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Hi, I’m Ingrid Fetell Lee. A designer and author, I founded the Aesthetics of Joy to help you create more joy in life and work through design.

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Let it be easy

A lot of personal development involves work: self-discipline, practice, goals, and projects. But what happens when we let it be easy?

7 Joyful Alternatives to Meditation

The benefits of meditation are widely touted, so you might be surprised to learn that meditation actually isn't recommended for everyone. In this post, find seven alternative methods for settling your mind, easing anxiety, and creating a joyful sense of calm.

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A guide to joyful gift-giving

Your inbox is filled with gift guides, but you're still struggling to find gifts that feel meaningful and personal? This post will give you prompts and ideas to help you become a better gift-giver, so you can find things that actually bring joy to those you love this holiday season.

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The Joy Jumpstart is a 7-day journey to break out of a rut and rediscover what makes you feel most alive.

“This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy.”

- Susan Cain, Author of Quiet and Founder of Quiet Revolution

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The one habit to break to find more joy

What to do when everyone seems happy except for you

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