I’d love to see you at The Joy Plan Talk and Book Signing, a free, family-friendly, community event at A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland, CA on Saturday, August 19, 7:00-8:15 pm. Deaf community welcome! Continue reading The Joy Plan Talk and Book Signing in Oakland, CA
I wasn’t planning to write a book. It was only meant to be a blog post. But it kept going and going and was simply too long. Thus, The Joy Plan was born. I didn’t know what to call it, so I asked my daughter Kira, who was 9 years old at the time, for her advice. Continue reading The Joy Plan: A Birth Story
Sourcebooks and Bookshop Santa Cruz present a JOYFUL community event celebrating the publication of The Joy Plan by local author, Mindfulness teacher, and blogger Kaia Roman.
The Joy Plan Book Release Party will be held at the stunning Museum of Art and History in Downtown Santa Cruz, California on Friday, July 14, 7-9 pm. Continue reading The Joy Plan Book Release Party In Santa Cruz, CA!
Perhaps I am a slow learner. It took me nearly 40 years to figure out how to manage the connection between my thoughts and my experience of reality.
When I discovered how to train myself away from being anxious and negative and instead to be positive, optimistic, and joyful, I was flabbergasted! I wrote it all down, and turned it into a book that I could put on my nightstand and pick up whenever I forgot how I did it. Continue reading Happily Never After
The first 75 pre-orders of The Joy Plan will receive a FREE companion joy journal designed to help you create your own Joy Plan right away. Simply place your pre-order with the bookseller of your choice, and enter your Order Confirmation/ Transaction Number on THIS FORM. Your book and free joy journal will arrive at your doorstep by July 11 (US & Canada only).
Hurry, these beautiful journals will go fast! Continue reading PRE-ORDER GIFT JUST ANNOUNCED!
I don’t like to talk about myself. Just ask the journalists who’ve interviewed me recently and complained that I needed to stop asking them so many questions, so that they could ask me a few. Continue reading I Have To Tell You Something
My daughter Nava made this bracelet for me today. And it is everything.
As you must know by now, I have a book coming out in July called The Joy Plan, so I am rather obsessed with the topic of joy: How to find it, how to keep it, and how to find it again when I lose it. Continue reading My Messy, Upside Down Journey To Joy
It didn’t take a world in turmoil to bring me to despair. I got there fine on my own. But when my anxiety and depression pushed me to rock bottom, I grabbed on to a lifeline that helped me scramble back to the surface. Continue reading Joy As A Form of Activism + 10 Reasons to Feel Optimistic About the World
Every once in a while, I come across a book so special that it earns the coveted position of permanent nightstand placement. The few books that occupy this space by my bed serve a very important function: they usher me into slumber with visions, ideas, and stories that often translate into wonderful dreams. Continue reading What Happens When Love Is Your Only Goal?
I wasn’t always afraid to be alone. As an only child until I was 10, I could play by myself happily for hours. I made up elaborate games, enrolled my stuffed animals and dolls as characters that were as real to me as anything, and got lost in my books. Continue reading Coming Out As An Introvert