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MicroJoys: Finding Hope (Especially) When Life Is Not Okay

By January 14, 2024No Comments

MicroJoys: Finding Hope (Especially) When Life Is Not Okay by Cyndie Spiegl (New York, Penguin Life / Viking 2023) 

Why you should read it:  Because life sucks sometimes, AND even when it sucks, there is humor, hope and possibility to be found. This book is like the note from a good friend, just when you need it, providing empathy, insights and a solid reality check. Here’s the thing (actually two things) because Cyndie’s point is two things can exist at the same time. When we embrace this emotional flotsam and jetsam, (no, one emotion does not have to win!), we’ll surface more tender (and unexpected) moments of joy. 

+ If you need more to convince you on the necessity of microjoys, check out “If You’re One of the Millions Who Are Uneasy Right Now, This Author Says Having a “Microjoy” Practice Can Help You Stay Hopeful” in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper.

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.