Refresh.Renew. The Joy Guild 2.0.

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Thank you for your patience while we take some time this winter and early spring to refresh and renew offline. An updated website, newsletter, and fun new events are arriving in April and we look forward to the new path we're taking. In the meantime, take a few minutes each day to count your blessings and let us know how YOU find joy each day.

Creative Dish: November

Creative Dish

Calling all Creatives, small biz owners, and people who like food! Join us each month for delicious DISH over some delicious dish!

This is a great chance to connect with community PLUS an opportunity to chat, vent, bounce ideas, laugh, brainstorm, and create with like-minded folk. No pressure, no formal agenda...just connection on a sleepy Sunday.

Gatherings are informal, casual, come-as-you-are, open to all, and will feature a fun, easy, playful activity each month from our creativity vault (not crafts) to foster personal inspiration and keep us motivated.

Landfill vs. The Art of Creative Reuse

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A few years ago, we were holding an "Arty Party" in our Seattle Art Camp for Big Kids studio. If you remember the studio that was in the Greenwood neighborhood, you'll remember that we had it stuffed with stuff...a wild mix of ephemera, fabrics, papers, knick-knacks, and art supplies purchased by the heapful from local thrift shops (Lori was starting to get recognized by name on the Seattle thrift circuit--true story!). 

{Guest Post} Adventures in Downsizing!

Adventures in Downsizing

Each month, we offer up a story from our village of creative-minded folks that offers inspiration, influence, and opportunity. This month, we're looking at STUFF. How does it affect our lives? Why do we carry so much of it with us year to year? Why is it so hard to let go? And, we ask you to consider how the space around you influences mood, activities, happiness, and your joy. Clutter vs. order vs. chaos vs. space. Guest blogger Damion Moyer takes us on a voyage through his own family's "Adventures in Downsizing."


In a sticky situation? Here’s how you FLIP IT! - FREE Online Video Summit

Flipped It! Summit

Have you ever considered doing the exact opposite of what you’re doing in your business right now? Maybe with your whole business, or just a part? If we thought about doing the opposite of what we’ve been doing, could it provide a fresh look at things, provoke ideas we’ve never considered? Could it potentially give us the perspective that strikes a game changing nerve? Wanting to explore this idea with other entrepreneurs, The CRAVE Company invited 17 entrepreneurs to the FLIPPED IT! VIDEO SUMMIT to share their real stories of successful reinvention.

My source of inspiration: run from safety

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A giant lesson for me this past year has been surrendering to what IS...let go, let go, let go. There are many similar ideas out there that remind us of one thing...take the leap and trust. Here is one of my favorite quotes that repeatedly went through my head as I jumped off a mountain in New Zealand this past December (I quivered as a leaf the entire way down to earth--and yes, that's me in the photo). 

“You find what you love and you learn everything about it. You bet your life on what you know and run from safety, off your mountain into the air, trusting the Principle of Flight to bring you soaring up on lift you cannot see with your eyes.” 

She Flipped It!

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We have exciting news to share...The Joy Guild founder Lori Stone is featured in the new CRAVE ebook Flipped-It! Inspiring Stories of Successful Reinvention.

FLIPPED IT! is a collection of inspiring true stories from 40 women who didn’t ditch their business when flailing or failing got the best of them. They turned it around by doing the opposite, flipping it upside down and going in a new direction to success.