What happens when everything you know comes crashing down?
Upon returning home from golf on a rare afternoon free of responsibilities, Dr. Beverly Joyce, a busy and beloved OB-GYN, listened to a phone message that would shake her identity and send her on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. That call would instantly help free her from the hidden doubt, guilt, and shame that had plagued her throughout her life.
In ‘The Birth of Joy,’ Dr. Joyce offers a candid glimpse into her personal and professional life, revealing how she navigated childhood traumas, the demands of being a physician, mother, daughter, and more. Her journey from burnout to self-discovery unveils her path to becoming her true self and finding a deeper calling.
Throughout this deeply revealing and engaging memoir, Joyce attempts to answer the questions so many women physicians have struggled with: Who am I? What do I believe about myself? How do I find meaning and satisfaction in life as a physician and outside? What excites me and keeps me focused on the path ahead?