Category Archives: More Joy Spreaders
The Sidewalk Chalk Project is doing some amazingly beautiful joy spreading! Every day for over a year this woman has chalked a positive message in hopes of giving others a lift, a smile, some hope. I found this video on their Facebook page. I might just watch it every morning. Starting the day with all these positive messages could do wonders. [...]
The following video clip of Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think, Inc., on TED.com is a must see. Shawn talks about the Happiness Advantage and backs it up with scientific research. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from this clip: What we’re finding is it’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Come out for some Joy & Juicy Inspiration this Saturday with Women of Visionary Influence! I’ll be speaking, and so will the fabulous Susan Glavin of Be The Gift. Saturday January 7, 2012 at The Melting Pot (downtown Portland near 5th and Park) 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Come at 11 to meet and greet! $15 for WOVI Members, $25 for [...]
My dear friend and fellow spreader of joy Dana Layon-Damara of Zen Flow Yoga and I, along with our kids, went out to pick up 75 smiley face balloons today. Add those to the 20 already in house and there are now 95 big yellow smiles filling my living room (aka: The Joy Team office). These balloons, each accompanied with [...]