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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About the Author
Table of Contents
Part 1 Background (How did I end up here?) 1
Chapter 1 Now What? 3
Chapter 2 The Bitch in My Head 17
Chapter 3 Know Thyself 29
Part 2 Strategy (The PLAN!) 39
Chapter 4 Does This Feel Good? 41
Chapter 5 Reboot: From Stressed to Blessed 55
Chapter 6 Mindfulness Over Matter 65
Chapter 7 Eat, Play, Love 77
Part 3 Challenges (I thought this would be easier.) 93
Chapter 8 The Quest for Happy Hormones 95
Chapter 9 Let It Go, Let It Go 105
Chapter 10 Complaining Versus Creating 121
Part 4 Team (These are my people.) 133
Chapter 11 That's True Love 135
Chapter 12 Personal Board of Directors 147
Chapter 13 Kids and Other Spiritual Teachers 157
Part 5 Projections (Light up the future!) 169
Chapter 14 Writing a New Story 171
Chapter 15 Exercising the Joy Muscle 183
Chapter 16 Joy Is Contagious 195
Chapter 17 The Journey That Counts 205
Appendix: Create Your Own Joy Plan 233
The Joy Plan Discussion Guide 248
References and Resources 272
About the Author 303