Joyful on Purpose

Joyful on Purpose

Today’s guest is Jacqueline Lawson from Joyful on Purpose. In May  of 2012 Jackie’s husband Brian lost his battle with cancer and died 112 days after his diagnosis. From the start Jackie made a conscious decision to find joy in the midst of pain no matter what. Unless...
Remember Your Connection to Nature

Remember Your Connection to Nature

On today’s episode, Bouder’s own Cat Pantaleo joins me to discuss the power of connecting with nature and the ancient wisdom that’s waiting for all of us to remember.  Cat generously shared her time and wisdom and her words will remind you of the...
Kelly Darke

Kelly Darke

Today’s guest is Kelly Darke. Kelly is a Michigan based art therapist who has been using art as a portal to joyful living since she was a child. Lately she’s been collaborating with the organization Stand with Trans to lead art therapy groups for transgender kids....
Listen to your soul

Listen to your soul

In today’s episode, I’m talking to Gloria Martin, a Dallas TX based marriage and family therapist in private practice. Gloria’s thoughtful approach to seeking joy offers us the opportunity to dive a little deeper into practice of creating space for reflection.  I hope...
Find Someone You Can Trust

Find Someone You Can Trust

  Today’s guest is all about helping people reclaim their joy around food. Amy Goldsmith is a nutritionist who talks about the importance of finding someone you can trust to help you forge healthier habits with food. She shares what brings her joy, what steals...
Remember the Basics

Remember the Basics

Today’s guest is Jason Doorish and we’re talking about remembering the basics when it comes to joy. Jason is a Licensed Professional Counselor and he’s an expert on bringing mindfulness into the day every day. He reminds us that often the best things...
Beth the Sex Consultant

Beth the Sex Consultant

Today’s guest is Beth Boatman. Beth is a sex therapist and sexuality educator with the insight and expertise to inspire all of us to create more joy in our lives by embracing a sense of healthy sexuality.

She shared the story of how she came to be known as Beth the Sex Consultant and offered her thoughts on comprehensive sex education, balancing different sex drives and keeping desire alive across the lifespan.

Midlife Transformation- A Lesson in Joy Hunting

Midlife Transformation- A Lesson in Joy Hunting

Today’s guest is an expert on holding her own in the face of struggle. Joclyn Hanson is a professor of communications but really knows how to teach the art of being classy, strong and light hearted. Listen in as she shares her insight on turning the worn out phrase “mid-life crisis” into mid-life TRANSFORMATION!

Laughter as a Lifestyle

Laughter as a Lifestyle

Today’s show is all about laughter! Our guest is Laura Gentry, is dynamic leader in the world of laughter yoga and the founder of the Iowa School of Laughter Yoga. Join us as we discuss how Laura builds laughter into each day and learn tips you can begin to practice immediately to help you laugh more.

Welcome!

The Joy Factor is a podcast for anyone with a desire to create more joy in their lives. Julie Hanson, Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Life Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher, interviews experts in the field of mental health and positive psychology as well as everyday people who’ve got their own take on how to be on the hunt for joy even in the midst of struggle. She’s on a quest to connect her listeners with the tools, tips and inspiration to claim their right to joy!