The Resource Joyful

Joyful

Label
Joyful
Title
Joyful
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Summary
A groundbreaking look at how small changes to our surroundings can lead us to happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. 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 infants, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. We are often taught that our external environment has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward - through mindfulness or meditation - and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible joy? In JOYFUL, renowned designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and sharing — and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives
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Fetell Lee, Ingrid
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  • Art
  • Psychology
  • Self-Improvement
  • Nonfiction
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Joyful
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Publication
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digital storage
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781549145735
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other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
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Label
Joyful
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781549145735
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50309, US
      41.5860906 -93.63119350000001
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