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People Giving Back: Sew Honeybee

January 28, 2011 | BY CarolineParrone | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Joyful Heart is so inspired by what all of you are doing to give back to your local communities. We've created this People Giving Back section to share stories about our supporters and all their great ideas for helping to spread our mission and help survivors of violence and abuse. Featured here is Sew Honeybee's Handmade Quilts.
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Winter Wellness: Meditation

Metta Kindness Practice

The Buddha gave a beautiful teaching on the development of lovingkindness called the Metta Sutta (also known as the Karaniya Metta Sutta). I think it's a perfect practice to follow during the darker, quieter winter months.

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Winter Wellness: The Seeds of Winter

January 27, 2011 | BY AllisonTalis | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

I began dreading the onset of winter in October, convinced it was only an enjoyable time for lovers and people who have kids. My anxiety about the impending winter grew as it drew closer and I found myself fantasizing about escaping the city, going somewhere, anywhere other than where I was, where surely I could go through my process in a more uplifting environment.

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Winter Wellness

January 27, 2011 | BY NateRichards | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
If we've learned anything here at Joyful Heart, it's that a regular practice of self-care can help significantly boost our well being, aids in the healing process and allows us to live more joyful lives. I started my meditation practice last weekend, but I was confident I could do more to keep well this winter.
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Rebirth and Renewal from Me&Ro: Introducing the Lotus Mandala Pendant

January 26, 2011 | BY NateRichards | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Exciting news, Joyful Hearts! A few weeks ago, we teased that there were new Heartshop items being designed. And today, we're thrilled to announce that Me&Ro is continuing its support of the Joyful Heart Foundation by offering a limited edition Lotus Mandala Pendant. The beautiful and symbolic lotus serves as a reminder that from darkness comes light and that we all have the ability to rise above life's difficulties.

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GoodShop Shop of the Week: Barnes & Noble

January 25, 2011 | BY CarolineParrone | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
If you follow Joyful Heart on Facebook (and I hope you all do!) you've probably noticed repeated posts about GoodSearch and GoodShop. You've also probably noticed you've been encouraged to download the toolbar (you can download it here).
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New Partner AZIAM Proudly Declares: "I Am Pure Joy"

January 25, 2011 | BY NateRichards | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

On Saturday, I posted about taking a break for meditation between events in Los Angeles and hinted that we'd have some exciting new updates this week. Here's the first! We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with AZIAM.

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2 Minute Wellness

January 22, 2011 | BY NateRichards | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Greetings from sunny Los Angeles. Many Joyful Heart staff and Board members have congregated in LA for a series of meetings and events. We look forward to sharing more about what we've been up to (including the launch two new joyful products, meetings with program partners from the west coast and hosting an amazing cultivation event) in the days ahead.

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Get Involved Kick-Off

January 21, 2011 | BY CarolineParrone | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

 My name is Caroline and I am the Development & Marketing Associate at Joyful Heart. I have been so thrilled, touched and excited by all the JHF supporters interested in doing something to raise awareness and/or funds for the Foundation.

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Welcome to the Joyful Heart Blog

January 17, 2011 | BY NateRichards | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Good morning! We are so excited to be launching our newest online effort, the Joyful Heart Blog. Over the last year, we've gotten a lot of feedback from our growing community of supporters that has shown us that many of you want more exposure to the type of work that we do at the Joyful Heart Foundation. Well, we've heard you, and the JHB is the first in many projects designed to allow our community to feel even more connected to Joyful Heart and to each other. Information on the blog will be organized into four main categories:

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