"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." ~ Ashley Montagu

Meet The Author

Brent Neilsen is on a crusade to spread the most important currency in the world: Joy.  It is universal, but it only grows when it is shared.   His latest book is titled THE JOY CYCLE: The Surprising Science Behind Leading A More Fulfilling Life.

About the Book:


Most people mistakenly believe that you can “buy happiness.” This is most widely recognized when someone says “I will be happy when…” They’re gambling their future happiness on events they can’t control. As a result, many people today are living quiet lives of desperation.

Happiness is an emotion.  Like every emotion it comes and goes.  A static state of being happy forever doesn’t exist. And therein lies the great lie around happiness.

Inside the Joy Cycle, you’ll follow this process by reflecting on your emotions, on the gratitude they trigger, and on the Joy this creates in your life. As you repeat that cycle over and over you’ll finally begin to experience and comprehend that elusive goal of:  Happiness.


Book Reviews

Below are some reviews and praises for “The Joy Cycle”. 


This is not a DO THIS and you will be happy kind of a book. Its more sharing the knowledge and guidance of how making simple changes in your day to day life can "brighten" your day or someone else's day. By appreciating someone and thanking them, you will put a smile on someone's face and you will also smile in response. I don't know about everyone but if I can genuinely smile, I count that as a good day. 😃 ... As I was reading this book, I found myself agreeing with the message of... be grateful for what you have, be thankful and say thank you, even the smallest positivity can go a long way. I hope that you would find a similar message as I did.


"I appreciated the practical activities, offered by the author, that I could do to personalize the message of how to bring more joy and gratitude into my life. Teens and young people are mentioned throughout. I would love to see them with this information in their tool box.!"


The Joy Cycle presents a meaningful reminder of how important it is to live a life grounded in JOY. Told through personal stories the author helps readers identify their own internal priorities and focus. The practical tools presented provide individuals or teams an outline for meaningful conversations and personal reflection.

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