Welcome to CULTIVATING HEALTH, HAPPINESS & JOY

Resources, thoughts, and more all designed to help foster the growth of better health, increased happiness, and more joy in one’s life.

Welcome to Cultivating Health, Happiness and Joy! 

I am your host Leisa Watkins. I am so glad you stopped by for a visit.

I believe it living your best life, despite whatever challenges are going on in life. So I’ve created this site to share some things related to health, happiness, and joy.How about I show you around the site a little? After all, I hope we’ll be friends and you’ll hang out at our house here often.

The content on this site is divided into several sections…

Cultivate More Happiness

I believe that happiness is created and that for most happy people happiness not an accident.

Sure, I understand that medical issues, genetic mutations, and more can have an impact on one’s outlook in life. And yes, we get it, there can be a lot going on! We are proof of that. But I don’t believe these are roadblock that stops one’s ability to find happiness.

The happiness section of the site is dedicated to building life enriching experiences and to the cultivation of thoughts that lead to greater happiness.

I share resources to create more happiness, despite life’s challenges. And i’ll share some of the things we do to live life more fully, including the things we do to create more happiness in life. It could be hobbies (such as art or photography), restaurants we love, travel we’ve done, or perhaps even photos and stories of our pets, and other experiences that lead to happy living.

Cultivate Better Health

Build life enriching experiences and cultivate thoughts that lead to greater health.  Learn about specific health challenges and the research I have done on methods and resources to assist with certain diseases.

Health is so important! We’re dedicated to bringing you news, information, advice and tips to lead a healthy lifestyle.

In the health section, you’ll find…

  • Research we’ve found related to various medical conditions that we are dealing with (in case you or a loved one are dealing with them too)
  • Tips and tricks for increasing health, particularly research we’ve done on our own journey to restoring health.
  • Info on what it is like living with a variety of medical conditions
  • Our favorite remedies (some of them homemade)
  • and more!

Cultivate Joy

Joy is a state of mind.

Joy is something greater than happiness.

Joy is the result of cultivating more passion and purpose in one’s life.

Joy is the purpose of life.

It the joy section of the website I’ll share content around the topic of cultivating more joy in life.

The Latest Posts

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Five Benefits of Solitude

Five Benefits of Solitude

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Gratitudes Impact on Health Happiness & Joy

Gratitudes Impact on Health Happiness & Joy

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A Southern Utah Road Trip Tradition: The Creamery in Beaver, UT

A Southern Utah Road Trip Tradition: The Creamery in Beaver, UT

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Frequently Asked Questions About MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

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Perspective Makes All the Difference in Our Happiness

Perspective Makes All the Difference in Our Happiness

Life will bring you plenty of experiences that you can use to grow from and opportunities to change your perspective. You will grow as your experiences expand and eventually everything works out in its own perfect way. However, most often, we fail to see the benefit...

6 Strategies to Create Your Own Happiness

6 Strategies to Create Your Own Happiness

Many people come to believe very early in life that life is a game they can't win. They spend the rest of their lives collecting "evidence" to prove why they don't deserve to be happy or that I can't be happy because "this happened" to me. They spend time thinking...

My Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

My Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

“You definitely have multiple sclerosis,” the doctor said.”  It didn’t come as a surprise. We had suspected it for months. In fact, my neurologist referred me over the local multiple sclerosis specialty clinic after seeing my symptoms. But still, there is something...