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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Author: Kaia Roman

Age Range: Adult

Language: English

TCIN: 51838531
UPC: 9781492648765
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4393


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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Find your JOY again-Let Kaia show you how

5 out of 5 stars
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D Paine - 2 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 - 2 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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5 out of 5 stars
JK - 2 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

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TaraDK - 2 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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