forever!!



May each day bring you more JOY, unexpected and happy surprises and...
...the next step for Livin' in the FUN Zone!


In JOY,

Sherri