No Pain, No Joy

June 25, 2021

“You can’t be happy unless you can also be sad. If you’re defended against feeling pain, those same defenses shut down your access to joy. You have to let everything in.”

Alison Bechdel, “Alison Bechdel: ‘I've Always Know Physical Exertion and Movement Are Vital Somehow for My Creative Process.’”

For the next couple of weeks I’ll be taking a break from posting on Catching Happiness. I’m finally traveling to California to see my moms  and will have limited computer access. I’m planning to indulge in some of my favorite simple pleasures and everyday adventures! 

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  1. Kathy so strange you shared this quote because I was thinking something similar the other day. Enjoy your time away. Hope you have a lovely trip and feel refreshed when you return. I will be back to my blog in July also. Hugs!

    1. Thanks very much, Debbie. Hope you're enjoying the summer.