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The Ambassador of JOY ™, Barry Shore is a Mental Wellness (health) activist, change maker and life transformer whose profound message of JOY is being embraced globally. His mission is to relieve STRESS and transform the world through JOY..

From paralyzed to long distance swimmer. Barry was afflicted suddenly with a crippling disease that left him a quadriplegic overnight. Barry’s decision to use this experience to better his life and the lives of others has opened a unique opportunity to find JOY in living regardless of circumstance. He is now (has become) an avid swimmer, swimming 2 miles per day and is now Swimming around the World.

Barry Shore’s reach and extended network. Barry’s podcast, the Joy of Living, attracts 300,000+ listeners weekly and has over 4 Million downloads in 30 months. He is known by stellar and world renowned people.

Best selling author and motivational speaker. Barry’s latest book, The Joy of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy, made the Los Angeles Tribune’s best seller list. A highly paid motivational speaker, Barry has spoken to thousands around the World on how to be Happier, Healthier and Wealthier. No matter the Circumstances.

A successful entrepreneur with two multi-million dollar exits and 3 issued patents. Barry’s business background and personal recovery led to the development of J@WS (Joy at Work System), a program addressing and Solving the $580 BILLION Problem in American Businesses through Nurturing people and Simultaneously Improving the bottom line.

The JOY of LIVING Podcast discusses contemporary issues affecting the Well-Being of people . Barry is the Ambassador of JOY because of his infectious attitude and CAN DO Spirit as exemplified by his recovery from full body paralysis.

During these unique times , STRESS is on everyone’s mind. STRESS is affecting the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Well Being of everyone’s Life. Barry’s Uplifting Message of HOPE and Practical Tips and Tools resonates with People.

The JOY of LIVING Podcast enjoys a worldwide listenership of over 300,000 weekly. The Audience is generally split evenly M/F with 80% under the age of 38. More than 4 million downloads in its first 30 months. And some of the most interesting and intriguing people on the planet discussing relevant issues related to WELL BEING.

The True Focus of the Podcast is on the Listener.

The emphasis of the Podcast is on YOU, the Listener. The Goal is to offer Transformative Useful Insights to enable a person to become the Best Version of themselves.

This is why Barry attracts such fascinating Guests. It truly is a Program centered upon The JOY of LIVING.

And as Barry notes, JOY is an acronym that stands for Journey Of YOU.


Jack Canfield

co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

Rachel McCord

CEO, designer, author, 999k IG followers

Frank Shankwitz

Founder of Make A Wish Foundation

Sam Sorbo

Actress, Author and Talk Radio Host

Dan Nitro

American Gladiator, television personality, author, actor

Other Notable Guests Include:

Milana Vayntrub: Activist, Transformer, 935k IG followers, the AT&T girl; Michael Gerber: The E MYTH; Tom Ziglar: Zig Ziglar’s son; Tom Hopkins: World Renown Sales Trainer; Mark Victor & Crystal Hansen (also of Chicken Soup Fame); Sharon Leichter: of Rich dad Poor Dad Fame; Dylan G & Justin L: founders of Next GEN; Jeff Hoffman: co-founder PriceLine; Michael Medved: National Talk Show, Author, Film Critic; Atara Twersky: World Renown Pension Attorney; Peter Nolan: Entrepreneur & Senior Adviser to $50 Billion Fund


Barry Shore founded the Keep Smiling Movement spreading Joy, Happiness, Peace and Love through Inspirational Cards. These powerful positive pleasant cards are available in 27 languages and more than 4 Million have been shared worldwide, for FREE.

Jack Canfield, Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul which has sold over 500 million copies, sits down with Barry Shore to discuss: Joy, Happiness, Inspiration and the 11 Strategies for Living in JOY daily.

Jack Canfield interviews Barry Shore
Oprah's Favorite things - Barry Shore

Oprah’s Favorite Things: Barry founded a revolutionary new fundraising platform. Oprah liked it so much she put it in her December magazine for favorite things!

“Magical. You see, Barry is an energetic being (combination of Richard Simmons and Tony Robbins I say) whose soul/sole focus is to bring JOY into the world. He does this with a special joie de vivre and this book is the embodiment of that spirit. You’ll learn much. And as we discussed in our interview, JOY is that special quality that makes one Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser. And who doesn’t want that! This is a good book by a good guy. “

JACK CANFIELD, Co-Author of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul®
Sharon Lechter

When I co-authored Rich Dad, Poor Dad with Robert Kiyosaki almost 2 decades ago, the Country needed a jolt to wake up to personal finances. Today the Country, even the World, needs a jolt of JOY. Barry provides us with this. The practical tips and tools he espouses work. I see him living them as he emerged from paralysis. Use this book. It will jolt You into JOY.

SHARON LECHTER, Co-Author Rich Dad, Poor Dad, motivational speaker
Rachel McCord

Barry is one of the most incredible people who ever walked into my life…holding his GANDALF staff, of course!! He has an incredible ability to spread joy wherever he goes. His love and light is needed in this world now more than ever!

RACHEL MCCORD, celebrity model, author, and serial entrepreneur
Bernie Siegel

Almost 40 years ago I broke new ground in the healing process with Love, Medicine and Miracles. There IS a correlation between Your Mind/Heart and Living Healthfully. Today the RX of JOY in this book The JOY of LIVING will Transform Your Life and those You LOVE. Barry is a success in the experience of life. Take it from me and learn from him. Read his book and gain from his wisdom.

BERNIE SIEGEL, MD author of No Endings Only Beginnings
Jess Todtfelt

Barry Shore lives the word JOY while others wonder about the secret. Well, now he spells it out, so everyone can create more happiness, more love and more gratitude.

JESS TODTFELT, Former Producer for ABC, NBC, and FOX