Our Joyful Village

We're a village of creative-minded people who seek fun, playfulness, and inspiration to live a happy life. Our programs encourage exploration through an artistic lens and learning-by-adventure, bringing balance to those who are busy and overworked. 

We believe that...

  • joy and work need not be mutually exclusive.
  • our programs helps reduce personal, professional, and team stress.
  • creativity is an effective antidote for life overload.
Lori Stone

Lori Stone, Proprietor @ The Joy Guild
{Motivator, Guide, Muse}  


Lori helps people find work and play that brings them joy. Resident Muse at The Joy Guild and Lead Creatrix for Bliss & Kitsch Design House, she draws on 20+ years of work in the corporate, academic, and non-profit sectors to guide forward-thinking people and organizations. A big kid at heart, a passion for adventure leads her wandering around the globe as a travel writer, fine art photography teacher, communications consultant, arts educator, and design junkie. As a cancer-survivor-turned-advocate and dynamic public speaker, you can also catch her preaching the gospel of women's health.


Lori is an alumna of:

  • Sonoma State University
    BA Communication Studies and Studio Photography

  • University of San Francisco
    MA Track in Organization & Leadership, Graduate School of Education

  • University of Washington
    Professional Certificate in Arts Management

In her leisure time, she particularly enjoys slow travel, burlesque, live music, Jane Austen novels, film, art-making, sea glass, gardening, all-things vintage, and thrift/antique store treasure hunting.

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