Ikigai

Ikigai

The Japanese Secret to A Long and Happy Life

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Penguin Putnam
*Los Angeles Times bestseller*

“If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post


Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.

What’s your ikigai?


“Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb
 
According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.
 
In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?

Baker & Taylor
Interviews with the residents of a Japanese village that has the world's highest percentage of centenarians reveals the secrets to happiness and longevity through "ikigai," the intersection of passion, purpose, and mission.

Baker
& Taylor

Interviews with the residents of a Japanese village that has the world’s highest percentage of 100-year-olds reveals the secrets to happiness and longevity through ikigai, the intersection of passion, purpose and mission.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9780143130727
0143130722
Branch Call Number: 613 GARCI
Characteristics: 194 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Miralles, Francesc 1968-- Author
Notes: "Originally published in Spanish as Ikigai: Los secretos de Jap©đn para una vida larga y feliz by Ediciones Urano in 2016."

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Interviews with the residents of a Japanese village that has the world's highest percentage of centenarians reveals the secrets to happiness and longevity through "ikigai," the intersection of passion, purpose, and mission.


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