Counselor • Speaker • Author

Well-being is yours to tap into...

You just need to know how it works.

You are at most a moment away—no matter your upbringing, past events, current life, or challenges to come.


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We all struggle at times: we get overwhelmed by decisions in everyday life, or lost in what feel like bigger problems. There is an epidemic of depression and anxiety despite medication and treatment by well-meaning professionals. But it can be entirely different.

What we need is a little guidance that points us to a discovery: it’s natural to have deep confidence in ourselves and contentment in our lives. Each of us can have a new baseline that is peace-of-mind, energy, and clarity. Moving forward with a state of well-being does not require what is commonly believed and taught.

  1. Common misconceptions about well-being
  2. How to notice you already have well-being
  3. How to get out of your own way so well-being can work for you
  4. How to think effectively, befriend feelings, and be resilient in mood
  5. How to ease into motivation, connection, joy, purpose, and flow


Joanna Hill has worked for three decades in mental health and psychological well-being. From partnering with clients for positive transformation, to losing family members and neighbors to drug abuse and suicide, to evaluating outcomes for a National Community Resiliency Project, Joanna has seen what works and unfortunately, why people are still suffering. She is interested in what makes a big and long-lasting difference, and is sharing it with readers of her new book, The Well-Being in You.

Joanna studied social psychology at Stanford University and received her master’s degrees in social work and public administration from Columbia University. She worked in the public mental health system and in 1999, she became a Three Principles Clinical Practitioner by Santa Clara County Alcohol and Drug Services.

Joanna currently works as a counselor, speaker, and author. She lives with her husband, sons, and dog, Peanut in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Photo credit: Ursula Vari