About Joy

I have always loved being outside – always felt I could get away from everything out there.  Lose myself. Lose my worries.  Be free. Be who I really am underneath ALL THIS!  My Mother’s family were farmers and I grew up messing around on my grandfathers and uncle’s farms.  Perhaps the land is where I belong, even though I am one generation removed. I think we all belong in nature – even ardent townies.  Despite this passion for the countryside, I have lived in London for the past 30 years and have learned how to experience the wind in my hair just as I would on a windswept beach or a wild hillside.

Walk with Joy is the result of a long personal journey- just like yours.  It’s called LIFE, what is it all about and how can I do it better?  Where am I going and does it matter? How do those people over there do it and what can I learn from them?

It’s been a colourful ride – like yours has.  It’s also been grey at times, sometimes more than I care to remember.

But not any more, now I Walk with Joy and when I feel blue I get outside, look up to the sky or down to my feet and see what I can see to connect with. It’s always something beautiful, intriguing and fascinating.  Only then do I know I belong to something infinite.  By connecting with nature I connect with the truth inside myself.  The real me.  I can feel still, content and happy for as long as I stay being there, in the moment, just looking.

That’s the gift of contemplation I hope to share with you daily when you Walk with Joy. And in the words of the great writer and speaker Richard Rohr, contemplation is not something you learn, it’s something you experience and it’s something you do.

Come walk with me,

with love,


12 Responses to About Joy

  1. gareth jones says:

    splendid and timely meaning there’s never been a more apt time to help all who are interested to connect with Nature and their inner core.

    thank goodness too for thunder and lightening – Nature’s alarm bell to the sleeping.

    Gareth XX

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  5. I love that you are open to experiencing nature in an environment that might seem counterintuitive. I know that, for me, it is the most grounding, powerful way to connect to my own authenticity, and through that, to what I sometimes call the great mystery. Thank you for this, and for stopping by my blog!

    • walkwithjoy says:

      Dear Andrea,

      I found your blog categorized in ‘Stillness’ so thought I’d have a look – I instantly resonated with what you write about and your pictures. I look forward to experiencing more. Connecting with Nature makes me feel alive, whole, still, peaceful, it feeds and nurtures me in a way nothing else does. I hear in your words that you feel the same – great to connect……
      Joy x

  6. Janey says:

    Joy, Like you I grew up with farming in my blood and now work in an office for a living. I HAVE to have fresh air and the outdoors in my life, normally at weekends but thank you for your little piece of the outdoors that you bring to my screen every day with some interesting reflections and thoughts.

  7. walkwithjoy says:


    I’m so glad you feel that the pictures and reflections bring the outdoors, indoors, on a daily basis. I would be happy to come and talk to you and your team anytime – Gareth did mentioned that you are interested in my book – it is available from me – 28 days to establish the habit of connecting with Nature – great to have with you and perfect as a gift to introduce friends to this wonderful practice – £12.95 plus £2.95 p&p.
    Let me know @ joydavieslondon@hotmail.com.

    Very best wishes,


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