Pops of Joy Blog

Recommendations, observations, and random curiosities on how we can add pops of joy to our lives.

Upstream

Published by Matt Katz- JoyPops founder on
Upstream
Over the past 5 months the startup advisory team has been working full-time researching and listening to problems in pain care from both patients and practitioners. We are now starting to move into developing the framework for our proposed solution. One great benefit of spending so much time lear... Read More

Creating a Brave Space

Published by Matt Katz- JoyPops founder on
Creating a Brave Space
In founding JoyPops I am collaborating with a startup studio Heal Ventures- www.healventures.co - that focuses exclusively on mental health ventures. Their philosophy, which is one I found uniquely refreshing in the universe of the privileged "Move Fast and Break Things" American tech c... Read More

My little space explorer

Published by Matt Katz- JoyPops founder on
My little space explorer
Jennie, my daughter is almost 4 and is not the least bit shy of proclaiming her destiny as a space explorer. A few months back she hung her head low, explaining that she could never be an astronaut because "Buzz Lightyear is a boy." I tried in vain to search out a girl space hero toy a... Read More

Flying together

Published by Matt Katz- JoyPops founder on
Flying together
Robin Williams is quoted as saying that cycling was his “mobile meditation” and the “closest a human can get to flying.” As a cyclist myself, the flight analogy seems particularly apropos. One of the many things that fascinates me about bike racing is the element of collective survival through co... Read More

JoyPop- The wisdom of a bee.

Published by Matt Katz- JoyPops founder on
JoyPop- The wisdom of a bee.
5 super-powered eyes. No ears. 6 mm long. And a lifespan of 2-3 weeks. The invisible beauty of the Bumblebee.This weekend my daughter and I found a bumblebee pollinating the last of late summer’s nectar. Immediately my daughter was transfixed with the infectious fascination too oft... Read More