Monday, July 28, 2014

#CJBL, Law of Attraction Final Chat Recap

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I cannot believe that the Chasing Joy Brunch & Learn is less than a week away.  Time has flown by.  The Brunch is on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm at the Maggiano's in King of Prussia, PA.  I am excited to get to hang out with some of you readers in person.  For those of you who don't live near Philly or are unable to attend you can still join in online.  We will be live tweeting (as well as posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus) during the Brunch.  We will be using the hashtag #CJBL.

Last Monday we had a pre-brunch twitter chat discussing the key topic for the Brunch, The Law Of Attraction.  The chat, as always, was a lot of fun.  Key points from the chat include that the Law of Attraction is not about attracting a man and identifying limiting thoughts.  I am not an expert on the Law of Attraction at all. That is why I enjoyed the chat so much and am looking forward to learning from the speakers from S.H.A.R.E at the Brunch.

If you were not able to join us for the #CJBL chat last week take a look at the Storify slide show below for a few highlights.  Feel free to jump into the conversation right now by retweeting or replying to any of the tweets below.

Don't forget to log on to your favorite social media outlet and join in the conversation during the Brunch on Saturday from 11 to 3pm.  If you are in the Philadelphia area and want to attend there are still a few tickets left so register today!!!  Sales end on Wednesday.  

What part of the twitter chat conversation did you enjoy the most?

Friday, July 25, 2014

#FlashbackFriday: Dating a CAJT

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Happy Friday Joy Chasers!

I hope you had a good week. I did, including a lovely Beach Day in lieu of work.


Now Friday is here and its time to Flashback. Fridays here on Chasing Joy is when we give our old posts a little love.  Pick an old post of your choosing from your blog and add it to the linky below.  You can also share your post on the Chasing Joy Facebook page and on Twitter using the hashtag #FlashbackFriday.

This week I am linking up Dating A CAJT.  Luckily my dates these days are way better.

Now add your link below and find new readers via the power of the linky!

P.S. The Chasing Joy Brunch & Learn is next Saturday.  There are only a few days left to register so do it now! It's going to be great you don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How To Get Back On Track Chasing Joy

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Chasing Joy Ambassador Samantha
We all get down sometimes or find we just don't feel like ourselves.  We need to get back on track.  Today Chasing Joy Ambassador Samantha is writing about how to get back on the track of Chasing Joy.  

Sometimes you lose your way lose track of what's important get overwhelmed by the things happening to you and around you.

You need to stop and relax. Remind yourself of what's important.  Acknowledge that tough times will come.  Realize it’s all part of life.

Take a fresh look at your dreams, vision board, goals. Rewrite your plan; the old one no longer works.  See if you still want to chase those dreams and realize that dreams do change as you grow and experience life changes.   Get rid of what you no longer need or whatever it is that is hindering you.

Find people you can trust to help you and keep you motivated. It doesn't have to be someone you see every day but just someone who pushes you towards your dreams, someone who challenges.   

Forgive those who let you down and forgive yourself too.
Don't beat yourself up for having failed or gone off track.  Just dust yourself off and try again.

Find new ways to motivate yourself.

How do you get back on the track of Chasing Joy when life pulls you off track?

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Joyfully Making New Friends In Real Life Via The Internet

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Make new friends but keep the old. Some are silver but the other's gold.  If you were ever in the Girl Scouts you probably learned that song about friendship.  I definitely agree with the lyrics.  Old friends are great but new friends are great too.  With old friends you have shared history and a common bond.  With new friends you have new shared common interests.

One of the challenging things about adulthood is maintaining positive relationships.  Most of us are not meeting new people every few months like when we were in school.  Also once you find a career you are content with you are no longer meeting new friends at work either. Most of  us by adult hood have developed a circle of friends.  However, some friends get married, some friends don't, some friends have kids, some friends don't, some friends move to other cities and some friends don't.  We are not always at the same stages in life as our old friends. That's when making new friends becomes important.

Having fulfilling positive relationships is an important factor for happiness.  We all want to have people in our lives to talk to, share experiences with and to make memories with.  Sometimes new friends are necessary to make this happen and the Internet can help.  Now I am not talking about making new Facebook Friends who you never see or spend any time with. I am talking about making new real life friends who you will see in three dimensions. How can the Internet help with that?  MeetUp.com is the answer!

I am at a stage in life where I am single, childless, and into getting healthier, blogging, and building my Chasing Joy Brand.  Not all of my friends are at this same stage in life and into the same things.  This is where MeetUp comes into play.  On the site there are thousands of groups based off of different interests in specific geographical areas.  I have joined a few.  Yesterday I attended an event after joining the Phillylicious Diva Affairs group.  It was a fitness event, the Fabulous Fitness Party, where we danced and worked out to hip hop music.  It was kind of like zumba minus the Latin Flare.  At the end of the event I chatted with some of the ladies and discovered a few entrepreneurial types who also have events coming up.  I had a good time and am looking forward to attending more MeetUps.

Here is a picture of some of us after our workout.

Have you ever gone to a MeetUp.com event?  How do you make new friends as an adult?  

PS.  You can make some cool twitter friends tonight during the #CJBL twitter chat at 8pm EST.  




PPS.  If you are on MeetUp.com be sure to check out the Philly Chasing Joy Meet Up Group

Friday, July 18, 2014

#FlashbackFriday: BoB January And Giveaway Winner Is...

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Happy Friday Joy Chasers.

I can't believe we are only about two weeks away from the Chasing Joy Brunch & Learn.  I am both nervous and excited.  I always feel nervous before Chasing Joy events because I care so much about them. I want them to turn out really well with everyone having fun, meeting new people and learning new things.  I want people to leave my events with a more positive and assertive outlook on life.   I want Chasing Joy event attendees to leave after having decided that being happier is a realistic goal and possessing new tools to pursue that goal.  I am super excited about the event because I know our speakers, Damaris and Yaritza, are going to teach us how to use the Law of Attraction as a tool to help us have more happiness and joy.  I can't wait!

I wanted to make sure as many of you as possible could come to the Brunch, so last week I opened a raffle to give away two free tickets.  The raffle ended this week, and the winner is... Dai Reed!!!  Unfortunately, there could be only one winner.  But there is still time left to purchase your tickets.   I guarantee the Brunch will be worth it. The speakers,  networking,  and full Brunch Buffet (yes a full meal not just fruit and muffins, check out the menu) are all going to be great.  Register for your tickets today.   For those of you not close enough to Philly to attend you can hang out with us online during the Brunch.  We will be live tweeting, Facebooking, and Instagraming throughout.  Just follow the hashtag #CJBL on your favorite social media site.  As a matter of fact start following the hashtag on twitter on Monday the 21st at 8pm EST.  We will be having our 3rd #CJBL chat talking about the Law of Attraction and the Brunch.


It's a shame we have to wait two more weeks for the #CJBL fun.   In the mean time I know what we can do, jump into the flashback! It is #FlashbackFriday after all.  Here is how it works.    FlashbackFriday is where we link up one of our older posts that needs a little love. It's pretty simple. You can link up any post you like, but the idea is to link up an older one, and give it new life via the power of the linky. The only rule is to be sure to visit AT LEAST TWO other links. If you are first to link up be sure to come back and visit at least two of the links that come after yours. You can also share your post on the Chasing Joy Facebook page and tweet about the linky using the #FlashbackFriday Hashtag.

My favorite posts from last weeks link up are:
Sheila Hawkins' post on creating Not-To-Do List
Homemade Applesauce-- for your apples that are squishy.  This post gives a super easy recipe. 
 Tina C. Hines's post on  not taking on other people's pain if you are an empathetic person.

This week I'm linking up BoB January. This post lists my favorite blog posts back in January of 2012.  I should start doing these posts again.

What post are you linking up? Find new blogs and new readers via the power of the linky!

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