Life on Purpose by Victor J. Strecher audiobook

Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

By Victor J. Strecher
Read by R. C. Bray

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062409607
5.57 Hours Unabridged
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A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, The Science of Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, The Science of Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

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Summary

Summary

A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness.

Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life.

While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives.

Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, The Science of Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive.

Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, The Science of Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Victor Strecher has written what I would best describe as a ‘gift.’ He gifts us the ability to define our purpose and immediately start instilling into our own lives. Make no mistake, understanding this concept is not only good for your health—it is good for the whole world.” Sanjay Gupta, New York Times bestselling author and Chief Medical Correspondent CNN
“Purpose and meaning are at the heart of healing. If you have time to read only one book on what brings health and happiness this year, this is it.” Dean Ornish, MD, New York Times bestselling author
“An eloquently written collection of real-life stories, relevant evidence-based research, and his own personal journey, Dr. Strecher compels the reader to develop a strong transcending purpose in life…Life on Purpose should be a part of every personal and leadership development must-read list.” Bob Carr, president-elect of the American College of Preventive Medicine
“The prevention of heart disease is much more than what we eat and the amount of activity we do; it is living your life with purpose. Vic Strecher provides insight and understanding how living a purposeful life fills our heart, not only with a sense of true fulfillment, but with a substantial mechanism to reduce heart disease and stroke by as much as 27 percent. Living with purpose in today’s world is no longer a choice, it is a true call to action, for all of us.” Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, director of women’s heart health at the Heart and Vascular Institute, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City
“[A] brilliant blend of personal experience and scientific research. The authenticity of Vic’s message provides stunning insights into life’s most compelling mysteries and questions.” Dr. Jim Loehr, co-founder of the Human Performance Institute and co-author of The Power of Full Engagement

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Author

Author Bio: Victor J. Strecher

Author Bio: Victor J. Strecher

Victor J. Strecher is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and founder of Health Media, Inc., a groundbreaking health and wellness company. He has published over 100 articles in major scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, and is the co-editor of Oncology: An Evidenced-Based Approach. Dr. Strecher and the organizations he founded have won numerous national and international awards, including the Secretary of Health and Human Services Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, two Smithsonian Awards, four International Health and Medical Media Awards (the “Freddie”), the International Film Festival Silver Screen Award, Health Evolution Partners Innovations in Healthcare Award, two eHealthcare Leadership Awards, the National Business Coalition on Health’s Mercury Award, the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Innovator Award, and the School of Public Health’s Award for Translating Research into Practice.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 5.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English