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Daily Joy Log My name is Amy LaDeroute - welcome to my site. I'm a voice actor, singer, actress and sketch writer. I blog about finding joy in simple things.

27 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

I Choose To Be a Joy Cell Not a Cancer Cell

Hello Daily Joy Log and Friends. I’m Back!! I must admit, I’m petrified right now of this white page staring at me waiting for words to show up. After a very long hiatus of not writing, I feel like it’s needed in my life right now more than ever but writing is also harder than […]


20 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Here’s What You Do When You’re Feeling Bad!

I haven’t written a joy post in a long time. It’s probably been almost a year. I didn’t feel all that joyful to tell you the truth.


26 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Joy and Near Death Experiences: An Interesting Connection

I recently watched Katie Couric interview a woman who had been through a near death experience. Her story was classic. While kayaking, she almost drowned. Soon after being pulled from the water, her consciousness left her body, and she watched rescue workers frantically try to revive her. The next thing she knew she was speeding through a tunnel, a dark region with an incredible light at the end.


03 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Watch and Be Inspired!

Each morning I look for articles, pod casts or you tubes to inspire me or get me motivated. Sometimes I look for animal stories or human interest stories just to make me smile. What a great way to bring joy into your world. There are plenty of sad and disturbing events shown on the news […]


24 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Hate The Heat? Think About This!

Ah yes, the joys of summer. Ok, so you get  a little sweaty now and then from hanging out in these high temperatures of ninety five degrees. It certainly has been a hot one, but there are so many reasons to be happy. How about when you eat a tomato and it tastes like a […]

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01 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How Being In A Flashmob Can Improve Your Health

I highly suggest that if you have the opportunity to be in a Flash Mob…..go for it! You’ll have a great time if you get your mind out of the way and just have fun!


25 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Is It Time For Me To Join The Convent?

I live next door to some lovely ladies who are called Didi’s (sisters or yogic nuns) in the organization Ananda Marga. When I first moved to Asheville seven years ago and met them, I wasn’t sure how to act around them. I had never spent time with a group of nuns such as themselves. These […]


09 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Are You Tired Of Poodie Duty?

My husband and I have had dogs as part of our family for almost 30 years. That’s a lot of Poodie. That’s what we call it, you may have your own cute little term for dog feces. UCH! We used to live on an acre with lots of woods behind our house. Our dogs were […]


05 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Joy Tips My Eye: What If I’m Feeling Too Bad To Be Joyful?

I’ve been sending you some joy tips lately, hoping they will inspire you to get out and do something that will bring you more happiness. Joy tips, shmoy tips….you say. How am I supposed to be joyful when I don’t feel joyful enough to do any of these stupid joy tips. Sitting around and thinking […]


02 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How I Got My Momma On April Fools Day!

Well, did you make a Fool of someone yesterday? I was able to pull a good one on my mother. My mother is eighty eight and a fabulous lady. She lives in Ohio by herself, rents a duplex and keeps her house neat and clean as a pin. About a month ago, she called me […]