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Friday, November 27, 2009

The Joy Diet: Feasting

We have so much to celebrate! The spaciousness of Nothing, the power of Truth, awakening Desire, bringing Creativity to life, daring to Risk, indulging in Treats, remembering to Play, sharing Laughter, making Connections and celebrating by Feasting! What a journey! Thank you for making it so special.

For our Feast, you'll find some thoughts and wishes from Joy Diet Journeyers in this post! I will leave the Joy Line open for another week, just in case any of you were shy and are now inspired and emboldened! I'll add your messages as they arrive. All you have to do is call The Joy Line at (214)615-6505 ext 4830 and leave a message. Easy-peasy. We'd love to hear your voice.

And we cast forward to what's next for The Next Chapter, I'd love to get your feedback. If you wouldn't mind taking a few minutes to fill out this survey I would really appreciate it. It will help keep the inspiration flowing and going!

By the way, I've got something a little different lined up for The Next Chapter in the New Year! I hope you'll be a part of it. Sign-ups will start in December and because of the nature of this next adventure, for the first time, participation will be limited. Sign up for my newsletter to be sure you get the details.

I look forward to many more adventures with you!

A treat from Kathryn:

A treat from GraceGal:

A treat from Becky N:

A treat from Silky:

A treat from Karen D:

A treat from Lisa:

A treat from Gina G:

A treat from Ananda

Call The Joy Line: (214)615-6505 ext 4830
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Friday, November 20, 2009

The Joy Diet: Connection

Well, it looks like with everyone feasting for Thanksgiving, timing isn't great for wrapping up this Joy Journey with a teleconference celebration! Inspired by so many of you saying that you'd like to hear each other's voices, I had an idea!

The Joy Line! (214) 615-6505 ext 4830

Remember how Martha left us an inspiring treat? Why don't we do that for one another? I've set up a Joy Line that will be active until 8:00 AM EST on Thursday November 26th. You are invited to call in and share some or all of the following:
  • What you would bring to the Feast for us all to share.
  • A favourite part of The Joy Diet journey.
  • A wish you would like to make for each of us.
Long distance charges will still apply but you can make the message as short and sweet as you like. Be sure to share your name and blog name, so we know whose voice we're hearing. I will compile all of the audios together for next Friday. Listening to everyone's beautiful messages can be part of our closing Feast! What do you say?

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Joy Diet: Laughter

I hope your week was full of laughter and joy. In the spirit of the laughter ingredient, I'm sharing this video - it's the last few moments that are really key. It's a joy to share some giggles with you!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Joy Diet: Play

Can you believe that we're in the last month of this journey? In just 3 weeks, we'll be wrapping up with feasting! Now, it's become a bit of a Next Chapter tradition to wind up with a celebratory call, a time we can get together and share, voice-to-voice, what the experience has been like. This time, I'm imagining us each bringing our own uniquely flavoured dish to The Joy Buffet!

Celebrate Feasting at The Joy Buffet

Date: Friday, November 27th
Time: 2:00 EST
Where: Conference Call - I'll be sending out an invitation with the details over the coming weeks. The conference call will be an American number.

I will also record the call for those of you who can't make it. If you've never attended a conference call and are curious what it would be like, you can listen in to The Wrecking Ball Call from the last session of The Joy Diet here.

Enjoy filling your week with Laughter!

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Joy Diet: Treats

Treats put me in the mood for sharing, so here are some more treats for you today:
  • Martha shares the extraordinary line from the delicious Mary Oliver poem, Wild Geese: "You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." The only thing even better is the whole poem and the heartfelt lead up to that line. Enjoy it here.
  • 28 seconds of outrageous cuteness here.
  • If you missed the treat of Martha's message for us, you can hear it here.
  • I hope this song sparks a smile for you as it always does for me. The video absolutely reminds me of all of us joy journeyers. Watch it here.
  • And for being such awesome journeyers and already making it this far, I'd like to offer you the treat of a $10-discount on the inspiration e-pack Your Creative Spark. This treat is good until next Thursday at midnight, when we move onto Play. All you have to do is add the item to your cart and then add the discount coupon "treat" and you will receive the discount.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Treat for You!

What a wonderful way to start Treat week. Here's a message just for The Next Chapter from Martha Beck herself!

The Joy Diet: Risk

MP3 File

I'm afraid I've continued to have some technical difficulties, so this week I'm sharing with you an audio instead of a video.

Several people have been mentioning that they feel they'd like to take longer with each ingredient but they don't want to miss out on connecting with the group. One thing you might consider is forming a subgroup, exploring each ingredient for 2 weeks and keeping each other company along the way. That would take you to January 1st.

My eye will have to stay on the weekly participants and I will wrap up on November 27th as planned (in fact, I'll likely hold a Joy Call that day to celebrate the end of the journey and to enjoy Feasting together!), but if the bi-weekly pace feels right to you, please, identify yourselves to one another in the comments and form an EP (extended play) group. You can still post Treats on the Treat post. You'll just know to look out for each other at the 2 week mark. You could even add (EP) to your link so that you can identify one another other easily.

Whatever pace you choose for the journey, I hope this next little bit brings you a taste of joy.

PS Because last week's video was hard to hear, I've provided transcripts here.