Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth's Broken Places

Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth's Broken Places

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nonhuman-animals-enviro, , Psychology

In a world devastated by human interaction and natural disaster—from clearcutting and fracking to extreme weather and urban sprawl—creating art, ritual, and even joy in wounded places is essential to our collective healing
 
When a beloved place is decimated by physical damage, many may hit the donate button or call their congressperson. But award-winning author Trebbe Johnson argues that we need new methods for coping with these losses and invites readers to reconsider what constitutes “worthwhile action.” She discusses real wounded places ranging from weapons-testing grounds at Eglin Air Force Base, to Appalachian mountain tops destroyed by mining. These stories, along with tools for community engagement—ceremony, vigil, apology, and the creation of art with on-site materials—show us how we can find beauty in these places and discover new sources of meaning and community.

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  • Corvus

    Radical Joy for Hard Times is a poetic and beautiful work that tackles many ugly things. This is a book about environmentalism and the planet and its starting point likely requires the reader to at le...

  • Laura

    This book is full of wisdom and great quotes to pull away. I highly recommend if you're at all interested in the state of the world, reconnection, living a heart-centered life, and/or wilderness/wildn...

  • Thea Levkovitz

    If you are an activist or a lover of wild nature, Radical Joy for Hard Times is a must read. It is a salve to the soul and guide for how to move beyond despair. For move beyond despair we must if we a...

  • Amy

    Read my review of Radical Joy for Hard Times in Catalyst Magazine....

  • Jennifer Wilhoit

    Incredible tome on making beauty in natural places that have been harmed.To read the full book review I wrote, please go to: https://www.humansandnature.org/beaut......

  • Skylar Primm

    While I don't agree with all of the author's woo-ish ideas, there's no denying that this was an inspirational read and an important one for today's world....