Joanie Marx

Audiobook Clip – My Beliefs Were Not My Own

“It was not until much later in life that I realized much of my beliefs were not my own, and what I truly valued in my life was at odds with many of these beliefs. My belief system had been carefully ingrained in me by my parents, teachers, and role models.

Their intention was to place me on a path to long-lasting happiness and fulfillment. Unbeknownst to them, and myself, their beliefs obscured the reality that much of what they instilled in me was guided by myths and rules that put me on a path that took me further away from a fulfilling life.”  


Do you relate to the above quote from my book and audiobook “In Spite Of…”?

If you are anywhere near my age, you probably fought the same emotional battles I have of wanting to feel worthy of being loved, belonging, and experiencing prolonged happiness, safety, and fulfillment.

I am not unique. I am a typical product of the era I grew up in.

Some will tell you the desire to experience sustainable levels of happiness, safety, and fulfillment is fanciful thinking. But as you will come to see in my new book, “In Spite Of…”, the fantasies and myths we were fed as children and later sold under different packaging as adults are what convinced us that sustained happiness and fulfillment is a myth and not a reality we can create.

Worse yet, if you are the child or grandchild of someone my age, guess what?

You likely inherited many of the same rules and myths, which only added to your confusion about who you really are and what your place in the world is. There’s more than one reason for this. In fact, there are seven to be precise. And they are known as The Seven Myths of Love & Happiness™.

To learn more about these myths and the antidote to them, be sure to visit any major online book seller to purchase the book and audiobook version of “In Spite Of…: How to Refocus & Renew Your Life® in Spite of the Obstacles on the Path to Love & Happiness”.


The narration is an excerpt from the audiobook for “In Spite Of…”, narrated by the gifted, Jodie Bentley. Background music and graphics produced by Austin Alchemy of Austin Media Productions.


Visit Amazon to purchase the book or audiobook of “In Spite Of…”.

Joanie Marx

Joanie Marx is a two-time #1 Amazon best selling author, and Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She is an inspiring presence in the world of entertainment and an entrepreneurial trailblazer. Joanie has enjoyed over 30 years as a full-time character actress and independent producer in Hollywood as well as served as a spokesperson for several well-known brands.

Known as a Baby Boomer Advocate and Storytelling Magician, Joanie is on a mission to revolutionize the way all generations perceive love, aging, success, and happiness. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Psychology.