Author Archives: michele

It’s Words Matter Week, and the kids tell us what words mean to them

The first full week of March is Words Matter Week, a perfect time to reflect on the power of words and be mindful about how we use them. Here at The Joy Team, we’re all about words. More specifically, we’re all about the power of positive words.  So, to celebrate Words Matter Week we’ve made a little video with The […]

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A new listing for LOVE: Share the Love

We’ve added a new listing in our Joy, Kindness & Love directory for KINDNESS. Welcome Share the Love! And thank you for promoting love! Do you work to bring more joy, kindness or love into the world? Submit a listing here.

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Putting Kids’ Happiness on Our Educational Radar

There’s a great article in The Nation by Susan Engel called “Putting Kids’ Happiness on Our Educational Radar“.  Here’s a little excerpt: …research shows that if we were to emphasize happiness in school, we might ensure a happier adult population. While some people are temperamentally more optimistic than others, children can acquire new ways of thinking and spending their time […]

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The Junior Joy Team shares smiles and brings joy to City Hall

The very first Junior Joy Team project went so well that the heart of the city was swelling with joy.  The kids had so much fun sharing smiles that Junior Joy Team member, Carter Jacob asked before walking out the door of City Hall, “Can we do this again tomorrow?” And as for the folks at City Hall, did it […]

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It’s World Happy Day!

Happy – A Documentary Trailer from Wadi Rum Films on Vimeo.   Today’s World Happy Day! And there’s a documentary out exploring the ultimate question: What makes us happy? The film takes us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. There […]

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DIY Joy: 11 questions to ask yourself every day

Geoffrey James, award-winning journalist and author of Inc.com’s Sales Source column, put out a list of “10 Questions That Create Success“. They’re fabulous. My favorites are: 1. Have I made certain that those I love feel loved? 2. Have I done something today that improved the world? 8. Have I helped someone less fortunate? 10. Have I felt grateful for […]

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The Junior Joy Team will kickoff Random Acts of Kindness Week spreading joy at City Hall

The Junior Joy Team will be planting our first seeds of joy in the heart of our hometown: Vancouver USA’s City Hall. We picked February 13th, the first day of Random Acts of Kindness Week, to do our very first Junior Joy Team project. The inaugural group of 10 Junior Joy Team kids, ranging in age from 6 to 11, will […]

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2012 Members of The Joy Team

Our 2012 membership is starting with a bang! Welcome new and returning members of The Joy Team for 2012! Amy Bebo Cedar House Media Dana Damara Michele and Brian Larsen Carol McKeag, CPC Jennifer Powers Cherie Waatti Zen Flow Yoga Thank you all for starting 2012 by helping us spread joy, optimism and inspiration! Thank you, thank you!

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Introducing: The Junior Joy Team

  I am so super excited to introduce you to The Junior Joy Team: a group of children coming together to spread joy, experience the depth of community connection and discover the power they hold within themselves to be happy. We’ve just had our second meeting today, during which the inaugural group of kids sat down to put joy on […]

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A new listing for KINDNESS: Life Vest Inside

We’ve added a new listing in our Joy, Kindness & Love directory for KINDNESS. Welcome Life Vest Inside! And thank you for promoting kindness!  Here’s a video from their website about the power and reach one act of kindness can have. Do you work to bring more joy, kindness or love into the world? Submit a listing here.

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