Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
Good Morning. Welcome to Joyful retirement
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MangoGuide
23 Nov
Hi Shelley I'm not old enough for retiring unfortunately but thought to join your session how are you doing?
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
I am doing well. Please join us. Never too old or young for joy. Push a child on a swing for proof. Today I would like to talk about whatever is in your mind about finding joy because this is a week when many people around us will be missing friends and family over Thanksgiving.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
How are you finding joy this week?
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MangoGuide
23 Nov
So I'm in my last week of lockdown so I'm spending time with my mum , going for walks , catching up on tv shows and playing xbox games
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
All wonderful choices. One of the ways I find joy is to go outside and just breathe. Sometimes I see birds or squirrels. I try to find joy wherever I look.
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TennisCoach
23 Nov
That’s a great way to find joy
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
Good morning Gillian. Yes. With so much going on sometimes all it takes is to clear your mind and find a happy spot.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
Are any of you planning a zoom or the like to connect over Thanksgiving?
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TennisCoach
23 Nov
I love that idea! We, here in Canada, have already celebrated Thanksgiving. We are now looking towards Christmas and trying to figure out what we can do over the holidays.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
I have a friend who traded recipes with family members and they are going to connect on Thanksgiving day yo see how each other’s recipes turned out. I love that idea. It makes me smile to think of others trying to make my dressing or as I call it stuffing.
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Palm Tree
23 Nov
My granddaughter wants to do a Zoom recipe exchange and then to share results at Christmastime.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
I am always Looking for reasons to celebrate. I’m adding Canadian Thanksgiving to my list.
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Palm Tree
23 Nov
I love making it a priority to find reasons to celebrate. Plenty of reasons for sadness. I want to invent new celebrations.
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Maple LeafHelper
23 Nov
Good morning everyone, our happiness is the most important and rewarding.... whatever makes your soul happy, do it. The art to our happiness is to be satisfied with our inner person. Positivity is a must for a healthy recovery. It’s not always easy but if we don’t try, we’ll never succeed.
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Maple LeafHelper
23 Nov
I’m 50 years old and received a medical retirement. I keep myself busy doing arts and spending time with those I love, my wife, daughter and my 10 month grandson.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
Joanne D. Have you been quarantined ? I went through that. One of the things I have found that helps with joy for me is to laugh. I find comedians on line to listen too, I have seen the funniest cat videos or I find memes to send to friends that I know will make them laugh.
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Palm Tree
23 Nov
Laughter is good medicine, indeed, Shelley! Sharing our reasons to laugh makes us feel better too!
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
Good morning Mater of C. You are so right about positivity. I’m sure your Grandson gives you plenty to smile about
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Palm Tree
23 Nov
Have to run but wanted to pop in to say hi.
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Maple LeafHelper
23 Nov
Being quarantine isn’t easy for anyone. But with my wife and grandson being at risk with this virus, we do our best to make the best of it and spend quality time together, taking walks, doing the things we love. Being out in the nature.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
I was never an exercise person, but Roger you are so right I find much to be joyful about out of doors.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
I mentioned I try to watch comedians to laugh because laughing is a great stress relief because it helps release dopamine a natural anti depressant
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
Iris. You certainly know comedy. I watch a Michael McIntyre any chance I get. Even when he’s not funny I start laughing when he cracks himself up. The joy just happens. He has b m any shot videos on you tube.
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MangoGuide
23 Nov
Hes funny but I prefer Jack Whitehall. He does a show called travels with my father and I like Russel Howard too.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
One of our traditions at Thanksgiving is to go around the table and reflect on something we are thankful for. My husband almost always says he is thankful I haven’t ruined the Turkey. Funny in that he cooks it, I just stuff it. This year we will be without many of our friends and family, but we will still reflect on being thankful.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
Oh hurray. Two new people to find and laugh with.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
I know that a joyful moment on its own may not lead to sustained happiness, but it can start to create a pattern. A way to bring on happiness and finding ways like walking in the out of doors, or watching comedies, or finding silly things to celebrate can help. Positive emotions make us more open minded and receptive to the next joyful thing.
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Shelley DAuthor
23 Nov
I’ll be back next Monday with another joyful topic. I hope you can all join us. Tell your friends. If you have more to say or want to talk with me about other things you can book a session. Until next week, and I challenge you to find some joy in every day.
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