144: Finding Joy w/ Ingrid Fetell Lee

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We have been doing a deep dive into the topic, “The Practice of Joyful Living”, all month. Which, is super timely considering that there is a heightened spirit of joy in the air around the holiday season.

What if we could maintain some of the joyful living magic that we find during the holiday season, throughout the rest of the year?

What if pursuing more joyful living practices were just as important to our health as the food we eat and the exercise we do?

I, for one, believe it is. Which is why I could not be more honored to host today’s guest, Ingrid Fetell Lee.

I first came upon Ingrid’s work when a friend shared her TED talk video with me, “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it”. I was riveted by what she had to say and went on to purchase her book, Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, which did not disappoint.

Have a listen to this conversation I had with Ingrid Fetell Lee and let me know what you walk away with!

More about today’s guest:

Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and author whose groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and wellbeing. As the author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, a former design director at global innovation firm IDEO, and the founder of the website The Aesthetics of Joy, she empowers people to find more joy in life and work through design. Her immensely popular TED talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it” has been viewed more than 15 million times. She has over a decade of experience in design and branding, and has been featured as an expert on design and joy by outlets such as the New York Times, the Today Show, the Guardian, Wired, and Fast Company. She holds an M.A. in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University.

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