Monday July 6, 2020

A positivity manual to extract maximum joy from your life

The more philosophically minded might question the worthiness of achieving joy as an end in itself, but Fetell Lee makes a convincing case for the proposition, contending that small adjustments to our surroundings can be socially useful as well as self-enriching

18th November, 2018
Ingrid Fetell Lee argues that joy is all around us

Self-help Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness By Ingrid Fetell Lee Rider Books, €17.25

The notions-averse reader may struggle to resist a few eyerolls on perusing this new book from Ingrid Fetell Lee. Among the recommendations from the American designer and author, for example, is a change in the way we slice our food: shaving a carrot into ribbons not only looks good, but “creates a lighter, crisper...

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