Spiraling Toward Joy

Happiness Lives Here

Happiness Work

Where to find happiness: Events, classes, groups, and speaking engagements

Barb's Book

Love Loves Fear: If a book could hug, this one would.

Work With Barb

Learn to feel better, no matter where you’re starting from

Weddings & Celebrations

Weddings, commitment ceremonies, blessings, and spiritual gatherings

Memorials, Celebrations of Life, Funerals

Celebrations of Life, Memorial Services, Bereavement Support, Living Memorials

Six Tools of Upliftment

Use these six tools to lift up your spirit

Video & Audio

The latest recordings from Nights of Insight, interviews, speaking engagements and more

About Barb

Happiness Coach, Speaker, Teacher, Author, Counselor, Celebrant

Barb Ryan, M.S., known as the ‘Guidess of Happiness,’ has been leading happiness workshops and classes throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2010. With more than 30 years experience as a counselor in private practice in Eugene, Oregon, Barb has worked with people at all stages of life and loves the process of helping clients find insight.
Barb’s philosophy is that connecting with one’s core of happiness is personally beneficial as well as exponentially helpful in creating an energy shift for the whole planet. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the purpose of life is to be happy.
Barb believes that happiness is our natural and original state of being. She is dedicated to teaching people how to raise their energy/vibration to a more joyful experience, no matter where they begin.
Spreading joy by teaching happiness tools, Barb Ryan is changing the world one person at a time.

Nights of Insight

Do you choose to live through love instead of fear and yet find the way isn’t always clear? Join Barb Ryan, the Guidess of Happiness, for a Night of Insight. Playing the Tibetan singing bowl, Barb brings forth the Spirit of Love. Receive wisdom and insights regarding your questions and concerns. Spirit’s responses are both highly personal and beneficial to all.

Counseling, Workshops, Classes, and Speaking Engagements

Counseling: Work with Barb

Let Barb guide you toward finding and sustaining your core of happiness. Expand your ability to live life, by choosing love over fear!

Speaking Engagements

Barb offers inspirational presentations on a variety of topics, with an emphasis on happiness, and finding joy, meaning and insight in everyday life. She is available for public and private speaking engagements for groups, churches, corporate events, and conferences in Oregon, or anywhere in the world. Give your event attendees an uplifting experience!

Classes & Workshops

Barb teaches classes and workshops in the practical application of happiness work, well-being, and letting go of worry. Visit the calendar for upcoming classes, or feel free to contact Barb with requests.

"I learned so much from this woman! I participated in a happiness group she led during one of the saddest times of my heart. Love loves all!."

Lena Davisson, Happiness group participant

"I attended my first Happy Day on June 18, 2011 and began a journey of Spiraling Toward Joy that has, subsequently, profoundly changed my life."

K.S., Happiness workshop participant

"Barb Ryan is a gentle and nurturing teacher, mentor and guide. She is a skilled workshop facilitator and is a catalyst for positive change and transformation."

Dawn Everhart, workshop participant

"Tomorrow I will be doing my first comp exams for the CFT program, and in many ways, I am able to be here because of strength, insight, and healing I have gained through my work with you."


“This class helped me to expand - just a little at a time, just moment by moment - my capacity for happiness. These gradual shifts have made a difference in my life over all.”


“Barb's counseling style is gentle and kind. Because she's not confrontational, it's easy to underestimate the power of what she offers, but it has been life-changing for me. As a result of the work we've done together, I've been able to let go of roadblocks that were making it impossible for me to move forward in my life. She has given me the support and the tools to change things I was afraid would be in my way forever."


Contact Barb:


(541) 345-5058

(541) 345-5058