The JOYFUL LIFE Blog

Grab a cup of something steamy and dive into articles 
on all-things life and business. 

Did you happen to catch my LinkedIn post last week as I was prepping a talk for International Women’s Day? I LOVE public speaking. The first time I ever gave a speech was for my 4th grade commencement.  I was ten years old. My whole family sat in the front row and I was my […]

March 18, 2024

How I spent IWD… 🎉❤️

Joy?  Let’s be honest, it’s not even in your top 10 things to do. You’ve got more important things to handle: the board meeting, the customer presentation, the imploding supply chain crisis (I mean shouldn’t we be done with this sh*& already?!), your boss wants to talk about the “thing”, the school called, and your […]

February 22, 2024

Nah! Who needs JOY? 🙃

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share something that would not only bring us love but also some JOY! For some, Valentine’s is a great day to celebrate someone they love, but for others it can be lonely and disheartening. I’ve definitely sat on both sides of this fence. My years […]

February 8, 2024

My Valentine’s Gift to You: The Key to Unlocking Everyday Joy

Picturesque Maine, known for a captivating coastline with world-class lobsters, a breathtaking mountain region, home to the Northeast’s greatest ski resorts and a portion of the Appalachian Trail.  People come from all over the world to visit and consume our little slice of God’s country.   Scenic Route 2 ran right through my sleepy little town […]

January 25, 2024

Lessons from My Hometown: How My Roots Define My Purpose 

Ever find yourself questioning your dreams and your own audacity to even have them?  Then running through a list of reasons to squash them yourself? Yah. Me, too.   My stream of conscious ramble goes something like this: Who the heck do I think I am?  I grew up in a tiny little town in Maine […]

January 11, 2024

From Small Beginnings to Big Dreams: My Journey to Becoming The Joy CEO

Imagine this: you’ve checked all the boxes.  You’ve reached some of your biggest goals: you just got the promotion with THE title, you now have THE pay, you’re finally in THE house. You’ve got the kids, the car, the Louis.  Life is pretty damn good.  You stay busy and booked with color coded calendars, you’re on […]

December 4, 2023

Identifying the ‘Thing” That’s Robbing You of Joy

Ever since I can remember, I had a longing, an ache.  I have worked from home for years, decades.  I would travel to see customers, bosses, teammates.  Planes, trains, and automobiles has always been a tagline.  I’ve never minded the busyness, but there were times when a hint of loneliness was palatable.  I was looking […]

November 8, 2023

I got 57 women in the same room. Here’s how it went….

Have you ever experienced such joy? Allow me to introduce Miss H, the daughter of a dear friend. Just this very photo of her brings me joy…. xo I admit, I love summer.  Among all the seasons, it claims the crown with its elongated days, warm temps, unbridled laughter of carefree children, and the luxury […]

September 1, 2023

Hey, Summer…I really loved you!

Happy July! I hope this blog post finds you in a serene beach setting, where you can unwind with your favorite beach read, SPF protecting your skin, and a refreshing sparkling water by your side. When I’m at the beach, I can’t help but let my mind wander and indulge in daydreams. But let me […]

July 6, 2023

Don’t Quit Your Daydream

Let’s be honest, you love your job – the pace, the work, the people, the industry, the constant learning, the leading, the “being in the know”. But there are moments when the demands of your job know no bounds, nor do they know a season. For some, summer means long weekends at the shore or […]

June 9, 2023

Embracing Summer Joy: Balancing your Executive Role and the Temptation to Play Hooky