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NOMINEES OF JOY

A prayer for Nicci

Nicci's health suddenly got worse. I visited him for a few minutes this morning at the hospital near Amsterdam. To those who followed his story on this blog and who were touched by his incredible sincerity (see the video we made ...

A year ago, the Recognition Award

May my readers forgive this little sin of pride to share this information with them ... 😉 A year ago, I had the immense joy of receiving the Robert-Scheimbet 2018 Award from the President (now Vice -President) of the SOCIETY GENEVAISE OF UTILITY ...

Charles-Edouard Oksenhendler went to bring his light higher ...

It is with sadness that I have just learned the accidental death of one of the most beautiful lights encountered on the road to Joy for the Planet (a one-year European motorhome crossing (2018) to share what There is something higher and inspiring about ...

Coco Spot, 58ème Nominee of Joy

I come back from an unforgettable evening in Lausanne, the 7sky.life Connection, founded and organized by Coco Tache. It remained in me a strong imprint of joy and peace after spending two hours in the energy of a room, a public and speakers with qualities ...

Jean-Jacques Savin, our 14ème Nominé de la Joie, won his bet!

And to say that it was Joy for the Planet who had brought to light this little man 72 years, during an unlikely meeting at dawn, in the basin of Arachon, Ares! When he told me about his dream, I jumped on my camera and did a story that helped him ...

* Leili Anvar, new Nominee of Joy *

Exceptional evening of tales and music last night organized by my friends Anne-Catherine and Alain Schneiter and François Thury, co-founders of Ateliers de La Côte in Etoy. I had trouble discerning the magic of reality during this show proposed for the ...

Alphonse the Shepherd, 52ème Nominee of Joy

This is the Christmas I dreamed of! I spent a 25 December at the alp, in the small and magical sheepfold of my friend Alphonse Bachmann, near Charmey. Alphonse is a philosopher shepherd, a wise man freed and stripped of all superfluous material goods. Like everyone...

The troubadour vagabond

With three weeks to complete my one-year journey across Europe to share beauty and goodness, here I have probably made the most unreal and one of the most beautiful meeting of Joy for the Planet. .. He is our 49ème Nominee of Joy. On the beach...

Pierre Pradervand, new Nominee of Joy

Allow me to introduce you to Pierre Pradervand. Or more like it, allow yourself to be moved by the radiance of a human being as wise and precious as an old manuscript, with a humility equal to the discretion of the daisies, whose benevolence and commitment ...

A small hop into Albania

I quickly crossed Albania, pressed by a ferry to take to Italy. However, my few hours in the region of Tirana with a couple of Albanians as generous as they were exciting were so rich that I could not help but realize this ...

A doctor ambassador of Geneva and ambassador of joy

It is 10 years that I am medically followed by Dr. Karen Kinkel. And it is 10 years that I bless Heaven for putting me on the road of this incredible doctoress; for his excellence, his great humanity and his artistic gifts in addition to his skills ...

The past revisited with the grand master painter Silvestro Pistolesi

In Florence, I visited the workshop of the grand master painter, Silvestro Pistolesi, a crammed room of 20m2, in the heart of the Tuscan capital. I was immediately struck by vivid emotion, touched by the grace and the light of his works. I have never ...

Friendship stopover in Albania

I left Macedonia for Albania. The only thing I could mangine about this country was what the media had to say and that was not very positive, as well as my experience as an ICRC delegate at the border, in Kosovo, in 1999, again in the ...

A beautiful story of European volunteering in Macedonia

In Macedonia, I met Borche Dimitrovski, thanks to the Bulgarian NGO "Green Association". It was while taking hitchhikers in Bulgaria that I learned that they were going to Macedonia for a voluntary mission as part of their ...

Artists and friends mobilise to support joy!

A dozen artists, invited by the Ateliers de la Côte, participated in a solar lamp workshop to create lamps that would be auctioned for the project, on the 1st May! It was all done in an atmosphere filled with joy, generosity, humor and friendship! ...

Joy beyond death

While in Bulgaria, I decided to make a very important stop. I wanted to visit the grave of a friend who died from cancer 5 years ago. Her autistic son was subsequently taken in by his grandmother, a wonderful 85-year old woman, who still now takes care of him ...

Peace and Joy with Tony Robinson

On my "road of joy", I interviewed Tony Robinson in Budapest. Tony is one of the most committed peace and non-violence activists I know. He is co-director, alongside the Pressenza Francophone agency, translated into 8 languages! This agency ...

Reversing the trend of GMOs in Poland

I met this bubbly fourty-year-old in the gardens of Ziolowy Zakatek (Poland) where she had an appointment with Miroslaw Angielczik, the creator of this educational space dedicated to the development of knowledge about nature. After a long conversation ...

Irresistible dance steps for joy by Yuya Takahashi - our 37th Nominee of Joy

Thanks to Caroline Hürlimann who proofreads and translates our blog into English, I met this young 24-year-old talented Japanese dancer, who has been a member of the Hungarian National Opera since 2013. Caroline had given him English lessons in Switzerland 10 years ago. He had...

Little Julia is our 36th Nominee of Joy!

I met this little girl in the Miroslaw Angielczyk Botanical Garden in Ziolowy Zakatek, in Eastern Poland. She had taken part in my solar lamp workshop that I held there. Her name is Julia, she is 6 years old and she told me that she had had her ...

When a grandmother's love leads to a piece of heaven on earth (new video)

Poland! What an amazing time I've had here in Poland with wonderful encounters, such as the one with Miroslaw Angielczyk, a humanist, benefactor, entrepreneur and above all, a great connoisseur of medicinal plants and herbs. His vast knowledge has given birth to a domain ...

Our 32 Nominee of Joy is from Israel

This is Orna, our 32nd Nominee of Joy. It was the spontaneous, heartfelt finding of a soul mate which made up my mind. It is not always necessary to spend hours and days with someone to feel a deep energy of kindness. This was certainly the case with Orna. Only a few minutes...

Finland: Learning to fly after falling (video)

Here are two incredible stories. Two intense testimonies, upsetting. Who among us has not felt like Villé, who jumped off a cliff to escape this world of suffering that we do not feel national? Who has never landed ...

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