February 22, 2019

Before we even get started, I want you to think of a time where you were afraid to do something.  Maybe you were afraid of doing something that pushed your body physically. Maybe you were afraid of saying the wrong thing, and ended up regretting that you said nothing a...

February 16, 2019

Dear Joyful Rebel,

As a person who really excels in the music and visual and literary arts, I have a tough time finding my place in our world navigating a society so focused on the “career complex”, domesticity, and how that translates to someone who needs to be free to...

January 18, 2019

Do you believe in signs from the Universe?

Because I sure do.

Not only did I wake up an hour and a half later than I usually do (after going to bed last night an hour and a half earlier than I usual), but three of the 5 calls and meetings I had today needed to cance...

November 26, 2018

(Please note that this post was originally featured on the blog for A Better Life Therapy)

My life – and my work – is devoted to helping people cultivate more joy in their lives, their homes, and their relationships.

In studying relationships and the science of happiness...

November 9, 2018

Life can be so stressful. It's too easy to lose sight of what's important and get sucked into the day-to-day routine of life...

Most of us are constantly under pressure and on the go with our fast-paced lives, including work, families, and extracurriculars. With all of...

October 19, 2018

One day, you might realize that you simply own too many things and you've run out of room.

Clutter can take over your home in a flash. Plus, it drains your mental energy and causes chaos to replace the peace that once filled your home. Instead of packing everything up a...

October 5, 2018

This blog is part of a series that explores the intersection of self, relationships, and home. By making conscious efforts to align ourselves in these three areas, we can step into a life of greater contentment, ease, and joy.


I’m a homebody.

I spend a lot of time at m...

September 20, 2018

“Change is the only constant” - Heraclitus

I love autumn.  I love the changing colors, breaking out my sweaters from storage, crisp mornings, and yes, pumpkin everything.

As I noticed more and more yellow, orange, and red leaves drifting down onto the ground, I can’t hel...

August 25, 2018

Last week on my personal Instagram (@kateberryjoyful), I posted a Tweet from a woman that read: “I saw this post on tumblr that

said ‘self care is creating a life you don’t routinely have to escape from’ and I can’t stop thinking about it”

And neither can I.

I’ve dabbled...

August 8, 2018

I often joke that the 10 years I spent working as a waitress taught me more than all of the years I spent in college. It also didn’t put me thousands of dollars in debt, but that’s a story for another day...

But the more that I think about it, it only becomes funny in a...

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