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Title Sustainable happiness : live simply, live well, make a difference / edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! Magazine.
Imprint San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2014]
Edition First edition.

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Subject Happiness.
Conduct of life.
Sustainable living.
Alt Name Van Gelder, Sarah,
Alternate Title Yes! (Bainbridge Island, Wash.)
Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction: How We Lost Track of Real Happiness and Where to Find It Now; PART ONE: What We Know About Real Well-Being; Introduction; 1 The Movement to Live More Simply Is Older Than You Think; 2 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy; 3 Who Pays the Price for Cheap Stuff?; 4 Why Everyone Is Happier in More Equitable Societies; 5 We Are Hardwired to Cooperate and Share; 6 Why Saying Hello Matters; PART TWO: The Practice of Happiness (or, How You Can Get Some); Introduction; 7 This Is Your Life-Show Up For It Mindfully.
8 Give Yourself a Break: Take a Tech Sabbath9 Kick Your Addictions, Return to Intimacy; 10 Stop Worrying and Find Work You Love; 11 Follow Your Calling-Even When It Scares You; 12 Share Meals with Loved Ones; 13 Choose Gratitude; PART THREE: Sustainable Happiness and the Beloved Community; Introduction; 14 The Story of Your Gift; 15 Heal, Don't Punish; 16 The Hidden Treasures in Your Neighborhood; 17 How to Design Your Neighborhood for Happiness; Five Ways to Meet Your Neighbors; 18 Lessons in Gratitude From a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant.
19 Everything I Need to Know About Happiness, I Learned in the ForestThe Wild Geese; Conclusion: 10 Ways Sustainable Happiness Can Change the World; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Contributors.
Summary We're bombarded by messages telling us that more, bigger, and better things are the keys to happiness-but after we pile up the stuff and pile on the 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. In this much-needed volume, they marshal fascinating research, in-depth essays, and compelling 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, the contribution.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781626563308 (electronic bk.)
1626563306 (electronic bk.)
9781626563315 (electronic bk.)
1626563314 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 893681222
Additional Format Print version: Sustainable happiness : live simply, live well, make a difference. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2014] 9781626563292 (DLC) 10951824