Jump Start Your Joy: Heart-Centered Ways to Find Joy in The Messy Middle is now available in paperback and ebook.
Living in a turbulent and stressful time has left many of us feeling disconnected and overwhelmed. The pandemic and events of the last two years have changed nearly every aspect of our lives, and we are living in a time that feels vastly different than where we were at the end of 2019. This is truly a “Messy Middle,” and it has left many of us feeling frazzled and detached from our purpose and our joy.
Enter: A mindful approach to building joy, connection, and fulfillment into your life, starting right now. This tiny book is chock full of the inspiration, intention, and actionable steps that you can take to bring more joy into your every day.
Inspired by the podcast of the same name, you’ll learn how to navigate the messy middle of difficult situations and hard times. Life lessons on how to reconnect with your joy are gleaned from conversations with both rock stars and candlestick makers; all curated by one rebellious podcaster with a big heart.
“Joy is not something that simply happens to us. Joy is a choice and we must keep choosing it.” – Henri Nouwen
Reviews of Jump Start Your Joy: Heart-Centered Ways to Find Joy in the Messy Middle by Paula Jenkins
“this BOOK is the real good stuff. It’s got great stories and insights on how to get through tough times (as Paula calls it: the messy middle). It’s short, sweet, and inspiring. And perfect for life during pandemic time.” – Deb Cooperman @thedebcooperman
“Could there be a better time for a guide to finding joy in the messy middle? This little gem of a book is filled with so many wonderful, practical tips for connecting with and creating joy TODAY.
I read it in one sitting (subtext: it’s short and sweet and won’t become another unfinished book on your “to read” list) and packed with so much goodness. Thank you for this joy boost at just the right time, Paula.” – Jenn Oglesbee @JennOglesbee
“This book will speak volumes to many of us who have experienced life in the messy middle during the pandemic. Paula says, “This tiny book is chock full of the inspiration, intention, and actionable steps that you can take to bring more joy into your every day.” Her book was inspired by her Podcast, JUMP START YOUR JOY! Thank you Paula for sharing Joy!” – Diane Diniz @dinizfam
A preview of the chapters:
Chapter 1: Inspiration, Intention, and Action
Chapter 2: The Messy Middle
Chapter 3: Joy is a Choice
Chapter 4: Planning for Joy
Chapter 5: Joy Does Not “Just Happen” to You
Chapter 6: The Joy of “Playing Small”
Chapter 7: Joy for Joy’s Sake