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. As the owner and operator of Spiraling Toward Joy, Barb Ryan does this by teaching practical skills through classes, workshops, and related activities.


About Barb

Barb Ryan, M.S., known as the ‘Guidess of Happiness,’ has been leading happiness workshops and classes throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2010. For 25 years prior to that, she was a counselor in private practice in Eugene, Oregon.

Barb’s 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 His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the purpose of life is to be happy.

Barb believes that happiness 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