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Beck, author of the bestselling Finding Your Own North Star and columnist for O magazine, delivers another useful and sure-to-be-popular self-help guide. The Joy Diet, designed for the soul rather than the body, is composed of 10 steps that, once learned, are to be practiced on a daily basis to achieve greater fulfillment and a happier life. Beck strongly suggests becoming thoroughly familiar with each step, by practicing it for a week, before adding the next step. According to the author, the first step, spending 15 uninterrupted minutes a day doing nothing (meditating, engaging in repetitive physical activity, staring at some natural motion like flowing water), is the hardest to learn and the basis for all the other activities. She contends that a daily period of mindful silence provides a sanctuary that no one can ever take from you. The other nine steps include methods for dealing with emotional pain, identifying true desires, employing creativity to realize yearnings and taking appropriate risks. Beck advocates daily self-nourishment through play, humor and the enjoyment of at least three personalized treats. Written in a down-to-earth, positive tone, the author's thoughtfully designed exercises, inspirational anecdotes and gentle advice should fall on fertile ground. National publicity.
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'the greatest thing you'll learn from actually practising The Joy Diet is that money, love, success, and, even physical health and fitness are the products of a joyful life, not the cause.' Martha Beck --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Martha Beck is a wonder! Following her advice has changed my life for the better in a deep way.Published 1 month ago by DTanbaalu
Martha's advice for living with more joy marries the ethereal realms of our being with the practical applications needed to manifest and access their potential! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rachel Lucille Woodworth
Martha Beck is excellent writer and wise beyond her years. Highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Janet M. Rich
Martha Beck has a wry sense of humor that gets me every time. Even if I don't connect with her idea, I get a good laugh out of it. AND I've gotten a new approach that I treasure.Published 4 months ago by Lauren
Someone recommended this little book and I ordered it.... it's ok.. just wasn't that interesting so I never finished it. I will try and give it another read sometime.Published 4 months ago by B. D. in N.C.
very pleased with this process. You can really take things at your own pace.Published 7 months ago by Casey Barnett