What Are You Built For?

What Are You Built For?

I started this blog more than 3 years ago with the intent of diving deeply into the topic of joy, starting a reverse bucket list movement, and documenting my own reverse bucket list experiences….

9 Ways to Embrace Pain and Discover Joy

9 Ways to Embrace Pain and Discover Joy

Have you ever been caught off guard? Things are going along just fine and you’re happy. Then, the roller coaster ride of life sends you twisting and turning without even a…

The Difference Between Happiness and Joy and Why it Matters

The Difference Between Happiness and Joy and Why it Matters

What is the difference between happiness and joy? An article called Joy vs. Happiness on Psychologies.co defines the difference between happiness and joy the best: “Joy and happiness are wonderful feelings to…

How I Started a Gratitude Practice

How I Started a Gratitude Practice

For as long as I can remember, I only had one thing on my Bucket List—to visit India. My grandmother went on a trip around the world when I was…

Reverse Bucket List Memory 1: Calling Dial-a-Ride

Reverse Bucket List Memory 1: Calling Dial-a-Ride

I had one major problem when I was 8 years old. I didn’t have a car. Mesa, Arizona in the 70s had plenty of bell bottoms, lava lamps, and cars…