The Pursuit of Joy
Find the secret of Happiness in Ancient Wisdom.
Do you find yourself searching for happiness, only to come up empty-handed?
This book offers a fresh perspective on happiness, drawing on the teachings of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and others to help you find lasting joy and fulfillment.
Do you find yourself searching for happiness, only to come up empty-handed? Are you looking for a more meaningful, fulfilling life? The ancient Greek philosophers understood the nature of happiness better than anyone, and their wisdom is as relevant today as it was centuries ago.
This book offers a fresh perspective on happiness, drawing on the teachings of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and others to help you find lasting joy and fulfillment. You’ll learn about practical ways to cultivate happiness in your life according to ten valuable quotes from the Greeks, combined with current findings from the field of psychology and neuroscience.
Inside, you’ll discover:
- Practical advice for living a joyful life and achieving eudaimonia, the highest form of happiness
- Strategies for cultivating pleasure and avoiding pain, without falling into the trap of hedonism
- The importance of cultivating relationships and community for lasting happiness
- The role of meaning and purpose in finding fulfillment and happiness
- Reflection exercises to help you apply ancient wisdom to your modern life
- Meditation scripts to cultivate a joyful outlook on life
Whether you’re new to philosophy or a seasoned student, this book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking a more meaningful, fulfilling life.
A Word From Dr. Liza
Hi! I’m Dr. Liza Varvogli, a psychologist, psychotherapist, and author of the best-selling self-help book series “Amazing You.”
While completing my post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and working as a psychoeducational specialist, my mind kept going back to ancient Greek Philosophers
What did those old Greek men know about happiness?
Apparently a lot!
In this book, I take ten teachings of Ancient Greek Philosophy that modern psychology whole-heartedly accepts as valid to help you cultivate happiness, manage stress and anxiety, and unleash the Amazing You.
Adding a dash of my personal experience and that of the thousands of patients I have worked with, here’s my down-to-earth practical manual. You can be the Amazing You you deserve to be.
My promise to you is practical and effective tips for more inner peace, more connection, more happiness, and less negative emotions!
"Every individual has the right to feel and look beautiful. The reflection staring back from the mirror should evoke feelings of love, admiration, and acceptance.
It's essential to embrace one's imperfections since no one is perfect."
Dr. Liza Varvogli
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About Dr. Liza Varvogli
Dr. Liza holds an MA in School and Counseling Psychology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northeastern University. She completed her post-doctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital, the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where she also worked for ten years.
Dr. Liza has more than 40,000 clinical hours of experience in psychotherapy and parenting. She is a popular author in Europe who writes self-help books about improving your life and becoming an amazing person.