• The Joy Diet

  • Ten Daily Practices for a Happier Life
  • By: Martha Beck
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 17-10-03
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Books on Tape
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (7 ratings)

Summary

Martha Beck, the beloved columnist and lifestyle counselor from O, The Oprah Magazine, returns with a new prescription for personal fulfillment. The Joy Diet shows readers how to add ten "ingredients" to their daily routine to change the course of their lives: to find purpose, overcome obstacles, heal wounds, and build dreams. These are the ten most powerful life-enhancing behaviors Martha Beck has found in years of research and practice, clearly explained and served with poignant examples from her life design practice, her trademark good-humored wit, and straightforward instructions for incorporating them into everyday life. As Martha puts it, "the greatest thing you'll learn from actually practicing the Joy Diet is that money, love, and success... are the product of a joyful life, not the cause."
©2003 Martha Beck (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc., Published By Arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing Group, A Division of Random House, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Written in a down-to-earth, positive tone, the author's thoughtfully designed exercises, inspirational anecdotes and gentle advice should fall on fertile ground." (Publishers Weekly)
"These prescriptions will be inviting to everyone." (AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-08-18

If you enjoy

If like me you enjoy books with few week programs and manuals to follow you will enjoy this one. I have read/listed to some of Martha's other books and always enjoy her loving and kind tone, and lack of preaching tone so prevalent in today's self-help/personal development books.
I certainly would prefer this one in hard copy as you are embarking on a new item each week and I find it easier to do it with a book i can flip through the pages, highlight most main ideas and go back and re-read parts. In essence you listen to a bit of a book every week, implement and then move onto the next. Since I listen to audio books while driving the format of this book made it somewhat redundant for a long drive.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stacey Crummie on 28-01-05

Your own therapy session in a book

This is, without a doubt, one of the best self help books that I've ever come across. Be prepared however for some intense learnings that may at first seem un-familiar, unless you have actually been to a therapist/counselor before. This is a high powered therapy session for the masses on tape. Having had formal training as a counselor at the Masters level, I consider the approach used here to be outstanding. This is not however a casual, read it on the beach type book. It requires effort to use these techniques, so if you really don't intend to actually DO anything in the way of improving yourself, then go find The Time Travelers Wife and download it. That one works on the beach.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Colleen on 27-02-06

Get this book!

I based my purchased on the previous reviews and they're right on the nose, this is a great book. Every once in a while I download a winning book I could listen to repeatedly. This is the one.
Positive, insightful and I'm excited to dive in and try the suggested ingredients of the Joy Diet.

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