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Writing for the Heart: A Practice for Self-Liberation

Today we have a guest post from Purvi Shah, a writer and poet who recently facilitated a wellness session entitled "Imagining Our Wondrous Selves" at a Joyful Heart Heal the Healers event in New York City. Today, Purvi shares her reflections on why writing can be a practice of self-care, self-revelation and self-liberation.

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Recommended Reading – Reunion 4


What I Know Now:  Letters To My Younger Self

by Ellyn Spragins

Ellyn Spragins’s collection of forty-one letters by remarkable women from all walks of life is an inspirational read for all ages. Whether you peruse the book all at once or simply pick it up when you’re in need of some extra motivation, this compilation of letters will encourage and enlighten you.

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1in6 Thursday: A Model of Men's Nonviolence

March 1, 2012 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

If you walk into my home office in Austin, Texas you will see two posters—one of Emiliano Zapata and the other of Cesar Chavez. Both of these men struggled for the rights of the poor and oppressed and organized movements that changed society; however, the tactics they used to achieve this social change differed greatly. As his birthday approaches, I would like to reflect on the example of change set forth by Cesar Chavez.

Chavez once said:

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Wellness Wednesday: In the Mood for Gratitude

Feeling more frenzied than thankful? In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, it's way too easy to let travel plans, family drama and other stuff crowd out the really important part: the gratitude.
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Wellness Wednesday: 10 Minutes to Tune In

You know that cliché about life being a gift? Well, we buy it. Every new waking is another chance to appreciate and use our lives, so we're trying to recognize that potential by taking 10 minutes each morning to get ready for greatness. With us?
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Inspiration from Andrea: Celebrating Women

March 21, 2011 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
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NYCAASA's 2011 Lydia Martinez Collaboration Awards

March 11, 2011 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Dear hearts,

Joyful Heart was proud to sponsor the Lydia Martinez Celebration of Excellence, hosted by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (NYCAASA) on Monday.

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Thoughts on Teenage Love

February 16, 2011 | BY AndreaBuchanan | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
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JHF Recommends: Finding Nemo

February 10, 2011 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
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Inspiration from Andrea: Introduction

February 3, 2011 | BY AndreaBuchanan | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Hello, my name is Andrea Buchanan and I am a very proud founding Board member of the Joyful Heart Foundation, and I'm also a writer.
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