Return to Joyful Living is a candid story of a woman stopped in her tracks by severe anxiety and panic attacks, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Her compelling, personal story chronicles the struggles from questioning her Creator to making transformational breakthroughs to overcoming her personal challenges and a Return to Joyful Living. Readers witness her journey from hopeless and fearful to hopeful and empowered— a journey that anyone can follow to reach confidence and empowerment.


Return to Joyful Living is an example of how one can trust God to get through life’s numerous challenging circumstances. Lena Giffoni was raised in the USSR behind the Iron Curtain, in a predominantly atheistic society. This unconventional upbringing gives her unique insight, enabling her to incorporate the importance of God in a healing process. While anxiety and panic attacks are scary, paralyzing and debilitating, we are equipped by our Creator to arise strong and reach for a life full of joy and contentment.


Return to Joyful Living demonstrates what can be accomplished through faith and determination. The author sees her mission in addressing an anxiety epidemic that seems to be sweeping through the nation. Filled with heart and spirit, as well as Lena's contagious sense of humor, openness and honesty, this inspiring true story points the way to living life with purpose and joy.