While we’re often challenged to “Be the change you want to see in the world,” we’re not often tasked with “Being the joy you want to see in the world.” But being and bringing joy is just as important. In case you haven’t looked up […]


There are a few universal truths that all of us share—we don’t like pain, we don’t like worry, and we don’t like sadness. Given the choice, we would avoid all of that. But what if we did have the choice? Some argue that we do… that we have the ability to ignore even pain. Interesting, right? We don’t recommend trying it, unless walking on hot coals is a personal goal. But there is something we hope you will try, because not only is it good for you, it is good for the world. It’s called, “Happiness.” What if we all choose to be happy or even happier this month? Yes, we get it… there is always plenty going on in our world and in our lives that make it super easy to not feel happy—bills, social injustice, workload, endless chores, etc. And as if all of this wasn’t enough, we have unexpected elements, like natural disasters, illnesses, or accidents. In other words, we have our hands full this month, because being happy can take work. It also takes an absolute commitment from our hearts and our heads. Sure, we can all experience small moments of joy, but we want happiness to be a way of life. We want this to be our baseline—that thing we all feel deep inside throughout our day. So get ready for an incredibly rewarding month, because happiness matters.  


The “buddy system” was created as a means for two people to partner up in order to help and monitor one another. It is also used as an easy way to maintain headcounts on field trips or as a safety measure for increased protection and […]


Scientists have proven over and over again that helping someone else produces a chemical reaction in our brains that, in turn, helps us in profound ways. In fact, volunteering has proven to lower blood pressure, ward off loneliness and depression, increase self-esteem, and even lengthen […]


We are productivity machines. Masters of multi-tasking… constantly plugged in, not missing a beat, feverishly checking off our lists, and flying through our day at mack 5. Don’t believe us? Well, how did it become May already? Ah, now you get it. But being a […]


There is something pretty awesome that the words “cheerful,” “happy,” “jolly,” “merry,” “cheery,” “blissful,” “upbeat,” and “radiant” all have in common… they are all synonyms for the word “joyful.” In our opinion, that makes JOY something worth spending an entire month on. We live in a world that constantly bombards us with stories, news, and information. Unfortunately, many of those stories are not ones of JOY. Instead, we see and hear stories regarding crime, the environment, the election, war, terror, social injustices, and celebrity scandals. These stories have a way of infiltrating our souls… whether we know it or not. And, they certainly don’t conjure up JOY or any of its synonyms. So, this month, we are going to balance the scale. It is time to make JOYFUL stories the headline news. But this starts with each one of us checking in with ourselves and ramping up our own personal internal levels of JOY. For, if we are not JOYFUL internally, it is really hard to radiate and promote JOY around us. And, once we really feel it deep inside, we are going to do everything in our power to spread it broadly. So get ready to feel really good and to help others feel the same. Being JOYFUL matters.