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Julie Genovese
Julie Bond Genovese is the author of the inspirational memoir, Nothing Short of Joy, (Behler Publications) which is endorsed by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Bernie Siegel and Alan Cohen. Julie has been featured on NBC LX, My Fox Boston, Strategy Room and CT Now, as well as interviewed on radio shows across the country including with host Gayle King, and the Aware Show with host Lisa Garr. Julie's writing has appeared online at DailyOm, FinerMinds, AOL homepage, Basil and Spice, and The Examiner.

Julie writes and paints from her New Jersey home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She's a member of the International Women's Writing Guild, Women Reading Aloud, Little People of America and Skyland Homeschool Community. Find out more at

Entries by Julie Genovese

Post-Holiday B.S. Blues, Mindfulness and Keeping the Heart Open

(4) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 12:52 PM


It's usually sometime between Christmas and New Year's Eve that my heart starts to close. As I unknowingly disconnect from home base, my B.S. upstairs tends to throw an embarrassing fiesta.

I hardly notice the mindless partiers, at first. But as the...

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How Will You Spend Your Heart Today?

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:37 PM


How do you feel about really truly deeply being seen? Including your insecurities, shadows and secret dark side? I had an enlightening run in with some of my old BS just last week.
As I'm basking in the quiet of my...

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Finding Self Acceptance in the Mirror of Anger, Blame or Disappointment

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 3:08 PM


Has anyone upset you lately? When I get rattled, generally it's by folks who:

1. Blame others (and won't change themselves)

2. Judge & criticize (and won't change themselves)

3. Use anger & superiority to cover fear (and won't change themselves)

There's a...

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How to Usher in Your Dreams: The Universe Is Listening

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 2:11 PM

Driving down the Garden State Parkway, I'm on my way to my first solo vacay in New Jersey (oh stop snickering). Five days at my friend's glorious house while she's in Italy. Since my oldest son's birth 12 years ago, I've not been all alone for more than a day....

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Lessons in Letting Go: A Lost Brother and a Missing Caravaggio

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 2:10 PM

It's been 18 years since I last saw my big brother. Although we'd been growing apart for a while, it was when I wrote him the news that the doors really shut.

I had been thrilled to be moving in with my boyfriend, a divorced Catholic, but I knew...

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Control Freaks and Crickets: When to Relax and Let Go

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 12:46 PM

Can you micromanage your body, your circumstances and other people enough to avoid problems in life? Find happiness? Well, recently I had an ah-ha moment with my son, and some crickets, that reminded me of where true "control" really lies.

While Zack, my godson, is on vacation, our family...

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Dancing at the DMV: How to Transform Drudgery into Joy

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 5:08 PM

at the end of the month. But I've no choice. An hour ago, Bill found out that he will be away on business all week. My license has to be renewed, and I do not want to drag the...

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A Maple for all Seasons: Making Leaf Piles, Memories, and Magic

(3) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 3:30 PM

As my neighbors grumble about the leaves covering their lawn, my boys wait wide-eyed, mighty rakes in their hands. The time is here; our delicate Japanese maple has finally shed enough of her red robe for a ginormous leaf pile.

Our maple stands on duty, everyday, a quiet nanny...

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Balancing Home and Career -- A Child's (and a Tree's) Healing Perspective

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 4:40 PM

Three gentle giants wait for me in the backyard. Eighty feet tall or so, my magical maples watch over our home and guard our dreams. They stand in a curved row, committed back-up singers, ready to harmonize with those who'll listen.

Daily, I feel them calling me away from...

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From Vacation Blackout to a New Dawn

(8) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 8:45 AM

Can I write about inner joy when mine (and possibly yours) has left the building? My husband, Bill, and I are in the same boat as many -- unemployed and staring down several major health issues not covered by insurance. Then, on the second day of our much needed family...

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How to Be Happy: Building Joy From Suffering

(24) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 10:12 AM

Born with two strikes against me, dwarfism plus degenerative arthritis, I was hardly expected to reach the heights of happiness, right? "You've been shortchanged," the world silently chanted. "I'm not good enough!" I screamed at the gods. Doctors wrote across the clipboards of my childhood: abnormal, deformed, defective. Everyday stares...

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