Living Your Joy (Hardcover)

A Practical Guide to Happiness

By Suzanne Falter-Barns

Ballantine Books, 9780345439178, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2003

List Price: 12.95*
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In a fast-paced world where you work far more than you relax and reflect, Suzanne Falter-Barns has made it her mission in life to inspire you to be “your sweet old self–the one you’ve always known was there.” In Living Your Joy, she gives you the courage to trade the job you hate for the work you love, find time and space for creative expression, start your dream business, and live the life you have always wanted.

Suzanne’s fresh, funny, and utterly practical book helps you melt your fears and tap into the inner wisdom that is your true guide to fulfillment. Dozens of inspiring true stories and many exercises are designed to bring clarity to your thinking and help you master the nitty-gritty of getting from where you are to where you want to be; create your spiritual base camp; know when to leap and when not to leap; and discover the incredible value of emptiness. Master the essential art of staying focused and everything else you need to know to change your life for good–really good.

About the Author

Suzanne Falter-Barns is a popular motivational teacher who lectures on inspiration and creativity, and holds regular online classes at and She has written articles and essays for many national publications and is a regular columnist for New Age magazine. She is also the author of How Much Joy Can You Stand?: A Creative Guide to Facing Your Fears and Making Your Dreams Come True and a novel, Doin’ the Box Step.

Praise For Living Your Joy: A Practical Guide to Happiness

Praise for Suzanne Falter-Barns
and How Much Joy Can You Stand?

“Filled with straight talk, lighthearted humor, and a wealth of practical advice.”
Author of Take Time for Your Life

“Use this book as your joy mentor! It elegantly shows how to let go of suffering and accept joy.”
Author of Transformation Soup

“Joy is everywhere around us. Suzanne Falter-Barns teaches each of us to reach out and grab some.”
Author of Jesus CEO
and Grow Something Besides Old

“The ultimate handyman’s special for unblocking creative juices.”
Author of Tales from a Traveling Couch

How Much Joy Can You Stand? helps us to see that we all have passion and inspiration and creativity and genius residing inside us. [Falter-Barns’s] book teaches us how to coax it out and live a truly joyful, lively existence!”
Senior Editor, Fitness

“You’ll come away from this book experience with renewed optimism, a greater understanding of how big you’re willing to be, and a good sense of how to actually live from your greater, you-based self!”
Author of The Intuitive Way:
A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom