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Ikigai : The Japanese secret to a long and happy life

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Discover the Japanese secret to a long and happy life with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai - 'a refreshingly simple recipe for happiness' (Stylist Magazine) The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai - a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. Inspiring and comforting, this book will give you the life-changing tools to uncover your personal ikigai. It will show you how to leave urgency behind, find your purpose, nurture friendships and throw yourself into your passions. Bring meaning and joy to your every day with ikigai. 'Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Science-based studies weave beautifully into honest, straight-talking conversation you won't be able to put down. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.' Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Happiness Equationshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 136 x 184 x 23mm | 259g
  • Cornerstone
  • Hutchinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178633089X
  • 9781786330895
  • 336

About Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia (Author) Hector Garcia is a citizen of Japan, where he has lived for over a decade, and of Spain, where he was born. He is the author of several books about Japanese culture, including two worldwide bestsellers, A Geek in Japan and Ikigai. A former software engineer, he worked at CERN in Switzerland before moving to Japan.Francesc Miralles (Author) Francesc Miralles is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of books about how to live well, together with the novels Love in Small Letters and Wabi-Sabi. Alongside Hector Garcia, he was welcomed to Okinawa in Japan, where the inhabitants live for longer than in any other place in the world. There they had the chance to interview more than a hundred villagers about their philosophy for a long and happy life.show more

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"Ikigai is what allows you to look forward to the future... It might just help you live a more fulfilling life." * BBC * "A refreshingly simple recipe for happiness... According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai. It means your purpose - the reason you get up in the morning. The thing that fires you up and keeps you busy. Your raison d'etre." * Stylist * "You've tried hygge and lagom - but it turns out ikigai is the key to happiness." * Independent * "Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them" * Marie 'KonMari' Kondo * "Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Science-based studies weave beautifully into honest, straight-talking conversation you won't be able to put down. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind." -- Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equationshow more

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"A refreshingly simple recipe for happiness... According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai. It means your purpose – the reason you get up in the morning. The thing that fires you up and keeps you busy. Your raison d'être."show more

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