Some people mine for gold.
I “mine” for light.
Yours, mine, and humanity’s.

I am the founder of Joy-Based Living (JBL), a peer-led community made of conscious, empowered individuals. Together, we are generating a strong, collective energy, co-authoring more of what we want to see in the world.

The JBL Beginner’s Guide E-Book and community offer a “worthiness and well-being” workout. With peers. Without agenda. Your entry into the community is the JBL Beginner’s Guide E-Book! Found here: www.joybasedliving.com/beginnersguide

I “mine” for light through creativity, connection, and contribution.

Creativity. I developed my art skills by making a commitment on Facebook to paint every day (from 11/11/11 to 12/12/12) and post each painting. Every day, all sorts of people responded to that day’s painting and commented on how they experienced it. I learned so much! For one thing, you don’t have to be a great artist to communicate a clear message. Secondly, those awesome people who love and support your authentic expression – they are your tribe! By the end of the year, people were regularly purchasing my colorful creations, which are delightfully scattered throughout this Guide!

Connection. I have a Master’s in counseling and have enjoyed coaching individuals and groups, and leading personal development classes since 1998. My career has given me access to connecting with many people from the heart and engaging in conversations that really matter. Over the years, through work and play, I have been privileged to witness many people soar into greater freedom, and each time, it feels fresh and new, like watching butterflies emerge from their cocoons.

Contribution. I have created and facilitated numerous programs, including Reach Your Stars seminars and Creation Mastermind courses and have authored several books as a way of sharing ideas, insights, and inspirations with a larger audience.

What excites me most about Joy-Based Living is that it is a co-creative conversation. It is a result of many leading-edge conversations with an amazing tribe of people, including you! Together, we are generating a strong, collective, empowered energy – co-authoring more of what we want to see in the world. To me, this is LIVING ART.

I am inspired by the beauty of nature, and surrounded by the most amazing community in a small town on Lookout Mountain, in Alabama, USA. I live with a Great Pyrenees, Hiro Nakamura, who is a master of Joy-Based Living.

You can find me at www.joybasedliving.com.

ps. YES, my middle name really is Happy, from birth, a namesake from my great-grandmother, who was also a pioneer!

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