“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.

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The beautiful Airbnb I couldn’t wait to leave

fears that hold us back from joy

The 7 fears that hold us back from joy

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A simple movement that can help you find joy

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