Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

by Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralles


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ISBN-13: 9780143130727
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 20,234
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Héctor García is a citizen of Japan, where he has lived for over a decade, and of Spain, where he was born. A former software engineer, he worked at CERN in Switzerland before moving to Japan, where he developed voice recognition software and the technology needed for Silicon Valley startups to enter the Japanese market. He is the creator of the popular blog kirainet.com and the author of A Geek in Japan, a #1 bestseller in Japan.
Francesc Miralles is an award-winning author who has written a number of bestselling self-help and inspirational books. Born in Barcelona, he studied journalism, English literature, and German, and has worked as an editor, a translator, a ghost-writer, and a musician. His novel Love in Lowercase has been translated into twenty languages.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Ikigai: A Mysterious Word 11

I Ikigai: The art of staying young while growing old 17

II Antiaging Secrets: Little things that add up to a long and happy life 29

III From Logotherapy to Ikigai: How to live longer and better by finding your purpose 49

IV Find Flow in Everything You Do: How to turn work and free time into spaces for growth 69

V Masters of Longevity: Words of wisdom from the longest-living people in the world 109

VI Lessons from Japan's Centenarians: Traditions and proverbs for happiness and longevity 123

VII The Ikigai Diet: What the world's longest-living people eat and drink 143

VIII Gentle Movements, Longer Life: Exercises from the East that promote health and longevity 159

IX Resilience and Wabi-sabi: How to face life's challenges without letting stress and worry age you 191

Epilogue: Ikigai: The Art Of Living 209

Notes 215

Suggestions for Further Reading 223

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an absolutely amazing read. I will be reading this again and again to farm the nuggets of wisdom in the little tome.