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'Running reminds you that even in your weakest moments, you are strong.'

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This quote has become my mantra since December 2015 but, I guess I should back up a little and start this post from the beginning.

What do Joyful Heart, a lightsaber, and your running shoes all have in common?

A lot...or at least for one weekend in January that you can be a part of!
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Erica Is Running Against the Shame and Stigma—and for Herself

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Erica Linderman trained and fundraised on behalf of Joyful Heart Foundation to run in the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon on November 6, 2016. She shares her personal story.

See You at the Finish Line!

We're always stronger together. This is something I've always known, and have really come to appreciate in the process of preparing for this race.
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Running Anyway

It’s only been recently that I’ve realized that I run for several reasons. I run to get out the emotions that had been trapped inside for so long. I run to exhaust myself so that I can sleep at night without the nightmares. Mostly I run to feel strong, to feel in control. When I’m running, no one can get to me; I am fearless.
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Kyle: Conquering 26.2 Miles for JOY

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There [is] some kind of connection between the capacity to love and the capacity to love running. Training has been a labor of love and a learning process. Through it, I’ve come to realize a few things not only about myself, but also about the similarities between preparing for something like a marathon and advocating for survivors of abuse.

Prioritizing Yourself

The season premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is fast approaching and many are waiting in anticipation to find out what happens to Detective Olivia Benson. For some, witnessing the ordeal she endures could be painful, as it can be an all too-real depiction of a personal experience.
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Getting Back to Basics

Today, we have the first post in a new mini-series from Brynn Foster. Brynn shares her joyful heart with us, as well as her tips and tricks on being well, from Honolulu, Hawai'i. Brynn has been involved with Joyful Heart for years as a member of the Hawai'i Hearts, a group of volunteer women who raise awareness and funds for Joyful Heart's work in Hawai'i, our birthplace.

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Wellness Wednesday: Midday Boost

It’s 3 p.m. and staring at your computer screen just isn’t an option anymore. You’d do anything to break up the day and keep your heavy eyelids open, so you stroll to the vending machine for a sugary pick-me-up. For many of us, this scene is a daily occurrence. But instead, try one of these tips that's sure to power you through the rest of your day.
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Wellness Wednesday: Give Meditation a Chance

Meditation doesn't necessarily mean sitting cross-legged on a cushion. It doesn't have to involve chanting and it doesn't even require silence. One way to meditate is to bring mindful awareness to simple, everyday activities like brushing your teeth or waiting at a traffic light.
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