Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

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 Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset or why we flock to see cherry b...

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Title:Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
Author:Ingrid Fetell Lee
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0316399264
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness Reviews

  • Will Byrnes
    Sep 02, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

  • Liz
    Feb 01, 2019

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

  • Genevieve
    Feb 05, 2019

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

  • Katherine Center
    Sep 26, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

  • Traci at The Stacks
    Dec 21, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

  • Beth Haynes
    Mar 18, 2019

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

  • Cheryl
    Feb 19, 2019

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Oct 16, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

  • Ruth
    Aug 09, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

  • Connie
    Jan 16, 2019

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

  • Kim
    Oct 24, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

    I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests. There was VERY little about ordinary things. Instead this book was a litany of the author?s trips to far flung places to see unique, once in a lifetime things. I?m pretty sure anyone can...

    Amazing book, one of the best i have read so far.. I got a chance to see and attend a talk session by Ingrid in US, instantly i became a fan of her. Her concept, thinking is amazing. I watched her ted talk too, really inspired by the theory she puts with respect to finding joy in ev...

    If you like rainbows, sparkles, sunsets, hot air balloons, wide open spaces, cherry blossoms, puppies, babies, and smiles, you are not alone. This book taps into the ordinary things that create happiness in our lives and how we can purposefully and intentionally see joy in the simple a...

  • Sushant Sharma
    Oct 20, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

    I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests. There was VERY little about ordinary things. Instead this book was a litany of the author?s trips to far flung places to see unique, once in a lifetime things. I?m pretty sure anyone can...

    Amazing book, one of the best i have read so far.. I got a chance to see and attend a talk session by Ingrid in US, instantly i became a fan of her. Her concept, thinking is amazing. I watched her ted talk too, really inspired by the theory she puts with respect to finding joy in ev...

  • Suzanne
    Oct 17, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

    I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests. There was VERY little about ordinary things. Instead this book was a litany of the author?s trips to far flung places to see unique, once in a lifetime things. I?m pretty sure anyone can...

    Amazing book, one of the best i have read so far.. I got a chance to see and attend a talk session by Ingrid in US, instantly i became a fan of her. Her concept, thinking is amazing. I watched her ted talk too, really inspired by the theory she puts with respect to finding joy in ev...

    If you like rainbows, sparkles, sunsets, hot air balloons, wide open spaces, cherry blossoms, puppies, babies, and smiles, you are not alone. This book taps into the ordinary things that create happiness in our lives and how we can purposefully and intentionally see joy in the simple a...

    Under the confetti cover, Lee puts in the leg work to confirm what we may have already suspected ? certain things can bring joy. Though occasionally overwhelming, the research and hard science sited in this book are softened by charming vignettes and enough anecdotes to keep the read...

    Amazing. This is what life should be... Ingrid has taken thoughts, ideas, and information across so many different topics and put them into one insightful book. She has managed to take most of my personal ?itches? - the things I care about, read about, and stumble upon during my...

  • Tara O'sullivan
    Aug 12, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

  • Rachel León
    Oct 22, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

    I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests. There was VERY little about ordinary things. Instead this book was a litany of the author?s trips to far flung places to see unique, once in a lifetime things. I?m pretty sure anyone can...

    Amazing book, one of the best i have read so far.. I got a chance to see and attend a talk session by Ingrid in US, instantly i became a fan of her. Her concept, thinking is amazing. I watched her ted talk too, really inspired by the theory she puts with respect to finding joy in ev...

    If you like rainbows, sparkles, sunsets, hot air balloons, wide open spaces, cherry blossoms, puppies, babies, and smiles, you are not alone. This book taps into the ordinary things that create happiness in our lives and how we can purposefully and intentionally see joy in the simple a...

    Under the confetti cover, Lee puts in the leg work to confirm what we may have already suspected ? certain things can bring joy. Though occasionally overwhelming, the research and hard science sited in this book are softened by charming vignettes and enough anecdotes to keep the read...

    Amazing. This is what life should be... Ingrid has taken thoughts, ideas, and information across so many different topics and put them into one insightful book. She has managed to take most of my personal ?itches? - the things I care about, read about, and stumble upon during my...

    A helpful guide to bring more joy into your life ...

  • Steven Zachary
    Nov 29, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Sep 02, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

  • Meghan
    Jul 11, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

  • Joy Lenton
    Aug 27, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

  • Alaina
    Aug 31, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

  • Jayne Catherine pinkett
    Oct 15, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

  • Gemma
    Oct 11, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

    I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests. There was VERY little about ordinary things. Instead this book was a litany of the author?s trips to far flung places to see unique, once in a lifetime things. I?m pretty sure anyone can...

    Amazing book, one of the best i have read so far.. I got a chance to see and attend a talk session by Ingrid in US, instantly i became a fan of her. Her concept, thinking is amazing. I watched her ted talk too, really inspired by the theory she puts with respect to finding joy in ev...

    If you like rainbows, sparkles, sunsets, hot air balloons, wide open spaces, cherry blossoms, puppies, babies, and smiles, you are not alone. This book taps into the ordinary things that create happiness in our lives and how we can purposefully and intentionally see joy in the simple a...

    Under the confetti cover, Lee puts in the leg work to confirm what we may have already suspected ? certain things can bring joy. Though occasionally overwhelming, the research and hard science sited in this book are softened by charming vignettes and enough anecdotes to keep the read...

    Amazing. This is what life should be... Ingrid has taken thoughts, ideas, and information across so many different topics and put them into one insightful book. She has managed to take most of my personal ?itches? - the things I care about, read about, and stumble upon during my...

    A helpful guide to bring more joy into your life ...

    Joyful is a very detailed look at how things in our environment can bring us joy: colours, textures, confetti, pom poms, plants, architecture..... By changing our environment we can create more joy in our lives. This simple idea is explored and backed up by research, interviews, the...

  • Lacey Bordewick
    Mar 20, 2019

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

    I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests. There was VERY little about ordinary things. Instead this book was a litany of the author?s trips to far flung places to see unique, once in a lifetime things. I?m pretty sure anyone can...

  • Miranda Reads
    Sep 21, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

  • Tiffany
    Oct 08, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

  • Kelly
    Apr 23, 2019

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

  • Marina
    Aug 12, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

  • momssanity
    Oct 20, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

  • Iggy
    Oct 08, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

  • Annie Hauschel
    Oct 16, 2018

    We should manage joy in the exact opposite way that we manage money. We should spend it all, at every chance we get. Ever look around a doctor's office, a school hallway, the dentist lobby, and think, something is missing here? Spoiler alert: It's the joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee...

    I'm standing next to my table, everything neatly lined up, and I'm just hoping that my professors can see how much effort I've put into making my designs practical and ergonomic and sustainable. And I'm starting to get really nervous, because for a long time, no one says anything. It'...

    4 positive stars to Joyful! ? ? ? ? From time-to-time, I need to hit the reset button on life and have a little refresh. I find self-reflective books focused on positivity tend to do the trick, and I like to share these types of reads occasionally in case they uplift someon...

    GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. So much wisdom here about how to bring joy into your life. 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! ...

    Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee shows how our physical surroundings can be modified to make us feel more 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 ...

    ?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 looks at how certain things ? like rainbows, polka dots and round objects ? can cross dem...

    RTC IN THE MORNING <3 ...

    I 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 c...

    In this warmly written book, the author explores the idea of joy - what it means to us as humans, and how and why it can be brought into our lives. The good news is that the answer seems to be that joy can be found in small, simple things. She explores the effects of different colours,...

    When did you last feel joy? First off, I have never thought of picking up a book like this before. If it wasn't for @Tabi this book would have not been touched. So! Thank you for the recommendation + buddy read!! xD I had some doubts, some concerns with reading this. So before, d...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always on the search for books that express positive energy. Everyone needs positive energy most times and we are a library that lives to provide these kind of resources that help people live their best life possible. We rece...

    I?m not going to rate this book, I abandoned it after three tries around chapter two, right after the 5-7 pages describing the energies of colour and its effect on people. I?m simply not the audience for this book and can?t appreciate the obvious time and energy the author inv...

    I love joy. It?s my favorite word. This book took an interesting look at finding joy and physically adding it to your life, weather it be more color or sparkle or curves. The author gives us 10 aesthetics of joy (energy, play, magic, etc.) and walks us through each. It also talked ab...

    I received a copy of this book for my independent honest review. As I work in the Health,Wellbeing and Spiritual field I am very choosy in how this type of book is written and it needs to be workable. This was spot on. I liked the fact that each chapter was named so that different idea...

    Love Loved this Joyful book.The cover the book sleeve the hardback cover works of art.In the at times dark world this book bringss idea for finding joy.The idea to keep fresh flowers in your home I do and I agree brings a smile not my face.Colors painted walls with lovely colors bring ...

    I really enjoyed this book and have been talking about if and quoting it to just about anyone who will listen- which is always a sign of a good book! I loved the anecdotes and will be incorporating the advice that I have learnt into my daily routines. I really recommend this book...

    If your home, life and circumstances are far from joyful, then look no further. In reading this book, you will embark on a journey of discovery that will alter your perspective and fully equip you to live with a greater degree of joy and peace, once you have put its principles into pra...

    Please note, my e-book copy had formatting errors that made it very difficult to read, so I have only partially read the book. What I managed to read I enjoyed - I liked the idea of colours & aesthetics having a big effect on how we feel, so making simple changes to our environment...

    Absolutely inspiring. 100% amazing. You can?t be mad after reading this book. It?s exactly what I needed in my life and perfect in every way. You need to read this book! ...

    By the end, I found this book a bit dry and slow, and it wasn't as well-researched or well-written as other psychology/sociology books I've read recently, but overall, secular worldview and evolutionary theory notwithstanding, still an interesting study on the effect of physical enviro...

    Perfect book club read for a dreary January... the author is an industrial designer who cites scientific evidence of the ways that elements of our environment increase well-being. I'll be looking for more ways to incorporate color, surprise, and celebration - it is very powerful to rea...

    Happy to say that my initial reaction (really? A big nonfiction grown up book? And I'm going to read it?) was quickly put aside by the pleasure of seeing how to bring in more joy and affirmation that the weird things I do, like dress like a toddler, are for my joy and others. Yay! ...

    I loved this book - I just reserve 5s for those I think are over-the-top spectacular or very important. I want to go back to this one and take notes - and start applying her insights to my own life and environment. What's clearer to me after reading this book is that joyfulness is ...

    I expected this book to be about finding joy in ordinary things as the extended title suggests. There was VERY little about ordinary things. Instead this book was a litany of the author?s trips to far flung places to see unique, once in a lifetime things. I?m pretty sure anyone can...

    Amazing book, one of the best i have read so far.. I got a chance to see and attend a talk session by Ingrid in US, instantly i became a fan of her. Her concept, thinking is amazing. I watched her ted talk too, really inspired by the theory she puts with respect to finding joy in ev...

    If you like rainbows, sparkles, sunsets, hot air balloons, wide open spaces, cherry blossoms, puppies, babies, and smiles, you are not alone. This book taps into the ordinary things that create happiness in our lives and how we can purposefully and intentionally see joy in the simple a...

    Under the confetti cover, Lee puts in the leg work to confirm what we may have already suspected ? certain things can bring joy. Though occasionally overwhelming, the research and hard science sited in this book are softened by charming vignettes and enough anecdotes to keep the read...