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“Applicable, soul-nourishing guidance for flooding your precious life with joy!” —SARK, author of Succulent Wild Woman, PlanetSARK.com
Lisa McCourt has been helping people learn, practice and master the skill of finding joy in their lives through her online Joy School and Do Joy! podcast. Her new book, Free Your Joy: The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness, makes everything she has taught for more than 20 years accessible to everyone. 
“To be clear, joy is not a thing I’m going to help you create, chase, or manifest,” McCourt writes in the book. “It’s already here. It is who you are, once you are free from all the obstructions that routinely block you from experiencing that truth.”
In Free Your Joy, McCourt offers a unique approach to joy and emotional wellness that take readers, month by month, through the life-altering principles of vibration elevation that she has taught for 20 years through her Joy School.
“The baseline level of joy we experience in our daily lives is nothing more than a longstanding habit. With the right tools and a bit of commitment, we can create the new habit of a sustainably elevated Joy Setpoint that uplevels every aspect of our lives,” said McCourt. 
McCourt’s 12 keys to sustainable happiness include:
  • Awaken the Observer
  • Know Thyself
  • Understand Joy’s Obstacles
  • Feel to Heal
Each of the 12 “keys” to experiencing sustainable, authentic joy builds sequentially upon the previous one to create a progressive shifting of the reader’s inner landscape to one of joy and ease. As this inner landscape transforms, changes in the external reality inevitably follow. McCourt offers weekly “homeplay” for readers to take into their daily experiences, which upgrades their thought patterns and default reactions into beneficial new habits of thought and behavior.
Upon completion of the final key, the reader is invited along the “spiral,” cycling through the keys again from their newly elevated joy setpoint. 
“Our journey toward ever greater realms of joy and personal freedom is never concluded,” McCourt added. “We can spiral through the steps, year after year, always recalibrating our lives to ever more fulfilling levels.”
About the Author
Lisa McCourt has taught joy — in all its many flavors — for over two decades to thousands of learners. Founder of Joy School (at LisaMcCourt.com), McCourt has penned over 40 books for adults and children, in addition to collaborating with industry leaders such as Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and James Van Praagh. Combined, her books have sold over 9 million copies and earned over 9,000 glowing Amazon reviews. A podcaster, former popular CBS Radio host and joyful singer in Michael Beckwith’s Agape Choir, she brings her passion and unique blend of skillsets to an eclectic career path that is ever mysteriously unfolding, just the way she likes it. 
Free Your Joy: The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness 
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: August 22, 2023
ISBN-10: 0757324525
ISBN-13: 9780757324529
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Available from Amazon.com
Reviews, photos, links to previous interviews and Q&As are available upon request.