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Your ‘ikigai’ guide to the holidays

Could drawing on the principles of an ancient Japanese value to live by, encapsulated in a word we have no direct translation for – ikigai – create a happier, healthier, more fulfilling, meaningful festive break?

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Last winter, the world went crazy for hygge, but this festive season, ikigai, ‘the Japanese word for describing the pleasures and meanings of life’, as Ken Mogi encapsulates in his book, Ikigai: The Essential Japanese Way To Finding Your Purpose In Life (Quercus, £9.99), is having its moment. Yet for some, namely the people of Okinawa, a Japanese island and the one place in the world where you’ll find the highest number of centenarians, their ikigai is the reason they wake up in the morning.

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This month we’re exploring how to truly have a happy Christmas. If you don’t have any religious beliefs, the holidays can be rather become a meaningless glut of overconsumption and commercialism, but this issue will help you explore how to create a different experience for you, your friends and family this year. And often it’s about kindness. Our interview with June Sapong explores how we can use kindness in our everyday lives to make the world a better place. One of our own relays her experience of finding the bravery and courage to start dating again. When a relationship goes sour, it’s normal to lick your wounds for a bit but how do we begin to heal and have the courage to be vulnerable and get back out there again? Ellen Tout takes us on that journey. Natalie Hourihan explores ‘creativism’ with author and entrepreneur Orna Ross and shows us how to connect with our ‘creative intelligence’ so we can design a life that works for us on our terms. The good news we all have access to this intelligence, we just need to know how to harness it!
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