About Louise Lavergne

Louise LavergneLouise is a spiritual teacher of Personal Growth & Empowerment. As a JoyFull Living Coach she offers effective, transformative tools, guidance and inspiration to assist you in releasing the attachment to struggle, pain and suffering. She empowers and inspires you to partner with yourself for success with personal and health goals, offering tools and strategies to live your best life NOW. She is also the owner and creator of JoyFull Yoga, which has it’s home here in Jacksonville. 541-899-0707. To find out more, please visit www.joyfull-yoga.com or www.joyfull-living.com.

Awareness is Your Doorway to a Transformative New Year – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – December 2017/January 2018

The edge of a new year is the perfect time to identify what needs your healing attention. Anything in your life or in your body that creates the feeling of imbalance, lack, discomfort, pain, etc., is a clue. You can activate your intentions for pro-active solutions rather than the effort […]

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Recipe for a Joy-Full Life – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – November 2017

Since a big part of our Thanksgiving celebration is geared around food preparation, I thought I’d share a tried and true recipe for a Joy-Full Life. At this time of year we are reminded to cultivate one of the main ingredients for this recipe: gratitude.

Before we start, it is important for […]

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The Power of Inner Peace During Times of Crisis – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – October 2017

The past few months have been challenging for us all with tragedies, smoke, hurricanes, illness, etc…. In times of crisis stress levels run high; fear, frustration, and anger take over, and peace seems impossible, even inappropriate. “How can you think of peace at a time like this?” By learning how to […]

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A Good Night’s Sleep to Improve Your Health – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – September 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last year that more than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. Many health issues like depression, autoimmune disorders and memory issues have been linked to insufficient sleep. Harvard medical researchers have also linked sleep deprivation with obesity, high blood pressure […]

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Practicing Quiet Time for Health & Happiness – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – August 2017

It’s summer. Guests are coming. Trips are being planned. August brings a haste to get it all done before it’s too late. The first thing we compromise is our self-care routines because we are too busy. We often come to the end of summer with high levels of stress, which can […]

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Mosquitoes are Attracted to Stress! – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – July 2017

Mosquitoes really do prefer some people to others, says Dr. Jonathan Day, a medical entomologist and mosquito expert at the University of Florida. Some of it is genetic, like your blood type. Their preferred blood type is O. Other genetic factors play a part, like your metabolic rate, which dictates the […]

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Anger and Your Liver – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – June 2017

Anger can be an instinctual response to protect ourselves, like a dog’s growling and barking response. It can push us to take action to change what doesn’t feel good, help us to set boundaries, and if handled with care, can even be a healthy way of letting-off steam and frustration. But […]

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A Self-Healing Alternative to Worry – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – May 2017

If you hold a pencil in your hand for a few minutes, it will not have much of an impact on your arm. If you hold it for hours… your hand, your wrist, and your shoulder start to hurt and over time this little pencil feels like heavy concrete and can […]

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The Power of Intention – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – April 2017

The power of intention is a phenomenon that has been scientifically measured in many studies, like the one Dr. Masaru Emoto did with water. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8.)

This particular study took water samples infused with spoken and written intentions like peace, love, truth, etc. The frozen water revealed beautiful, symmetrical crystal formations. […]

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Is it Intuition or Emotion? – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – March 2017

When you need to make an important life decision, how do you know if the feeling in the pit of your stomach is an emotional response that comes from fear of the unknown, or if it’s your intuition kicking-in to help you avoid a painful and/or expensive mistake. Our emotions are […]

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Peace Within = Peace On Earth – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – December 2016/January 2017

The holidays are always a busy, stressful time, but this year we have the added political discourse between friends and family. This can make it challenging to remember “good will to all.” As we reach the end of the year, we are facing a new world full of uncertainty. The […]

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Surrender: The Bridge to Transformation – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – November 2016

In life, the idea of surrender comes up usually when we meet an intolerable level of frustration and reach the end of our rope. It is a word that in our Western minds is often experienced as a failure and giving up on. The dictionaries say: “giving yourself up into the […]

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Being Human – Getting Real – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – October 2016

Who do you think you are? Not who do you think you should be or you were, or what others want you or expect you to be. From a very young age who you are is defined by your parents, your siblings and relatives, then […]

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A Message from the Universe – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – September 2016

At the beginning of the year, I wrote this would be a year for transformation and change. Like it or not, things are changing all around us. It’s becoming harder and harder to ignore what is not working in our lives and in our world. This continues to be a year […]

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Inflammation: Your Body’s S.O.S. Call – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – August 2016

Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting your well-being. Your body is designed to be well and wants to restore balance more than it wants to be sick. The word inflammation comes from the Latin “inflammo,” meaning “I set alight, I ignite.” We “in-flame” and then progress to chronic inflammation when […]

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The “Guts” to Feel Great – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – June 2016

Our gut is our biggest immune system organ and contributes to our overall well-being. Some health professionals are now linking digestive issues like indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, and even weight gain, to “leaky gut.” “Leaky gut syndrome” causes symptoms like bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. They […]

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From Wishful Wanting to Manifesting – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – May 2016

May greets us with many planets in retrograde (Jupiter until 5/9; Mercury until 5/22; Mars until 6/29). This continues to be a time to not be in a rush to “get things done.” Alleviate frustration by practicing mindfulness, patience and making time to breathe consciously. This can also help with the […]

By | May 1st, 2016|Featured Stories, Joyfull Living|2 Comments

The Yoga of Gardening – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – April 2016

There is a natural burst of energy that we all seem to feel in the spring. We can get overly-enthusiastic in our outdoor activities, like gardening, golfing … and we pay the price, usually in our lower back and shoulders. (Wednesday JoyFull Yoga chair & floor class at 10:00am & Fridays […]

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Inner “Spring” Awakening to Improve Your LIFE Condition – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – March 2016

Nature teaches us about the most important part of Life itself: Awakening! Spring is a time of rebirth and transformation as we step out of the darkness of winter into the light and colors of spring. Within our hearts lies the desire to live a meaningful, fulfilling life. Our inner spirit […]

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The Cosmic Gifts of 2016 – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – February 2016

As I was creating my year’s plan and scheduling classes and events, I was amazed at the amount of planets going retrograde every month until this fall. If you are in a hurry to make certain things happen fast in 2016, you could experience frustration. Although the astrological weather doesn’t create […]

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Living by Design, Not Default – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – Dec 2015/Jan 2016

It’s the season for us to celebrate and evaluate the year that is about to close. How many things from your list of “intentions” for this year did you accomplish? If you feel disappointments or frustrations, those are clues that something needs your time and attention. I often hear people […]

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Access to the Fountain of YOUTH – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – November 2015

I want to share a “magic cure” to help you and your body feel younger and healthier right now. As my Thanksgiving gift, I’m giving you an opportunity to experience it from the comfort of your home. Let me help you experience what studies by numerous researchers suggest can help slow […]

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The Courage to Live a Life You Love & Be Yourself! – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – October 2015

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ E.E. Cummings

It does take courage to step out of our comfort zone. Fear of the “unknown” can keep us from trying something new or stop us from taking actions that can move us out of our “rut” or […]

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Healing as the Smoke Continues to Clear – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – September 2015

Because of the monumental fires in our area, all of us in the Rogue Valley have been exposed to toxins from smoke. Some of the symptoms of smoke inhalation are headaches, dry, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, runny nose, post-nasal drip or increased mucous in the throat. Most common is coughing, which […]

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Practicing Compassion Can Improve Your Health – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – August 2015

Studies now show that a happy, healthy lifestyle alone is not enough to prevent illness. A new study by Steve Cole at UCLA and APS* Fellow, Barbara Fredrickson at the University of North Carolina, found that people who were happy because they lived the “good life” (“hedonic happiness”), focusing only on […]

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Joyfull Living, July 2015 – by Louise Lavergne

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~Chinese Proverb

Our busy lives are full of tension and stressful events. Some are fun, while others are more challenging. Though the situations and emotions can cause us to feel stressed, they are not necessarily the cause of stress in and of themselves. […]

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Joie de Vivre – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – June 2015

I love this expression. I have to admit I have a penchant for those expressions in my mother tongue, French. This one touches on a subject close to my heart: Joy. Reconnecting people with their inner joy is my passion and my life’s work.

Besides making your life more enjoyable, Joy is […]

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Emotional Spring Cleaning – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – May 2015

Recently, I helped a client identify and clear old emotional issues that kept sabotaging his opportunities for success. “I thought I let that go!” he told me in frustration.

Painful emotions can make us want to shut down and engage in behaviors such as eating, drinking, shopping or overwork. These are just […]

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Building a Foundation For Your LIFE – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – April 2015

At times, we all feel the need to fix some aspect of our life to be truly happy, often spending a lot of time and money on products and regimes that promise the quick results we yearn for. The most common pursuits for happiness revolve around love, money and health. Have […]

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Trust – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – March 2015

Trust is one of the most important ingredients in any relationship. It takes courage, time and effort to build trust. When we trust someone we can let go of fear and doubt. We get a comforting feeling in our bones that this person is true, honest and real. This allows us […]

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Balance for Health and Happiness – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – February 2015
Seeing all the hearts around this month can be a great reminder to check in with your emotional heart and evaluate how you feel about your life. As I am writing this article, I just heard on the news that studies show that a happy heart is more likely to be […]

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The Power of Peace

Joyfull Living – December 2014/January 2015

The holidays are a busy time and after all the stress, events and parties are over, we face the end of another year. Some people get a little down about all the things that never got accomplished and the realization that all the energy spent on external “fixes” didn’t magically […]

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Mindful Gratitude – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – November 2014

Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays, not just because so many people love a turkey dinner but because we feel the joy of gathering with loved ones. We intuitively know the importance of giving thanks. Through all the hustle and bustle of travel, preparing and cooking, stress often gets […]

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Mercury Retrograde – Cosmic Gift to Slow Down – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – October 2014

October 4th starts a retrograde cycle for the planet Mercury that will last until the 24th. Retrograde is when a planet slows down, stops and appears to move backwards. This is an illusion caused by the Earth passing the slower moving outer planets. This can affect us in different ways depending […]

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Simply Divine – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – September 2014

We can easily recognize something being beyond ordinary outside of ourselves but we often take for granted that our own body/mind system is exquisite. When we connect to the deeper part of ourselves, our higher self, we can feel that we are simply divine! When we experience a moment of beauty, […]

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The vibration of Intentions – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – August 2014

The power of intention is a phenomenon that has been scientifically measured in many studies, like the one Dr. Masaru Emoto did with water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8

This particular study took water samples infused with spoken and written intentions like peace, love, truth etc. The frozen water revealed beautiful, symmetrical crystal formations. When […]

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Quiet Time for a Lasting State of Happiness – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – July 2014

It’s summer. Guests are coming. Trips are being planned. We are busy planning all the exciting events we can fit into our summer. The first thing we compromise because we are too busy is our self-care routines. We skip workouts, yoga class and meditation, and we can end up with high […]

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Yoga or the Gym? The big difference is all about the Adrenals! – by Louise Lavergne

Is there a difference in the health benefits between practicing yoga and going to the gym? Yes, there are many, but if your goals are just to keep fit and/or lose weight they can both accomplish that to varying degrees...

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Happiness is Good For Your Health – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living, May 2014 – by Louise Lavergne, JoyFull Living Wellness Center & JoyFull Yoga

How much time do you spend feeling happy? Not just thinking about unlikely scenarios that could make you happy, like winning the lottery. The fact is that right now, in this moment, you can choose to live your best life and […]

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The Gift of Imperfection – by Louise Lavergne

When you make a mistake, do you beat yourself up emotionally or can you forgive yourself and let it go? Or are you quick to blame someone else or a situation?

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Spring Awakening – by Louise Lavergne

The days are getting longer, the sun a little warmer, the daffodils and buds in the trees are peeking out. If we pay attention, we can feel and see that Nature teaches us about the most important part of Life itself: Awakening!

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Strengthening Your Foundation – by Louise Lavergne

If you are already off track with your New Year intentions, your foundation may need some work. Our bodies are exquisitely designed with a map of energy centers, referred to as Chakras, that can help us be aware of what needs our attention...

Unconditional Receiving & Giving – by Louise Lavergne

If everything you ever wanted showed up at your door, would you let it in? When something good happens, does the fear of it being too good to be true block your ability to receive and enjoy?

By | December 6th, 2013|Columns, Featured Stories, Joyfull Living|1 Comment

Recipe for a Joy-Full Life – by Louise Lavergne

Since a big part of our Thanksgiving celebration is geared around food preparation, I though I’d share a tried and true recipe for Joy-Full Life.

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Mental Detox – by Louise Lavergne

Detox products are very popular to help rid the body of toxins. We recognize that toxins can obstruct the function of organs...

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Healing As The Smoke Clears – by Louise Lavergne

Because of the monumental fires in our area, all of us in the Rogue Valley have been exposed to toxins from smoke...

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Yoga Breath to Stay Cool – by Louise Lavergne

Yes it’s hot out there, but not too hot for yoga...

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Jacksonville – the Land of Namaste? – by Louise Lavergne

One of the most beautiful greetings I know is a Sanskrit word: “Namaste.” It means...

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A Place for JoyFull Living by Louise Lavergne

One of the big themes of the last few months has been coping with change.

By | June 6th, 2013|Columns, Featured Stories, Joyfull Living|1 Comment

Pursuit of Happiness – By Louise Lavergne

Are you happy or too busy “trying to be happy”?