Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times: Author Heather Dugan On How To Live With Joie De Vivre, Even When It Feels Like The Whole World Is Pulling You Down

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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19 min readFeb 8, 2022

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Flexibility. Original plans are limited by our imaginations. When we lock on a Plan A, we’re more easily capsized by shifts in the environment and will miss out on unanticipated opportunities. When planning a hiking trip, I like to pick base towns with multiple trail options, gathering general ideas and a few chosen priorities. Daily itineraries can then develop and adapt to weather conditions, local surprises (such as festivals and races), and any additional ideas gained from helpful locals. This approach leads to low-pressure, optimized vacation time.

It sometimes feels like it is so hard to avoid feeling down or depressed these days. Between the sad news coming from world headlines, the impact of the ongoing raging pandemic, and the constant negative messages popping up on social and traditional media, it sometimes

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