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 143: Do a Little Thing

Podcast Episode 143: Do a Little Thing

Little things can make a BIG difference. Listen in for a few examples of how this can happen, when I tell you about an “erotic goat,” a lady who committed herself to paying for at least one convenience store customer’s bill every week, and my grandpa, who threw...

Podcast Episode 142: Anticipate Joy

Podcast Episode 142: Anticipate Joy

Sometimes the anticipation of suffering worse than the suffering itself.  Ever seen a 5-year-old start crying before he even gets a shot?  Negative anticipation is powerful. But so is anticipation of joy.  And I’ll bet you have experienced this too—at least on a...

Podcast Episode 141: Sniff Out an Adventure

Podcast Episode 141: Sniff Out an Adventure

Have you ever had the crazy feeling that you were on the edge of an adventure?  And have you ever heard the phrase, “If everything goes perfectly, it’s not an adventure”? A few years ago, my niece, Becky and her now-husband, Martin, decided to get married in Italy,...

Podcast Episode 140: Get Your Towanda On

Podcast Episode 140: Get Your Towanda On

Where do you need some extra boldness this year? I will say that when I’m in need of some courage, I have a little ritual that helps me: I love to take a deep breath and yell, “Towandaaaaa!” in my own head.  It all started when I saw the movie Fried Green Tomatoes....

Episode 139: Write Your Own Headlines

Episode 139: Write Your Own Headlines

Back in 2020—you remember that year, right?—Andy Stanley, like the rest of us,  had apparently had a rough go of it, and had that in mind when he wrote this: Sometimes he said, I just want it to stop. Talk of COVID, looting, brutality. (Feel free to insert your own...

Podcast Episode 138: Celebrate

Podcast Episode 138: Celebrate

This week I have something special for you. If you're listening to this episode when it drops, it's just a few days before Christmas--the time of year that is so very loaded with activity and emotions. And sometimes it's easy to focus on the busyness and the feelings...

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...

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