Joyful You

JoyWomen have joined hands throughout all of time and in every culture.  It is our way.  We gain power by the joining…for the new possibilities and power it creates for community and for each of us individually.

Joyful You is such a joining.  Our goal is to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere in which we join hands to support each other in a journey together to explore the possibility of bringing joyful health into each of five major parts of our being:

Food and nutrition 

Mental/Emotional 

Intellectual 

Movement 

Spiritual/Social

We seek a holistic approach to health.

 Each member of our team will be exploring to find that key which makes the very difficult task of changing a habit both doable and sustainable over time.  The key is JOY!  We believe that in all aspects of our lives there are things that bring us joy.  If it’s fun or we can work to make it fun, we will be more likely to succeed long term.

And we pledge to be there to support each other in that journey.

 

How does Joyful You actually work?  What’s it like?

Although the idea was conceived by a group of women years ago, they never moved it to action.  This year, 2015 when Tanya Verzoni came to “dream catch” with REM’s Dream Catcher, Faye Nicholson, they both experienced a joyful time melding the former groups work into an active plan.  Our first meeting was on April 2nd in REM Forum at the Center from 5:30 – 6:30.

Our meetings will be one hour, 5:30 – 6:30,  monthly, first Thursday of the month.  The hour will be divided into three sections:  20 minutes of discussion on a topic in one of our five categories, another 20 minutes on a topic in another of our five categories, and the last 20 minutes will be discussion about what we have heard and free flow from there.  At exactly 6:30 the meeting will be closed.  Those who are involved in hot conversations or choose to stay and just have social time getting to know each other are invited to do so.  Last person out locks the door.

At our next meeting:  September 30, 2015 – 5:30-7:00

Explore Quarry Road – Meet in a Yurt and explore nearby trails escorted by Caroline Mathes.  Take a look online at the Quarry Road site.

Summer Walking Trails in MaineSummer Biking

What was the April 2, 2015 meeting like?

Attendees to this meeting logged in as the charter members of the team.  They set the direction for what happens for all of 2015 by deciding what three things they would like to do or learn about in each of the five categories.  All participants had an opportunity to share ideas and then vote by placing two of their 10 stickers on each of the five category sheets listing all of our brainstormed ideas.  Those which got the most votes will be the topics we find speakers to present.  Perhaps members of the team will be able to advise Faye and Tanya who might be asked to present on a particular subject.

To find out exactly what will be happening at the next meeting go to the Joyful You – Members Page.  (A private page for members only.)

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Joy is key!  Find your Joy!

 

 

Joy can be intense...electrifying...

Joy can be intense…electrifying…

 

or quietly, deeply, every cell enchanted.

or quietly, deeply, every cell enchanted.

 

Being together in Joyful You will help us remember.

Being together in Joyful You will help us remember.

 

We'll make the journey down the path we choose and the walk will be the life we know.

We’ll make the journey down the path we choose and the walk will be the life we know.

 

And we'll refuse to get in our own way!

And we’ll refuse to get in our own way!

 

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Link to the Joyful You – Members Page.  (A private page for members only.)

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