Are you ready to start 2020 with some profound ideas on how to increase joy? If so, we invite you to join us for our next CoachVille Book Club reading adventure, “Joyful: The surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness” by Ingrid Fetell Lee.

“Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset? Or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring?

Is there a reason that people — regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity — are mesmerized by infants, and can’t help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons?

We are often taught that our external environment has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward — through mindfulness or meditation — and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible joy?

In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one place makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters delight and sharing — and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.”

We will meet using ZOOM conferencing on Thursdays starting January 16, 2020 from 7-8 PM ET (4-5 PM PT). 

  • Discussion 1: January 16, 2020

  • Discussion 2: January 23, 2020

  • Discussion 3: January 30, 2020

  • Discussion 4: February 6, 2020

  • Discussion 5: February 13, 2020

  • Discussion 6: February 20, 2020
    Joyful Toolkit  

Each week we will explore a few chapters, and then co-create ways to play with the ideas of the book.  

Book Club is free for all CoachVille members. If you’re not yet a member, joining is free!  

To join us for Book Club:

We hope you can join us. This is going to be a FUN one!