Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

September 29, 2011

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This summer we had the opportunity to graphic record for author, Dan Buettner. I (Heather) had read his first book, the Blue Zones, and was thrlled to receive his newest book, Thrive.  Although I scribed for him several months ago, I still think about the lessons he spoke so wisely about and I wanted to share them today! Below is more information about Dan Buettner from the writers at NPR, Weekend Edition. Click HEREto have a listen!

Writer and explorer Dan Buettner has spent his life traveling the world in search of answers. His early life consisted of trekking throughout the world on a bicycle, covering thousands of miles in Africa, Asia, South America and beyond. His travels around the world (and on assignment forNational Geographic) inspired him to discover and name the globe’s “blue zones,” the countries and societies with the longest life expectancy, the greatest happiness and other strengths. His first book to come out of this research was 2008’s The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, a prescription for life extension that became an international best-seller.

Now, Buettner is back with a new book, Thrive, which focuses on happiness in the “blue zones,” and how everyone can attain a better quality of life by following the happiest countries’ examples.


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