The Joyfuel Kindcast and the meaning of Santa Claus

Dear Joyfuellers,

To end the year off in JOY I wanted to share the latest Joyfuel Kindcast with you, to remind us all of the beauty, magic and wonder of the personification of Christmas, it’s Santa Claus himself. It was such a joy to spend this special time together and to discover enchanting secrets from Father Christmas, and the magic behind the magic. I hope you too, enJOY!

 

It has been an extraordinary year together, apart. I have profound gratitude for the gift of your presence in the world and in my life, and vow to continue to contribute to news and media in ways that uplift, honor, celebrate the truths of being human and the things that offer opportunities to unite us through stories and mutual understanding.

I have been considering 2021 and the intentions I hold for my work with Joyfuel. This past year found me dropping and re-imagining my own understanding of what social media and communications could look like. I trust 2021 will continue to grow all of us closer to one another, towards more fully realizing our very real dependence on each other and our earth. Each and every person on earth matters and is significant to the new story the earth is beckoning us to imagine and live together.

Thank you for watching, listening and engaging in the multitude of ways you have this past year. I am so grateful for your views,  comments, likes–your attention and presence,  and to those of you who have given money gift support through our Patreon Joyfuel page, thank you.

If you have ideas or suggestions for the future of Joyfuel please do get in touch…. I’d love to hear from you.

In kindness, creativity and joy for you–for all of us,
Becky xoxo

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Joyfuel Kindcast musician Pushkara Sally Ashford

dear ones,

On my journey to reclaiming my personal joy I made a conscious decision to bring people and experiences into my life that brought me joy— daily. Today I would like to extend an opportunity worthy of your attention and time— for your JOY!

Check out the Joyfuel kindcast – with Pushkara Sally Ashford who shares her journey as a singer who lost her voice and went on to find her soul. Pushkara is a peace activist, is 80 years old and lives on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Please join us for about 70 mins and comment in the chat and offer your own reflections on her remarkable life story, and her music which is totally UPlifting and beautiful!  (Visit the Joyfuel YouTube Channel here and SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/user/monkeychimonkeydo/videos .)

If you can’t join live, the video will still be there after it airs so you can revisit… but if youcando LIVE we can connect and reflect in the chat beside the video. (This sounds like joy to me.) with so

much love for our joy… becky

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Joy & Kindness Panel at World UNITY Week

Dear Joyfuellers,

Less than two weeks ago I had an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of World UNITY Week, a week-long global collaborative celebrating the contributions and ideas of thinkers and seekers around the world… events and offerings committed to deep listening and learning  to collaborate on healing solutions our earth and humanity deserves and needs.

Joyfuel partnered with so many inspiring organizations. I was behind the scenes of many presentations and even produced  several Joyfuel programs including a wonderful panel discussion about JOY and Kindness with Greg Acuna, Joy Resor and Louisa Garrett.

I hope you will find time to listen and experience their deep and meaningful thoughts and ideas about the possibilities of kindness and joy even as we navigate our world in the throes of a global pandemic.

Huge THANKS to our panelists for their contributions and for their willingness to jump in to share this conversation.

 

Louisa Garrett, #MakeKindLoud
● email address: Louisa@makekindloud.com
● Web site(s): http://www.makekindloud.com
● Facebook Fan Page(s): http://www.Facebook.com/MakeKindLoud
http://www.facebook.com/Louisa.garrett1

 

Joy Resor, Joy on Your Shoulders
● email address: joy@joyonyourshoulders.com
● Web site(s): http://www.joyonyourshoulders.com
● Facebook Fan Page: http://www.Facebook.com/Joyonyourshoulders
http://www.facebook.com/joy.resor

 

 

Greg Acuna, Planet Earthlings
● Email: greg@planetearthlings.org
● Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/planetearthlings
● Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/earthlingsorg

Please visit, like and follow their social media to invite positive energy and ideas into your life and your mediastream.

with love for your JOY,
becky

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☼ (◠‿◠* E4 Liz Buechele

The Joyfuel Kindcast with Liz Buechele:
The Smile Project

In this episode Becky Suzik talks with writer, speaker, roadtripper and kindness activitist Liz Buechele, and shares a deep conversation about the intricacies and challenges of cultivating JOY when our heart is breaking, in a world that is hurting.

Liz works in the non-profit sector and is the founder of the Smile Project, a non-profit organization spreading happiness through intentional acts of kindness and empowering young people to create kindness clubs in their communities. She has found an extraordinary way to combine her passions for writing, traveling and meeting kind people, spreading joy and kindness through her daily social media posts capturing where she finds happiness.

Liz has been writing Happiness Is posts for 8 years. Tomorrow–January 25, 2020– she will share a post worthy of celebrating, her 3000th consecutive post for happiness!

Links mentioned on the Kindcast

SPARK

#SmileProjectRoadTrip

Happiness is database

The Smile Project on Facebook

The Smile Project on Instagram 

The Smile Project on Twitter

Email Liz 

Music on the Program

Show theme Song “Being Kind” by Nimo Patel

CLICK HERE Record YOUR Voice Mail MESSAGE
on The Joyline

Questions, feedback or suggestions for our program? Get in touch using the JOYLINE! or email me becky@joyfuel.org

I am so grateful for our growing Joyfuel Community. If you enJOYed the show, please  share with your friends and family. You can leave a review on iTunes  or Facebook page. If you’d like to help me grow MORE Joyfuel projects, please gift money fertilizer by becoming a Patreon contributor (monthly recurring donations, opt in and out anytime) or gift one-time contribution through paypay or venmo. We are building Joyfuel together.

Thank you for listening and for all you do to spread kindness!

with love for your JOY,

 

 

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☼ (◠‿◠* Episode 3 John Pavlovitz

The Joyfuel Kindcast with John Pavlovitz:
Kindness & Other Superpowers

This episode features writer, pastor, speaker and author John Pavlovitz. Perhaps now more than ever we need to feel hope, like we are part of something good and kind amidst a world that is hurting and changing.

John Pavlovitz is a blogger, author and has been pastor for over 20 years. A minister steeped in the Christian faith, John is a husband and father, and also an activist for LGBTQ equality and human rights. John is a frequent speaker and sermonizer in Raleigh, North Carolina at UU PEACE Fellowship, and a minister at North Raleigh Community Church. He contributes to Huffington Post, Churchleaders.com and many other digital information channels.

John’s forthcoming book “Hope And Other Superpowers” offers ideas about the human superpowers we possess like kindness, creativity and joy, and the role these play in HOPE for our world.

Links mentioned on the Kindcast

John’s essay “If I Have Gay Children”
John’s web site
John’s Patreon
John and Jenn’s Etsy Shop with t-shirts (like John is wearing in photo above) and more!

Links to John’s books on Indie Bound

Hope and Other Superpowers (release date November 6, 2018)
A Bigger Table  2017

Music on the Program

Frank Turner’s song Be More Kind.
Show theme Song “Being Kind” by Nimo Patel

Youth Spotlight

Austin’s The Young Urban Gardener Facebook and  YOUTUBE Channel

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Questions, feedback or suggestions for our program? Get in touch using the JOYLINE! or shoot me an email! creativegirlnet@gmail.com

Andddddd, if you enjoyed the program and you’d like to SHARE with your family and friends, oooooh….. Thank you for helping spread kindness!  Hey and you can leave a review on iTunes   or Facebook page. Thank you for listening!

with love for your JOY,
Becky Suzik

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☼ (◠‿◠* Episode 2 The Human Kindness Foundation

Joyfuel Kindcast Episode with the Human Kindness Foundation’s Prison Ashram Project

 

Catherine Dumas, Executive Director, Sita Lozoff Co-Founder and Spiritual Director and Morgan Siem, Volunteer and Board Member of the Human Kindness Foundation

Today’s guests Sita Lozoff and Catherine Dumas are creating tremendous ripples of kindness in the world through the work of the Human Kindness Foundation and the Prison Ashram Project. Serving more than 35,000 incarcerated people in the US and other countries, the project has been supporting people in kindness and spritual direction for 45 years.

Visit the HKF web site to order books, t-shirts and support their work.  www.humankindness.org

Titles by Bo Lozoff mentioned on the show. All available by on the Human Kindness Foundation web site.
We’re All Doing Time (aka The Prisoner’s Bible)
Deep & Simple
Fiction: Lineage and Other Stories

From death row: Finding Freedom by Jarvis Jay Masters

To request books be sent to a prison inmate, provide person’s name, prison ID number, and facility mailing address. If you do not know the prison assignment there are many online searchable databases that will help you find their location.

Sacred Gates: Bringing Mindfulness to Prisons Volunteer Guide Click to open/read the full PDF
The film The Exonerated (watch trailer here) with Susan Sarandon is based on Sunny Jacobs’ story of wrongful incarceration.

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Questions, comments, feedback… LOVE  for Joyfuel? Please get in touch with me.

Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this show, please bless others by sharing.

In love and kindness,
Becky

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