The Resource Life on purpose : how living for what matters most changes everything, Victor J. Strecher

Life on purpose : how living for what matters most changes everything, Victor J. Strecher

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Life on purpose : how living for what matters most changes everything
Title
Life on purpose
Title remainder
how living for what matters most changes everything
Statement of responsibility
Victor J. Strecher
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn't matter how much wind is in your sails if you're not steering toward a harbor--an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer's, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of "expert" self-help books, The Science of Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story--a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life--and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people's experiences, The Science of Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives"--
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1955-
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Strecher, Victor J.
Dewey number
158
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1589
LC item number
.S8737 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Self-realization
  • Life
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Life on purpose : how living for what matters most changes everything, Victor J. Strecher
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Part One: A Harbor -- Chapter 1 Crossroads -- chapter 2 Origins of Purpose -- Chapter 3 Our Best Purpose -- Chapter 4 Self-Transcendence -- Chapter 5 Miracles, God, and the Afterlife -- Part Two: Wind and a Rudder -- Chapter 6 Energy -- Chapter 7 Willpower -- Part Three: SPACE -- Chapter 8 Sleep -- Chapter 9 Presence -- Chapter 10 Activity -- Chapter 11 Creativity -- Chapter 12 Eating -- Part Four: Learning to Sail -- Chapter 13 Sailing Through Storms -- Chapter 14 An Excellent Sailor -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780062409607
Lccn
2015049467
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936548698
  • 641813
  • (OCoLC)ocn936548698
  • 641813
Label
Life on purpose : how living for what matters most changes everything, Victor J. Strecher
Publication
Bibliography note
Include bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: A Harbor -- Chapter 1 Crossroads -- chapter 2 Origins of Purpose -- Chapter 3 Our Best Purpose -- Chapter 4 Self-Transcendence -- Chapter 5 Miracles, God, and the Afterlife -- Part Two: Wind and a Rudder -- Chapter 6 Energy -- Chapter 7 Willpower -- Part Three: SPACE -- Chapter 8 Sleep -- Chapter 9 Presence -- Chapter 10 Activity -- Chapter 11 Creativity -- Chapter 12 Eating -- Part Four: Learning to Sail -- Chapter 13 Sailing Through Storms -- Chapter 14 An Excellent Sailor -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780062409607
Lccn
2015049467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936548698
  • 641813
  • (OCoLC)ocn936548698
  • 641813

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