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How to Find Your Ikigai and Live a Life of Happiness & Purpose

How to Find Your Ikigai and Live a Life of Happiness & Purpose by Emily Gibson. Photograph of a man holding a compass in nature by Jamie Street
Photograph by Jamie Street

The quest for meaning in life, known as ‘ikigai’ in Japan, explores the intersection of mind, body, skills, desires & relationships. Learn to find yours…

Have you ever stopped to think about your purpose in life? Or why you get up every morning? (Think beyond having to go to work or take the kids to school.) In Japan, this quest for meaning is known as your ikigai.

Let’s explore how to find your ikigai and

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