Sunday, September 20, 2009

Joy Diet Begins

The kick in the pants, the cosmic nudge - whatever it takes to move you from "I should do this" to " I finally did this" sometimes comes from an unexpected place. So it was when I saw Jamie Ridler's invitation on twitter to join her book club, using Martha Beck's book The Joy Diet. I first checked it out thinking it might be a book written by another woman named Joy who recommends a raw food diet and has interesting things to say.

But this wasn't a recipe book for meal preparation. I still don't know what exactly it is - decided to get it from the library first and am still waiting for my copy to come in. Our library is undergoing renovations, the library my copy was found in is only open on limited days, and so I'm still waiting eagerly to see what it's all about.

When I read Jamie's description of how this would work, I was intrigued - both by the book and the process. Sharing perspectives with others is appealing as we move along on our journeys.

So I started my blog, I'm waiting patiently for my book ( if I don't get it in the next couple of days I'll go ahead and buy it - because I'd probably end up buying it anyway) and I look forward to sharing this experience with you.


  1. I think you will enjoy this diet! I read the book when it was first published and loved it. Now I'm looking forward to delving into it and sharing the experience with you and the others! Here's to joy!

  2. Thanks for your nice comment. Yes, it will be fun! You will love that book, I heard so many good things about it. It's wonderful to share books with other women all over the world. And it's nice for me to read English books. (But Martha Beck's book is also available in German)
    So, see you and btw: your stones are beautiful!

  3. hello Becky N, thanks for stopping in and saying hello. I love the photo of your pebbles; the beach I go to near my house has the smooth stones also and I can't help but fill my pockets each time I am there. I keep a bowl on the counter behind my sink in the kitchen where I can spray them with water and watch the colors become deep and beautiful. You must be getting your copy from a small-town library! Joy to you! I am looking forward to making the journey along with you. :)

  4. Hello Becky,
    Found your lovely comment on my blog, so glad to meet you! This is a first time for me, joining a book club and sharing how it effects us, but I am so eager to allow more joy in my life, I have a suspicion that it's going to be hard work, having trouble to find time every day for 'Nothing'.
    I love your river rocks, I have also found some in our near by river, but me and my girls painted them with acrylics and then wrote words with puffy paints(nothing as gorgeous as yours), will show'n'tell next week. Thanks for visiting, Angie :).

  5. yes! i am looking very forward to this journey and happy that i'll be sharing it with kindred spirits. love your blog!