Month: August 2022

The Intersection of Stress & Sex

 At the beginning of the pandemic, when many couples were quarantined at home together, there was talk of a potential “COVID baby boom” to be expected 9 months later. However, there was no baby boom. And here’s the reason why: “Two zebras won’t mate in front of a lion.” Translation: in the presence of a …

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Unspoken Family Challenges: The Elephant in the Room

Is blood really thicker than water?  Modern families experience countless challenges, many of which are unspoken and laced with shame. Many families choose not to see or address these challenges, for fear of stigma, more shame, and further harm to family members.  In Joy Society, we are dedicated to promoting holistic well-being for professionals, leaders, …

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Becoming Aware of The Emotional Pain-Body

The concept of the “pain-body” was first defined by Eckhart Tolle, a German-born spiritual teacher and popular author of “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth.” Tolle’s teachings have resonated with people across religions and geographic regions, as he translates and expounds upon spiritual ideas rooted in Eastern spiritual tradition.  As with all spiritual …

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How “Diet Culture” Distracts Us From a Culture of True Health

Whether you call it “diet culture,” or know it as one of it’s many alter egos and favorite buzzwords (things like “juice cleanses,” “skinny teas,” “detoxes,” “superfoods,” or “clean eating”), we all are aware of its existence.   Diet culture is the pervasive belief that appearance and body shape are more important than physical, psychological, …

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