Good Grief: The Only Way Out is Through

Posted by Tamika on November 7, 2017

Loss never gives us that bouncy, jump out of bed feeling. It’s not meant to. Grief and loss are heavy stuff. But overcoming, transforming, and rising stronger than ever—there’s some nice words we can get excited about! Ugh—can’t we just…

Remembering Jaiya

Posted by Tamika on September 26, 2017

I’ve loved animals since I was a kid. I didn’t have siblings around growing up, so I spent my spare time with the animals on our farm, domestic and wild. My first dog Duke was a troublemaker, always up for…

Joycast Video: Five Ways to Be Bold Now

Posted by Tamika on August 27, 2017

When I think of my friend Lotus, I picture her collecting bones on the beaches of Costa Rica and plant-whispering in my garden on Salt Spring. I think of perfectly timed dinner jokes—zingers that make people drop their forks. I…

Treelicious Joycast

Posted by Tamika on July 27, 2017

Growing up, trees were my people. They calmed me down like nothing else could. When I wondered if I’d ever find my place in the world, trees held space. Growing up, trees were part of my family’s livelihood. Once a…