A sprinkle of joy with every slice of life.

Hi there, I’m Joy.

Welcome to my website, a place where I share my passion for cooking and dining, travel, health and fitness, arts and crafts, beauty and skincare, living clean and green, and more. There’s a little bit of everything. I had a food-centric website Gourmeted.com from 2007 until recently, but as as years passed, it became increasingly challenging to keep it going when I have many varied interests that keep me busy throughout the year. There was not a lot of joy (for me) in devoting my blog to that one thing, so naturally, it was neglected. It’s time for a change and it’s a good one, I hope.

Vancouver Harbour

Vancouver, British Columbia is my home, with my partner, two cats, and—schedule permitting—one or two now-grown ladies (my partner’s daughters) who I’ve had the privilege of co-raising. Thanks to our diverse household, I am well trained in feeding a variety of food preferences: pescetarian, vegan, ovo-vegetarian, and social meat-eatarian (me). I work as an IT solutions and media consultant, and thrive best when I can combine different passions at the same time.

Life is better with joy. It’s not that things are better with me. I live life with much gusto and believe life is better with joy. Here’s to moments of joy shared from my little corner of the web and I hope it will bring some good your way, too.

Don’t be a stranger. Feel free to reach out by email at hello@betterwithjoy.com or follow me on social media: