Rad Joy Circle

Make Beauty in Wounded Places


We are connected in the common ground beneath our hearts!

Home for Finding and Making Beauty in Wounded Places2020-06-15T00:33:56-07:00

Radical Joy for Hard Times is an organization, practice, and worldwide community
dedicated to healing the relationship between people and the places they love

You are already part of our network!


No matter what’s happening in your life or in the world, it’s always possible to give a little beauty and kindness!

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. In the process, we discover empowerment, creativity, connectedness, and, yes, even joy.

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

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

June 20-27, 2020

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!

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

Instead of lasting one day, it will last one week—June 20-27.

And instead of joining just by going to a damaged place you care about and reconnecting with it through story, ceremony, and spontaneous acts of art, you’ll be able to participate through two international Facebook Live Gatherings with renowned international guests and members of the RadJoy network, as well as a whole week of opportunities to create, share, and connect on our new app—Radical Joy Community.

Click here for more information and check our Facebook page.

As part of this weeklong adventure into finding and making beauty for wounded places, you’ll creativity, empowerment, and beauty in yourself, others and the Earth!

2020 GEX Pearls


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