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Make Beauty in Wounded Places


We are connected in the common ground beneath our hearts!

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Finally: a day for the world to unite— to pause, reflect, pray, create— and embrace the beauty of life throughout it all.

A Global Day of Mourning

for All Victims of Coronavirus

January 10, 2021

On January 10 Radical Joy for Hard Times offered a Global Day of Mourning, a time for us to pause, reflect on all we’ve mourned during the coronavirus pandemic, and discover sources of inspiration, support, and courage as we go forward.

You can watch Parts 1, 3, and 4 on our Facebook page (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch). Part 2 was the private Sharing Circles, which were not videotaped.

Watch Part 1: Conversation with Dr. Marty K. Casey, Francis Weller, and Trebbe Johnson

Watch Parts 2 and 3: Oneida Encouragement Ceremony with Artley Skenandore, Dancing from Grief to the Garden of Joy with Sommer Joy Ramer, and DJ’d dance from grief to joy with Daryl Henderson

To find out more about our amazing Global Day of Mourning partners, click here.

Radical Joy for Hard Times is an organization, practice, and worldwide community dedicated to giving back to those places on Earth that have given so much to us and can’t give what they used to.


Radical Joy for Hard Times is a worldwide community of people dedicated to bringing meaning, beauty, and value to places that have been damaged by human or natural acts.

We are willing to face the sorrow we feel when the places we care about have been hurt and to respond not by turning our backs but by boldly stepping forth to spend time with these places and offer them gifts of love and gratitude for all they have given to us. We believe that in these troubling times, taking care of the places where we live in the present, even as we work for a better future is an essential tool for survival.

Listening to the land and to one another, we discover a new sense of belonging. We gain the courage to go through hard times, for we see that it is always possible to give beauty and kindness. We recognize that all places, like all people, have inherent value. We discover that, although we may disagree with our neighbors about some things, we share a deep and abiding love of place.

We understand that we are all connected in the common ground beneath our hearts.

Our Mission
Gifts for Places
Hearts Connected
Shared Home


We can’t wait to love the places we’re losing.

Learn about RadJoy

RadJoy Community is now live!
Join us as we strengthen and nourish our global network together!

RadJoy Community is a new online hub for people who boldly remind the Earth of its beauty. We welcome you if you want to find and make beauty for hurt places, empower people, and build community.

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2020 GEX Pearls

The whole world is a wounded place right now because of the coronavirus…
and we could all use a little extra beauty, compassion, and generosity!

Making Beauty for a World of Hurt
The 2020 Global Earth Exchange

June 20-27, 2020

This 11th year of the Radical Joy Global Earth Exchange offered more opportunities than ever before to find and make beauty for wounded places.

The stories of how people around the world found and made beauty for this year’s Global Earth Exchange begin here:


Feed your soul with stories of heartache and radical joy!

Keep coming back! Featured stories will change regularly.

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