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Life Lessons: Wisdom Wednesday: Finding joy

VIDEO Life Lessons: The Wisdom Coalition

Science is showing that positive thoughts can have incredible benefits on our physical and mental health and also on our levels of success, even our salaries. We talked with Lehigh Valley women about the subject of finding more joy in our lives every day.

Susan Yee
CEO/Active Data and WhenNow.com
Single mom
Angel investor, Philanthropist

"I lost my husband to a drunk driver in a car crash and that was an unexpected, very traumatic moment for me and those around me and those who loved him. When you survive something like that, you just kind of have to get through it. I think the most important thing is to live the moment and not just 'be.'"

Deborah Lassiter
Founder of DCL Ministries 
Author, Radio Host, Entrepreneur

"I love when I can go to an art museum with my friends and really be there, really be present, really be there. I witness people in places but they’re not there. They’re not really enjoying it. They want happiness they want joy but I think a lot of times people look back and say, 'I think my life was really wonderful 10 years ago' but it passed them by."

Stephanie Gardner
Filmmaker

"You have to understand what makes you personally comfortable and happy and you have to understand who you are as an individual in the world that you live in and it’s not just something that’s handed to you on a platter."

Jane Wells Schooley, MA, CMBA
Founder and CEO of Northstar Team Development & Northstar Women Leaders
Co-owner of Dutch Springs

"I really do believe we create our joy. It’s not something we wait for, it’s not something somebody gives us, it’s not something that we can depend on somebody else for, you just create it."

Stephanie Wells
Co-host Mike & Steph in the Morning, B104
Wife, Mother, Volunteer

"You’re never sure where you’re going to find the joy in that moment , but if you really make an effort to realize you have so many resources available to you, then you just  kind of pick and choose what it is that you go for."

Jessica Ramirez
Regression Therapist
Mom

"Dr. Wayne Dyer has this great quote, 'Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world'. Same world. Well joyous people live in a joyous world. People who seek joy live in a joyous world."

Deborah Lassiter
Founder of DCL Ministries 
Author, Radio Host, Entrepreneur

"I think we have to fight for joy."

Susan Yee
CEO/Active Data and WhenNow.com
Single mom
Angel investor, Philanthropist

"What I have to do is take a pause. and just look around and say wait a minute I don't have to rush it's much more enjoyable and I feel much better at the end of the day when I'm not just crazy and again that's that existence of going from one thing to another without taking a moment to appreciate the moment."

We'll continue this discussion on Monday evening during The Wisdom Coalition television show at 6:30 p.m.


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