The Happiness Passport: A world tour of joyful living in 50 words



" In Hayes' book ... she joins the dots between these differing beliefs to help us cultivate a richer shared vocabulary of happiness, and unravels the global interpretations of living well and contentedly." - Psychologies magazine

"With each word illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova, it's a pure joy to read." - Flow magazine

Discover the secrets of wellbeing from cultures around the world, from hygge to yang sheng.

The Happiness Passport is a collection of wonderfully evocative words from around the globe that resonate with us all. Unique and often untranslatable, the meaning behind each expression will stir up familiar emotions - bringing joy , contentment and a greater understanding of other cultures . There are a wealth of examples to discover for a more wholesome outlook on life, including:

* Hiraeth - the word for deep longing for home (Welsh)
* Goya - the transportive ability of good storytelling (Urdu)
* Yugen - the ability of the natural world to deeply move us (Japanese)
* Gigil - the overwhelming urge to cuddle an adorable pet (Philippine Tagalog)

Simultaneously all-inclusive and peculiar to place, these words are on the tip of our tongue and yet not in our vocabulary.

The Happiness Passport delves into this treasure trove of delights , examining the cultural context of each expression and the lessons that we can apply in our own lives to achieve greater contentment . A must-read for fans of The Serenity Passport , and for all those seeking a more balanced life . This beautiful guide features original illustrations that evoke each elusive expression.

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