Radical Joy Revealed
January 10, 2018

Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places. We hope you'll enjoy these doorways into places that are both familiar and surprising, and we welcome your suggestions, stories, and photos. Click here to subscribe. 

In their book, Coming Back to Life, Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown explore some of the reasons why so many of us hold back from succumbing to the pain we feel for this troubled planet we live with. Some of those reasons we freely acknowledge. Others are so deeply etched into our psyches we barely recognize them. They include (and are not limited to):
  • fear of pain
  • fear of causing pain to others
  • fear of appearing morbid
  • fear of being unpatriotic
  • fear of appearing weak
  • fear of powerlessness
  • being too busy
Radical Joy for Hard Times is all about finding and making beauty for wounded places. Yet before we can find and make beauty for these places, we must open up to the grief we feel about what is happening to them. That is the beginning of everything.  As we enter the time of what Macy calls The Great Turning , the global shift from an industrialized to a life-sustaining society, the most fundamental personal change we can make "is the act of courage and love we make when we dare to see our world as it is."

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The next  Global Earth Exchange  is June 16, and this year you'll be able to link up with other members of our worldwide community who are dealing with some of the same challenges you face to the places they love. More details coming soon!
It's easy to make beauty anywhere! Here's how!

New from Radical Joy for Hard Times founder
Trebbe Johnson: a book filled with ideas for creating simple, imaginative, collaborative gifts of beauty for hurt places in nature and in your community!
To order click here.
Radical Joy for Hard Times is a global community of people dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth. 
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