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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Let’s Talk About “The Apps”

The popularity and prevalence of dating apps was already on the rise before the pandemic, but global shutdowns seemed to guarantee that anyone and everyone looking for romantic (and social) connection downloaded at least one.  Online dating is now so popular that studies suggest it’s the third most common way to meet  a partner in the U.S. …

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Let’s Talk About Higher Education

 (And Why the Enrollment Rate is Dramatically Decreasing) You may have heard that college enrollment numbers have been steadily declining. Here are the facts: Between 2009 and 2019, undergraduate enrollment decreased by 5%. This means that even before the pandemic, enrollment was declining.  Since the fall 0f 2019, enrollment has continued to decrease — it’s now …

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The Importance of Work Friends

We all know co-workers can make or break your workplace experience. Feeling supported and genuinely cared for by those you work with improves productivity, job satisfaction, creativity, and more.  But are you aware of how your co-workers impact your life outside of work? A new study from the University of Bath in the UK reveals that care …

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