Pleasanton, CA - Dr. Joy Bodzioch is a clinical psychologist and author of 5 books including Discover Joy: Well-being God’s Way, Discover Joy in Your Marriage, and her new book, 10 Keys to a Rich & Satisfying Life: Timeless Wisdom for Total Well-Being.
“The theme that flows through my work and writing is that we can learn specific attitudes and skills that help us live our best possible life,” says Joy. “A key goal is developing inner peace – which leads to outer peace – harmonious relationships with the people in our lives! Think about it: when your heart is serene and you accept your own humanity and imperfections, it’s much easier to accept the flaws in other people!”
Joy admits that for years she cared too much about other people’s feelings – struggling to please everyone. This inspired her search for the secrets of true fulfillment, and in 1983 she received a doctorate in psychology from Texas Woman’s University.
“Obviously there are people who need medication when biochemical influences impact mental health,” says Joy. “But more often attitudes and choices affect our sense of well-being. Joy’s new book uses the principles of positive psychology to elaborate biblical concepts that enhance well-being in five areas – spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and relational. All these levels of well-being are essential to overall health.
Along with operating a private practice, Joy worked in a pain clinic, where she quickly noticed that people who have an unwavering faith overcome and cope with their pain much more easily than those who don’t. The bottom line is realizing that everything we experience can teach us to live better lives!
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