Joyfuel ACTIVATE! a mini playshop for your joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear HeARTs,
I’m excited to invite you to a mini Joyfuel playshop with my dear friends Noel Marshall and Bob Warner at CoCreators Convergence. You are invited to join us in this Zoom Room https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83114637833 on Thursday September 9th at 8pm EDT for 90 mins of exploration of joy and joy guardianship, with ideas especially for these uncertain times.

Come and consciously explore your own personal relationship with joy, self kindness and creativity. Bring bright colored art supplies (crayons, markers, oil pastels…. whatever you already own, blank paper or a journal and let’s play!

I’ll offer a few expressive heART experiences that may lead to you creating a work of heART that you might enjoy not liking…. heck… you may even enjoy LOVING your creation too.

Come to Co-Creators Convergence and let’s active our joyfuel together!
ABOUT: Becky Suzik believes in the healing powers of expressive arts and stories. As a creativity and joy activist she offers playshops designed to activate creativity while exploring personal narratives about people’s talents/abilities/curiosities. Becky’s company Joyfuel is a mixed-media unforce devoted to sharing and promoting kindness, creativity and JOY in and for the world.
About CoCreators Convergence: CoCreators Convergence is a Barbara Marx Hubbard legacy group dedicated to giving our unique gift to the shift in Humanity. This dynamic, open-hearted hub gathers every every Thursday to converse co-creatively. Visit their website to learn more about this remarkable collective on the forefront of creative collaboration towards healing humans and our earth. http://www.cocreatorsconvergence.com .

Hope you can join the JOY!
Love. love. LOVE!
becky xo

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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wisdom of elders Pearl Schechter

dear ones,
tonight i looked at this photo on my web site and thought, dear Pearl, my elder, friend and teacher. the first guest on the Joyfuel Kindcast, and the eldest friend I have. how are you? i sent my thoughts to her, and then went back to my work.
it’s been 18 months since we spoke.

then, 2 minutes later, my phone rang. 9:21 pm this evening. i answered…

“Hello, this is Pearl Schechter. May I speak to Becky?”

I could hardly answer her, for the joy that bubbled up inside!
Pearl is calling me. She had been thinking of me and hoped it wasn’t too late to call.
I literally could barely speak for the first few minutes of our 15 minute call–in shock of her call. It was a gift alike the synchronicity of how we met all those years ago.
Pearl’s connection to me, her response to my mental call to her, and the wisdom of the elders dictates I share Pearl’s interview with you right now. Pearl offers medicine for all of us right now, for our joy and our mental sanity.
Our audio interview appears below. Pearl was on the Joyfuel Kindcast, sharing a beautiful deep conversation that became our very first episode in 2014. We talked about kindness, joy and her husband’s wisdom “Never worry in advance.”
Please listen and let me know how she makes you feel. Let me know any questions or messages you might have for Pearl.
And please hold Pearl in your thoughts and pray with me for Pearl’s safety. Let’s take seriously the warnings and advice to stay home and flatten the curve of Covid-19.  Pearl told me tonight she hopes to turn 101 in a few months.  We need to protect and care for our world’s most vulnerable, like Pearl. Please stay home for Pearl and all the older people (and those at risk) whom we love. By staying home you will never know how many people you might save, but we WILL save lives for certain, by staying home together.
<3 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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Labyrinth Walk for Mindfulness and JOY

☀️💜🙃 Solstice Blessings Joyfuellers!

Today marks the Summer Solstice for half of us on Earth (and Winter Solstice for the other half). I wanted to make a special video to honor you. Here is video to the Labyrinth walk made especially for YOU, your presence and your JOY. Click below for the full ahhhhhhh, learn about labyrinths and walk in and out of the Chartres 11 Labyrinth together with me.

🙃💜☀️
~becky

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six-word story play

Hello dear Joyfueller,
Want to play for joy? I had a lovely conversation with customer service person at my cell phone company today. Somehow we found ourselves talking about writing. He told me he used to write. I told him I went through a very long period where I didn’t write at all, a drought that was a difficult time for me.
 
My new friend helped my original problem, then at the end of our call I said to him, “Hey, not sure if you want to write again, but if you do perhaps this might be a fun thing for you to try…” then I went on to tell him about Ernest Hemingway’s love of six-word stories. Hemingway is renowned for many things including inventing these pithy little word packets.
 
(Although I love Ernie, I’m thinking early humans probably invented them, round the fire one night… if we were truly earnest about it  😉 )
Anyway I shared one I wrote with my new friend–a deeply personal six-word story that took me 7 years to live. Six-word stories invite a great opportunity to write and capture an essence of something meaningful to you, and maybe to others too.
 
Why not have a go this weekend? What 6-word story do you have to tell? Perhaps write about something to do with life, your history/herstory? or your week, or today? or your imaginary rhinoceros? Want to play? If so, share your story in comments, maybe share where you are in our world too?!  You can post on social media with a new hashtag just for our community #mediaforjoyfuel. I’d love to feature your story(ies) in a future post!
 
(Oh…. about my new phone company friend? He was curious and he said he was going to try it. He missed writing.)

Have a Joyfuelled weekend dear love. I look forward to reading your stories. xoxo
 ღ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ
becky suzik

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