We center joy.

GETSOMEJOY is a creative wellness agency that supports communities and organizations with joy-flavored trainings and experiences that foster connection and creativity, invite collaboration and vulnerability, and prioritize community wellness.

(and we bring fried chicken stickers)

About GetSomeJoy

…cause we been out here.

GetSomeJoy is a creative wellness agency that collaborates with companies, schools, and communities on joy-infused experiences, trainings, and resources. Our offerings support mental health, foster connection, and center joy.

Our multimedia grief and loss resource, griefKit: Crowdsourced tools and considerations for raggedy times has articles, books, communities, recipes, poems, reflections, resources, podcasts and more for navigating all kinds of devastating loss and transitions. You can download it and browse it by section at getsomejoy.com/griefkit.

Founded in 2017 by Alexander Hardy, Enesha Stringer, and Mario Starks, GetSomeJoy offers joy-infused programming and resources that includes monthly Community Mental Health Check-Ins, grief and loss resources + workshops, Mental Health First Aid trainings, Community Wellness Forums, the Joy Report newsletter, and our flagship service, the Literary Therapy Writing Program

GetSomeJoy’s Literary Therapy Writing Program has five interactive components (Workshops, Exploration Workbooks, Community Literary Therapy Wall, a Virtual Wall, and Writing Circles) and a supportive trauma-informed framework that have helped over 3000 open-minded folks in schools, districts, conferences, companies, classrooms and beyond use writing, joy, and creative collaboration to process complex emotions and cultivate sustainable strategies and tools for thriving. 

We cultivate space where folks feel safe going deep, unburdening, and writing or sharing their way to clarity.

In the past, we’ve helped spread joy and deliver mental health trainings in collaboration with Twitter, Juilliard, National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Dow, Oakland Public Library, National Urban League, Oakland Black Pride, Dominican Writers Association, Kate Spade York Foundation, and more

Learn about our joy-infused work

Recent joy-infused situations

You should have been there.

…and these, too

Alexander Hardy

Alexander Hardy is a grits-powered writer, home cook, dancer, lupus survivor, and National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid USA. He is on a lifelong quest to make better empanadas.

He battles spiritual ashiness as CoFounder of GetSomeJoy, a creative wellness agency supporting communities and organizations with joy-flavored trainings and experiences, soulful storytelling, and accessible wellness resources. Alexander has written for outlets such as Ebony, CNN.com, Food & Wine, Esquire, Courvoisier, The Root, Saint Heron, and Very Smart Brothas.

Will Alexander ask you about delicious meals you’ve had or prepared? Does he accept restaurant recommendations and joy-inducing recipes? Yes.

He supports communities and organizations with English and Spanish Mental Health First Aid trainings, grief and loss workshops, Literary Therapy writing sessions, resource development, and other wellness-infused experiences.

Alexander does not believe in snow or Delaware.

Enesha Stringer

Enesha is a Marketing and Communications strategist invested in the real world applications of the social determinants of health—with 10+ years advising fast-growing tech companies, creative agencies, and social impact organizations.

Enesha applies an interdisciplinary framework to brand strategy and program design to optimize individual + community joy and wellness. You can find her dancing at crosswalks and spreading joy in unexpected places.

Meet Our GetSomeJoy

Wellness Ambassadors.

Community Wellness Ambassadors are village members with authority + expertise in their respective industries, who inform and advise our programming, methodologies, and impact strategies through event collaboration, mutual support, and amplification of their community work.


We’ve made magic with these people & others

We’re connected.

GetSomeJoy is a proud member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

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Get wellness resources, joy-infused stories, mindfulness strategies, and tools to be great(er) in The Joy Report, GetSomeJoy’s newsletter. We promise not to harass your spirit.

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