Joy Anyhow

in the midst of any storm

Finding and holding onto joy

I am a human trying to hold onto joy as an anchor in the ebb and flow of this life journey...a journey made both more beautiful and more complex as a mother, a wife, a daughter and a sister in a world filled with pain and inequity. One thing I know for sure, there is also joy.

The Joy Anyhow podcast was born out of my struggles and ongoing determination to live joyfully, even when the world seems to be on fire. That has become particularly critical for me as I navigate the professional world of teaching and leading for equity and justice, as an established educator, coach and consultant, and the Founder & President of Joy Hope Collective (formerly HOPE Education Group). Finally launching this podcast has fueled a long-awaited liberatory journey for me. I have been consciously dreaming about this for a couple of years now and I suspect I have unconsciously been preparing for it much longer than I can even imagine.

I have found deep healing in the quest to chart an authentic path for myself that I intend to share with others. Joy is a vital part of that path and there is a rich and powerful interconnectedness that joy offers, builds on and requires. I hope you will explore all of that with me. I am not a therapist or a counselor, I am a woman on a joy journey and I am inviting you to come along.

May we cultivate & co-create love, peace

& joy,


My Story

Hi, I'm Krista Robinson-Lyles.

Welcome to Joy Anyhow!

Joy Anyhow

Finding Wholeness
in the midst of any storm

The Podcast

Tune into The Joy Anyhow podcast, where we dive deep into what it means to find wholeness in the midst of any storm. In each episode you will hear from a special guest as they invite us into the ups and downs of their joy journey, and offer any wisdom they have gained along the way. I hope you will join us and that you will be inspired to explore your own joy journey.

May we all be well,


The Podcast:

Season 3 Recap


I am excited about the upcoming events I am planning!! ​Stay tuned for details later this summer.


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Books I love

What It Takes To Heal, Prentis Hemphill

My Grandmother's Hands, Resmaa Menakem

The Body Is Not An Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor

The Mastery of Self, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

The Book Of Joy, Dali Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu

emergent strategy, adrienne marie brown

Holding Change, adrienne marie brown

How The Word Is Passed, Clint Smith

How We Heal, Alex Elle



Finding our way, with Prentis Hemphill

Becoming the People, with

Prentis Hemphill

Finding Refuge, with Michelle Johnson

The Way Out Is In, Plum Village

Heal, with Kelly

On Being, with Krista Tippett

Emergent Strategy, with Sage Crump, ​Mia Herndon and adrienne maree ​brown

Insights at the Edge, with Tami Simon

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