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Awakening Joy - 10 Steps to Happiness

By Humane technologies

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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.


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.


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 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.


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.

What's New in Version 1.1

- Landscape orientation support.
- Increase caption visibility on colourful posters.
- Posters are now located in a separate tab.
- News - the best way to stay in touch with James and the course.
- Buddy Groups were removed because they were too complicated to use. Instead we recommend sharing posters through email.
- Sharing with Awakening Joy Community - get your posters featured on Awakening Joy Facebook page and website.
- Easy way to gift the app (Info -> Give the App as a Gift)
- Bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Great complement to the course

This app perfectly complements the course. I used this instead of the reminder cards and it really helped me to stay focused on each lesson.

Awakening Joy - 10 Steps to Happiness
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $5.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 15.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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