A one-stop-read for those seeking a comprehensive primer guide to sustainable living...
Will getting your dream job, buying your dream car, living in your dream home, and going on your dream vacation enable you to live happily ever after? Will eating balanced diets, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep be sufficient for long-term health?
Contrary to what you might think, the answers are no and no.
Why? Because happiness is not something you can conquer in the outside world, but an ongoing, positive state of mind that must first be cultivated within you. And total wellness requires us to take care of not only ourselves, but also the planet that we all call home.
Through the use of research-based evidence, easy-to-do exercises, and suggestions for how the reader can participate in creating sustainability in all areas of life, Thrive shows you how to build psychological riches, boost your holistic physical well-being, make informed and sustainable food choices, shop for non-toxic, eco-conscious daily consumer products, and travel in ways that will not only transform you, but even the communities that you touch upon.
Are you ready to begin living toward true personal wellness and world sustainability?
"In the realm of self-improvement books, focusing on a single area, such as diet or happiness, is a very common construct. Much rarer (and typically less successful) is a volume that attempts to take a holistic approach to virtually every aspect of life. Chayne, a recent college graduate, not only manages to cover a great deal of territory, but she does it with authority...
The volume is remarkable in its ability to condense material of substance into bite-size segments. The benefit of this approach is significant: Chayne paints with a very broad brush, offering a taste of many issues both large and small in just enough detail to get one's mind working. In this respect, the book delivers an impressive format: an encyclopedic work in scope that has been adapted to contemporary environment for people who have neither the inclination nor the time to read a lot of specifics.
An elegantly written, passionately presented, cleverly organized guide to pursuing a healthy and responsible life."