In this inspiring guide, you’ll find game-changing tools drawn from global research and expert insights for achieving maximum fulfillment. Along the way, you'll:
• Discover the three strands of happiness—pleasure, purpose, and pride—that feature prominently in the world's happiest places.
• Take the specially designed Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where you could cultivate greater joy, deeper meaning, and increased satisfaction.
• Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars: inspiring individuals from Denmark to the United States who reveal dynamic, practical ways to improve day-to-day living.
• Discover specific, science-based strategies for setting up a “life radius” of community, work, home, and self to create healthier, happiness-boosting habits for the long-term.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Ed Diener, Ph.D. 9
Part 1 Blueprint for a Happier Life 13
1 What Is Happiness? 19
2 What We Now Know About Happiness 33
Part 2 The World's Happiest Places 45
3 Happiness in Costa Rica 49
4 Happiness in Denmark 65
5 Happiness in Singapore 83
6 Lessons for Leaders 97
Part 3 Happier by Design 109
7 Designing Happy Communities 113
8 Designing the Workplace 153
9 Designing Your Social Network 171
10 Designing Your Home 187
11 Designing Financial Well-Being 201
12 Designing Your Inner Life 213
Conclusion: The Power 9 of Happiness 243
Appendix: The Blue Zones Happiness Consensus Project 253
Expert Profiles and Recommendations 255
Selected Sources 275