Freedom

“In short, all good things are wild and free,” wrote Henry David Thoreau in a succinct expression of the joy we find in simple, unobstructed movement. Freedom delights us because it is what enables us to pursue everything else that matters in life. We find an aesthetic experience of freedom in open spaces and the sensations of wild nature. Incorporating this aesthetic, through negative space and greenery, as well as natural textures, materials, scents, and sounds, can help soften and ease the constraints of the manmade world.

The 7 fears that hold us back from joy

A simple movement that can help you find joy

How to make a home feel unique and personal

A yellow bench with blue blankets and throw pillow in the home of Ingrid Fetell Lee, photographed by Johnny Miller.

3 questions to ask when your house doesn’t feel like a home

Can you still find joy when it feels like the world is ending?

10 Ways to Start the Day on a Joyful Note

Forget aging gracefully. Here’s how to age joyfully

Joymaker: Trina Turk, Designer

8 quick things you can do right now to boost your mood

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