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Journey2Joy: Serving Wellness Sunny Side Up

Journey2Joy: Serving Wellness Sunny Side Up

By Christie Cox

Shared wisdom and tips for self-care, wellness, mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, finding joy, and much more.
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What does it feel like to be Miss America and have EDS? We asked Camille Schrier!
What does it feel like to be Miss America and have EDS? We asked Camille Schrier!
Listen to the Q&A interview with Camille Schrier Miss America 2020 who has EDS and what she shares on how she managed the crown and EDS.  
33:32
July 15, 2022
Q&A with Neurosurgeon Dr. Patel, MUSC
Q&A with Neurosurgeon Dr. Patel, MUSC
Listen to my interview with Dr. Sunil Patel from MUSC on his perspective of hypermobile Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS). 
30:55
July 15, 2022
Roll with the Tide and Learn to Just Relax and Float
Roll with the Tide and Learn to Just Relax and Float
Dory says it best, " just keep swimming."
01:49
July 06, 2020
Don't Allow Your Chronic Illness to Define You
Don't Allow Your Chronic Illness to Define You
You can choose joy and to try everyday to live the best life possible. 
07:18
July 06, 2020
Freedom Equals Choice
Freedom Equals Choice
As this Independence Day passes, I am reminded of our great freedoms we have in the USA.  Freedom is not free. But it is choice, and for that we must be grateful. 
05:12
July 06, 2020
#1 Relaxation Technique: Deep Breathing Basics
#1 Relaxation Technique: Deep Breathing Basics
Deep, diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing stimulates the vagus nerve, which controls your stress "fight or flight" responses.  It activates your relaxation response, reducing your heart rate and blood pressure and lowering stress levels. Science has proven it over and over. Learn more here Harvard Men’s Health Watch, May 2019 or Google "box breathing" which teaches your body biofeedback mechanisms to naturally calm the body. 
01:59
May 28, 2020
Your first mindfulness exercise: Mindful Eating
Your first mindfulness exercise: Mindful Eating
Many practitioners call this one "eating a raisin," but we got more creative to bring out the sunny side. Grab an orange and listen.  Mindful eating is a good first lesson to begin to develop skills in concentration, focus and awareness of all of your body's 5 senses in this exercise, and a healthy snack! 
06:43
May 27, 2020
6 Things I Do Daily to Feel Good About Myself and Life
6 Things I Do Daily to Feel Good About Myself and Life
With content from the wellness website, Tiny Buddha, welcome 6 new ideas into each day to fell happier and healthier. 
08:02
May 27, 2020
Simple daily mindful activities to try without needing to meditate
Simple daily mindful activities to try without needing to meditate
With insights from the University of Maryland's Medical System, here are a few easy tips to bring more mindful practices to your daily life. No need for yoga, deep breathing or meditation required. 
04:07
May 27, 2020
Welcome to Sunny Side Up - Changing World- Changing Purpose in Life?
Welcome to Sunny Side Up - Changing World- Changing Purpose in Life?
The COVID-9 pandemic is changing our world, maybe in a few ways for the better. People are being kinder to one another, more compassionate, and reaching out to help others more than ever. This first podcast reviews the Journey2Joy and the "Sunny Side Up" approach to building a positive purposeful life. Is it time to consider changes to your purpose or your life's passion now? Join us in the journey. 
10:40
May 21, 2020