The Book of Ikigai

The Book of Ikigai

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Ikigai is the Japanese secret to living happily and in good health. Sometimes translated as joie de vivre or raison d’être, it can be understood as the nexus between what brings us pleasure, what we’re naturally talented at and what we believe the world truly needs. In other words, ikigai gives us the feeling that our life makes sense.

But how do we find our ikigai? That is the purpose of this twelve-week program from reiki master Caroline de Surany. It is packed with relatable anecdotes, inspiration from ancient tradition and more than seventy playful exercises to bring you closer to your own reason for being. It will empower you to understand your own values – where you find connection; how you feel love; what gives you a sense of place in the world – moving you towards a way of life that brings you peace of mind and lasting joy.

About the Author

Caroline de Surany is an author, life coach and speaker. Optimistic, curious and creative, she has worked in numerous professions: as a radio host, blogger (Caroline Daily), journalist for women's publications (writing on beauty, wellbeing and psychology), author of guidebooks and comics, scriptwriter and motivational speaker.

She decided, during a trip to India, to change her life and become a certified life coach, reiki master, naturopath, hypnotherapist and aromatherapist. She is a minimalist convert but not to the extreme; on the way to zero waste (although still far from her goal); and a great follower of wabi-sabi, the art of appreciating the beauty of time passing.