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

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

by Marilyn Tam

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118493168
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/18/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MARILYN TAM is an author, speaker, and consultant, working globally with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations. She has been the CEO of Aveda Corp, president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and vice president of Nike, Inc. Marilyn is also the cofounder and Executive Director of the 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, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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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