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Publisher's Summary

Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your surroundings. 

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 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Ingrid Fetell Lee (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A completely original treatment of a completely new and original idea: we all have within the power to design joy into our lives. Joyful is an inexhaustible and exciting guide to what makes life good." (Arianna Huffington, New York Times best-selling author of Thrive, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of Huffington Post)

"Joyful reveals the powerful notion that joy can be cultivated to flourish within all of us. This idea can change the world." (David Kelley, founder of the design and innovation company IDEO)

"Joyful overturns conventional wisdom about happiness: that it comes from within, and that experiences - not things - make us happier. Ingrid Fetell Lee's delightful book evokes the same positive feelings she describes. It is full of whimsy, wonder, energy, and joy. I loved it." (Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology, University of California, Riverside, and author of The How of Happiness)

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