“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, 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 place makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters delight and sharing — and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.”
We will meet using ZOOM conferencing on Thursdays starting January 16, 2020 from 7-8 PM ET (4-5 PM PT).
Discussion 1: January 16, 2020
Discussion 2: January 23, 2020
Discussion 3: January 30, 2020
Discussion 4: February 6, 2020
Discussion 5: February 13, 2020
Discussion 6: February 20, 2020
Each week we will explore a few chapters, and then co-create ways to play with the ideas of the book.
Book Club is free for all CoachVille members. If you’re not yet a member, joining is free!
To join us for Book Club:
- If you aren’t already a CoachVille member, click this link to join. Once logged in, you’ll see the meeting details for our calls, and the link to join our private Facebook community.
- If you are a CoachVille member already, click this link to login. Once logged in, you’ll see the meeting details for our calls, and the link to join our private Facebook community.
We hope you can join us. This is going to be a FUN one!