Today is the Day!

Dear joyous reader,

As I write this blog smiling and feeling joyously tearful at the same time (more on that in a moment), all I keep thinking about is my all-time fave book “Oh The Places You’ll Go” and this quote in particular:

It was about a decade ago that Dr. Seuss’ classic made it’s way into my life. I was going through some challenging times and this superbly wonderful book gave me much needed comfort and inspiration. 

So here we are! Today is the day and I’m joyously tearful, smiling ear to ear as my dream of writing a book has come true!! I have not only been looking forward to this day since I first signed my contract with Penguin Canada (my publisher) nearly two years ago, but have been anticipating this moment for a lifetime.  Now my book is making it’s way to book store shelves across Canada, and when the Spring flowers pop up in a couple of months it will be making it’s joyful way to book stores across the U.S.A as well.

Thanks be to you my joyous reader! Thank you for allowing my joyous blog, recipes, ramblings and sometimes rants into your life. I truly hope that everything you learn here and within my book sets you on a path to joyous health! Many people see my book as a cookbook but it is so much more than that! In fact the entire first half is devoted to natural health and tips to help you live joyously well. Not only will you learn what your gut (digestive system) is trying to tell you, but you’ll also learn what foods/supplements/habits to embrace to feed your brain (aka put you in a joyous mood), aid your body in daily detoxification, how to stock a joyous kitchen, plus a 10-day meal plan and so much more!!

90% of the recipes are gluten-free, many of them are vegan and they are all healthy, flavourful and easy to create.

Last but not least, part of living a joyous healthy life is manifesting it. Food aside, you’ve got to manifest the crap out of what you want! So I’ve created this series of inspiring and thoughtful joyous health affirmations to set you on the path to manifesting joyous health. Click through the slide to see them all. You can also find them all on pinterest HERE and on instagram at #joyoushealthhabit

Have a joyous day!

Joy McCarthy

Joy McCarthy is the vibrant Holistic Nutritionist behind Joyous Health. Author of JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat & Live Well without Dieting, professional speaker, nutrition expert on Global’s Morning Show, Faculty Member at Institute of Holistic Nutrition and co-creator of Eat Well Feel Well. Read more...

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  • Congratulations!!!! You’ve accomplished so much and I’m still SO grateful that I stumbled across your site a couple years ago. I doubt I would have been able to make health improvements without having sessions with you and your patience. Can’t wait to read your book!

    • Thanks so much Liz! I’m so proud of you for all the positive changes you’ve made. You are an inspiration to many!

  • Congratulations! Patiently waiting for your joyous book to arrive at my doorstep :)

  • Woohoo Joy! Congratulations, I’m so happy for you! It’s awesome to see you and your Joyous business grow, thank You for taking us along. Can’t wait to get the electronic version so I can start the Detox.

  • That’s so awesome! Congratulations, Joy! I am so glad I found your site last fall when I was researching the health benefits of coconut oil. I have been inspired and taught so much, by you! Thanks and keep up the fantastic work! Looking forward to starting the 10 day detox again this year. :)

  • As I read your blog I was tearful because of all the good you’ve done for me. Thanks be to you Joy!

  • Received your book today, so excited to get into it. Would you be coming to Goodness Me in Brantford for a book signing?

  • So proud of you and all your accomplishments!! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were students at IHN. Love you lady! xo

  • Congratulations!!
    I ordered my copy first thing this morning… can’t wait to get it.

  • Congratulations! I have been following your site for a couple years now and am so excited to get my hands on your book! My best friend surprised me with a pre-order for my birthday. She is also a fan. I love habit #5 and will be keeping it in mind this new year as I try and clean up some bad habits.

  • Joy,the universe has given me the honor and privilege of knowing you since you were born. Your beautiful eyes which reflect your gentle kind soul ,have been glowing from the beginning. How wonderful it is that you take us up your mountain with you! We each are better for it. I’m SO proud of you. You are very passionate about your work. You’re Aunt Denise has always said that you light up any room you go in. She is so right. We received our books yesterday!!! The book is a lovely all around care package, written clearly, and from the heart. We are excited to get cooking! So thanks, Bravo Joyous. You’ve come a long way Baby!! Continued Happy Travels to You, Yours, and All of Us. #happylife

    • You are so sweet!! Thank you for your message you are making me cry! Much love xoxo

  • Joy, I am pretty sure UPS is delivering a copy of your book to my door today!!!! (I missed a shipment from Canada with UPS – that’s how I know). A huge congratulations, and a massive thank you for all the love, energy and joy you put into your work. You’ve changed the way I think and feel about my body and the fuel I put into it.
    Soak in every second of this massive achievement.
    In joy,


  • Joy! I saw you on Canada AM. It took me about 30 seconds to decide to download your book now that I’ve read it I’m so grateful for that decision.

  • I meant to add a huge thanks to that but my thumb and the submit button had other ideas! Thank you. :)