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Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation - In Memory of Samantha Runnion, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. Episodes explore joy from different perspectives including personal growth, as a parent or caregiver, an educator or teacher, and how the theme and tips may be taught or nurtured in children or teens.

Let's Talk Joy Erin Runnion

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation - In Memory of Samantha Runnion, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. Episodes explore joy from different perspectives including personal growth, as a parent or caregiver, an educator or teacher, and how the theme and tips may be taught or nurtured in children or teens.

    Joy is Generosity for ALL

    Joy is Generosity for ALL

    Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. Erin reflects on the year and each month’s podcast themes with inspiration from The Book of Joy.

    • 14 min
    Joy is Generosity of Spirit

    Joy is Generosity of Spirit

    Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. This week’s Let’s Talk Joy podcast is about the third type of generosity described in The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams: generosity of sharing spiritual teachings...as well as your own joyful spirit.

    • 14 min
    Joy is Generosity in Providing Protection and Safety

    Joy is Generosity in Providing Protection and Safety

    Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. This episode is about the second type of generosity described in The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams: the gift of providing protection and safety.

    • 14 min
    Joy is Generosity in Sharing

    Joy is Generosity in Sharing

    Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. This month's theme of generosity was inspired by the last of the 8 Pillars of Joy as described in The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. This episode explores how the elements of joy culminate with the expression of generosity in sharing the gift that is you.

    • 14 min
    Joy is Generosity

    Joy is Generosity

    Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. This month's theme of generosity was inspired by the last of the 8 Pillars of Joy as described in The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.

    • 15 min
    Joy is Compassion Without Judgement

    Joy is Compassion Without Judgement

    Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, discusses lessons learned about cultivating and protecting joy since her 5-year-old daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. This month's theme of compassion was inspired by Chapter 7 in The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. Here, Erin shares her interpretation of how the practice of giving and receiving known as Tonglen can be applied to those who have offended or done harm.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

annarbor22 ,

Inspiring

Thank you for the inspiration and teachings . I enjoy the podcast each week and will share them 😊

mac_37 ,

Keep sharing!

You are an inspiration, Erin! Thank you for being brave and sharing your path with everyone after tremendous loss.

Shellaminabelle1 ,

✨Uplifting✨

Thank you Erin! You speak to my heart about topics that are so relevant right now, and you speak with such wisdom and authenticity. I look forward to every future podcast episode!

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