An Otter Named Joy

Meet Joy

Find Joy even in the midst of upheaval.


Caregiving and grieving can be incredibly difficult, and some days can just be tough without any specific reason. Joy, the toy otter, can help brighten your day. You can find her hiding primarily on the Courageously LinkedIn Page.

But she has her very own section here on our website too, incase you want to breathe for a moment, find a few Joys and see some of antics.

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Why Joy means a lot to Courageously Living

Our founder Tara, started taking pictures of Joy, the toy otter during Covid. She continued taking pictures of Joy, while caregiving for her Mom. It was a way for Tara to step away for a few hours at time. She hopes you find a bit of joy, while trying to find Joy in the pictures. She know how scarce joy can become especially when your life is in upheaval.

  • Joy Turns 3

    Joy Turns 3

    I started #FindJoy in January of 2021, after realizing people wanted something easy to smile about especially since COVID was still going strong. So why keep going and why have...

    Joy Turns 3

    I started #FindJoy in January of 2021, after realizing people wanted something easy to smile about especially since COVID was still going strong. So why keep going and why have...

  • Joy's Origin Story

    Joy's Origin Story

    Joy actually didn’t start out as a toy otter at all. In December of 2020, I was feeling down about lockdowns and not seeing people, including my family. My parents...

    Joy's Origin Story

    Joy actually didn’t start out as a toy otter at all. In December of 2020, I was feeling down about lockdowns and not seeing people, including my family. My parents...

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