what is joy

Let’s Talk About Joy

Danial Hooper Uncategorized

So yeah… I recently wrote about happiness. It was important for me to take some times and break down the essence of happiness while doing my best to attempt to spread it to the people I love. Such as you, I love you. You’re my best friend. It goes 1) You 2) Jesus 3) Ghosto [my cat] 4) my wife. Don’t tell Joanie. After the article, I had a number of people reach out to me and ask about the …

harder to kill, easier to love

Harder to Kill, Easier to Love

Christy McCarty Uncategorized

“Resilient people are harder to kill, easier to love… You’ve gotta understand and accept that bad stuff is gonna happen, but you have to set yourself up for success.” -Pat Barber What a year. 2020, guys. It’s been a year of wonder.  We are living in a time when the pace of world change has reached an exponential rate, and society seems to be spinning frantically on its axis. Each of us has been reached by the wildly unique events …

No Grit, No Pearl.

Christy McCarty Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness, Uncategorized

“No grit, no pearl.”  Tiny phrase, big meaning. Merriam Webster states that grit can mean a hard, sharp granule, as of sand, also: material, as many abrasives, composed of such granules.  Or it can also be the firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. Pearls.com explains that pearls form when an irritant works its way into an oyster, mussel or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. …

Better Together — The Power of Community

Christy McCarty Family, Relationships, Uncategorized

Tribe. Clan. Network.  What comes to mind when you hear these words? Community. At one time, the community you found yourself a part of was primarily based on your location. With the advent of modern technologies, this is no longer the case. We are part of a community not only based on our location, but also based on our lifestyle, our beliefs, our heritage, our education, our talents, interests or abilities. Consider your own community. For some, this may be a …

Let’s Talk About Time

Danial Hooper Uncategorized

So yeah… How can a clock move so fast and suddenly so slow? How were the first two weeks of January soooo slow and then suddenly we’re in February? Why does it feel like we never have enough time to actually achieve the things we want to do? Is this going to be a boring article with rehashed time saving tips that don’t actually work? Quick answers: 1) time only goes at one speed, you’re the one who changes. 2) …