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Trebbe Johnson


Trebbe Johnson has been guiding wilderness rites of passage journeys in the eastern and western U.S. and in Scotland, Ireland, Germany, the Sahara Desert of southern Algeria, and with military veterans since 1993. Trebbe speaks four languages; has camped alone in the Arctic wilderness; and worked as an artist’s model, a street sweeper in an English village, and an award-winning multimedia producer.  She is the author of four books, including Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places, as well as many articles and essays that explore the human bond with nature. She is the founder and director of the global community Radical Joy for Hard Times, devoted to finding and making beauty in hurt places. She lives in Ithaca,  NY.



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