We all search for our happy place.
Empathy, compassion and courage are not skills you’re born with, you learn them.
Join me as I make sense of life.
Joytopia is your Happy Place.
It’s a little village I created with my friend and business partner Michelle Dagan to help pave your way to a happier place.
Being better at experiencing your sadness can make you happier.
Using humour to navigate your life makes you happier.
Swearing definitely makes us happier.
Stories and hand made products to help you live, love and laugh.
Joytopia is your happy place.
My daughter’s childhood cancer changed me.
I now seek understanding before judgement. I hurt more often. I laugh louder. I am quick to find gratitude and forgiveness. I cry more easily and my hope is so deep and rich, you could taste it.
From the trenches of my daughters childhood cancer I write my own stories and those of our warrior companions.
Tanya’s words touch my SOUL
Actually, in LOVE with your stories.
Tanya talked me though some coping strategies for childhood cancer. Every new diagnosis should come with a Tanya
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When you’re sick of the taste of lemonade, build a lemon canon and fire those suckers right back at life.
Sometimes looking on the bright side can do more harm than actually just sitting down in your grief and sadness.
I’m learning to take one emotion at a time, to give each feeling the same welcome I give happiness.
Joy is still my favourite emotion, but I’m learning to make room for all of them.