PODCAST

Find Joy No Matter What

Join me, Jill Baughan, this season for a podcast full of stories that will show you how to find JOY in the middle of hard places.

Your life may be far from perfect.

Your joy may seem like it’s gone underground.

If so, it’s high time for a resurrection.

For a few minutes each week, I’ll tell you a story–one that just might inspire a way to uncover some joy you might be looking for. Then, together, we’ll consider how it might speak to your own life. And finally, I’ll offer a benediction to send you into your day…or into your night.

So… if you’re up for doing a few joy shots with a friend, my friend…Come and join us!

EPISODES

Podcast Episode 137: Celebrate Each Other

Podcast Episode 137: Celebrate Each Other

Holidays are upon us, and maybe this year you need a little help in keeping a group of people entertained for the better part of an evening. Often, it’s true, when family or friends or colleagues come together, the presence of free food is enough to keep everyone...

Podcast Episode 136: Be More than a Hunka Burnin’ Love

Podcast Episode 136: Be More than a Hunka Burnin’ Love

Years ago, I had the privilege of hopping onto a Harley with Elvis. Not the real one (Elvis, that is. It was, indeed, a real Harley.) but an amazing imitation. And it was probably just about the last place many people would expect to see an amazing imitation of...

Podcast Episode 135: Bring a Clown

Podcast Episode 135: Bring a Clown

Few would argue with you about the benefits of having one or more people around to give you emotional and physical support. The challenge for a lot of people—and maybe you’re one of them—is rustling up a willingness to be proactive in calling these people into action...

Podcast Episode 134: Plan for Joy

Podcast Episode 134: Plan for Joy

There’s a lot to be said for spontaneous joy, and keeping yourself open to it. But no less exuberant is an invitation to planned joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of Joyful, says Every year we sit down and plan how we’re going to be better people.. In the process, we...

Podcast Episode 133: Stick a Little Umbrella in it

Podcast Episode 133: Stick a Little Umbrella in it

"Hey!" I said to myself one day last summer. "Let's kick off a fun July 4th weekend with a colonoscopy!" Well, okay, it didn’t exactly happen like that. I was due for this treat, we were going to be in town and I wanted to get it over with.  I promise this isn’t the...

Podcast Episode 132: Learn a Joyful Word (Like Wabi Sabi)

Podcast Episode 132: Learn a Joyful Word (Like Wabi Sabi)

There is so much joy in learning a new word. I even have a list of words that I classify as “want to use this some day when the time is right” on a white board in my office—words like excrementitious, fantasmagoria and flibbertigibbet add a jazzy little mojo to life,...

Podcast Episode 131: Say “Thank You” Part 2

Podcast Episode 131: Say “Thank You” Part 2

Last May I got an email that changed a corner of my life, and that same email could very well change yours. It was from a former student of mine who said this, in part: As we move through life we meet LOTS of people and sadly some pass away and all we have are...

Podcast Episode 130: Say “Thank You” Part 1

Podcast Episode 130: Say “Thank You” Part 1

An artist named Lori Portka did a thing. And this thing turned me inside out with joy and inspiration. I’m betting it’ll have the same effect on you. Lori worked for two years to make 100 paintings to say “thank you” to and for 100 people who had a positive impact on...

Podcast Episode 129: Go to Plan B

Podcast Episode 129: Go to Plan B

Ever have a vision of the way you wanted something to work out…and it didn’t?  Of course you have. Personally, I’ve had a dream of going dog sledding in the snow. Which hasn’t exactly materialized yet. But a Plan B in that department once yielded an amazing experience...

A Special Announcement

A Special Announcement

Hey friends,  This is just a very short episode to let you know that I have some news to share with you! After creating 128 episodes of joy shots, my heart and my mind need a little space to dream some new dreams and create some new things for you. So I’ve decided to...

Podcast Episode 128: Read Some Poetry

Podcast Episode 128: Read Some Poetry

Tell me the truth: how do you feel about poetry? For the record, I have a consistent habit of being unable to see the deeper meaning in just about every heavily symbolic poem I’ve ever read. I took a couple poetry classes in college, and my MO, especially in one...

Podcast Episode 127: Take a Nap

Podcast Episode 127: Take a Nap

Some people have no nap-shame. They are excellent at taking naps, and gift themselves whenever they feel the need if they can. For instance, my father-in-law was a pro at it. He could fall asleep just about anywhere just about any time, especially, back in the day,...

Podcast Episode 126: Rest Your Heart

Podcast Episode 126: Rest Your Heart

There is so much to worry about these days, so much to steal our joy by filling our minds with stress and distress: the war in Ukraine, mass shootings that never seem to stop, natural disasters, crises among faith leaders, inflation. And because we are so...

Podcast Episode 125: Break a Minor Social Norm

Podcast Episode 125: Break a Minor Social Norm

You are very familiar with social norms--those unwritten rules of behavior that are considered acceptable in society. And since you probably want approval of the other people, you probably tend to comply with most of those unwritten rules of behavior.  And there are...

Podcast Episode 124: Enjoy the Age You Are

Podcast Episode 124: Enjoy the Age You Are

The challenges of moving from one stage of life to another start early…and the transitions don’t get any easier as time goes on.  Maybe you’re at an age at which you find yourself doing a fair amount of reflecting on your life--looking back at your past, taking stock...

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