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The Joy of Obstacles

Celebrating the Silver Lining in Difficult Days
Narrated by: Robin Waters
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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The Joy of Obstacles takes you on a journey of discovery, deeper understanding, gratitude, and fulfillment. As you move through the audiobook, you walk alongside Kathryn from birth to present day as she shares with you her personal story.

This audiobook is for you if you want to:

  • Feel motivated and inspired
  • Experience greater joy in your life
  • Face challenges with curiosity and a positive outlook
  • Move through changes in your life more easily
  • Find deeper meaning in life’s challenges

This audiobook is not for you if you want:

  • A step-by-step method on how to succeed
  • To hear stories of how easy life can be
  • To avoid obstacles

She gives you an honest look at her challenges and victories and what she has learned from them. Each chapter concludes with an opportunity for you to “celebrate the silver lining” in your life. These simple exercises help you to quickly assess your current perspective on obstacles. They then help you shift to find a deeper meaning in challenges and lead you to find greater joy in your life.

The Joy of Obstacles leaves the listener feeling uplifted and empowered. It guides you through life’s challenges with a deep sense of connection and purpose. The listener is guided to unlock the pearl inside every oyster and then use the pearls to shine more brightly.

Kathryn has learned to see the joy in obstacles from a very early age. She was born with cerebral palsy. She sees this circumstance as a gift and a vehicle for profound understanding of what each experience has to offer. She is inspired to share her message so each of us can live with great joy in our life and pass on our unique wisdom to help others.

©2018 Kathryn Johnson (P)2019 Kathryn Johnson

Critic Reviews

The Joy of Obstacles offers a refreshing and empowering perspective on challenges. Kathryn Johnson is a role model for embracing happiness as a choice that doesn’t depend on external circumstances, and through doing that, she has created a miraculous life. In this wonderful book, she guides us to look at our experiences more deeply, where we can find lasting peace and joy.” (Marci Shimoff, number one New York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul)

“Kathryn Johnson is both the messenger and the message. Although she was born with cerebral palsy that has affected every aspect of her life, she never feels sorry for herself. In fact, she is one of the happiest people I know. She doesn’t just give lip-service to being happy, she truly loves her life and looks at her condition as a gift. In The Joy of Obstacles she not only shares her amazing story, but teaches us how we can love our lives as well. Kathryn Johnson is one of my heroes. Once you read this book, she will be your hero too.” (Debra Poneman, best-selling author and founder of Yes to Success, Inc.) 

“Kathryn Johnson is a superhero for our age. She has achieved so much, even though she has had extraordinary physical obstacles to overcome on a daily basis. Her personal story shows how she has learned to look at challenges as a gift in our life. As a chance to learn and grow and become better versions of ourselves. I highly recommend The Joy of Obstacles as a powerful tool to learn to shift our perspective on our own personal daily difficulties and turn them around to become our greatest teachers in our life. It is a deeply moving and transformational journey.” (Traysiah Spring, author of Clean Green Healing and facilitator of "Simple Silence" Meditation and Retreats) 

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