The Joyful Bear: A Furry Philosophy for Overcoming Adversity and Finding Happiness
Margaret Meps Schulte, author
Faced with a devastating case of writer’s block, Margaret Meps Schulte turns to a 25-year friend, a stuffed polar bear with an upturned gaze and a beatific smile. Frank Lloyd Bear, known as Frankie, conducts a series of conversations with her about mindfulness, self-compassion and how to overcome depression and anxiety. The result is this unusual true story, co-written by the wise-but-funny Frank Lloyd Bear. Frankie’s guidance brings Meps out of her funk and gives her the confidence to become an author, artist, and public speaker. Presenting important life lessons with gentle humor, Frankie introduces the reader to his enlightened teddy-bear value system and explains concepts like Being, Right Speech, the importance of changing your mind, and what you can do with your magic superpower.