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James Baraz

 

James Baraz is a founding teacher at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, coauthor of Awakening Joy, a book that outlines happiness practices for adults. His immensely popular live and online course, Awakening Joy, has reached thousands of students since its inception in 2003.

 
 
  

Stories by James Baraz

Articles: Are Your Happiness Goals Too High?

By James Baraz | January 17, 2017

On the road to well-being, says James Baraz, embrace all your diverse feelings.

 

Articles: How to Awaken Joy in Kids

By James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna | October 10, 2016

These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.

 

Articles: 6 Simple Practices to Handle Holiday Stress

By James Baraz | December 9, 2010

James Baraz explains how you can really enjoy the holidays.

 

Articles: The Helper’s High

By James Baraz, Shoshana Alexander | February 1, 2010

Suffering is inevitable. But James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander argue that responding to pain with compassion, care, and generosity is key to a joyful life.

 

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