Discover the Possibilities

of a healthy lifestyle blueprint!

Discover the Possibilities

of a healthy lifestyle blueprint!

What is the Joy Prescription?

The Joy Prescription is the gift that God gave me to facilitate my own healing. It has evolved into my personal mission to help others recover from chronic disease, build resilience and live life to the fullest.

Join us to learn how to heal YOUR brain and body!

What is the Joy Prescription?

The Joy Prescription is the gift that God gave me to facilitate my own healing. It has evolved into my personal mission to help others recover from chronic disease, build resilience and live life to the fullest.

Join us to learn how to heal YOUR brain and body!

The Joy Prescription is a way of life.

I’ve condensed decades of medical education, clinical experience and personal/spiritual growth into a unique, on-line educational platform for helping you to uncover the reversible drivers of chronic disease.

You’ll learn about a new paradigm of health care, and I will personally guide you through the process of creating your own Joy Prescription, including a healthy lifestyle blueprint.

You’ll discover that it is possible to shed your diagnoses, prescription medications and symptoms…safely and naturally!

 

The Joy Prescription is a labor of love,

a unique blend of my two great passions:

helping people care for their brain and body by translating functional medicine and neuroscience into a simple and actionable healthy lifestyle blueprint

helping people care for their brain and body by translating functional medicine and neuroscience into a simple and actionable healthy lifestyle blueprint

and

encouraging people to take a deep dive into God’s grace and find joy on the journey!

encouraging people to take a deep dive into God’s grace and find joy on the journey!

The Joy Prescription Community

We don’t heal in isolation.

 I invite you to join our private, members only, on-line community forum where we share encouragement and tips to help you heal your brain and body. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Join us in creating a vibrant community, where we can experience deeper intimacy with God as we walk this path together. The ultimate goal is to experience renewed health and vitality so that you can live joyfully and fulfill your life’s purpose.

 

The Joy Prescription Community

We don’t heal in isolation.

I invite you to join our private, members only, on-line community forum where we share encouragement and tips to help you heal your brain and body. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Join us in creating a vibrant community, where we can experience deeper intimacy with God as we walk this path together. The ultimate goal is to experience renewed health and vitality so that you can live joyfully and fulfill your life’s purpose.   

Get a Sneak Peek into the Course!

Get a Sneak Peek into the Course!

Who can benefit from the Joy Prescription?

 

The Joy Prescription was designed for women and men who are suffering with chronic health concerns. However, our community is open to anyone who desires to boost resilience, prevent burnout and take a proactive approach to their health.

 

Who can benefit from the Joy Prescription?

The Joy Prescription was designed for women and men who are suffering with chronic health concerns. However, our community is open to anyone who desires to boost resilience, prevent burnout and take a proactive approach to their health.

The Joy Prescription is ideal for: 

Anyone struggling with ANY chronic physical or mental health concerns, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • Cognitive decline
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PCOS
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • GERD
  • Chronic fatigue

Anyone struggling with ANY chronic physical or mental health concerns, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • Cognitive decline
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PCOS
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • GERD
  • Chronic fatigue

Mind, body, and spirit and professionals such as:

  • Ministry leaders
  • Health coaches
  • Counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Massage therapists
  • Fitness professionals

… or others in the health and wellness industry seeking to expand their knowledge of the body and improve their own physical and mental/emotional health

Mind, body, and spirit and professionals such as:

  • Ministry leaders
  • Health coaches
  • Counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Massage therapists
  • Fitness professionals

… or others in the health and wellness industry seeking to expand their knowledge of the body and improve their own physical and mental/emotional health

Family members or friends seeking to support a loved one suffering with a chronic illness

Family members or friends seeking to support a loved one suffering with a chronic illness

Hi, I’m Cynthia,
I’m a wife, mother of three, and family physician who’s stepped out of the box of conventional medicine.  I founded Caring for the Body, PLLC, a private functional medicine micro practice in Asheville, North Carolina, and I help people recover from complex, chronic illnesses

After years of overwork, sleep deprivation, and working in the dysfunctional healthcare system, I’ve experienced my share of chronic stress, struggle, loss, and grief…not to mention fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, and other chronic health issues.

I’m no stranger to the soul-crushing pain of anxiety and depressive symptoms.

For well over a decade I’ve been on my healing journey, walking with Jesus, studying functional medicine, and creating my own “joy prescription”  lifestyle.

I am fascinated by the gut-brain connection, the microbiome, and teach at the intersection of neuroscience, lifestyle medicine, and spirituality.

I am committed to living an authentic life of service and bringing you the very best of what I’m learning and living.

My passion project is the Joy Prescription, an online membership community that helps people build physical, mental, and emotional resilience with lifestyle medicine and biblical wisdom.

 

cindy-libert

Cynthia Libert, M.D.

Functional Medicine Physician & Founder of the Joy Prescription

cindy-libert

Cynthia Libert, M.D.

Functional Medicine Physician & Founder of the Joy Prescription

 

Hi, I’m Cynthia,
I’m a wife, mother of three, and family physician who’s stepped out of the box of conventional medicine.  I founded Caring for the Body, PLLC, a private functional medicine micro practice in Asheville, North Carolina, and I help people recover from complex, chronic illnesses

After years of overwork, sleep deprivation, and working in the dysfunctional healthcare system, I’ve experienced my share of chronic stress, struggle, loss, and grief…not to mention fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, and other chronic health issues.

I’m no stranger to the soul-crushing pain of anxiety and depressive symptoms.

For well over a decade I’ve been on my healing journey, walking with Jesus, studying functional medicine, and creating my own “joy prescription”  lifestyle.

I am fascinated by the gut-brain connection, the microbiome, and teach at the intersection of neuroscience, lifestyle medicine, and spirituality.

I am committed to living an authentic life of service and bringing you the very best of what I’m learning and living.

My passion project is the Joy Prescription, an online membership community that helps people build physical, mental, and emotional resilience with lifestyle medicine and biblical wisdom.

 

There is joy on the other side of suffering…

 

Hello Dear One,

While I may not yet know the details of YOUR story and unique situation, I am confident that complete healing in Christ is a possibility for you.

And perhaps more importantly, you can experience peace and joy right now even if you’re in the midst of a storm

I invite you to discover how to join me in the Joy Prescription Community and transform your health, build stress resilience and write your very own Joy Prescription!

There is joy on the other side of suffering…

 

Hello Dear One,

While I may not yet know the details of YOUR story and unique situation, I am confident that complete healing in Christ is a possibility for you.

And perhaps more importantly, you can experience peace and joy right now even if you’re in the midst of a storm

I invite you to discover how to join me in the Joy Prescription Community and transform your health, build stress resilience and write your very own Joy Prescription!

The Joy Prescription Community Membership is for you if you are experiencing any of the following…

Declining Health

  • Feeling wired and tired?
  • Mentally exhausted?
  • Suffering from chronic health concerns: digestive problems, fatigue, joint and muscle pains, headaches, weight gain or hair loss?

Social Withdrawal

  • Feeling isolated or alone?
  • Worries
  • Exhaustion
  • Mood swings causing you to isolate from family and friends?

Anxiety

Are you suffering with overwhelming stress and anxiety?

 

  • Heart palpitations
  • Muscle tension
  • Stomach tied in knots
  • Using alcohol to calm you down at night
  • Sleeping pills for insomnia
  • Afraid that things will only get worse?

Drug Side Effects

The medication that was supposed to help you feel better doesn’t seem to be working well and seems to be causing more problems like:

  • Brain fog
  • Diarrhea
  • Sexual side effects
  • Feeling emotionally flat
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue

Fatigue

  • The very idea of exercise is tiring
  • No energy for intimacy with your partner
  • Painfully tired when you wake up, like you haven’t slept at all
  • Exhausted by the end of the day
  • Relying on stimulants like caffeine and sugary foods to get you through the day

Depression

  • Are unpredictable moods affecting your relationships?
  • Are your loved ones suffering because of your irritability and overwhelm?
  • Feeling spiritually disconnected, stuck in life?

Declining Health

Feeling wired and tired, mentally exhausted, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pains, headaches, weight gain and hair loss?

Anxiety

Are you suffering with overwhelming stress and anxiety? Heart palpitations, muscle tension, stomach tied in knots, using alcohol to calm you down at night, sleeping pills for insomnia, afraid that things will only get worse?

Drug Side Effects

The medication that was supposed to help you feel better doesn’t seem to be working well and seems to be causing more problems like brain fog, diarrhea, sexual side effects, feeling emotionally flat, weight gain and fatigue.

Fatigue

The very idea of exercise is exhausting, no energy for intimacy with your partner, painfully tired when you wake up, like you haven’t slept at all, exhausted by the end of the day, relying on stimulants like caffeine and sugary foods to get you through the day?

Depression

Are unpredictable moods affecting your relationships? Are your loved ones suffering because of your irritability and overwhelm? Feeling spiritually disconnected, stuck in life?

Social Withdrawal

Worries, exhaustion and mood swings are causing you to isolate from family and friends.

Your body was beautifully designed to alert you of any imbalance.

Painful emotional and physical symptoms are actually God-given wisdom telling you something needs to change.

What’s Included?

What’s Included?

When you enroll in the Joy Prescription Community Membership, you’ll get *lifetime access to the following:

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Happy Brain, Healthy Body Online Course

This is a journey of health transformation. Join Dr. Libert for a unique educational course and learn how to reverse chronic disease, build stress resilience and create vibrant health.

Take practical steps to care for your brain and body, build strength, age gracefully, and envision a clear path to a lifetime of vibrant mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

Preview the full curriculum here.

Robust Library of Resources

Handouts, supportive materials and access to a carefully vetted list of health and wellness resources recommended by Dr. Libert. 

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Members-Only Forum

Access to a members-only forum moderated by Dr. Libert and her team.

Soul Care Groups

Soul care groups offer a sacred space for healing, especially for those struggling with a chronic health concern. 

We intentionally come together for contemplation, for sharing our stories, for deep, empathetic listening, for Bible study and more.

Soul care provides an opportunity to go deeper in our spiritual walk together, with the common goal of renewing our minds and being transformed by the Holy Spirit.

Nutrition Plans

Therapeutic nutrition plans with menus, beautiful color recipe e-books, nutrition information and shopping lists. Join us in a 21-Day Transformation Nutrition Challenge!

Discounts

15% off retail price of Professional Grade Nutritional Supplements.

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Happy Brain, Healthy Body Online Course

This is a journey of health transformation. Join Dr. Libert for a unique educational course and learn how to reverse chronic disease, build stress resilience and create vibrant health.  Take practical steps to care for your brain and body, build strength, age gracefully, and envision a clear path to a lifetime of vibrant mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Preview the full curriculum here.

Nutrition Plans

Therapeutic nutrition plans with menus, beautiful color recipe e-books, nutrition information and shopping lists. Join us in a 21-Day Transformation Nutrition Challenge!

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Members-Only Forum

Access to a members-only forum moderated by Dr. Libert and her team.

Robust Library of Resources

Handouts, supportive materials and access to a carefully vetted list of health and wellness resources recommended by Dr. Libert. 

Discounts

15% off retail price of Professional Grade Nutritional Supplements.

Soul Care Groups

Soul care groups offer a sacred space for healing, especially for those struggling with a chronic health concern.  We intentionally come together for contemplation, for sharing our stories, for deep, empathetic listening, for Bible study, and more. Soul care provides an opportunity to go deeper in our spiritual walk together, with the common goal of renewing our minds and being transformed by the Holy Spirit.

Here’s what’s included in the Happy Brain, Healthy Body Online Course:

Module 1:

Unlock Your Innate Healing Potential: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Health & Brain Function

  • Assess your Current State of Health & Uncover the Root Causes of Brain and Body Dysfunction
  • The Subtypes of Risk Factors for  Brain & Body Dysfunction
  • What Does Your Body Need to Heal?
  • Overview of the Matrix
  • This is Your Journey
  • SMART GOALS
  • Roadblocks
  • God is the Master Architect

Module 2:

Add the Proper Fuel (Nutrigenomics & Blood Sugar Balance)

  • How Sugar Affects the Body
  • Know Your Numbers
  • Food is Information & Medicine
  • TLC for your Blood Sugar – Mindful & Intuitive Eating, Let Your Kitchen Be Your Pharmacy
  • Happy Brain, Healthy Body Habits – Intermediate Steps
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Blood Sugar Regulation

Module 3:

Calm Brain Waves (Soothe Anxiety and Lift the Mood)

  • How is Chronic Stress Impacting Your Life?
  • A Tour of your Nervous System
  • The Relaxation Response & the Power of the Vagus Nerve
  • Ways to Increase Vagal Tone
  • An Introduction to Neurotransmitters
  • Spotlight on Serotonin
  • Housekeeping for your Neurotransmitters
  • TLC for your Brain Waves
  • Basic TLC for Brain Waves: Practice JOY
  • TLC for Brain Waves – Intermediate Steps
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Brain Health

Module 4:

Heal the Gut (Seal the Leaks and Cultivate a Healthy Microbiome)

  • The Industrial Revolution & the Modern Gastrointestinal Experiment
  • The Pillars of GI Health
  • When & Why do the Pillars Fail?
  • Rebuilding the Pillars of GI Health – the 5R Functional Medicine Approach
  • TLC for Improving Your Bowel Function
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Digestive Health

Module 5:

Restore Hormonal Balance, Jumpstart Metabolism & Put Out the Fire of Chronic Inflammation (The Keys to Improve Your Mood, Energy & Brain Function)

  • A Symphony of Molecules: Pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenals & Sex Hormones
  • The PTSD of Hormones
  • Meet your Mitochondria
  • What is Chronic Inflammation? How does chronic inflammation harm the body & how do you know you have it?
  • TLC for Hormone Balance, Energy & Inflammation: Lose Unwanted Body Fat, Build Lean Muscle, Turn Off Chronic Inflammation, Improve Sexual Function & more!
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Resolving Chronic Inflammation

Module 6:

Detoxification (How to Avoid Brain Toxins & Support Your Body’s Natural Ability to Detoxify)

  • Toxins & Our Health
  • TLC for your Healthy Detoxification: Take Out the Trash & Love Your Liver
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies to Enhance Detoxification

Module 7:

Your Happy Brain, Healthy Body Toolkit

  • Prayer – Thank You Father
  • Professional Grade Nutritional Supplements
  • Get Healthy Store
  • Handouts
  • The Joy Prescription Health Coaching Program
  • Counselors, Coaches & Wellness Practitioners
  • Bookstore
  • Resources for the Brain & Body
  • Recipes & Meal Planning

Here’s what’s included in the Happy Brain, Healthy Body Online Course:

Module 1:

Unlock Your Innate Healing Potential: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Health & Brain Function

  • Assess your Current State of Health & Uncover the Root Causes of Brain and Body Dysfunction
  • The Subtypes of Risk Factors for  Brain & Body Dysfunction
  • What Does Your Body Need to Heal?
  • Overview of the Matrix
  • This is Your Journey
  • SMART GOALS
  • Roadblocks
  • God is the Master Architect

Module 2:

Add the Proper Fuel (Nutrigenomics & Blood Sugar Balance)

  • How Sugar Affects the Body
  • Know Your Numbers
  • Food is Information & Medicine
  • TLC for your Blood Sugar – Mindful & Intuitive Eating, Let Your Kitchen Be Your Pharmacy
  • Happy Brain, Healthy Body Habits – Intermediate Steps
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Blood Sugar Regulation

Module 3:

Calm Brain Waves (Soothe Anxiety and Lift the Mood)

  • How is Chronic Stress Impacting Your Life?
  • A Tour of your Nervous System
  • The Relaxation Response & the Power of the Vagus Nerve
  • Ways to Increase Vagal Tone
  • An Introduction to Neurotransmitters
  • Spotlight on Serotonin
  • Housekeeping for your Neurotransmitters
  • TLC for your Brain Waves
  • Basic TLC for Brain Waves: Practice JOY
  • TLC for Brain Waves – Intermediate Steps
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Brain Health

Module 4:

Heal the Gut (Seal the Leaks and Cultivate a Healthy Microbiome)

  • The Industrial Revolution & the Modern Gastrointestinal Experiment
  • The Pillars of GI Health
  • When & Why do the Pillars Fail?
  • Rebuilding the Pillars of GI Health – the 5R Functional Medicine Approach
  • TLC for Improving Your Bowel Function
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Digestive Health

Module 5:

Restore Hormonal Balance, Jumpstart Metabolism & Put Out the Fire of Chronic Inflammation (The Keys to Improve Your Mood, Energy & Brain Function)

  • A Symphony of Molecules: Pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenals & Sex Hormones
  • The PTSD of Hormones
  • Meet your Mitochondria
  • What is Chronic Inflammation? How does chronic inflammation harm the body & how do you know you have it?
  • TLC for Hormone Balance, Energy & Inflammation: Lose Unwanted Body Fat, Build Lean Muscle, Turn Off Chronic Inflammation, Improve Sexual Function & more!
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Resolving Chronic Inflammation

Module 6:

Detoxification (How to Avoid Brain Toxins & Support Your Body’s Natural Ability to Detoxify)

  • Toxins & Our Health
  • TLC for your Healthy Detoxification: Take Out the Trash & Love Your Liver
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies to Enhance Detoxification

Module 7:

Your Happy Brain, Healthy Body Toolkit

  • Prayer – Thank You Father
  • Professional Grade Nutritional Supplements
  • Get Healthy Store
  • Handouts
  • The Joy Prescription Health Coaching Program
  • Counselors, Coaches & Wellness Practitioners
  • Bookstore
  • Resources for the Brain & Body
  • Recipes & Meal Planning

Become a Member Today!

How do I get started?

Join the Joy Prescription Community

Become a Member of the Joy Prescription Community

The Benefits & Outcomes

As a community, we will support you in
creating your own Joy Prescription.

While I cannot promise you a specific outcome, here are the results that many people experience within the first three months of making the suggested healthy lifestyle changes:

  • Many chronic physical symptoms improving (e.g. aches and pains, headaches, digestive issues, stubborn belly fat)
  • Mood stabilizing with anxiety and depressive symptoms fading away
  • Energy, clarity and self-confidence increasing

  • Greater stress resilience
  • Relationships improving 
  • Focus, concentration and work performance improving
  • Spiritual growth and transformation
  • Increased joy!

Here’s what success will look like:

  • Implementing a new healthy lifestyle and envisioning a clear path to a lifetime of vibrant mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health
  • Discovering your strengths and core values, personal mission, purpose, and vision for your life
  • Minimizing and possibly eliminating your need for prescription drugs and addictive substances like sugar, caffeine and alcohol
  • Connecting with other like-minded individuals who are on the same healing path

Gaining forward momentum into a new, fruitful season in your life

The Benefits & Outcomes

As a community, we will support you in
creating your own Joy Prescription.

While I cannot promise you a specific outcome, here are the results that many people experience within the first three months of making the suggested healthy lifestyle changes:

 

  • Many chronic physical symptoms improving (e.g. aches and pains, headaches, digestive issues, stubborn belly fat)
  • Mood stabilizing with anxiety and depressive symptoms fading away
  • Energy, clarity and self-confidence increasing
  • Greater stress resilience
  • Relationships improving 
  • Focus, concentration and work performance improving
  • Spiritual growth and transformation
  • Increased joy!

Here’s what success will look like:

  • Implementing a new healthy lifestyle and envisioning a clear path to a lifetime of vibrant mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health
  • Discovering your strengths and core values, personal mission, purpose, and vision for your life
  • Minimizing and possibly eliminating your need for prescription drugs and addictive substances like sugar, caffeine and alcohol
  • Connecting with other like-minded individuals who are on the same healing path

Gaining forward momentum into a new, fruitful season in your life

Giving Back

When you invest in your health by enrolling in the Joy Prescription, you are creating meaningful, positive change in the world. 

Because with every purchase, a portion of the profit is donated to support a child in need. We’ve partnered with Compassion International, a non-profit, Christian humanitarian aid child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in extreme poverty around the world.

The income from the Joy Prescription allows us to fund fresh water wells and emergency medical care, as well as the privilege of supporting the medical care and education of five amazing children in Uganda, Honduras, Brazil and Southeast Asia.

Giving Back

When you invest in your health by enrolling in the Joy Prescription, you are creating meaningful, positive change in the world. 

Because with every purchase, a portion of the profit is donated to support a child in need. We’ve partnered with Compassion International, a non-profit, Christian humanitarian aid child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in extreme poverty around the world.

The income from the Joy Prescription allows us to fund fresh water wells and emergency medical care, as well as the privilege of supporting the medical care and education of five amazing children in Uganda, Honduras, Brazil and Southeast Asia.

FAQ:

Who's not a candidate?

The Joy Prescription community is not for individuals under the age of 18.

Can I join any time?

Yes, once you join you will have immediate access to Dr. Libert’s Happy Brain, Healthy Body Online Course, the Joy Prescription community forum, food plans, recipes, resource guide and discounted professional grade supplements.

What is your refund policy?

I offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied with you purchase.

Can I join the Joy Prescription Community if I'm not a Christian?

Of course! We welcome all adults, regardless of religious affiliation.

Will the program work for me if I'm taking prescription drugs? Will it help me come off my medications?

The Joy Prescription does not require you to go off your prescription medication(s) to be successful. In my clinical practice, I have helped thousands of patients safely wean off of prescriptions medications that were no longer serving their best interests. Before I make any changes to a patient’s medication regimen, I typically recommend that they engage in therapeutic lifestyle changes like the ones I teach about inside this membership site. The healthier your brain and body are prior to medication tapering, the greater the chance the weaning process will be successful. As you implement your Joy Prescription lifestyle changes, I recommend that you work with your prescribing physician to taper medication when you and your doctor feel the timing is right. Never stop prescription medications without proper medical advice and supervision.

What if I need medical advice?

Please consult your physician and/or mental health professional before you initiate any lifestyle change program and as needed. The information inside this membership site, and on the community forum, is not intended to be medical advice and is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease. You may have special dietary needs and medications that may need to be monitored.

Will you be my doctor?

Participating in the Joy Prescription Community does not make you a patient of my medical practice. The information shared inside the membership site and forum is for educational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice. If you would like to learn more about working with me as a patient, visit my practice website at caringforthebody.org.

Will I get meal plans to follow?

Yes! Members receive meal plans, shopping lists and delicious recipes.

What kind of help and support is there?

As a Joy Prescription Community Member, you are invited to be part of our monthly Soul Care Groups. Also, there’s a private Facebook group where you’ll be able to connect with others in the Joy Prescription community, if you choose. I will drop in frequently to answer questions and provide encouragement and support. I am not legally allowed to provide medical advice on-line, and enrollment in this membership site does not include e-mail access to me. My support team is available to help with any technical/billing questions. You can reach support by e-mailing help@caringforthebody.org.

What do I need to do to get started?

You can enroll in the Joy Prescription community here, and get started on your computer or mobile device at any time, from anywhere in the world. Access to the internet is required to participate, and access to a printer may enhance your experience.

How do I get started?

How do I get started?

Become a Member of the Joy Prescription Community

Become a Member of the Joy Prescription Community

*Lifetime access means you will have access to the Joy Prescription membership site, robust library of resources, and other membership benefits, as long as the Joy Prescription remains online and in business.  Please understand that the membership benefits may evolve and change over time as the ministry grows, and as we strive to meet the needs of this community.