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Do Joy Now (Despite It All)

A Happiness Handbook for a Year of Vibration Elevation

Published by Health Communications Inc
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

Millions-selling author and creator of Joy School Lisa McCourt outlines her unique formula for sustainable happiness, offering a year's worth of activities, prompts, and techniques--organized by season--that raise your "joy setpoint" so you can cultivate authentic, lasting peace and fulfillment in your daily life.

Unprecedented global events have left many of us feeling depleted, depressed, isolated, and disconnected from many of the things that made us happy. Lisa McCourt, host of the Joy School podcast and global seminar series, has been helping people raise their joy setpoints regardless of what is happening around them. 

Learning about joy is one thing, but it’s the doing that actually shifts your energy.  McCourt offers a unique approach to joy and emotional wellness outlining a year-long adventure in happiness that can be started in any season, on any day of the year.

Readers will begin by learning the principles of vibration elevation that the author has taught for 20 years through her Joy School. (Joy is not an elusive fantasy to be chased; it is a simply a skill to be learned, practiced, and mastered.)

Once the reader understands the framework for elevating their joy setpoint, they will move to the activities, exercises, and prompts that correspond to the season they’re currently in. From there, they’ll read about the significance of that season and what makes it the perfect time for certain kinds of vibration-elevation techniques, and they’ll begin the exercises and practices for that season.  

They’ll work their way through the year from that point, week by week, and then wrap up with a final section that acknowledges their success while inviting the reader to begin again and cycle through the seasons from their now newly elevated joy setpoint.

Our journey toward ever greater realms of joy and personal freedom is never concluded; we can spiral through the steps, year after year, always recalibrating ever-more fulfilling levels. 

 

Excerpt

Spring

This section will start with an exploration of what springtime symbolizes and why it’s perfect for certain types of vibration-elevation techniques. Themes of rebirth, newness, and freshness will be discussed, along with ways to take action on what was allowed to gestate in winter. Readers will be invited to explore: Where can you add more color to your life, more freshness, more juice and aliveness?  What is wanting to be birthed from you right now? What seedlings can you plant and begin to nourish? What pruning and weeding needs to be done?

Spring-themed exercises, action steps, and practices will be offered that readers can incorporate into their lives during this season, broken down week by week with instructions for bringing these principles into their daily lives.

Examples and true stories – from the author’s personal experience with the steps as well as the experiences of her Joy Schoolers – will be included to add extra depth and comprehension.

 

Summer

This section will start with an exploration of what summertime symbolizes and why it’s perfect for certain types of vibration-elevation techniques. Themes of play, inner-child work, exposing more of one’s true self, stepping into our inherent radiance, soaking up more of what nourishes us, and aligning with our most vibrant, shining, true core essence will be discussed, along with other ways summertime has traditionally been honored symbolically and philosophically. Readers will be invited to explore: Where can you embrace and show more of yourself? Where and how can you shine even more brightly?  What needs to be sizzled away?

Summer-themed exercises, action steps, and practices will be offered that readers can incorporate into their lives during this season, broken down week by week with instructions for bringing these principles into their daily lives.

Examples and true stories – from the author’s personal experience with the steps as well as the experiences of her Joy Schoolers – will be included to add extra depth and comprehension.

 

Autumn

This section will start with an exploration of what the autumn season symbolizes and why it’s perfect for certain types of vibration-elevation techniques. Themes of quieting down, letting go, and shedding that which no longer serves us will be discussed, along with gratitude and other ways autumn has traditionally been honored symbolically and philosophically. Readers will be invited to explore: What is in my life right now, soaking up my valuable time and attention, that is no longer meaningful to me? What components of my experience have reached the end of their natural life cycles and are ripe to be released? What am I truly grateful for right now, and how can I magnify my experience of gratitude?

Autumn-themed exercises, action steps, and practices will be offered that readers can incorporate into their lives during this season, broken down week by week with instructions for bringing these principles into their daily lives.

Examples and true stories – from the author’s personal experience with the steps as well as the experiences of her Joy Schoolers – will be included to add extra depth and comprehension.

 

Winter

This section will start with an exploration of what wintertime symbolizes and why it’s perfect for certain types of vibration-elevation techniques. It will include themes of cocooning, quiet, stillness, rest, symbolism of the purity of snowfall and the blanketing it creates in much of the country, as well as how in many cultures it’s the start of a new year, so there’s a clean slate feeling. It’s a chance to close the book on the past and start a new chapter (but not in the same colorful, new-life way that spring invites – more in a sheltered, planning/gestation sort of way.) Winter invites hibernation and introspection. There might be a bit comparing the long Covid period to a prolonged winter for humanity.

Winter-themed exercises, action steps, and practices will be offered that readers can incorporate into their lives during this season, broken down week by week with instructions for bringing these principles into their daily lives.

Examples and true stories – from the author’s personal experience with the steps as well as the experiences of her Joy Schoolers – will be included to add extra depth and comprehension.

About The Author

Lisa McCourt has taught joy—in all its many flavors—for over two decades to thousands of learners. Founder of Joy School (at LisaMcCourt.com), Lisa has penned over forty books for adults and children in addition to collaborating with industry leaders such as Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and James Van Praagh. Combined, Lisa’s books have sold over 8.5 million copies and earned over 9,000 glowing Amazon reviews.

On the secret side of Lisa’s publishing path, she’s been the silent ghostwriter for many prominent thought-leaders, from New York Times bestselling authors to Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Hollywood stars. Her clients have appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC’s 20/20, The View, The TODAY Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and more.

A podcaster, former popular CBS Radio host, and joyful singer in Michael Beckwith’s Agape Choir, she brings her passion and unique blend of skillsets to an eclectic career path that is ever mysteriously unfolding, just the way she likes it.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Health Communications Inc (August 22, 2023)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780757324529

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