Marianne Glick experiences joy by sharing her gifts with others
January 22, 2021
Artist and philanthropist, Marianne Glick, talks about the joy she gets from painting, helping others, and by being a positive influence and mentor to teens through TeenWorks. For Marianne, joy is a deep feeling from inside. She believes joy is where your soul feels good.
Dave Haughs brings joy to others through woodworking
January 21, 2021Dave is an engineer, woodworker, and the founder of a new nonprofit called Socially Distant Woodworking. He experiences joy from seeing the genuine look in people’s faces when they do something different, like woodworking for the first time. For Dave, joy is a state of elation.
Melissa Crispell shares joy by giving her gifts to others
January 15, 2021
Melissa defines joy as a state of being. For her, it’s not a destination or something you get from an exchange; it’s synonymous with living in her truth. Melissa finds joy in sharing her experiences and gifts with others. She gets honest about not living in joy every day but going to that place in her mind to find joy.
Bart Peterson finds joy in human interactions and by slowing down
January 13, 2021
Bart Peterson, President & CEO of Christel House International, talks about how joy comes from human interactions. Whether its transforming lives through Christel House schools, his work as former mayor of Indianapolis, or time with family, Bart experiences the most joy by helping others. He believes we can share and experience joy by slowing down and finding the things that make our eyes light up.
Andrea Geiger is finding joy in the little things with a mellow heart
January 08, 2021
Andrea is a new mom, new fiancée, and the general sales manager for Radio One. For her, the meaning of joy changes over time and right now it’s defined by having a mellow heart. In this episode, she opens up about finding joy after a difficult delivery, PTSD, and therapy. She’s controlling one day at a time and using her platform to share joy with others.
Randy Ollis believes you can find joy even in thunderstorms
January 06, 2021
Longtime meteorologist, Randy Ollis, has spent decades at WISH-TV forecasting the weather for viewers. In this episode, he talks about how he has discovered joy and peace through his faith. As a believer, he finds joy in giving himself to others and doing something for someone else.
Terri Stacy finds joy when doing good things for others
January 01, 2021
Terri believes that everybody has something in their heart that they love and are passionate about. She feels joy more often than she doesn’t. For her, doing something for someone else is like a shot of a good vitamin and brings her so much joy.
Podcast: Jen Kramer finds joy in creating joy for others
December 30, 2020Jen is a source of joy and believes in the Law of Attraction – if we’re joyful it inspires others to be joyful. She believes joy is contagious and benefits everyone. She’s always on the lookout for joy and for the opportunity to be joyful. She also talks about her “Year of Love”.
As a PR professional, Jennifer Dzwonar shares her joy during crises
December 22, 2020
Jennifer is a partner at Borshoff, an integrated marketing communications agency in Indianapolis. For her, joy can be found in small moments of deep peace. She feels like joy is the thinning out where you get a glimpse of something better, beyond, and deep. Professionally, she shares her joy with clients experiencing crises and helps them through difficult times.
Erin and Elliott Mills find joy at the JCC
December 22, 2020
Erin and Elliott Mills work, play, and find joy at the JCC, a neighborhood and community resource in Indianapolis. This young couple believes joy comes from inner peace, that it’s a choice, and that we must seek it out. As an early childhood teacher, Elliott finds joy from the children at the JCC, while Erin talks about finding joy from grilled cheese.
Journey and her mom share their joy with Big Brothers Bigs Sisters
December 18, 2020
Journey is 8 years old and a Little Sister. She and her mom talk about the joy they get through the one-to-one mentoring relationship she has with her Big Sister. Journey also talks about how we can share joy by helping others, like feeding our homeless neighbors on the streets.
Rev. Dr. Angela Gorrell has studied Joy & the Good Life
December 16, 2020
Angela is assistant professor of practical theology at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University. She believes now more than ever that the work of joy – understanding it and being open to it – is essential. Angela shares that joy is the feeling we get when we recognize and feel connected to what is truthful, meaningful, good, and beautiful. To share joy, she creates spaces where people are invited into joy and gives them permission to share their joy.
December 11, 2020
David is an Indianapolis native who heads up Unto Him Ministries – a ministry that addresses the various needs of people throughout the community. For David, joy is a mindset that transcends our circumstances. You may not be as rich, you may not be as healthy, your living conditions may not be as good as others, but we all one thing in common that brings us the ultimate joy (listen to find out more).
Cindi Odle believes we can share joy by sharing of ourselves
December 09, 2020
Cindi opened the only Baptiste Affiliate Yoga Studio in Indianapolis in the middle of the pandemic, yet she’s optimistic and full of joy. She finds joy in spontaneous and impromptu moments, including during a dance party that broke out at her studio. Cindi spreads joy one yoga class at a time (fyi: your first class is free) and by sharing of yourself.
Steven Stolen believes joy finds you if you open yourself up to it
December 04, 2020
In his soul he’s a singer. He’s also a 62-year-old dad, a husband, the host of Stolen Moments on WFYI, and a determined optimist and seeker of paths and solutions. For Steven, joy is a fleeting moment that happens when you are alert and ready for it. Joy comes in a quiet, subtle, personal way for him. He believes we must retool our mindset to allow joy into our lives.
Chrissy Vasquez believes joy is when her heart is about to burst
December 02, 2020
Chrissy is a nonprofit leader, servant leader, fundraiser, volunteer, Ironman wanna be, cheerleader, advocate for the underserved and supporter of second chances. She finds joy in some of the simple things, including clean sheets and sun, sand, and surf. Chrissy shares joy by texting people who cross her mind, writing notes to friends and family, celebrating people on social media, and being kind.
Jenni White shares joy by creating brave spaces for other people
November 27, 2020
Jenni describes herself as a complex human who believes joy comes from deep inside. Being a mother is one of her greatest personal sources of joy, while her work joy comes from being the founding director of Trinity Haven – a nonprofit that provides housing and stability for LGBTQ teens experiencing homelessness. She shares joy by creating brave spaces for women to gather and share parts of their lives with each other.
Kelly Meyer finds joy by giving of herself
November 25, 2020
Kelly is a first-grade teacher, a 7-month breast cancer survivor, and a first-time grandma. She has a big heart and finds joy in volunteering for numerous organizations. Kelly shares joy by giving of herself to others. One of her best friends is a former homeless man who she met on a mission trip and is someone who brings her so much joy.
Milo Bryant is all about finding joy through physical, mental, and emotional health
November 18, 2020
Milo lives and work in San Diego, is the father of 2, and a fitness trainer who trains trainers. For Milo, joy is not complex, it’s a feeling he experiences every morning when he wakes up knowing he gets to help people feel and be better. He believes joy is a state of being where you can be at peace with everything around you. To gain and share joy, he moves more, drinks more water, runs as fast as he can, and plays.
Susan Potje talks about the joy of art
November 18, 2020
For Susan, joy comes from the inside and is a state of mind, not something that is determined by outside factors. Susan is the co-owner of Celebration of Art and has been recognized among Scottsdale's Most Dynamic Women. She finds joy in connecting people through art, letting people know she cares, and spreading joy by giving unexpected random gifts to family and friends. For Susan, the embodiment of joy is letting all your worries melt away.
Adenike Makinde is intentional about finding and sharing joy everyday
November 11, 2020
Adenike Makinde is a Purpose Coach & Career Strategist who believes her calling in life is to help people find more joy and purpose at work. She is the Owner of Joyfully Career Strategy, a wife, and mother of two. Adenike believes joy is a divine energy and that even on our worst days we can find it – you just have to be intentional about it.
Jason Ulm believes in relationships over everything
November 11, 2020
For Jason, joy comes from being part of the community and seeing that community do something together that’s greater than our individual parts. He’s the VP of Sales for Axia Technology and shares motivation on Mondays and highlights nonprofits on Fridays through LinkedIn as a way to share joy, happiness, and kindness with others. Jason believes that relationships matter most, and that joy is outwardly focused and a deep feeling.
Ellen Saul has experienced joy so strong she laughed-cried
November 04, 2020
Ellen Saul is a wife, mother, sister, lifelong event planner who currently works at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the creator of the Facebook page “Couped Up Corona”. For Ellen, joy is a feeling inside that’s so strong you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. She has found joy in Vermont, during her daughter’s show choir performance, and while watching the green flag drop. Humor, a smile, and a thank you note are just a few ways Ellen is sharing joy.
Duncan Alney finds joy in connections and gifting more
November 04, 2020
Duncan Alney is the president and founder of Firebelly Marketing. For Duncan, joy is a fundamental part of our makeup and to experience joy we must know sadness. He believes in connections, listening, being empathetic, and gifting more. Among many things, cooking and sharing Indian food with friends and neighbors brings him great joy.
Kendra Edwards Finds Joy in Connecting with People and Paying it Forward
October 28, 2020
Kendra Edwards is a wife, mom, community volunteer, and the Chief Marketing Officer at CarDon & Associates. She is a big believer in paying it forward and connecting deeply with people. For Kendra, joy is a level of contentment and it means having a little bit of peace in her heart.
Shannon McGill Finds Joy in Living Authentically in her Lane
October 28, 2020
Shannon McGill is a business owner, mom to three, and at her core she is a woman in her 40s enjoying the adventure. Shannon speaks her truth and finds joy in living authentically and intentionally fearless. She believes we can allow joy to blossom when we remove judgment and allow ourselves and others to be authentic.
Rob Johansen is an introverted extrovert who experiences joy daily in varying degrees
October 21, 2020
Rob Johansen is an actor and animal advocate who immerses himself in the things that give him the great satisfaction and joy. He shares his joy with animals at the local shelter and by donating his platelets. Rob gives all of himself – his soul, his life, and his energy – and he puts it all out there for others.
Tina McIntosh finds joy in her family, God, and the guests at Joy’s House
October 21, 2020
Tina McIntosh is a Christian, wife, mother, and a nonprofit executive who lives on an urban farm in the middle of the city. She finds joy in the little things, by listening to other people, and choosing not to be offended. Tina’s most recent experience with joy came from a Joy’s House guest living with dementia. For Tina, talking about joy is a good reminder to be joyful to the people she loves the most.
Manny Ohonme uses shoes to activate joy
October 12, 2020Manny grew up in Africa poor – without shoes – today, he has given shoes to over 7.5 million people around the world through Samaritan’s Feet. He believes joy is a state we’re always in. If you truly want to experience joy, Manny challenges you to humble yourself and serve others. His signature is his smile and a window into his heart.
Cassie Stockamp finds joy deep inside herself
October 12, 2020
Cassie Stockamp is a mother, a truth seeker, and a community advocate. Cassie left her job as the Executive Director of the Athenaeum in Indianapolis two years ago to travel and volunteer her way around the world. COVID-19 altered her travel plans a bit, but she still finds joy in many things. She compares joy to a scuba diver, how she found joy in a 1,300-mile bike ride around Lake Michigan, and more.