Is This The Day We Give Fear The Finger?
Joy Bites
by Robin Shear
1M ago
I didn’t mean for it to happen. One minute, I’m driving to a coffee shop in a “don’t go bacon my heart” t-shirt and singing along with the radio. The next minute, my middle finger flew into the air. I know, right? And it happened just. Like. THAT. I’m not making excuses, but it was involuntary. Let me explain because: I don’t want you to think I’m “that kind of girl” and This story might help you face something you’re up against… and therefore, feel more joy (always our focus!) Here’s the backstory. I am holing up at a coffee shop with no wifi turned on, ready to work. I have a job to do. I ..read more
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Would Silence Bring You Joy?
Joy Bites
by Robin Shear
1M ago
I’ve got a crazy idea for you. If your life seems overly demanding right now, consider adding a period of complete silence. It’s crazy, and super counter-cultural, but hear me out. I know that you give all you’ve got to the people and causes in your life. It’s one of the things we appreciate about you most. I also know that giving continually without refilling your own joy bucket can put you at risk for burnout. (Actually, you can find out if you’re headed for burnout by taking my quiz. Share it on your social media and help the people you care about!). One unusual way to refill your ..read more
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It’s Time for a #Feelgood Check-In
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by Robin Shear
1M ago
You’ve been going nonstop. You want to #feelgood. But you’re running yourself into the ground. I see you. I feel you! Do yourself a favor and calm your mind. Focus on only you for now and let other thoughts go for the moment. It’s time for a #feelgood check-in. This is going to #feelgood Take a deep breath for a count of 5 and let it fill your belly. Really. Do it. Hold it for a count of 7 if you can. Now slowly exhale for 8 full beats. Awesome. Let me ask you… in this very moment, on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how good are you feeling? This is your current #feelgood score. What is it ..read more
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How To Challenge Guilt and Take Care of You
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by Robin Shear
1M ago
I was thinking about you on my bike today. There I was, riding in the sun, feeling the freedom, trying to get people on Harleys to give me the biker wave… and wondering about you. At first, I was thinking about myself, because in full transparency, I was feeling guilty. There were so many things I should have been doing… spending time with my family, housework, serving my clients, planning for graduations and weddings… and I wasn’t. Thus the guilt. And then I remembered how a few months ago, I attended a 2022 vision board workshop and learned how it was important to have goals. We were encoura ..read more
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How to Dig for Joy in the Rubble of Your Life
Joy Bites
by Robin Shear
1M ago
I’m not sure about your weekend, but mine was so eventful, I’ve got to tell you about it.  It started with having one wedding dress too many, lead to several online robbery attempts, and ended with goodness. I hope when you read these crazy stories, you put yourself in them, and consider how you’d choose joy along with me. Because as we know, in a brief time, joy can come very naturally, and then things can flip and joy needs to be a choice. This was one of those times. The wedding dresses (plural) Both of my kids are getting married in the fall. It’s such an ..read more
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This One Thing Can Bring You More Joy
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by Robin Shear
1M ago
You can learn how to do this! I’ve been thinking about you and how awesome it would be for you to have more joy-filled moments of meaning. You do so much for other people, I wonder if you ever neglect to feel good on a personal level. I wonder if you forget to seek joy just for you. I kinda think so. What do you think? If so, I’ve got good news. You can orchestrate things that make you feel good. I’d like to teach you how to add more joy to your life. On purpose. It starts with knowing what brings joy to you, what makes you feel good. Let me give you an example. Quick family story One of ..read more
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Don’t Miss Out on The Joy of Connection
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by Robin Shear
1M ago
You know how great you feel when someone wants to hear your story? When they take time to really know “the you below the surface?” It leaves you feeling seen and heard… and valued. This is the power of connection. I want to dig into it with you today because connection can be a great source of joy. It may be an untapped source. In fact, if your joy bucket’s a little low, let me encourage you to stop now and consider whether you’ve really connected with anyone recently. Because the thing is, everyone’s got a story. Yours needs to be heard. So do theirs. Recently, we got together at th ..read more
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Are you living your dreams? Do you have hope?
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by Robin Shear
1M ago
Y’all, I’ve been in “live your dreams” mode lately. Big time. I am thinking, life is short, so let’s live the thing while we can. Tell me you agree. For me, it could be the whole turning 50 thing. Talk about a motivator to have more fun! Or maybe it’s wanting freedom of choice after enduring an “I’m the boss of you” pandemic for 2 years. And I think some of it comes from feeling the hurting hearts of people who are oppressed around the world. Is it strange to want to live on their behalf until they can do more of it themselves? That’s where I’m at, and my “live your dreams” mode is real. It’s ..read more
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Just Breathe. It will help you relax.
Joy Bites
by Robin Shear
1M ago
This newsletter idea might not earn me any literary awards, but I believe helping you relax is more important than trending online right now. Let me ask: Are you feeling the need to relax at all? How’s your stress level? Are you sleeping well? Let’s be honest, life on planet Earth is feeling like Wild Kingdom. Recent events have got our collective heads spinning, hearts hurting and hands wringing. As we watch painful situations unfold around the planet, we struggle to understand them all. Believe me, I’m right there with you, shaking my head in wonder, unable to form words. I feel the need to ..read more
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Is This The Day We Give Fear The Finger?
Joy Bites
by Robin Shear
8M ago
I didn’t mean for it to happen. One minute, I’m driving to a coffee shop in a “don’t go bacon my heart” t-shirt and singing along with the radio. The next minute, my middle finger flew into the air. I know, right? And it happened just. Like. THAT. I’m not making excuses, but it was involuntary. Let me explain because: I don’t want you to think I’m “that kind of girl” and This story might help you face something you’re up against… and therefore, feel more joy (always our focus!) Here’s the backstory. I am holing up at a coffee shop with no wifi turned on, ready to work. I have a job to do. I ..read more
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