211: Grace Harry – Creating Your Arsenal of Joy Snacks

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“All of these things around joy and pleasure are so penalized and stymied in this country for the business of capitalism.” – Grace Harry

Today’s guest, Grace Harry, is a Joy Strategist among many other things. What even is a Joy Strategist you may ask? In this episode, I sit down with Grace as she explains the job title that she created for herself, her upbringing as a wild child with a young mother in Brooklyn, and her drive to help other people focus on joy and pleasure as their only teachers.

After dropping out of high school in tenth grade and working for The Cosby Show, Grace ended up working in the record industry for 27 years. When she decided to move on from the industry, she was the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services at Def Jam Records. She shares her fear that people are forgetting how to be their own selves and explains that, now, her thing is people who create art to connect with others. She and I talk about how to get back to how we feel and the process of shedding the things that don’t grow us.

Listen in as Grace and I discuss the many times we shift identities throughout our lives, how to cultivate our own “joy snacks”, and what we lose when we don’t protect our joy.

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“We have to get back to a connection to the self and source without an intermediary.” – Grace Harry

Some things we learn in this podcast:

  • What does a Joy Strategist do [12:20]
  • How to protect your joy [14:30]
  • What is Joy’s favorite joy snack [15:40]
  • How to stay connected to yourself [18:00]
  • Were the Salem witches midwives [26:00]
  • What does the rainbow signify [27:30]
  • How many times do we shift identities in one lifetime [37:00]

Links Mentioned:

Connect with Grace Harry on Instagram  | Play With Grace

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