Best of Both Worlds podcast: Finding joy in the ordinary with Ingrid Fetell Lee

Sarah and I recently asked our Best of Both Worlds Patreon community for guest requests. Designer, author, and speaker Ingrid Fetell Lee was on the list, and so here she is as the guest for this week’s episode!

Ingrid studies the aesthetics of joy. She gave a widely viewed TED talk about the common themes in items that spark joy, from rainbows, to bubbles, to hot air balloons, to confetti. In this episode, she elaborates more on these concepts, and talks about how to bring more joy into our everyday lives. From bowls of fruit to plants to surprise notes of whimsy, we have the ability to create smile moments in our daily experiences. While we often think about happiness as being about an internal frame of mind, our outer environments affect a lot. And since they often can be changed, why not try? If you’d like to learn more about this topic, please check out Ingrid’s book, Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.

In the question section we talk about sick kids and caregiver help, and what is reasonable to expect. Please give the episode a listen, and as always we welcome ratings and reviews!

2 thoughts on “Best of Both Worlds podcast: Finding joy in the ordinary with Ingrid Fetell Lee

  1. Listened to this fun podcast this morning on a treadmill run, which I’m currently doing 3x/week because “Laura Vanderkam says that makes it a habit.” And it does. And I’m loving the flexibility of only doing it 3x/week but still claiming an activity.

    I ran with the lights off but the little Christmas tree on and it felt 100x better than running with all the lights on. Add in listening to an uplifting podcast and it made the treadmill run (not my favourite, to put it mildly) feel positively joyful.

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