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Joyful By Ingrid Fetell LeeH I personally would avoid since I wouldn t feel joyful cleaning it UpWhile Not Everyone Can not everyone can to travel to Ireland as the author did to experience the green spring renewal most of us can visit a beautiful park near home to enjoy nature Almost everyone could find something in this book that will awaken their senses and put a smile on their face It s a good reminder to take some time to brighten our day with a colorful scarf Energy see the cherry blossoms this spring Renewal check out the view from a Ferris wheel or fire tower Transcendence and enjoy the fireflies in summer Magic This was a big giant waste of time I know flowers and curves bring joy tell me something I don t know This felt so pretentious and dumb after reading Sue Klebold s haunting memoir Don t waste your time or money Just go buy flowers 4 positive stars to Joyful From time to time I need to hit the reset button on Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World life and have aittle refresh I find self reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick and I ike to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someone else too I was invited to read Joyful by Little Brown and it publishes on September 4 2018 I m excited to share some of my thoughts with youMy ThoughtsThere is no dearth of books out there teaching us that positivity comes from within and that we need to work on ourselves first in order to feel happy But what if you could find joy from your external surroundings too and how do these two work hand in hand It completely makes sense that a cozy reading spot would bring us joy right Even just ooking at it And what about a wonderful sunset or an amazing view of the mountainsThe author Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer offering a uniue perspective on joy Using research from psychology and neuroscience she explores how various settings can promote different types of feelings eg competitiveness comfort acceptance sharing These are interesting ideas and gave me much to think aboutOverall I appreciated Fetell Lee s theories and I found the book user friendly and invitingly written The best thing she offers most aspects of joy can be found in the simple and easy It s not far out of reach and we can obtain it That message is simple but always empowering I think this book would be remarkable for anyone to read but especially employers as they could set up workplaces for success via joyful employeesThank you to Little Brown for the complimentary ARC All opinions are my ownMy reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests There was VERY ittle about ordinary things Instead this book was a itany of the author s trips to far flung places to little about ordinary things Instead this book was a At Sixes and Sevens litany of the author s trips to far flung places to uniue once in aifetime things I m pretty sure anyone can find joy in the northern The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole lights or the cherry blossoms in Japan but those are NOT ordinary things The chapter on play was my favorite but probably because she uotes Dr Stuart Brown s book called Play so much Ioved that book This one not so much I am joyful that it is over Snowdrops and daffodils butterflies and bees It seems that Dana was onto something when she sang these words in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest In Joyful Ingrid Fetell Lee The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography looks at how certain thingsike rainbows polka dots and round objects can cross demographic groups and bring joy It s clear that Lee has spent many hours researching this subject She discusses many people designers architects etc who have incorporated joy into their work there are no photos so it s best to keep Google available if you want to see what she s writing about She includes many personal stories of herself and freuent mentions of her husband Albert as she travels far and wide experiencing joy She really is thorough I The Catholic Home loved so much about this book but I did find it all too much in one go Maybe I should have paced myself I suspect there s something of the dark in my nature because I started to find the joyfulness a bit cloying at times In her introduction Lee tells of a woman who found that buying cut flowersifted her mood for days yet she restricted herself to buying them for special occasions Lee notes that if she were to buy them weekly they d cost far Sarah Binks less than her therapy sessions Good point A few days ago my son and his friend were sneaking bright balloons out of a restaurant display The other boy s mum expressed surprise that they still got so excited by balloons at the age of elevenso I told her about this book It may not be the easiest book to read but it really is worth talking aboutThanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this ARC. Es 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 toive fuller healthier and truly joyful iv. Mately transform Too Many Puppies! lives We rediscover their joy again and again and we fall a bit inove each time But that begs the uestion what makes a room joyfulEveryone can tell at an instant what things make them happy but how do you take that and add it to a room something clicked I saw The Wanderers lollipops pompoms and polka dots and it dawned on me they were all round in shape Lee identified ten delightful categories of joy Energy Abundance Freedom Harmony Play Surprise Transcendence Magic Celebration and Renewal each of which has the power to transform rooms andivesThis book gave me SO much to think about so many ittle things that I always would notice but never understood their impact Now I doFor example Lee talks about energy and its influence through color in the school classroom Many many schools across the United States Look Like Standard State Penitentiaries Minimal Furniture Lack States ook Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes like standard state penitentiaries minimal furnitureack personality and beige Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire lots andots of beige But as Lee points out Beige is a desaturated yellow a yellow with all the joy sucked out of it She goes on to describe Publicolor a nonprofit with a goal of repainting schools fun vibrant colors While you may scoff at the idea of repainting a room to bring joy I want to point out that if a horror movie can design a room to make it unsettling unnerving and absolutely terrifying then surely we would want to do the exact opposite in school settingsAfter a visit from Publicolor Harlem school officials were absolutely shocked when grafitti declined attendance increased and both student and teachers reported feeling safer in their cheery new classroomsLee has many many examples each one as delightful and surprising as the next I absolutely adored reading every ittle anecdote and cannot wait to start transforming my house to make it a place of joy You have a whole world of joy right at your fingertips YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Ingrid Fetell Lee shares how to bring joy into your ife through the appreciation of ordinary things Using tools Diamantmysteriet like color selection feng shui gardening and room design you can utilize your environment to foster an inner sense of joy and well beingI think anything that increases joy and appreciation in myife is a good thing I found it interesting almost every other book I ve read on this subject focuses on the inner aspects of joy the ones that won t fade But Lee convinced me there is something to appreciate and cultivate in the outer world as well We may all be spiritual beings but we re Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance living very physicalivesI knew ittle to nothing about interior design or some of the troubling aspects of minimalism But I do ike to move through spaces that feel warm and Torrent of Portyngale: Re-Edited from the Unique Ms. in the Chetham Library, Manchester (Classic Reprint) lived inI can see the appeal of simplifying a space down to just a few items but I wouldn t want to stay there veryong Lee helped me understand some of my intuitive feelings about minimalism and why maximalism has the opposite effect at The Pocket Mommy least on meLee also talks about the joy one can find in uirkiness versus convention The caveat being that you have to be in a space or group of people who allow such things to exist rather than uashing them at the start Different colors unexpected materials strangely shaped furniture if introduced to your every day environment can bring joy and a sense of relief from staid normalcyThis book really got me thinking about what joy I take in my surroundings and why or why not Recommended for readers interested in interior design gardening or thoseooking for small ways in which to introduce a Unnatural Leadership: Going Against Intuition and Experience to Develop Ten New Leadership Instincts little joy into their every dayives Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel joyful She has found ten aesthetics of joy Energy Abundance Freedom Harmony Play Surprise Transcendence Magic Celebration and Renewal She often uses psychological studies to back up her observations For example Energy includes vibrant color and As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! light Studies have shown that school childrenearned when their drab tan schoolrooms were painted bright cheerful colorsPlay includes circles spheres and bubbly forms Curved surfaces give a room a warmer feel than rectangular shapes Freedom deals with nature and open space We can bring nature into our homes with plants Urban areas can create public green spaces which improve the uality of ife reducing violenceLee gives many examples for each of her ten aesthetics of joy Some OF THEM INVOLVE INDUSTRIAL OR PUBLIC PLACES OTHER SUGGESTIONS them involve industrial or public places Other suggestions ideas we can use at home or in planning vacations For Celebration she discusses how dancing and music connect people She also mentions arge shiny helium balloons which I Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos love and confetti whic. Cal world hasittle or no impact on our inner joy Increasingly experts urge us to find balance and calm by ooking 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 spac. I m standing next to my table everything neatly ined up and I m just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I ve lined up and I m just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I ve into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable And I m starting to get really nervous because for a ong time no one says anything It s just completely silent And then one of the professors starts to speak and he says Your work gives me a feeling of joyI asked the professors How do things make us feel joy How do tangible things make us feel intangible joy They hemmed and hawed and gestured a ot with their hands They just do they said So this got me thinking Where does joy come from I started asking everyone I knew and even

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I just met the street about the things that brought them joy On the subway in a caf on an airplane it was Hi nice to meet you What brings you joy I felt ike a detective I was ike When did you ast see it Who were you with What color was it Did anyone else see it I was the Nancy Drew of joy from the author s TED talk Joyful is what she found out Ingrid Fetell Lee image from her FB page The answers are directed at the immediate senses and how external elements form color shape texture scent or sound can offer joyful sensate experience Seeing it all aid out it was clear that joy was not a mysterious intuitive force it emanated directly from the physical properties of the objects Specifically it was what designers called aesthetics the attributes that define the way an object ooks and feels that gave rise to the feeling of joy She notes commonality in the joyful things she found in the world and breaks that down to ten subject areas she The Seduction of Miranda Prosper labels the Aesthetics of Joy Energy Abundance Freedom Harmony Play Surprise Transcendence Magic Celebration and Renewalooking at how each can be applied to improving our The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy lives She offers diverse interesting and enlightening examples from the real world of how each has been approached While her focus is on ouriving and working spaces selecting how to shape and what to put on our walls desks coffee tables and mantles to create enriched environments she also The Pierced Heart looks a bit at where and how you might find joy in the outside worldJihan Zencirli has made an uplifting business out a familiar joyous object reflecting points about the joy of celebration and the impact ofarge objects in our festivitiesIf you are trying to engineer joy into peoples ives that is a form of psychological practice whether board certified or not IFL does consult with several psychologists in trying to get a handle on joy But is this really so much different from any other artform that attempts to help us feel Painting writingperforming music dance writing poetry fiction and non fiction all seek to evoke a response A body of research is emerging that demonstrates a clear ink between our surroundings and our mental health For example studies show that workers with sunny desks are happier and productive than their peers in dimly Elizabeth I lit offices She finds in the dominant modernist minimalism architecture and internal d cor of contemporaryife the places we work the buildings in which we ive the places where we earn or secure needed services a soul sucking drain on our need for joy She sees joy as a form of sustenance no Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley less than food wateright clothing and shelter We need at east some joy to keep going on We all have an inclination to seek joy in our surroundings yet we have been taught to ignore it What might happen if we GET THIS BOOK Loved oved oved it So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your ife This is one of those non fiction reads that I will re read over and over to try to absorb its wisdom SO grateful I found this book RUN to grab a copy I The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse like the sketches And what the author says makes sense But imo it s not a great book It s meant to be a sort of counterpoint to minimalism but m is an easy straw man It s meant to be a serious book but Lee is neither a psychologist nor an anthropologist and some of what she claims she actually has misunderstood misreported or supplanted She doesn t thinkike a scientist either mixing up cause effect or pointing to one cause among many as if the others don t matterOtoh I do think she s mostly right I mean yes of course most people are healthier in body mind spirit if th We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money We should spend it all at every chance we get Ever ook around a doctor s office a school hallway the dentist obby and think something is missing hereSpoiler alert It s the joyIngrid Fetell Lee takes a close Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: look at how the simple pleasures inife such as bringing joy to a room ulti. 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 physi.