Is Joy our Life Condition?

JoyI’m still reflecting on the Holistic Wellness conference that the Mayo Clinic hosted in late July. One of the keynote speakers (Dr. Henry Emmons) shared this thought-provoking quote: “Surely joy is the condition of life.” I found it interesting that a psychiatrist who deals with all things mental would share this beautiful quote! Even in the midst of mental challenges or mental illness or even desiring mental clarity (in contrast to feeling mentally overloaded and/or overwhelmed), joy can be a potent underpinning of our lives. It was Henry David Thoreau who said this … all those years ago, he was onto something, wasn’t he?!

What do you do to bring JOY into your life?

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