Trebbe Johnson is the author of The World Is a Waiting Lover and 101 Ways to Make Guerrilla Beauty. She guides vision quests, workshops, and other mythic journeys. In 2009, she founded Radical Joy for Hard Times, a non-profit organization devoted to finding and making beauty in the earth’s wounded places, and she currently serves as executive director. She has camped alone in the Arctic, studied classical Indian dance, written about the Navajo and Hopi people, and slept in beautiful wilderness areas — from her own back yard to the Sahara Desert.
Beauty for Broken Places
Date(s) - November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017
When the places we love are hurt, we hurt, too. Discover how to revitalize both yourself and the land with Trebbe, founder of Radical Joy for Hard Times, and transform suffering into resilience and power.
If you’ve seen your community and the wilderness areas you love become broken, toxic, and endangered, you may feel tempted to respond to the hurt by turning your back on it — but when you become willing to attend to the hurt places, in the land and in yourself, you can discover meaning, beauty, and empowerment. This weekend you’ll have an opportunity to explore the ways in which the landscapes you care about are teachers and mirrors of your deepest self. Working with inner dialogue, council, storytelling in partners, and much more, and walking through Rowe’s beautiful grounds alone or with Trebbe and others, you’ll have a chance to praise and mourn what’s hurt, find wisdom and guidance, create ceremony for yourself, your neighbors, and for the land, and discover simple, creative tools for finding and making beauty every day for the hurt places within and without.