Body Freedom

Hey lovelies, When I first began sharing my naturist adventures publicly (Jan 1/2018), I had no idea what people would think. I didn’t necessarily expect a negative response, but I also didn’t expect my images to elicit such a positive response. Men, women, and couples from all over the world began sending me emails, messages,…

Get naked with Joy

Hey Lovelies, As you are likely aware, beyond my work with photographers, I enjoy taking self portraits. The process is simple; I decide to take a photo, set up my iPhone press shoot and the delay activates. I never know exactly when the camera is going to go off which is how I manage to…

Sessions with Joy…

Hey lovelies, This past week has been amazing! although I don’t have a permanent space in Victoria yet, I am currently staying at a live/work space in the heart of downtown Victoria. Yesterday was the first day of my new practice. I had an inspirational phone session first thing in the morning, then facilitated a…

Naked laptop lifestyle

Hey lovelies, This week I am staying in a sweet condo right in the heart of downtown Victoria. I am currently on building my new website and getting geared up for the launch of my Street Dharma program (focused on bringing programs that nourish the minds, bodies, and spirits of the homeless in my community)….

I am going on an adventure…

Hey lovelies, Today I packed up the lovely little willowpond cottage I have been staying at for the past month. I am heading to Victoria with my sister. We are staying at an air bnb right downtown. Hoping to have a fun adventure. Living out of a bed and breakfast may seem like a lot of…

The other side of Joy

Hey lovelies, A lot of people have been asking me questions about myself. Rather than respond to the same questions over and over again, I thought it might make sense to write a short post answering some of the most common questions. Childhood: I grew up in a tiny town about an hour North of…

What rewilding means to me…

Hey lovelies, This past week has been filled with a lot of sudden change, which has been a tad difficult for me. However, I know that the only constant is change and I accept the challenges life throws at me. People deal with difficult times in so many different ways. One of the things I…

Rewilding with Joy…

Hey lovelies, I must admit, although I absolutely love being a blogger, it is not without its challenges. Between email, social media and the Get Naked With Joy blog, each week I receive communication (comments, messages, and emails) from hundreds of people who live all over the world. Although some of the communication is unsolicited…

Winter waterfall with Joy

Hey lovelies, I was feeling some serious cabin fever so I ventured out to explore nature. These photos are from the waterfall by the Air BNB I am staying in. Feeling the rush of cold water (it was around 42 degrees Fahrenheit) was exhilarating for me. I hope you are having a beautiful day! From…

Going topless for gender equality

Hey lovelies, This morning when I went to check my Facebook page, I received a notice saying I was blocked from posting on Facebook. This has never happened to me before, so I didn’t realize the full extent of what it meant. When I tried to click like on a friend’s post, I received another notice…

The Divine Masculine

Hey lovelies, A few months ago I was out at an eclectic brewhouse in Fairfield, Iowa dancing. I was beginning to overcome the grief I felt around the loss of my marriage and I was finally starting to feel a renewed sense of freedom. At some point in the evening, I struck up a conversation…

What does it mean to be naked?

Hey lovelies, I had an interesting discussion with a retired sociology major on Facebook messenger this morning. Our conversation began with my standard message response “Sorry, I don’t chat.” He asked me why I have 1,695 Facebook friends but don’t chat with them or get to know them. I began telling to him that I…

Why?

Hey lovelies, Today someone commented on one of my photos and simply said, “Why?”. I could only assume that they were asking me why I am on this journey. Why am I outside during the middle of a coastal winter naked? The deeper answer to this question will come over time. But the short answer…

Naturist Laptop Lifestyle

Hey lovelies, I drifted into dreamland much earlier than normal last night. I slept beautifully and my sleep was filled with mystical dreams. The images from my dreams stayed in my mind this morning when I awoke. My house was quiet except for the sound of my neighbour’s rooster crowing in the background. I got…

Rainbow In The Sky

Hey lovelies, As you know I launched this blog on January 1st this year. For me, it was the beginning of a new phase in life not just a new year. There was so much change in 2017 that my life does not even resemble the life I was living last year. I am just…

Getting Naked With Joy

Hey lovelies, A new friend of mine, Roque, went on an adventure with me the other day. We both enjoy poetry, nature, and we also share a deep love of outdoor exploration. Roque decided he wanted to come check out Salt Spring so he hopped on the 9 a.m. ferry and headed over to the…

Earthing With Joy

Hey lovelies, Over the past two weeks since the new year began, I captured thousands of moments through both film and digital images. Some of the moments are captured by me (self portraits). Others are captured by my daughter who is an aspiring photographer, or my sister, Grace, who has always shared my passion for…

Sunday Yoga

Hey lovelies, I hope you are having a truly blissful Sunday. I woke this morning cuddled up in bed tucked away from the world. I then shifted to watching the mist roll across the willow pond outside my bedroom. Nurtured my body with a protein packed smoothie. Then I was blessed to have a new…

Connection and Photos

Hey lovelies, Yesterday was an interesting experience for me. On New Year’s day I had an incredibly unique photographic experience with a photographer I met for the first time. Since then, he and I have developed a connection on both personal and professional levels. We both love photography, but more importantly, what we love about…

Sisters: Grace and Joy

Hey lovelies, A lot of people have been asking both Grace and I about our connection. Some people have even been bold enough to ask if we are “real sisters”. The answer I will give is this. If, by “real sisters” people are asking if my sister, Grace and I are biological sisters with a…

I Am FREE

Hey lovelies, This morning I woke up feeling a deep sense of excitement. I was blessed with a couple of beautiful emails from people who read this blog and feel inspired to create change in their own lives. Knowing that sharing my journey inspires others reinforces that I am on the right path. From the…

Contemplation and Passion

Hey lovelies, This morning my sister Grace and I have been contemplating the direction of this blog and our business. We need to decide what the intention and purpose for our naked journey is and more specifically, what we want to share with the world. For me, this process is about liberating myself. It is…

Good Morning!

I hope your day is also filled with passion, love, and pure unadulterated bliss…

Sister Time

Hey lovelies, I am excited to share that my sister Grace is joining my naked adventures! Over the past four years she has been exploring a naturist lifestyle. When I asked her what nudism has done for her, she expressed the following: “As a woman and a mother, incorporating nudism into my daily life has…

Rainy Sunday Morning

Happy Sunday lovely people! I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday and an empowering new year! As for my life, the past year totally kicked my ass. However, other than a few emotional adjustments to my new life, I think so far I am kicking ass in 2018! I moved into my little cottage…