The Monthly Good – Good News for February 2018

Good news for February 2018! Another month of good news! Check out last month here Man Carries His Wife’s Urn During Eagles Parade: ‘I Had to Make Sure She Was Here For This’ FLY EAGLES FLY. In case you havn’t heard, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl this month for the first time in franchise history. This guy brought his wifes ashes to the parade because she was  a die hard fan and would Read more…

3 Things My Failures Taught Me [INTERVIEW]

Every failure is a learning and growing opportunity that ultimately teach you how to succeed. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Belen Baquerizo, founder of A Hint of Life, to interview her about failure. Belen clued us in on the importance of FAILING FORWARD, and how failure is not something to be mourned, but celebrated. A Hint of Life is a motivational lifestyle blog that aims at helping women live their best life. Read more…

5 Communication Stress Management Tips from a Nurse

By Anna Rodriguez, BSN, RN, CCRN @the.burnout.book As an introvert, I sometimes find it exhausting to communicate with others (especially strangers, for some reason)! Do you ever have to give yourself a little pep talk before calling to make an appointment with a new doctor’s office? Do you ever stress about going to a party because you know there will be people wanting to do that small-talk chit-chat? And then you spend your weekend in Read more…

What You Didn’t Know About Stress, Burnout, and the Difference Between Them

What’s the difference between stress and burnout and what defines burnout? Let’s begin by defining burnout. Burnout in a nutshell is a constant depletion of mental, physical and emotional energy – without expected or real needs being met. Burnout is a gradual process that builds up over time- sometimes without you even knowing. It can be caused by a mismatch between work and person which leads to outcomes of disrupted work performance and personal factors. Read more…

The Monthly Good – Good News for Jan 2018

Good news for January 2018! Another month of good news! Check out last month December 2017 here Nasa tests tiny Uranium-powered nuclear fission plant designed to sustain future Mars colony – International Business Times, UK Edition For the first time since the 1960s, NASA has tested a nuclear fission reactor lovingly named KRUSTY (Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology) in an effort create a viable power source for future colonies on Mars, the Moon, or elsewhere in Read more…

Five Solutions to Fatigue Throughout Your Day

I’ve gone through my fair share of low energy days. I went to the doctor once for it- I had no energy, lots of fatigue, and sometimes my hands would feel tingly. It turned out that I had a significant deficiency in vitamin B-12 which impacts your energy! I always advise checking with your doctor if you’re feeling low on energy to see what’s up. However, if you’ve gone to the doctor and you’re still Read more…

Three Tips to Help You Stay Focused

We live in a society chock full of distractions and procrastination, making it hard to stay focused. I mean how can you not get distracted? Talk about SENSORY OVERLOAD. The consequences of being ‘ON’ all the time thanks to our smart phones and devices may lead to adverse effects on our productivity and, ahem, not truly being focused. Yup- just because you have all those productivity apps doesn’t mean you’re more productive! The majority of Read more…

The Monthly Good – Good news for Dec 2017

Good news for December 2017 – Our first in this series! About The Monthly Good – Your monthly dose of good news from Joy Energy Time Do you hate everyone on the internet? Is netflix and a snuggie your favorite pastime to escape from the depressingly soul-crushing real world? Feel like you are constantly force-fed nothing but depressing media until you are fat, sick, and sad? Want to recluse to a cabin in the woods? Read more…

Three Easy Tips For a Beautiful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving usually means stuffing ourselves until we have to unbutton our pants (that’s why this year I’m wearing a dress). Although we definitely SHOULD enjoy our meal, and we will eat more than usual, we can still be mindful about our eating. This doesn’t take away from enjoying our meal, but rather enhances our eating experience so much more. Here are five tips to maximize your day so that you always put your health first Read more…

Why You Aren’t Having a Happy Weekend

The weekends! We have that phrase “TGIF” in pure celebration for the weekend. We spend the most money on Friday and Saturday as a society living it up. We fill our weekends with endless binge watching marathons, binge drinking, or binge errands – do we ever just REST? I so struggle with this, I admit it. The weekends have all this hype and we have so many expectations. Something that I’ve learned the hard way Read more…