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NOMINEES OF JOY

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 ...

From death to rebirth

Upon the recommendation of a Finnish friend, I went to meet Ukko Kärkkäinen. "Are you looking for happy people in Finland?" "Well, I've found one for you!" Juha said to me. So, on the way to Helsinki, I stopped in the middle of the forest where Ukko, his wife ...

A big scare that ended in joy

I spent the night on a parking lot at the edge of a large lake in Tempere (Finland). Waking up yesterday morning, I notice a blue car parked right next to me. After walking her three dogs, the young "driver" returned to "her" car. And some...

In Antarctica, I met the Norwegian Petter Pan of Rock!

In Norway, I found one of the best guitarists in the world and his legendary rock band, "The Backstreet Girls" which has nothing to envy to the Rolling Stones. I had crossed Petter Baarli by chance in the middle of ice in 2015 during an expedition in ...

Tribute to Ulysse, 27 Nominee of Joy

After 10 years of living together in perfect bliss, my dog ​​Ulysse passed away peacefully in Denmark (13 years) in the middle of the adventure of Joy for the Planet. This being accompanied me, supported me, and loved me so much that to pay tribute to him was inevitable ....

I met the extraordinary poet-musician of the Amsterdam canals

On my way, I met one of the most inspiring people, Reinier Sijpkens. Musician multi-talented, humble, loving, delicate and so happy! Do not miss this video that pays tribute to a spirit that sparkles and sparkles here below. It is...

Love beyond conventions

Meeting with three "nationals of the joy" on a sidewalk of Brussels. A beautiful lesson of non-judgment and openness about the richness of human journeys. While visiting Brussels on my way to Denmark, I am visiting a friend in a neighborhood in the east of ...

Sheryl has recovered from a serious illness by finding her way.

New unexpected meeting in the middle of a wild region, in Alsace, in the small village of Kuttolsheim. Here is our 22 Nominee of Joy On the way to Belgium, I stopped at my friend Caroline Hürlimann, volunteer translator of this blog ...

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