Category Archives: Defining Joy

Where is YOUR Joy?

Just over a week ago I attended a short workshop on joy. Facilitator Belinda Ageda has just posted a follow up interview on her blog, which I think beautifully illuminates the nature of joy. Like Belinda, I feel that joy … Continue reading

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Wellness and Joy

If you are living in Toronto and are interested in exploring the place of joy, you won’t want to miss this year’s Wellness Celebration of Health, Food, Creativity. This will take place at Luc Sculpture and Yuri’s Village (Greenwood and … Continue reading

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The seeds of joy

Trees, hoar-frosted, rimed with pure, white light; bright sun shatters morning mist . . . Around a mirrored mountain lake, the loon’s call echoes eerily . . . Gold-rimmed dusk-horizon, crowned with a paint washed sky . . . Spiralling … Continue reading

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A first attempt at a definition of joy

I have found most dictionary definitions of joy to be sadly lacking: The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational … Continue reading

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Beginning to develop a concept of joy . . .

Look round any bookshop, scour the web – it seems to be a lot more difficult than you would imagine to find any coherent definition of ‘joy’! Below is a mind-map that brings together some of the initial ideas that … Continue reading

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