The Little Book of Ikigai: The Secret Japanese Way to Live a Happy and Long Life The Little Book of Ikigai exposes readers to the Japanese philosophy, Ikigai, a belief and practice that guides one to joy and fulfillment through mindfulness. Scientific research and the first-hand of experiences of adherents grant depth to the texts meditations on Ikigai.
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Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice. Microcosm has lived in milk crates, in closets, in a mud room, in a windowless basement, in a church, and under a desk at a major credit card company. They've brought their brightly colored books to infoshops, zine fests, media summits, bicycle conferences, parks, street corners, house shows, dirty bars, all-night coffeeshops, art museums, and every corner of the mainstream where they could clear away a little space to set up shop. They set out to save themselves from not caring, but out there in the margins they found communities worth always doing it better for. Now they have contracts instead of handshakes, a warehouse instead of a fanny pack full of zines. They have a staff, they have relationships in the industry that send their books to places they wouldn't have dreamed they could walk into themselves. They're not as drunk or dirty as they used to be. But still, at heart, they've got this milk crate strapped to the back of a bike and they're riding wildly across town to hand you the book that might just be the one that saves your life!