Citizen Creator

You don’t have to be a rock star, social influencer or A-list celebrity (if you are that’s cool too!) to make a positive difference in your local community or the world at large. Every day, everyday people just like you and me are rising above the confines of their own individual concerns, working toward the greater concerns of all humanity. We want to celebrate these people, and that’s why we’ve developed the Citizen Creator section.

If you have a story or experience that you’d like to share, either about yourself or someone you know who is living beyond self and making the world a better place, we would love to hear from you! Check out our submission and editorial guidelines to share your story.

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My New Joy Challenge

Monday, Mar 14th, 2022 - I found myself driving home from work one evening at my lowest. I don't know what made me think of it but I decided right in that moment. I was going to play a game, and I was going to call it my new joy. Read More »

Redefining Joy

Monday, Feb 28th, 2022 - The expectation of finding joy can be heavy. While you’re living life, joy only accounts for a small part of all your emotional experiences. So if I’m going to set an intention to find new joy, I’m going to redefine it. Read More »


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New Joy In Vulnerability – And Running!

Monday, Feb 21st, 2022 - But this year…this year is the year where I do the things that allow for the world to watch my heart illuminate with compassion, hard work, healthy risk taking, and new joy. I don't believe that vulnerability weakens us, I think it makes us strong. Read More »

Rediscovering My New Joy

Monday, Feb 14th, 2022 - After reading Chyler’s introduction to  the New Joy campaign, I sat and thought about  the phrase “New Joy” for a little bit. One thing kept standing out to me, and it was the word new. I’d almost always found joy in everything I did, but new… What was my New Joy? Read More »

The Secret Smile Project

Monday, Feb 7th, 2022 - One of my goals has always been to make people happy; to create a positive environment in a room, even if I know almost no one there. Read More »

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