Energy

Joy is high-energy happiness, and the energy aesthetic is the visual manifestation of this energy in our lives: bright color and warm, sunny light. As the German painter Johannes Itten once said, “Color is life; for a world without colors appears to us as dead.” Pops of color and light can be like caffeine for the eyes. Turn to this aesthetic when you want to revitalize dull spaces and energize the people in them.

A simple movement that can help you find joy

Hidden signs you’re headed for burnout — and how to stop it

5 ways my work has changed my life

How to dress for the joy you want

A playful way to problem-solve

10 Steps to a Fresh Start

There’s no perfect home. But there are lots of joyful ones.

Why your home’s worst feature might be key to creating more joy

How to make a home feel unique and personal

What's killing your joy? Take this 3-minute quiz and find out.
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