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We often hear that emotions such as joy are cultivated within, but for designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, there is a strong possibility that it can be found in our surroundings.
For over a decade, Ingrid has been devoted to answering the question: "How do tangible things create intangible joy?" both through her blog, The Aesthetics of Joy and her incredibly insightful book, Joyful: The Surprising Power Of Ordinary Things To Create Extraordinary Happiness.
Ingrid's ongoing investigation explores the powerful connection between our surroundings and our emotions, and shares how we can find more joy in daily life – even in difficult times.
In this conversation, we talk about the aspects of joy that are challenged now but why it’s more valuable than ever, finding ways to zoom out, the relationship between joy and resilience, planning what’s important but giving yourself permission to be flexible, why sometimes we just aren’t ready yet, surprise, and allowing for the rise and fall of joy and sorrow.
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This podcast is produced and edited by Madeleine Dore. Special thanks to Nelson Dore for the theme music and Ellen Porteus for the cover art.