Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

ISBN9780143130727
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedAugust 29, 2017
Pages208
AuthorHéctor García, Francesc Miralles
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.3 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Héctor García, Francesc Miralles

HARDCOVER

August 29, 2017

“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?

Buy Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

 

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Héctor García, Francesc Miralles

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ISBN9780143130727
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedAugust 29, 2017
Pages208
AuthorHéctor García, Francesc Miralles
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.3 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Synopsis

“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?

Buy Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

 

Editorial Reviews

“Want to live longer? Keep super busy. If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy. . . . Pack up those cozy blankets and candles you purchased in last year’s hygge-fueled Ikea spree. Fall’s biggest imported lifestyle trend is ikigai, and it might help you live to 100.”

– New York Post

Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them. . . . Much in the same way that The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up emphasizes ‘choosing what we want to keep, and not what we want to get rid of,’ [Ikigai] demonstrates that aging could be an opportunity to keep working, keep smiling, keep active, and keep being social even as centenarians.”

– KonMari Newsletter

“Persuasively shows that small changes can help readers find more joy and purpose in their lives [with] clear, succinct information . . . skillfully compiled . . . into an engaging, easily accessible format with lists, charts, and illustrations.”

– Publishers Weekly