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Dear everyone who reads my blog,
Yes!! Yippee!! Yahoo!! I've got news, as freshly pressed as my fave green juice recipe! So what is this news you ask?
I've got myself a joyous book deal with Penguin Canada - yes, this is pretty gosh darn EXCITING!! I'm absolutely thrilled to the moon and back that this is happening.
My book will be called "joyous health" and half of my book will be healthy delicious recipes with mouth-watering photos (because who doesn't LOVE a gorgeous food photo??) and the other half will be my health tips for living a joyous life.
My book is set to be released in Spring of 2014. So this means between teaching my workshops at 889 Yonge and courses at IHN, consulting, writing and speaking, I will be creating, creating, creating in my joyous kitch!! I won't be able to post as many recipes as usual (I hope you don't mind), but I've gotta save a few for the book. You've still got hundreds to choose from here: http://www.joyoushealth.ca/holistic-recipes/ and I plan on releasing new recipes on my blog from time to time.
I also would love to get YOUR advice. Please tell me below if you have a favourite joyous health recipe? Because I will feature a few in my book, but want YOUR input.
Lastly, I want to thank you all for your support over the years. From my very first blog, to this day. Your enthusiasm over pinterest, twitter, facebook, and in person sharing photos of your recipes and hearing all your stories of positive change has been absolutely fantastic and inspired me more than you will ever know. I LOVE when someone tweets me to tell me they loved a recipe and are now a kale lover. :) Please keep doing this!
Ps. Stay tuned because I would love to test out YOUR recipes and I'm going to feature a reader's recipe in my book with a credit to you of course. If you want to get a head start, then email me your recipe with a photo to [email protected]
that's AMAZING Joy...and well deserved! i look forward to getting my copy in 2014. have fun putting it together!Reply
Thanks! It will be fun creating many new recipes! :)
Fantastic news! Congratulations!!Reply
So excited for you! Love reading your blog posts, recipes and watching your videos. Can't wait for your book to come out. Can never have enough healthy recipe books.Reply
CONGRATULATIONS!!! What wonderful news and couldn't happen to a better person. I am so happy for you today!Reply
Thanks Heather - you are sweet xo
Congrats, Joy!! :)Reply
Hooray! Congrats, Joy. This will be a GREAT read! CaReply
Thanks Meg! Did you see the PS? I'm sure you've got some amazing recipes!!!
How exciting!! I"m so happy for you!!Reply
Congrats Joy. That so exciting. Can't wait until it comes out. Thanks for all the wonderful posts!Reply
MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! I love your kale/sweet potato/hemp seed recipe the best, although ALL of your recipes are worthy :)Reply
CONGRATS JOY! Awesome news!! I will be buying a copy for sure! And I might have to send you a recipe :DReply
Yes please do Gillian - I would love that!
Congrats, lady! Can't wait to read it!Reply
whohoo congrats! That is awesome news...so happy for you! Penguin is awesome and they make excellent books. Goodluck with the writing process.Reply
Thanks Angela!! Good luck with your book writing too :)
So happy for you Joy! Congratulations!! Love your recipes and your tips, so the book will be fantastic--can't wait!Reply
Wonderful, Thank you!
So proud of you! I know it's going to be AMAZING!! xoReply
Thanks bella xo
Congrats my friend, you deserve it :) I can't thank you enough for sparking all the positive changes in my life and I know you will do the same in the lives of others!Reply
Amazing! Can't wait, and happy that the joy will be spread even further - I'd love to buy a copy. Congrats, Joy!Reply
Congrats Joy! That is such exciting new. I'm obsessed with your Sexy Balls so I think you should include them in the book.Reply
Many congrats to you!!! Dad and I are so proud of you and your accomplishments. Can't wait to get a personally signed copy. Your positive attitude inspires me to be a better person everyday!! xxooReply
AWESOME! Yay for you!Reply
Fantastic news Joy! Two of my favourite things combined - Joyous Health AND books!!! Love, love, love your posts (may have mentioned this a few times ;) ) and all your helpful advice & tips, as well as your fantastic recipes. (am a bonafide kale lover - thanks to you!) Looking forward to your book!Reply
Yay!!!!! Congrats x xReply
Congrats Joy!! That is awesome news and I look forward to reading it. I knew you'd have a book someday (probably more than one! :))Reply
Congrats! Looking forward to your book!Reply
Woohoo! Definitely include kale mushroom goodness and maca raspberry smoothie. Two of my faves! Love the kale pesto too.Reply
Great suggestions Danielle!
That's super duper wonderful news Joy!! Congrats to you and all your hard work and efforts. Thanks for spreading your "Joy" with the world :)Reply
Congrats!!! You so truly deserve this and are a true inspiration to so many! Looking forward to the book!Reply
I am interested in going to IHN and hope to be as successful as you one day. Congrats:)Reply
Congrats Joy!! I am sure it will become a fave in my kitchen bookcase.Reply
Your Green Machine Smoothie! :DReply
Great idea Nadine!
Congrats, Joy!!! You are completely inspiring and sparkle with beauty, inside and out!! I'm so happy for you and I am really excited to read your book when it comes out! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, yummy recipes and beautiful light with the world. Keep rockin' lady! :DReply
Thanks so much Beth!! :)
Joy! That's wonderful news! I am so excited for you to start a new journey, and will be one of the first to purchase your book....i think a chia pudding needs to be in 'sweet treat section'!!Reply
I agree! Great idea Stephanie. Thank you for your support!!
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Congratulations Joy!! You truly deserve it. I enjoy your GF cookie recipes a lot, especially your GF chocolate chip cookies and GF gingersnaps.Reply
Fabulous news Joy. Now you need to work on the title. How about, '50 Shades of Kale' ? ..just sayin'...Reply
Hi Joy, love your blog and appearances on the morning show. Can i suggest as a part in your book/ media appearances that you make people aware of the cruelty of factory farming. I sometimes find it hard to be joyous when i know animals are suffering. I think someone in your position of reaching so many people and having such an influence should try and make more people aware of things the media tries to hide. Congrats on the book, cant wait to read it!Reply
Yes absolutely and thank you for your suggestion Victoria!
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