The Aliveness Factor: A Mediterranean Guide To Joyful Living by Juan M. Martín MenéndezThe Aliveness Factor: A Mediterranean Guide To Joyful Living by Juan M. Martín Menéndez

The Aliveness Factor: A Mediterranean Guide To Joyful Living

byJuan M. Martín Menéndez

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers of all time, once wrote, “Happiness is the ultimate goal that we pursue in all acts of our life.” Since ancient times, happiness has been the subject of study of philosophers and, more recently, of psychologists, as they have tried to define it and proposed ways to achieve it. We all want to be happy, but what is happiness, really?

After leaving his corporate career in Spain to search for the answer to this very question, author Juan M. Martín Menéndez discovered the truth that he already knew in his Mediterranean heart: the happiness and fulfillment we all seek has its roots in feeling vibrantly alive. Passion, vitality, enthusiasm, love, connection, and self-expression are the experiences that make our life a delight. The Mediterranean cultures have these qualities ingrained in their spirit and way of life, providing them with their unique vibrancy and joy in living recognized around the world.

InThe Aliveness Factor,Juan M. Martín Menéndez shares his inspirational journey and for the first time has distilled this vibrancy of body, heart, and soul into practical principles that anyone can follow. As the root of all true success and happiness,The Aliveness Factorcan be incorporated in anyone’s life no matter where they live, providing a universal path to a joyful and meaningful life.
Juan M. Martín Menéndez is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. At the age of thirty-six, life invited him into an adventure of personal discovery and transformation. The loss of his fancy job as chief executive officer for Spain and Portugal of a multinational technology company became a turning point in his life and the beginning of...
Title:The Aliveness Factor: A Mediterranean Guide To Joyful LivingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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Something I had never thought about before going through my life-changing journey was what it really means to be alive. Life was the condition of existence. I breathed; therefore, Iwas alive. Or, as the French philosopher Rene´ Descartes put it, “I think, therefore I exist.” However, as I went along the different experiences of my journey, I noticed something: I felt more alive in each and every one of them. It seemed that life wasn’t just a matter of black or white, existing or not existing; there were degrees of aliveness. If my Peruvian adventure made me feel more alive, there was something in me that was more alive. If in my time spent sharing with others at Findhorn I felt more alive, there was something in me that was more alive. If in my performances at Estudio 3 I felt more alive, there was something in me that was more alive. Certainly, the definition of “aliveness” that I had needed to be revised.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: Insights
Chapter One: An Unplanned Journey
Chapter Two: What Does It Mean to Be Alive?
Chapter Three: The Mediterranean Way

PART II: A Practical Method for Vibrant Aliveness
Chapter Four: Move Your Way into Vitality
Chapter Five: Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Senses
Chapter Six: Feel Your Feelings
Chapter Seven: Connect Deeply with Life
Chapter Eight: Rekindle Your Joie de Vivre
Chapter Nine: Swim in Your Own River
Chapter Ten: Fill Your Life with Enthusiasm, Inspiration, and Meaning

PART III: Igniting the Move
Chapter Eleven: Overcoming the Inner Obstacles
Chapter Twelve: Passion for Life

Epilogue
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Resources