Emery Counseling Finding JoySummer brings so many great memories and fun plans to spend time outdoors. Being outside in Colorado has always been something brings out positively in me. I wanted to challenge myself and anyone else that loves summer (or even if you don’t) to seek out intentional ways to manifest that positivity. I started with the basics of simply looking into the differences between the words joy and happy. The Merriam-Wenster definitions are…

Joy: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires

Happy: enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment

In doing that I realized that the outdoors brings be contentment and peace which evokes joy.

What evokes your joy? And how can you intentionally seek that this summer?

Whitney Pollard, LPC, MA
Emery Counseling Therapist