Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake Up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy

Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake Up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy

by Andrea Scher
Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake Up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy

Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake Up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy

by Andrea Scher

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Overview

“The PERFECT guide to help us slow down and find the beauty and wonder right in front of us.”—Brené Brown

Spark your sense of wonder and lift your spirits with this collection of fun, creative activities and ideas to help cultivate daily joy, illustrated with full-color photographs, artful watercolors, and inspiring stories.  

Do you remember the first time you saw the night sky blanketed in stars? Or that feeling of magic when you found your first sand dollar on the beach? Maybe it’s when you rode a bicycle for the first time and it felt like flying. Wonder taps us into the joy of being alive, opening our eyes to how much beauty there is in the world and how life can surprise us in the most delightful of ways. 

Wonder Seeker reminds us that no one is too busy (or too old) to experience daily gratitude and delight. Filled with 52 fun, easy, and incredibly creative prompts and activities, this guide to joy helps us to step out of our ordinary lives, even for just a moment or two each day, to witness the magic all around us.  

Andrea provides simple practices that bridge creativity and mindfulness and allow the imagination to play. These activities can be done anywhere and can be enjoyed solo, or with friends, family, and even strangers. The fun activities and suggestions in Wonder Seeker include:

  • Taking a curiosity walk
  • Writing a banana love note
  • Going on a wonder date 
  • Writing a paint chip poem      
  • Hosting a bubble flash mob
  • Making a wish tree
  • Choosing a superhero name

And much, much more!

As Andrea makes clear, you don’t need to be an artist or consider yourself “creative.” All you need is an open heart and a clear intention to find wonder and awe. It will renew your creative spirit, remind you of the marvels around you, and make your soul sing. Reclaim your inner happiness—let Wonder Seeker show you how.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063073821
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 11/30/2021
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 488,431
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andrea Scher is a writer, artist, and life coach whose work is driven by her belief in the transformative power of creativity for joy and wellbeing. For nearly two decades, through her award-winning blog Superhero Journal, her international workshops, her Creative Superheroes podcast, and her bestselling e-courses, Andrea has thrilled others with their own power to find magic all around them.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sark 8

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 The Wonder of Nature 16

1 Take a Curiosity Walk 22

2 Take a Field Trip to the Grocery Store 24

3 Drink Moon Water 28

4 Go on a Wonder Date 29

5 Measure the Blueness of the Sky 32

6 Cloudspotting 37

7 Create a Wonderscape 40

Worksheet

What Are Some Memories of Wonder in Your Life? 43

Chapter 2 The Wonder of You 44

8 Discover Your Superpowers 49

9 Let Others Appreciate You 54

10 Choose a Superhero Name 57

Worksheet

Your Superhero Identity 58

11 Find Your Full-Body Yes 60

12 Write a Word on Your Body 65

13 Meet Whatever Shows Up with Kindness 68

14 Make a Time Capsule 70

Chapter 3 Creative Magic 72

15 Spine Poetry 79

16 Leave a Love Note on a Banana 83

17 Find a Face in an Unlikely Place 84

18 Extend the Invitation 86

19 Levitate 89

20 Write a Paint-Chip Poem 92

21 Grow the Lexicon 96

Chapter 4 Wonderspotting 98

22 Find a Heart on Your Path 105

23 A Riot of Color 106

24 Stroll at the Magic Hour 107

25 See the World Upside Down 108

26 Arrange Your World by Color 109

27 Search for Soft Color 110

28 Let's Blend In 112

29 Find Beauty in an Unlikely Place 114

Worksheet

Your Wonder List 115

Chapter 5 The Wonder of Connection 116

30 Ask Someone about Their First Memories of Wonder 123

31 Give Something Away 126

32 The Teeny-Tiny How-To Film Festival 128

33 Find a Gratitude Buddy 130

34 Practice Mudita 132

35 Talk to a Stranger 134

36 Host a Gratitude Party 136

37 Amplify Someone's Joy 138

38 Host a Storybowl 140

Chapter 5 Creating Wonder for Others 148

39 Make a Wish Tree 154

40 Leave a Love Note in a Public Place 158

41 Balloon Poetry 163

42 Create Some Mail Art 166

43 Install a Fairy Door 168

44 Go Off-Script 172

45 Host a Bubble Flash Mob 177

Chapter 7 Everyday Magic 178

46 Set an Intention 184

47 Refuse to Know Anything for 24 Hours 186

48 Ask the Dictionary for Advice 188

49 Remember a Moment of Synchronicity 191

50 Talk to Someone's Higher Self 194

51 Make a Blessing Stick 198

52 Sprinkle Your Sparkle 202

Tending Our Joy 204

Acknowledgments 206

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