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It's time to reframe how we think about JOY. Instead of treating your joy as the reward at the end or the cherry on top, what if you started to treat joy as what it really is: your most powerful tool in creating a beautiful, magnetic, and energized life that you can actually sustain –without burning out or sacrificing your relationships or your health.

The best part? You can learn how to intentionally cultivate and unlock your joy even in challenging times. Inside of JOY CLASS, we go on a weekly journey to explore the practices, the rituals and the habits that lead to more authentic and easy joy.

The result? Your energy will soar, your creativity and confidence will blossom, your relationships (with others & yourself) will deepen, your health will improve and your overall quality of life will elevate.

Your host, Caroline Zwickson, M.A. is a certified health coach & joy mentor with a background in Counseling Psychology, a published author, as well as an artist and mom of three. She has mentored hundreds of people seeking and finding joy in their daily lives. And on this podcast, she will help you, too.

Let's pull joy in together.

Joy Class Caroline Zwickson

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

It's time to reframe how we think about JOY. Instead of treating your joy as the reward at the end or the cherry on top, what if you started to treat joy as what it really is: your most powerful tool in creating a beautiful, magnetic, and energized life that you can actually sustain –without burning out or sacrificing your relationships or your health.

The best part? You can learn how to intentionally cultivate and unlock your joy even in challenging times. Inside of JOY CLASS, we go on a weekly journey to explore the practices, the rituals and the habits that lead to more authentic and easy joy.

The result? Your energy will soar, your creativity and confidence will blossom, your relationships (with others & yourself) will deepen, your health will improve and your overall quality of life will elevate.

Your host, Caroline Zwickson, M.A. is a certified health coach & joy mentor with a background in Counseling Psychology, a published author, as well as an artist and mom of three. She has mentored hundreds of people seeking and finding joy in their daily lives. And on this podcast, she will help you, too.

Let's pull joy in together.

    What's Your Joy Type with Elizabeth Newcomer

    What's Your Joy Type with Elizabeth Newcomer

    The more you embrace your authenticity and uniqueness, the more joy will enter your life.
    Throughout this whole adventure that is the Joy Class podcast, one of the most important messages I want to share is that there's no one right way to cultivate joy in your life. By embracing the beautiful journey of self-discovery, we can tap into who we are at our core and find ways to build joy into the center of our lives. This is the type of lasting joy that nourishes you and helps you to thrive.
    Today I’m excited to bring my friend, Elizabeth Newcomer, to the podcast to discuss how you can figure out your unique joy type through the lens of the Enneagram. Liz is an incredible resource, and she’s here to share her insights into how each Type can unlock joy in their lives.
    In this conversation, Liz and I talk about what the Enneagram is about, the fundamental characteristics of each type, why Liz fell in love with the Enneagram and wanted to share it with others, how each of the nine Enneagram Types accesses joy, why we need to bring compassion and understanding into our interactions with other Types, and more.

    Let's pull joy in together!
     
     
     
    Ready to cultivate more joy in your life?
    Join Easy Joy, my 28-day joy challenge (it’s easy + joyful;)).
    Work with me 1:1 in my private mentorship program called Space To Thrive.
     
     
    To learn more, visit the show notes at https://www.carolinezwickson.com/5

    • 41 min
    Are Your Hormones Blocking Your Joy with Nicole Jardim

    Are Your Hormones Blocking Your Joy with Nicole Jardim

    When you don’t understand how your body works, it’s easy to feel helpless and hopeless.

    Across the board, women are drastically undereducated about their bodies. Even as someone with parents who are doctors, ten years ago I found myself with a masters-level education, in my late 20s, and with no idea how my period or ovulation worked.
    Luckily, that’s when I met today’s guest and period expert, Nicole Jardim. Together we're exploring the connection between your hormones and your joy. I’m super excited about having this important discussion about female biology and how it impacts the quality of our day-to-day lives.
    It’s so empowering to know how you can work with your biology and encourage it to work for you. In this conversation, Nicole and I talk about the extensive roles your hormones play, why cortisol and insulin are the queen bee hormones, tangible action steps that all of us can take to support our hormonal health, and more. I'm so excited to share this episode with you.

    Let's pull joy in together!
     
     
     
    Ready to cultivate more joy in your life?
    Join Easy Joy, my 28-day joy challenge (it’s easy + joyful;)).
    Work with me 1:1 in my private mentorship program called Space To Thrive.
     
     
    To learn more, visit the show notes at https://www.carolinezwickson.com/4

    • 48 min
    Healthier Disagreements with Verónica Márquez

    Healthier Disagreements with Verónica Márquez

    Disagreements and the constant bickering in many relationships are huge sources of stress and unhappiness in people's lives. They do the opposite of bringing us joy. At the same time, it’s unrealistic - and probably unhealthy - to aim for never having disagreements or simply silencing our feelings.
    So, how can we stay authentic to ourselves and have healthy disagreements? Today I’m thrilled to be joined by my friend and founder of Between Us, Verónica Márquez. Verónica joins us to share simple strategies to prioritize love and connection, even in moments of anger.
    In this conversation, Verónica and I discuss how Between Us came to be, how you can deepen your awareness of your physical responses to anger, tips for de-escalating a developing argument, what it looks like to hold space for both anger and love, how we can repair relationships after an unhealthy disagreement, and more. Verónica’s framework is incredibly helpful, and you’ll leave this conversation with practical strategies you can use in your relationships today.
    Let's pull joy in together!
     
     
    Ready to cultivate more joy in your life?
    Join Easy Joy, my 28-day joy challenge (it’s easy + joyful;)).
    Work with me 1:1 in my private mentorship program called Space To Thrive.
     
     
    To learn more, visit the show notes at https://www.carolinezwickson.com/3

    • 40 min
    (Re)discovering Your Joy In Parenting with Allie Beck

    (Re)discovering Your Joy In Parenting with Allie Beck

    Around the world, so many people are working hard to be incredible parents but finishing each day feeling exhausted and frustrated. With the pandemic, the demands on parents increased even more, and two years in, many parents are still living with that acute stress response.
    To explore the topic of joy in parenting, I’m joined by my friend Allison Beck, an incredible resource on finding confidence and joy in the parenting journey. Allie is a psychotherapist and pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood coach in private practice, specializing in reproductive psychology, parenthood, and anxiety and mood disorders across all life stages. She fuses acceptance, empowerment, education, and mindfulness into a comprehensive method to support new and expectant parents.
    In this conversation, we talk about why so many parents are struggling with finding joy in parenthood, the societal messaging and pressure we experience, the Toxic Ps and how they feed into a vicious cycle of shame and guilt, the three-step process you can use to bring more joy into your life intentionally and your journey with your children, and more. You're going to get so much value out of our conversation today.
    Let's pull joy in together!
     
     
     
    Ready to cultivate more joy in your life?
    Join Easy Joy, my 28-day joy challenge (it’s easy + joyful;)).
    Work with me 1:1 in my private mentorship program called Space To Thrive.
     
     
    To learn more, visit the show notes at https://www.carolinezwickson.com/2

    • 37 min
    The Secret to Joy: How to Create a Life You Love and Find Small Joys Every Day

    The Secret to Joy: How to Create a Life You Love and Find Small Joys Every Day

    Joy is the key ingredient for our well-being, relationships, and creativity.
    But what is joy? For many, joy seems like the rare feeling on a perfect Saturday afternoon when there’s no work to be done. Or, if you’re like me, like a reward that you have to earn.
    I can't tell you how many people I've worked with over the years were almost chronically waiting for joy to come to them. They hoped that if they followed all the rules and worked really hard, joy would magically reveal itself as their reward.
    The truth is, real joy is the fuel that keeps you going. Far from a random high, it supports you in achieving your goals while keeping you connected and aligned with yourself.
    Leading a life with joy at its center is not a one-time choice; it’s a lifestyle. And while some changes in your life do need massive intervention, becoming more joyful is not one of them.
    Today I’m sharing how you can shift your thinking about joy and simple ways to create space in your life for an intentional joy practice. I’m also talking about what my joy practice looks like in this season of my life. Let's pull joy in together!
     
     
     
    Ready to cultivate more joy in your life?
    Join Easy Joy, my 28-day joy challenge (it’s easy + joyful;)).
    Work with me 1:1 in my private mentorship program called Space To Thrive.
     
     
    To learn more, visit the show notes at https://www.carolinezwickson.com/1

    • 22 min
    The Why Behind Joy Class

    The Why Behind Joy Class

    When we don’t prioritize the things, moments, experiences, and interactions that bring us joy, life doesn’t work.
    If you don’t take the time to connect with yourself and find out what brings you joy in this season of your life, you miss the important opportunity to build a strong, healthy foundation that sets the stage for you and everyone around you to thrive.
    My name is Caroline Zwickson, and I'm an integrative coach and joy mentor with a background in Counseling Psychology. I focus on helping people understand, nurture, and unlock their joy because I have found that when your joy is alive, you almost can't help but create a beautiful, magnetic, and energized life that you can actually sustain in the long run.
    To help you adopt a simple joy practice, I created Easy Joy, a 28-day challenge to help you make joy an intuitive, no-fuss focus in your life (you can check it out at https://www.carolinezwickson.com/easy-joy). And lastly, I am also a wife and a mom to 3 sweet and wild kids (2 boys and a girl), a lover of nature and food, and an avid painter.
    So yes, my life is pretty full.
    And you can trust me when I say that I know firsthand how easy it is for life to get stressful, how quickly our busy-ness can take over, how seamlessly our self-care can slip on the backburner, and how tempting it is to define your worth with an ambitious to-do list.
    I believe that the greatest skill one can practice in life (and I really want to emphasize that this is a practice!) is to take one’s ambitions, dreams, hopes, and desires seriously and pursue them with zest and passion AND, AT THE SAME TIME, maintain the ability to see things with a dose of humor, to not take yourself too seriously, to let things roll off your back and maintain your lightness throughout your zig-zag journey.
    JOY CLASS is a space where I host insightful conversations with top experts, brilliant thinkers, deep healers, and inspiring creatives to better understand what it takes to create a successful, joy-filled life that doesn't come at the sacrifice of your health, your relationships, or your inner peace.
    Let’s Pull Joy In Together.
     
    Ready to cultivate more joy in your life?
    Join Easy Joy, my 28-day joy challenge (it’s easy + joyful;)).
    Work with me 1:1 in my private mentorship program called Space To Thrive.
     
     
    To learn more, visit the show notes at https://www.carolinezwickson.com/podcast

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ReneeSSony ,

My weekly joy!

I look forward to listening each week! Understanding parenthood, relationships and myself in a new light. The interviews are thought-provoking and Caroline’s authenticity really resonates. Such practical and useful advice too!

MargotMy ,

Exactly what I need

I love this podcast. Caroline’s voice, sense of humor and humbleness is refreshing. Just when I think i am too tired to do anything is when I realize I need this podcast the most. I have been living for too long just being someone who always wants to be productive and I have stopped doing most of the things that bring me joy. After one episode I found myself writing 30 things that bring me joy and trying to do one of those things a day. It’s exactly what I need. I will keep listening. Thank you 🙏🏼

Fernanna1 ,

Amazing podcast !

Easy to listen to and fun, Caroline is so informative and it's awesome to follow her and other ladies on their journeys.

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