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How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom

How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom

by Jonathan Fields


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Seriously . . . another book that tells you how to live a good life? Don’t we have enough of those?
You’d think so. Yet, more people than ever are walking through life disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied, mired in regret, declining health, and a near maniacal state of gut-wrenching autopilot busyness.
Whatever is out there isn’t getting through. We don’t know who to trust. We don’t know what’s real and what’s fantasy. We don’t know how and where to begin and we don’t want to wade through another minute of advice that gives us hope, then saps our time and leaves us empty.
How to Live a Good Life is your antidote; a practical and provocative modern-day manual for the pursuit of a life well lived. No need for blind faith or surrender of intelligence; everything you’ll discover is immediately actionable and subject to validation through your own experience.
Drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and the author’s years-long quest to learn at the feet of masters from nearly every tradition and walk of life, this book offers a simple yet powerful model, the “Good Life Buckets”—spend 30 days filling your buckets and reclaiming your life.
Each day will bring a new, practical yet powerful idea, along with a specific exploration designed to rekindle deep, loving, and compassionate relationships; cultivate vitality, radiance, and graceful ease; and leave you feeling lit up by the way you contribute to the world, like you’re doing the work you were put on the planet to do.
How to Live a Good Life is not just a book to be read; it’s a path to possibility, to be walked, then lived.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401948412
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Fields is a New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, media-producer, and entrepreneur. His last book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance, was named the top personal development book in 2011 by 800-CEO-READ. Jonathan’s current focus, Good Life Project® (GLP), is a media and education venture and global movement that empowers people to live more engaged and connected lives. GLP media reaches over 350,000 people a month, across more than 150 countries, and its events and programs draw participants from around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Who Is This Book For?

Who Am I to Write This Book, and How Is It Different?

Where Do the Ideas I'm about to Share Come From?

Let's Get Your Good Life Going!

The Good Life Buckets 15

Your Vitality Bucket

Your Connection Bucket

Your Contribution Bucket

The Three Laws of the Buckets

How to Fill Your Good Life Buckets 23

Take Your 60-Second Snapshot

Draft Your Good Life Project® Team

Join Our Virtual Family

Two Paths: Deep Dive or 30-Day Challenge

Let's Make It Happen

Vitality Bucket 31

Wake Up

Make Exercise More Fun Than Sex

Snooze to Live

Take a Green Day

Get Your Gratitude On

Dance Like Nobody's Watching (Because They're Not)

Own the Unknown

Take a Forest Bath

Unfix Your Mind

Take the Slow Lane

Connection Bucket 99

Discover Your Social Set Point

Find Your People

Cultivate Compassion

Look Up!

The 60-Minute Love Bomb

Find Your Four Loves

What's Your Love Language?

Dial In to Source

Vanquish the Vampires

Uncage Your Conversation

Contribution Bucket 159

Spark Yourself

Know What Matters

Tap Your Strengths

Find Your Killer App

Get Out of Your Head


Give to Glow

Practice the Loving No

Love the Job You're With

Think Ripple, Not Wave

Bringing It Home 227

Endnotes 233

A Personal Invitation from Jonathan 235

Acknowledgments 237

About the Author 239

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