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As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, Kaia Roman always had a plan. But when her biggest plan, the business she cofounded, collapsed, Kaia found herself crushed by depression. And what felt even worse was that, with a husband and two kids relying on her to get out of bed, she didn't have a plan to move forward.

Determined to turn her life around and put her ingrained habits of stress and anxiety behind her, Kaia decided to put everything else on hold and dedicate thirty days to the singular pursuit of joy. The results were astonishing-and lasted much longer than the initial monthlong project.

In this uplifting and eye-opening memoir, Kaia uses her business savvy to create a concrete Joy Plan to get back on her feet fast. Using scientific research on hormones, neurotransmitters, and mindfulness, along with the daily dedication to creating a more joyful existence, Kaia teaches readers how to move past temporary happiness and succeed in creating joy that lasts.

Complete with advice, exercises, and key takeaways, The Joy Plan is Kaia's step-by-step guide to how she, and everyone else, can ditch the negative and plan for the joy in their lives.

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"An energized and informative plan for transforming your life..." - Publishers Weekly

"Life-saving. That is the most accurate description of The Joy Plan. As I devoured the transformative words of this book, I wished I'd had it during a desolate time in my life ... but it is not too late. Whenever fear, worry, anxiety, or negativity grip me, I simply openThe Joy Plan. Waiting to shed light into my darkness is a strategy, an inspiring anecdote, or well-researched fact with the power to bring me back to hope, peace, and positivity. The Joy Plan is much more than one woman's journey from rock bottom; it is a universal lifeline for reviving the world's long-lost joy." - Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times best selling author and founder of Hands Free Mama

"I love The Joy Plan! We create plans for our work, our finances, our life - but hardly ever for the most important things in our life: gratitude, optimism, and joy. This book will help you achieve exactly that - more joy! And who doesn't need that?" - Michaela Haas, PhD, author of Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience

"If you are in the midst of a joy drought, so to speak, this could be the book for you. Part memoir, part universally applicable joy-strategy, The Joy Plan tells the author's story of suffering and lays out, step-by-step, the process that helped her experience much more happiness. Kaia Roman writes in an engaging way, so reading this book can feel like listening to a friend." - Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Real Happiness

"The Joy Plan is easy to read, engaging, full of great scientific advice as well as fun and enlivening stories to get you motivated to find your joy on a daily basis. Don't let the stress of modern life weigh you down! Take responsibility for steering your course towards happiness with this well-written and researched book." - MeiMei Fox, New York Times bestselling co-author of Bend, Not Break

"The Joy Plan was birthed through direct experimentation in the laboratory of Kaia Roman's own life, qualifying her to wisely and tenderly guide readers to discover and cultivate the seed of joy that has been implanted within us all. Follow the steps in this book and watch how joy-the spiritual dimension of happiness-blossoms in your life. " - Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

"If you're looking for more meaning, purpose, and joy in your life then The Joy Plan is for you!" - Jason Wachob, founder and CEO of mindbodygreen

"All of us need to learn how to shift from stress to joy. The Joy Plan is a positive, practical guide to help you experience more of the happiness you deserve." - Dr. Barbara De Angelis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Soul Shifts
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Format: Paperback
Author: Kaia Roman
Language: English
Street Date: November 5, 2019
TCIN: 51838531
UPC: 9781492648765
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4393
Origin: Made in the USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
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Find your JOY again-Let Kaia show you how

5 out of 5 stars
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D Paine - 7 years ago
I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of The Joy Plan. It is a wonderful book. It is a woman's story of finding Joy, but it is so much more than that. It is filled with scientific research and facts to back up what she has named The Joy Plan. Many times, Kaia's words have been the exact thoughts I have had, but not voiced. This book is simply wonderful. I have suffered anxiety for many years and the voice inside my head is loud and negative. Kaia shows you how to put that voice in it's place. She outlines simple, easy-to-follow directions on how to change the way you view the world, which in turn changes your world. It's almost like she is showing you how to "hack" your brain. By learning the science behind the brain, how it functions, what balances out negativity and what it can do for you, she is showing you how to make your brain recognize the JOY in all things. I highly recommend it! It's well written, it feels like reading from a personal friend's writings. As we age, most of us do become less joyful. Sometimes it is sucked out of us by bills and responsibilities, other times, we simply stop seeing the joy in our lives. Why wouldn't you want to live a more joyful life? The Joy Plan could help you do just that.
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evogt - 7 years ago
Despite the easy to use filters, life is not always picture “perfect”. The Joy Plan provides an unvarnished look at what happens when our plans go sideways, life sucks and all you want to do is stay inside and sleep. Using science, emotions, logic and a bit of skeptical faith, Kaia Roman invites us into her very personal space for a “how to” on our brain, why it does what it does and how we can train our brains to be in a state of joy*. Roman's experiment in remaking herself and her life after a gut wrenching loss provides an insightfully engaging and lively read. We journey with her as she consciously creates her new reality with humor and honesty, and then gives the reader the tools to affect their lives! Give it a read. Try the plan. Change only moves us forward. *Individual results may vary.
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JK - 7 years ago
Loved this book SO much. A beautiful combination of warm, personal memoir, and lots of hard data on neuroscience, showing a pathway to finding joy even when it seems unavailable. This one will be on my bookshelf forever.
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A practical, inspiring guidebook to bring more joy into your life

5 out of 5 stars
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TaraDK - 7 years ago
While categorized as self-help, The Joy Plan shouldn’t be pigeon-holed to that; it is so much more. This “practical memoir” is simultaneously a deeply moving, open-hearted memoir and a practical run-down of daily practices that anyone can put in place to create joy. Kaia accomplishes a beautiful balance between science and spirituality, and between the personal and the universal – all in a positive, real and accessible tone that makes you feel like you’re talking with your best friend. This book has been an incredible support to me, transforming my perspective on how I approach my relationships, my everyday interactions and my capacity for joy.
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