The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions That Will Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

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People want contentment, love, and happiness derived frommeaningful work. They want nourishing personal relationships, ahealthy mind and body, a spiritual core, and a reason for living.But with only 24 hours in a day and all of the competing demands ofmodern life, the question is how? Is it even possible?

In The Happiness Choice, author Marilyn Tam shares whatshe learned during her journey from a difficult childhood in HongKong to becoming an international business success and ...

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Overview

People want contentment, love, and happiness derived frommeaningful work. They want nourishing personal relationships, ahealthy mind and body, a spiritual core, and a reason for living.But with only 24 hours in a day and all of the competing demands ofmodern life, the question is how? Is it even possible?

In The Happiness Choice, author Marilyn Tam shares whatshe learned during her journey from a difficult childhood in HongKong to becoming an international business success and humanitarianwho is happy, healthy, and at peace with herself. She and theexperts she's gathered, including Joan Borysenko, Jack Canfield,Barbara Marx Hubbard, Arielle Ford, Harville Hendrix, MJ Ryan, andmore, will tell you their secrets and personal stories so you, too,can live the life of your dreams. Learn to embrace the principles,tools, and philosophies Marilyn and others have used to achieve abalanced, healthy, and joyful life, including how to:

  • Shrug off impossible expectations and reprioritize yourneeds
  • Discover (or reconnect) with your life's purpose
  • Settle your mind
  • Truly improve the quality of your health, relationships,finances, spiritual life, and community connections
  • Allocate the proper amount of energy and attention to eachaspect of your life to achieve Dynamic Balance
  • Take control of the thoughts you think, the images youvisualize, and the actions you take
  • Have fun!

Anyone can live the life they've dreamed of living—a happy,healthy, successful, and dynamically balanced life. TheHappiness Choice will liberate you by showing that it'spossible: you can actively pursue the paths you choose and achievea joyful life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118493168
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/18/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 949,245
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

MARILYN TAM is an author, speaker, and consultant,working globally with Fortune 500 companies, governments, andnonprofit organizations. She has been the CEO of Aveda Corp,president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and vice president ofNike, Inc. Marilyn is also the cofounder and Executive Director ofthe Us Foundation, one of the partners for the United Nations'Habitat II, nominated as a candidate for the "Best Practice Award."Marilyn is a Director on the national board of SCORE Association, aresource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS IN ALL THE

RIGHT PLACES JOAN BORYSENKO, PHD xi

PREFACE xv

INTRODUCTION xvii

Chapter 1 This Is Not the Life I Thought I

Was Living 1

Chapter 2 Upturn, Downturn, Your Turn 7

Chapter 3 Life Purpose—Yours 17

The Four Stages in Life 26

Sudden and Unexpected Changes 31

Following Your Life Purpose 34

Life Purpose, Health, and Happiness 37

The Life Purpose Exercise Process 39

Summary of the Life Purpose Process 41

Chapter 4 One Step at a Time 43

Quality of Life Quiz 47

Summary of the Journaling Process 48

Chapter 5 Money and Other Means of Exchange 55

How to Make Money 60

Money and Your Life Mission 63

“Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears” 67

Time and Money 69

Chapter 6 Relationships 73

Your Relationship with Yourself 76

Nurturing Your Relationships 84

How to Nurture Your Relationships 87

Wabi-Sabi Love 90

Uncoupling 92

Further Thoughts on Relationships 93

Gratitude 95

Chapter 7 Spirit 97

The Felt Sense 99

The Three Pillars of Chinese Wisdom 103

Spiritual Awakening 108

Chapter 8 Your Body 111

Moods, Stress, and Health 114

Diet, Exercise, Mind, and Health 118

Diet and Health 125

Antiaging, Longevity, and Health 128

The Body’s Filtering Systems 129

Adrenal Glands and Stress 133

Thyroid and Health 134

Dental Fillings and Health 135

Reflections 136

Chapter 9 Your Community 139

Making Community, Making Money 142

Creating New Communities 143

Vitamin Angels 145

Another Kind of Global Community 147

One Small Person 149

An Uprising of Wellness 150

Chapter 10 Next Steps 155

SUPPORT RESOURCES 163

SUGGESTED STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS 169

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 173

INDEX 177

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