Dr. Joy Beckwith joins the Cool Soror Podcast today. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Dr. Joy is on a mission to help her people around the world find their authentic selves. She set out on a quest to make that happen!
A Thomasville, Georgia native, she knew she wanted to attend Spelman College in Atlanta. After massive research and applications, she received scholarships to cover the cost of her entire undergraduate college experience. A double major in psychology and biology, Dr. Joy did not immediately become clear as to what her path would be until much later. She knew, however, that her path was and is to help people “retrain their brains.”
This starts with knowing who we truly are. She believes that we often go through life not knowing who we are and the reason in which we are here. We often operate day-by-day being content with simply maintaining our careers, families and social lives. She identifies this as driving versus thriving. During this episode, Dr. Joy takes a deeper look into the difference.
In what could possibly be a mini therapy session, she shares with us the power it takes to change our situation and the beauty in knowing ourselves. She believes that knowing ourselves is the highest form of intelligence and the therapeutic journey of self-discovery is one of the smartest decisions we can make.
She has found the formula that has transformed lives and it all starts with that power: the power of thought.