The app helps increase well-being by guiding you through 95 experiential exercises, letting you create fun inspirational posters with your own photos and sharing your experience with friends.
The app is based on the book Awakening Joy by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander. Bill Gates recently recommended the book: "...even if you never read anything in this genre, this book is one you should try."
The app suggests daily exercises that help you towards greater well-being. Go through the themes step by step or select your mood to get the exercise relevant to how you are feeling right now. Turn on reminders to remember the exercise throughout the day.
CREATE POSTERS WITH YOUR PHOTOS
Choose a photo, select one of the Awakening Joy quotes or type your own words. Or just tap on “Surprise Me!” and let the app automatically create a personalized poster for you. Posters are a great way to keep your journal.
SHARE WITH JOY BUDDIES AND FRIENDS
Spread the joy by uploading your posters to Facebook and sending them through email. Send them to Awakening Joy Community.
Ten steps contain 95 experiential exercises and 125 highlights that help you work on Intention for Joy, Mindfulness, Gratefulness, Resilience, Integrity, Letting Go, Loving Yourself, Loving Others, Compassion and Simply Being.
THE MAP OF JOY
The Map of Joy lets you visually evaluate your strengths by dragging markers representing the 10 steps and their qualities. The app uses this data to suggest appropriate daily exercises. For example, if you are less confident in Loving Yourself, the app will more frequently suggest daily exercises from the step Loving Yourself.
ABOUT JAMES BARAZ
Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized course created by noted teacher and author, James Baraz. James has been teaching meditation since 1978 and the Awakening Joy course since 2003. He leads retreats, workshops and classes in the U.S. and abroad and is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.
The app is designed for iPhone, iPod and iPad.