About Barb

About Spiraling Toward Joy

The purpose of Spiraling Toward Joy is to empower individuals with
the tools and resources to find and sustain core happiness within themselves and their communities.
It does this by teaching practical skills through classes, workshops, and related activities.

 About Barb

Barb Ryan, M.S., aka “The Guidess of Happiness,” is Spiraling Toward Joy’s Executive Director. She has been leading happiness workshops and classes throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2010. Prior to that, for 25 years she was a counselor in private practice in Eugene, Oregon.

Her philosophy is that connecting with one’s core of happiness is personally beneficial as well as exponentially helpful in creating an energy shift for the whole planet.

According to H.H. Dalai Lama, “The purpose of life is to be happy.” Barb believes that it is our natural and original state of being. She is dedicated to teaching people how to raise their energy/vibration to a more joyful experience no matter where they begin.

Spreading joy by teaching happiness tools, Barb Ryan is changing the world one person at a time.


Barb is also the author of Love Loves Fear available in English and Spanish Translations.
You can read more about this and purchase copies of the book HERE