The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose - and Live a Happier, Healthier Life

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St. Martin's Press, Dec 26, 2017 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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What are the two most important days in your life? "The day you are born and the day you find out why," Mark Twain famously wrote.

The search for happiness is hardwired in our DNA. It transcends age, gender, geography, vocation, and personal circumstances. But how do you achieve it?

Through inspirational storytelling, scientific evidence, practical advice, captivating exercises, and poetry, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild present a powerful message that shows you how to achieve happiness no matter the challenges and stumbling blocks you face along the way. They also reveal the best way to be happy: Discover and live your life’s purpose. It’s a sure path to human flourishing. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that living with purpose can even add years to your life.

Do you know your life’s purpose? This book offers a path to discovering it by illuminating the value of gratitude, forgiveness, meditation, music, friendship and so much more. It will set you on the right path and spark sustained happiness, joy and bliss.

 

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Contents

Who Is Happy?
24
The Scientific Underpinnings
61
Living with Purpose Living with Love
105
Gratitude as an Anchor
135
Daily Practices for a More Purposeful You
169
Seven Simple Steps to a Happier You
205
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DR. SANJIV CHOPRA is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a bestselling author and sought after motivational speaker. He lives in Boston.

GINA VILD is the associate dean and chief communications officer for the Office of Communications and External Relations at Harvard Medical School. She lives in Boston.

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