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Ikigai : The Japanese secret to a long and happy life

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***NOW A BESTSELLER: `I read it and it's bewitched me ever since. I'm spellbound' - Chris Evans***

We all have an ikigai. Even if we don't know it yet.

Ikigai translates as `a reason to live' or `a reason to jump out of bed in the morning'. It's the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet: a point of perfect balance, and perfect fulfilment.

On the Japanese island of Okinawa, people live longer than anywhere else in the world. There, finding your ikigai is considered the key to longevity - and to happiness. The Okinawans know that all lives are valuable; for them, your ikigai is the lens that will help bring your value into focus.

Both inspiring and comforting, this book will help you uncover your own ikigai, and equip you to change your life. Leave stress and urgency behind, and throw yourself into finding your purpose, nurturing your friendships, and pursuing your passions.

Make every day of your life joyful and meaningful with Ikigai.
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'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 Equation
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 136 x 184 x 23mm | 247g
  • Hutchinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178633089X
  • 9781786330895
  • 118

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"Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them"
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"I love [this] book... I read it and it's bewitched me ever since. I'm spellbound" -- Chris Evans, Radio 2 "The New "Hygge"" * The People's Friend * "If you feel you've lost your mojo, Ikigai could be the bedside reading you need to kickstart a more mindful 2018" * Vegetarian Living * "Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them" * Marie 'KonMari' Kondo * "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 *
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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.Fracesc Miralles (Author) Francesc Miralles is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of books about how to live well. Alongside Hector Garcia, he was welcomed by the mayor 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.
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