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Title:
Sustainable happiness : live simply, live well, make a difference
Author:
Van Gelder, Sarah.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : BK, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, a BK Life book
Physical Description:
xv, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Sarah van Gelder and her colleagues at YES! Magazine have been exploring the meaning of real happiness for eighteen years. In this volume, they marshal research, in-depth essays, and personal stories that lead to a life-altering conclusion: what makes us truly happy are the depth of our relationships, the quality of our communities, our opportunities to make a contribution, and the renewal we receive from the natural world.
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
Yes! (Bainbridge Island, Wash.)
ISBN:
9781626563292
Format :
Book

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We're bombarded by messages telling us that bigger and better things are the keys to happiness-but after we pile up the stuff and pile on the work hours, we end up exhausted and broke on a planet full of trash. Sarah van Gelder and her colleagues at YES! Magazine have been exploring the meaning of real happiness for eighteen years. Here they offer fascinating research, in-depth essays, and compelling personal stories by visionaries such as Annie Leonard, Matthieu Ricard, and Vandana Shiva, showing us that real well-being is found in supportive relationships and thriving communities, opportunities to make a contribution, and the renewal we receive from a thriving natural world. In the pages of this book, you'll find creative and practical ways to cultivate a happiness that is nurturing, enduring, and life affirming.


Author Notes

Sarah van Gelder is the cofounder and editor in chief of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org, both dedicated to building a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Sarah frequently speaks and is interviewed on radio and television on leading-edge innovations that show that not only is another world possible, it is being created.


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Library Journal Review

The staff at Yes! magazine, and its cofounder van Gelder take issue with the belief that more stuff equals greater happiness and here propose a model that nurtures community, a sense of gratitude, and the environment. After making their case, the authors present ways of promoting well-being that include sharing expensive tools, taking a break from technology, and being a good neighbor. They also focus on improving oneself with such behaviors as being mindful of the present, kicking addictions, spending time with loved ones, and simply saying "hello" to people normally taken for granted. VERDICT Akin to Conari Press's Random Acts of Kindness, this work offers more depth as to why the gentler, simple way is better for everyone. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.