Do you ever feel emotionally, physically, or spiritually depleted?

Or maybe you know someone who does. 
When we women feel depleted, the way we view the world shifts. We’re in a funk, and we can’t always lift ourselves out. We need help, but it can be difficult for us to ask for the help we need.
And sometimes, all we need is a pick-me-up—a reminder that we are loved and valued by those we hold dear.

We wear many hats

We are caregivers, friends, sisters, daughters, therapists, accountants, household managers—and often all of them in a single day! It’s not always easy to find time in the day to step away from all the things to take care of ourselves. To give ourselves a moment of rest in the chaos so we can refuel and recharge our batteries.

When you're feeling discouraged, finding joy isn't automatic or simple.

We need to look for it intentionally. (Who doesn’t long for that bubbly, joyful feeling 24/7?)

A diet of “bubbly” may feel really good for a day or two, but it’s just not sustainable. Like it or not, remaining in that euphoric state doesn’t help you to remain physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. And staying in the opposite state of mind isn’t sustainable, either.

Eventually, something will give way.

Caring for everyone else around you while neglecting yourself isn’t sustainable.

Your “bucket” can’t have any holes or broken seams.

To be able to truly give, you must have something in your emotional reservoir to share. With life’s twists and turns, you can be robbed of the thing that ensures your overall well-being: inner joy.

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Hi Y'all!

I'm Brenda Durr, founder of Joy Is a Journey and My Joy Box, and I'm on the journey to rediscovering joy in my own life, and I invite you to join me because Joy is a Journey!

In early 2022, I underwent surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Simply stated, TOS means the nerves or the blood vessels between the first rib, scalene muscles and pec minor tendon are compressed causing tremendous shoulder, neck, back, arm and hand pain and numbness. Because of the severity of the condition, I had to have part of my first rib, scalene muscles, and pec minor tendon removed to help alleviate the compression. Recovery from this surgery is a two-year process and during the recovery, I also had to have shoulder repair on both sides and a pec minor release on the other side...all 3 surgeries within 13 months. This has completely changed what a "normal" life is for me, so since I cannot work traditional jobs, God birthed My Joy Box in my heart!

I'm determined not to let this diagnosis define me. While I am believing for complete healing, I know that joy is a choice, and I look for joy every day—through the pain. Through it all, God reminds me that joy is a journey.  

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