Best-Selling Book

About My #1 Best-Selling Book: The Joy of Obstacles

When your days seem filled with a sense of struggle, overwhelm, fear, and anxiety, The Joy of Obstacles will help you see the light through the clouds.

In this best-selling book The Joy of Obstacles: Celebrating the Silver Lining in Difficult Days, I offer to you the hope and perspective you need. Reading this will help you find deeper meaning in challenges and greater joy in your life.

Maybe You Can Relate?

Do you sometimes wonder: “Why me?”

Do you ever feel like this?

  • Your life is filled with struggle
  • You are easily overwhelmed when faced with life’s challenges
  • Fear and anxiety appear when things do not seem to go right
  • When faced with the unknown, you become paralyzed and unsure what to do next


If this all sounds familiar to you, my personal development book may be just what you are looking for.
The Joy of Obstacles will take you on a journey of discovery, deeper understanding, gratitude, and fulfillment.

As you move through the pages, you’ll walk with me from birth to present day as I share with you my personal story. Each chapter contains an honest look at the challenges and victories I have achieved, and what I have learned from them.

I conclude each chapter with the 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 will leave you feeling uplifted and empowered. You’ll be guided through life’s challenges with a deep sense of connection and purpose.

This book is for you if you want to feel motivated and inspired; find greater joy in your life; face challenges with a curiosity and a positive outlook; move through changes in your life more easily; find deeper meaning in life’s challenges.

Praise for The Joy of Obstacles

This Book Came at the Perfect Time

The Joy of Obstacles is for anyone else who is told “you can’t do this or that” your entire life…something I definitely struggle with even today. In regards to that mentality coming from my own thoughts, this book came at the perfect time. Certain struggles I have been dealing with ended up put into a new light altogether. That’s how unique Kathryn’s perception of life is. I have yet to see any other books on the market that tell you to embrace your obstacles, as opposed to ‘conquering’ or ‘overcoming’ them. Her experience is fresh and different enough that it’s worth rereading just for the questions alone. I will definitely be picking this up first thing the next time I reach an obstacle in life. Thank you for your insight Kathryn, you are one of a kind.
Angela Hovestad, Content Manager.

A Refreshing and Empowering Perspective

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, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul.

Raw Honesty and Authentic Courage

The Joy of Obstacles is the remarkable journey of a woman facing her challenges, growing through her limitations, and finding inspiration, joy and empowerment in the midst of it. I know Kathryn personally as one of the most determined women that I have met. She inspires us with her raw honesty and authentic courage to be fully, radically and joyfully herself and to keep finding the silver lining.”
Ashanna Solaris, Co-founder of Clarity Breathwork.

She will be your hero too

“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.

A truly inspirational read

The Joy of Obstacles is a truly inspirational read. By sharing her personal experiences, Kathryn Johnson helps the reader shift perspective and embrace obstacles as the perfect opportunities for growth and learning that can lead to greater peace, happiness, and joy. She teaches the reader to celebrate the silver linings that are always present in each challenge. I highly recommend this book.”
—Valentina Galante, Founder of Kick Ass Joy Life Coaching.

Get your copy of The Joy of Obstacles!

If you’d like to get even more out of The Joy of Obstacles or you need help with other parts of your life’s journey, you’re in luck! I am a spiritual life coach, speaker, and best-selling author with lots to offer.

Reach out to me today if you would like to discover more ways to find the life of joy and grace you deserve.