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Ikigai
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life | Hector Garcia, Fracesc Miralles
Bring meaning and joy to all your days with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai. According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai - a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Inspiring and soothing, this book will bring you closer to these centenarians' secrets: how they leave urgency behind; keep doing what they love for as long as possible; nurture friendships; live in the moment; participate in their communities and throw themselves into their passions. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own personal ikigai. Because who doesn't want to find the joy in every day?
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henrynaorem
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Just realise that Buying books and reading books is a completely different hobby....#booklover # thealchemist #ikigai

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iamChandra
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Mehso-so

This book is about Japanese people. How the people in that country live so long, about their diet, exercise and some of japenese concepts.

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AkashPhoenix
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Pickpick

Good read. Some great info & concepts shared in this book. The best part, it's not at all targeted in making you Rich like others instead to find the real meaning of your existence on this planet. Which can be as simple as being a good parent or a takumi (enginner) making a simple car part. You need to read this book multiple times to get the best out of it. Audiobook is my preference for this one. Keep a notebook handy for this one.

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AkashPhoenix
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3 Books aiming to end by this weekend :)

#bookhaul

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AkashPhoenix
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ichariba chode, a local expression that means “treat everyone like a brother, even if you‘ve never met them before.”

Time to find my IkiGai!

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kljuczaknjigu
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Mehso-so
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Coreyp
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The Japanese are the longest living race.... they must be doing something right.

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ada_lovelace
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This book is awesome. Very easy read and makes us looking at essence of life from different perspectives. Highly recommended

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Nidhi_Ashok
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When the concept interests you so much, you just need to dig deep. So here I go understanding the concept of ikigai and right on time as I need it badly to incorporate in my day to day life.

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Lel2403
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I think this may be a new thing, like Hygge for 2019......and 99p at the moment too

TrishB Thankfully I‘m not tempted by this at all! Can‘t bear anything vaguely looking like self help.... 13mo
Lel2403 @TrishB lol....I‘m way past any self help 😂 13mo
TrishB That‘s sort of how I feel!! 13mo
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sudi
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This book is supposed to make readers understand the japanese mantra called Ikigai and explain how you can also incorporate it in your life. But instead of detailed information, the book just skims the surface. It essentially feels like an internet article instead of a book. The author seemed like he was in a hurry to finish the book. None of the points are researched well. He just ends up stating research done by other people. 👇

sudi Overall the book is not written well, feels rushed and fails to properly explain the concept. Feel free to skip this one. 1y
zezeki I was thinking about getting this one, but I've seen a lot of negative reviews, so I'm definitely gonna skip 1y
sudi @zezeki you won't miss much. I went in despite the negative reviews, because it looked interesting, but was a huge disappointment 1y
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kljuczaknjigu
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life | Francesc Miralles, Hector Garcia
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Pickpick

Ikigai is our goal, the reason we get out of bed every morning. But how to find your ikigai and live it in this world full of stress, problems and obligations?
That is the question this manual will answer. It will give you examples. It will prove to you that it can be done. We can be happy 💙

#ikigai #croatianedition #mozaikkjiga

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Shadowfat
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Mehso-so

This gave some advice I already knew and follow but also a lot that isn't feasible. Everyone can't be like retired people on Okinawa. I appreciate the overall message but I think it could have been done better.

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atransparenteyeball
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life | Francesc Miralles, Hector Garcia
Bailedbailed

Much like with Lagom I felt this book was written in a way to drastically simplify a culture such that it lost its context and meaning. There's a small list at the front that contains the aspects of Ikigai. After that I felt like it was stretching to make a book out of the list.

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ComradeMao
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A familiar place for a familiar activity. This book is a Christmas gift from my cousin. 💕💕

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Bookwomble
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Cherry blossom in The Alnwick Gardens. It looks beautiful, and the sun is shining, but this is Northumberland and it's freezing!

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LauraJ
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Panpan

Read these two paragraphs, do a google search on this topic, cut and paste pages from your search and voila! At least, I‘m pretty sure that‘s what this author did. He cited some studies, quoted some old people and that‘s about it.

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LauraJ
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Hmm, I‘m not very far into this book and I‘m not getting the feeling that it‘s going to get much better.

SandyW There are a lot of really good books out there... 2y
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Librariana
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life | Francesc Miralles, Hector Garcia
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I've got audiobooks on the brain, fellow Littens.

As in, which one to listen to next to maybe soothe it a little?

I have the feeling nonfiction about minimalism or hygge... or about being an introvert or about the art of keeping one's self busy in order to be happy... could do the trick, but I welcome recommendations! 😊💕🎧

Have any of you listened to or read any of these?

Any advice? Suggestions?

BiblioNyan Ikigai sounds pretty interesting, and I‘ve heard wonderful things about the Secret Life of Introverts. (edited) 2y
emtobiasz I listened to The Little Book of Hygge-- it's pretty repetitive on audio, since it reads all the little sidebars and design features to you. The topic is very soothing, though, especially if you're somewhere that still feels stuck in winter. 2y
Librariana @BiblioNyan - I think I'm gonna follow your sound advice and download both - lol! I'm a little worried about Ikigai based on less than flattering reviews, BUT! It's a short listen, so I'm willing to keep an open mind and give it a whirl 😊 2y
Librariana @emtobiasz - Wonderful advice! I think that might be one, based on what you shared, that I should enjoy in print 😊 Sounds like it could be a perfectly cozy winter read 😄💙❄ 2y
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CoffeeK8
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A thoughtful and relaxing book. It left me with a lot of food for though and some good ideas that are easy to implement.

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CoffeeK8
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My next read... looks really interesting.

suvata Beautiful cover 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor
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I loved Hector Garcia's 'a geek in Japan' he has written another awesome book about Ikigai, the Japanese art of finding your purpose in life. I haven't read that one yet, but there are a few books on the subject and this is one a friend got me a while back. It's a fun and calming read

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InnerSavvy
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Mehso-so

If you have read The Blue Zone skip this. If you haven't this would be a quick read on people who live well into their hundreds.

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catiewithac
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Pickpick

I finished reading this book a few days ago. It was a tad unfocused but that didn't make it any less fun 😀 Two words: radio taiso 🥋 Look up the videos on YouTube! Best stretching exercises and so much fun. I don't know if ikigai will help me live longer but the tips in this book may help me live happier! 🎋

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blissfullifeproject
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Great book, I learned a lot from it ❤