Category Archives: Joy

Bringing Joy to My Community

I’m fortunate to be of a naturally positive bent. It’s easy, most of the time, to look on the bright side or at least find a silver lining.

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Stumbling Blocks on the Path to Joy

Joy is overblown, a little voice whispers in the back of our heads. Who needs joy? Can’t you just be happy? Or content? And besides, terrible things are happening in the world! How can we feel joy in the face of … Continue reading

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3 Questions on Joy 2017

It’s May! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, spring and joy have come to the land. I invite you to reflect on these questions as a way of engaging the joy in your life.

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One Pagan’s Ethics and Sex

Almost nothing incites more controversy than sex. Among pagans, there’s generally a “live and let live” attitude. Yet, we vary widely as to what that means. My own feelings about sex can be summed up in two short phrases: consent … Continue reading

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A Joyful Year

Great Joys in the Last Year Celebrating my 10-year anniversary with my sweetie Marriage equality being legalized in the United States

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3 Big Questions On Joy

“Joy” seems intimidating. Being happy, or content, those seem do-able. But joy? That’s a tall order. And yet, I invite you to reach for and embody joy. Here’s some questions to get you started.

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Joy in the Queering

I suppose some might call it mischief rather than joy. I got my first buzzcut because all the baby dykes were doing it and I liked the visible difference. In a fairly homophobic highschool, it was a not-so-subtle, “I am … Continue reading

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Three Joyful Questions

May is the month where I explore Joy. There is something so freeing, so lifting about this time of year. Come contemplate joy with me!

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Some Joyous Moments

Some things that have brought me joy this month include… …and the way those same wildflowers turn white against the black backdrop of the night sky. Have a joyful day!

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Joy in the Body

So often, we are told to focus on what our bodies look like, rather than what our bodies are. Our bodies are this incredibly complex mechanism of regenerating tissues, flexing tendons, firing synapses. Our bodies are deep breaths, beating hearts, … Continue reading

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