Joie Cheng, M.S.W., survived her parents’ messy divorce, near-death experiences, depression, an abusive relationship, only to lose her mother at only 27, and her father when she was 31. Though she was in a deep depression, having suicidal thoughts, Joie pulled herself out of it, determined to live a life fully on purpose and in service. Her cure? Self-love.
Since she was a child, Joie has wanted to change the world. She decided to use the experiences she had growing up as a catalyst to become a psychologist, to help children and families through similar experiences.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Master’s in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work, Joie received her BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Joie is now a best-selling author of The Naked Truth: A Woman’s Journey to Self-Love, speaker, transformation coach, energy healer, and circle facilitator. She is also founder of Illuminate Your Self-Love and the CEO of Joie Cheng International.
She is on a mission to touch lives and inspire women to live as love through her powerful online programs, mentorship programs, and her impactful speaking platform, Joie shows women how to stop living their life on autopilot and awaken to the life they’ve always wanted – one with more wealth, health, happiness, success, and freedom.
Tune in to hear Joie chat with Steve, Mary, and Richard about how she healed herself naturally from deep depression and suicidal thoughts through self-love.
In This Episode
Inspired by James McNeal to write her story
The desire to leave a legacy and inspire others to share
People see me different now that I have a book
The book cover photo really pushed her comfort zone
Her siblings did not want to be part of the book
What is The Naked Truth?
The process of making it public was both healing and powerful
Nobody knew she wanted to jump off the bridge she drove over everyday
Why she didn’t jump
Steps to getting help
Her journey to self love
Going inward vs outward
Mental illness is a serious problem
Narcissism vs self love
What Joie is grateful for today.