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Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On: Women’s Gathering 2015


On July 30th 2015, The Joyful Life celebrated it’s Summer Women’s Gathering! Donations were collected for the Ashtabula Beatitude House.

Beatitude House Mission Statement:
Beatitude House, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, is committed to all disadvantaged women and children. By creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families, we provide them with the opportunity to transform their lives.

Donations collected for the women and children of Beatitude House

Beatitude House Housing Director, Sarah Masek and Sister Patricia, Senior Development Officer, attended The Gathering and shared the Mission and Hope of Beatitude House with the group of 34 strong and powerful women, gathered together to share their stories of  friendship and connectedness.


This is the second Summer Women’s Gathering Celebration held by The Joyful Life. Looking forward to “growing” our group of women so we can continue to inspire ourselves and each other in the community!  Please join us for our next gathering of powerful Women! Contact Emily: 440-964-5717 or

One Week of Joy


Living a busy life as multimedia artists building a company from the ground up encompassing web design, graphics, photography, video, art & music, it seems we have little time for ourselves some days.  I’m sure many people feel the same about their own hectic schedules.  This week turns into next week in the blink of an eye and then before you know it the seasons change and new opportunities arise.  Finishing up one project and starting another feels much like the change of seasons. The ebb and flow of creativity, working with your spouse and being newlyweds and trying to keep it all together is a challenge.  So, when Emily at The Joyful Life offered us the chance to work on her website and capture aspects of the Joyful Life through photography while staying a week , naturally we jumped at the chance. (more…)