The Joyful Bear: A Furry Philosophy for Overcoming Adversity and Finding Happiness

A wise stuffed polar bear named Frank Lloyd Bear shares his charming teddy bear philosophy of mindfulness and self-compassion. He shows the reader ways to overcome adversity in their own lives, including depression and anxiety. Features 32 original teddy bear illustrations by Margaret Meps Schulte, author of Strangers Have the Best Candy. More

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About Margaret Meps Schulte

Margaret Meps Schulte, known as 1meps, is the US expert in how to talk to strangers. Her wanderlust lifestyle has included a 33-foot junk-rigged sailboat, Flutterby, and a 7,000 pound van called The Squid Wagon. Meps considers Seattle her home, but admits that she falls in love with every place where she spends at least two weeks.

She's not afraid of public speaking or public art, having painted large-scale murals and illustrated her own book. She's extremely capable with fiberglass and 2-part polyurethane paint, once built a 6-foot rowboat, and survived appendicitis at Burning Man. She has written hundreds of blogs, limericks, and grocery lists, and is currently working on a book of teddy bear philosophy with a soft, furry co-author named Frank Lloyd Bear.

A former business analyst, knowledge manager, and systems integrator, she departed the corporate world in 2003 by "jumping off the cliff." She loves helping others find their wings and is always delighted to hear from her readers.


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