On what it means to succeed and be happy

Friday, September 16th, 2016


be the change you want to seeChildren receive a lot of input about what it will take to succeed and be happy. How can we communicate the truth that will help them realize their own potential?

My faith informs me that happiness is easily confused with pleasing people, status, and material things. When I look at the world from the perspective that I am a spiritual, creative being with the power of love and sound mind that enables me to seek, know and do the will of God, who is love and the source of all good things, that is what makes happiness possible for me. For I know by my chosen faith, that before I was born, God has already given me everything I need to succeed. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mark 8:37

This from Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (2005) p. 96

Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it. Unhappiness covers up your natural state of well-being and inner peace, the source of true happiness.

All it takes is one mustard seed of faith to get a fresh start.

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The Purpose and Power of Suffering – A Response to Behavioral Health Issues in the Family

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We live in a society that features avoidance of suffering. This symposium explores how our understanding and response to suffering can strengthen resilience and promote wellness in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

  • Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 – 9am to 1:30pm
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Joanna Jullien, CEO and Founder of Core Connectivity/Banana Moments Foundation. Photo by: Claire Toney

Joanna Jullien, CEO and Founder of Core Connectivity/Banana Moments Foundation. Photo by: Claire Toney

Joanna Jullien is an educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber-powered world. Trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, she is a mother of two grown sons, an author of books on parenting, growing up and family life in the network culture. She founded Banana Moments Foundation, now Core Connectivity in order to inspire and inform parents about their inherent capacity to govern the home and educate the child how not to give up power to the bully, the drug or the device. To learn more about her education services, go to Core Connectivity . As a family and technology culture advisor, Joanna has appeared on 103.9FM The Fish, 710AM Keeping Faith in America, 1380AM The Answer, and Examiner.com.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.