Posts by Halina Goldstein

Halina Goldstein is a spiritual mentor and speaker, and the founder of Awakening To Joyful Living as well as Joy Keepers Network . Halina’s gift for readers of Tiny Buddha is the “Finding Joy Every Day” book, providing a simple, inspiring and effective way of experiencing joy daily, regardless of circumstances.

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After Tragedy: 3 Reasons And 21 Ways to Find Joy Again

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~Bernice Johnson Reagon

My brother died suddenly, at just thirty-nine years old. One moment he was in the midst of a regular working day. Half an hour later he was gone. Twenty-four hours later he was buried.

With things happening so fast, I found myself alternating between paralysis and intense waves of pain, anger, guilt, sorrow, and devastation. I guess we all felt this way. Only it didn’t quite look like we all did/

In between waves of sadness and silence, my brother’s …