Secrets of a Healthy and Vibrant Life

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest

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Summary of The Blue Zones: Dan Buettner has traveled the world in search of the Blue Zones: those places of the world where people live longer than elsewhere, and who are above all healthy. Discover the secrets of these communities and apply them to your lifestyle to extend your existence for several years. By Dan […]

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Free Private Cities: Making Governments Compete For You

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Summary of “Free Private Cities: Making Governments Compete For You” by Titus Gebel: Free Private Cities is an innovative concept presented by the author as an alternative to traditional political systems; these Free Cities operate with private companies in the role of “public service providers” and ensure, on the basis of a voluntary contract and in exchange for an annual contractual fee, better freedom and protection of goods and […]

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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Summary of “Nudge”: The book “Nudge” is about how everyone can use a little judicious nudge to make one decision over another without the need to infringe upon individual freedoms. Nudge is co-authored by a professor of economics and behavioral sciences (Nobel Prize in economics) and an internationally renowned jurist who heads the Harvard Program […]

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Christophe André | All about the author who heals and meditates

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Christophe André is a psychiatrist author for the general public, who has the originality — in all his books — of combining meditation, personal development and positive psychology. No wonder everyone is talking about him… Let’s go ahead and focus on this extraordinary man who, with his list of bestsellers, may very well change our lives!

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In Search of Wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most

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In Search of Wisdom

Summary of “In Search of Wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most” : In this three-author book, Christophe André, psychiatrist, Alexandre Jollien, philosopher and Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk recount their experiences, their practices, and their journeys while covering the many topics of existence that fascinate them; their points of view, which are at times […]

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Matthieu Ricard, an author who makes us happy!

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Matthieu Ricard, Tibetan Buddhist monk, talented photographer and French interpreter of the Dalai Lama, is also an author who has published many successful books! In this article, I encourage you to familiarise yourself with this happy writer, who advocates altruism, the practice of meditation, the search for happiness and participates in many humanitarian actions. You […]

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Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill

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  Summary of “Happiness” by Matthieu Ricard: Matthieu Ricard, one of the world’s greatest specialists in Buddhism, offers us a fascinating philosophical reflection on authentic happiness and the means to achieve it: to do this, let’s no longer look outside but inside ourselves and practice a more altruistic approach to the world! By Matthieu Ricard, […]

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The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

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Summary of “The Happiness Hypothesis”: Although ancient philosophies such as Stoicism and Buddhism offer very useful practices such as meditation and moderation, recent discoveries in modern science seem to prove that they were wrong in claiming that external factors have no influence on happiness. By Jonathan Haidt, 2006, 320 pages Note: this review is written by […]