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Joyful : the surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness

Author
Fetell Lee, Ingrid, author.
Title
Joyful : the surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness / Ingrid Fetell Lee.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2018.
©2018
Description
359 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) and index.
Contents
  • Energy
  • Abundance
  • Freedom
  • Harmony
  • Play
  • Surprise
  • Transcendence
  • Magic
  • Celebration
  • Renewal
  • Joyful toolkit.
Summary
Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons? We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.
Subject headings
Happiness.
Human beings--Effect of environment on.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
ISBN
9780316399265 (hardcover)
0316399264 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
BF 575.H27 L437 2018
Location
Stacks
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