The Joy Plan Talk and Book Signing in Oakland, CA


I’d love to see you at The Joy Plan Talk and Book Signinga 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!

Here’s what we’ll be talking about:

Where is your joy located? It’s an odd question, right? Perhaps you think joy is in your heart, or maybe you experience joy as a state of mind.

It turns out, according to scientists, that joy originates in the limbic system of the brain—the part of the brain that controls emotion, behavior, and long-term memory. Unlike happiness, which is a cognitive experience based in the brain’s neocortex, joy is an emotion we can feel without conscious thought.

We feel joy without thinking about it, and we can train our brains to feel it often.

In this interactive talk, you’ll learn simple neuroscience you can apply to your own life with practical tips for ridiculous happiness.

Publishers Weekly calls The Joy Plan “an energized and informative plan for transforming your life.” I like to call it “a memoir with benefits.”

If you’re on Facebook, you can check out the event here:

Here’s the bookstore’s event page:

I hope to see you there!