Friday, September 18, 2009

the next chapter - the joy diet

hello friends!! i am excited because today starts the beginning of the next chapter by the fabulous jamie ridler! you all remember what a blast i had with the wrecking of my journal. in case my new readers missed out on the fun of that, here was my the final chapter of my wrecking fun. (trust me, i saved the best for last!)

this round of the next chapter is something a little different. this time the featured book is "the joy diet: 10 daily practices for a happier life" by martha beck. this is perfect for me right now because of the path of wellness that i am on. when i first picked up my book i randomly flipped to a page and the first thing that jumped out at me was this "uncomfortable truth #1: you are always responsible for creating your life, whether you like it or not."

we could all use a happier life and that is exactly what i wish for everyone in the world. by nature i am a happy person. but as a human being, even i have things that get me down from time to time. unfortunately that is part of life. but what i think is key is taking the things that disappoint you and turning them around for the greater good. take those lemons and make some lemon meringue pie :)

it's not to late to join in! why don't you come and join us and live a happier life!

19 comments:

Lauren said...

Ohh I'm so happy you are doing this too!

kaileenelise said...

i love the passage you randomly turned too... i am looking forward to taking this journey together!

Snap said...

Looking forward to sharing the journey with fellow "dieters"!

Kathy Crabbe said...

LOVE the name of your blog! I'm in on this diet too - see ya around!
Kathy C.
http://SoulReaderBlog.blogspot.com

Kathy Crabbe said...

LOVE the name of your blog! I'm in on this diet too - see ya around!
Kathy C.
http://SoulReaderBlog.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Hi there from another Joy Dieter... I look forward to getting to know you in the coming weeks!

Karley said...

Hi Melita,

I look forward to taking this journey with you, my new friend. Wishing you much joy!

~Karley

sherry ♥ lee said...

A diet with so many women involved...a diet that will feed our souls...that has to be good! Looking forward to the joy journey with you!

Karen D said...

looking forward to dieting with my fellow joy dieters. Great way to Wreck your journal, I just watched your ending video.

Ellecubed said...

I think the Joy Diet is going to be an amazing process. I am really looking forward to going through this process with you Melita.

The Other Laura said...

Looking forward to this joy-filled journey!

Jenny Stamos Kovacs said...

Hi Melita,
Thanks so much for leaving your post on my blog. I obviously have a lot to learn from your blogging prowess!
I have just a moment to write, but am so excited to hear you mention The Joy Diet. I absolutely love Martha Beck and have all of her books, although coincidentally, this is one I've never actually picked up and read.
I'm not quite sure of your process, but I'm adding you to my Google Reader so that I can follow along and learn as I go!
It's always a thrill to meet like-minded people. :)

Jean said...

Hi Friend! Glad to be on another "The Next Chapter" journey with you!

Joy, indeed!

Jamie Ridler said...

Melita, it's wonderful to be sharing another journey with you. I just know it's going to be delicious - even with a few uncomfortable truths :)

TweetNica said...

Glad to be on the journey with you! :)

Grammy said...

Just stopped by to say Hi! I look forward to our new adventure into Joy. Have a great week.

Kim said...

So enjoyed wrecking with you . This promises to be a wonderful adventure,too!

valariebudayr said...

I'm sure this will be another wonderful bookclub journey. I'll see you on the diet. Have a great week of silence.

becky n said...

I am very new to blogging and this is my first online book club -so it is already an adventure. Really looking forward to sharing this journey with you.