by Rachel Marie Martin

Hey there…I’m Rachel…the voice behind Finding Joy.

And that?

It’s a website dedicated to seeking joy in life, no matter the season one finds themselves in. In 2008 I had this idea to start a blog, and by 2013, this blog became my career. Over the years I’ve written about motherhood, divorce, changing your finances, intentional living, letting go, and on and on. My goal has always been to create a sacred space of community and empowerment. A bit of intentional living, if you may.

My life and how it relates to joy? I’ve had a decent share of challenging, nitty-gritty, time in the storm days. I’ve also had amazing days, wonderful days, and incredible days. And like most of us, I’ve had my share of days in-between. Throughout the years, I’ve written about the experiences in motherhood, entrepreneurship, rebuilding a life, and creating audacious goals.

Through all of this the I’ve learned the value of living a life loving the little things – the moments – tucked in the fabric of the everyday. And in that is a quest to live joyfully and fully. Now. In this moment. No more waiting for things to get better, no lamenting the time lost, but rather finding joy in everyday – even when the everyday doesn’t look perfect. It’s in choosing to life today to it’s fullest, being thankful, and above all grateful. Gratitude is a choice and is something one must learn.

And that’s what this website is about — the journey to find joy, to fight for your soul, to celebrate your story and to share with you that you, in the midst of your journey, are not alone. Let’s just call it a spot to breathe in a busy and crowded online world full of should do this and should do that’s — it’s a friend in the midst.

You can find my books, Get Your Spark Back, Mom Enough, and The Brave Art of Motherhood here. It’s about finding yourself, breaking patterns, and becoming brave. You also could read some of my most viral posts – Why Being a Mom is Enough, I Forgot How to be the Happy Mom and more. But, in all, my desire is to celebrate you – the woman on her life journey and to cheer you onward.

If you’d like to hear about my story of overcoming financial hardship on the Today Show it’s below.

Why am I so raw? Because that’s my heart and in sharing I hope you too unearth and celebrate your own bravery, story and purpose. I also believe that in sharing our real we create an environment of encouragement, growth, and possibility.

It’s a finding joy loving the little things embracing the everyday life heart.


Want to drop me an email? (no spam, just coolness) Go here -> rachel@findingjoy.net

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