The Making of a ‘More Joy Movement’
It all started off rather innocently.
A Montmartre friend, Crystal Dusyk, told me she had given my book to her friend at a conference. I thought it was a very nice gesture.
The person she gave the book to just happens to be from Ontario and after reading Journey to Joy, she was interested in connecting with me. So, without really knowing much about each other, we set up a phone call.
Her name is Tonia and she was absolutely lovely to speak with—genuine and inspiring. She could relate to the path I had walked. We talked about how everyone struggles at times and how it would be great to do something concrete to help.
Turns out that Tonia is the founder of Sipology by Steeped Tea, a North American tea empire. She also won over investors on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and in 2016 she was Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur with over $20 million in sales.
With her as my inspiration, suddenly anything seemed possible.
So, I began sharing my wildest dreams with Tonia—’open-mic joy nights,’ ‘hope-restoring tea parties,’ and even a world-wide ‘joy movement’!
Tonia would send back encouraging messages to my ideas like:”Cool!” “Love this idea!” “Love this idea too.” And, “I can help out with the tea of course!”
So…thanks to Tonia Jahshan (and Crystal Dusyk), I will be launching The More Joy Movement on November 8! It all starts off at the Conexus Arts Centre on Jan. 30, 2019 on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Tonia will not be there, but she is providing a Sipology Tea Bar with Heal Thy Self Teas. And most importantly, Tonia has provided the inspiration, and the hope that we can ALL HAVE MORE JOY!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Once you have made a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
The universe is conspiring to spread more joy!
JOIN ME in making it happen…the world could use MORE JOY (tickets to More Joy Regina go on sale Nov. 8)!