Upcoming Event

Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild

present

The Two Most Important Days:
How to Find Your Purpose - and Live a Happier, Healthier Life

This event includes a book signing

Date

Jan
10
Wednesday
January 10, 2018
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine SANJIV CHOPRA and Harvard Medical School Associate Dean and Chief Communications Officer GINA VILD for a discussion of their book, The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose - and Live a Happier, Healthier Life.

About The Two Most Important Days

What are the two most important days in your life? "The day you are born and the day you find out why" Mark Twain famously wrote.

The search for happiness is hardwired in our DNA. It transcends age, gender, geography, vocation, and personal circumstances. But how do you achieve it?

Through inspirational storytelling, scientific evidence, practical advice, captivating exercises, and poetry, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild present a powerful message that shows you how to achieve happiness no matter the challenges and stumbling blocks you face along the way. They also reveal the best way to be happy: Discover and live your life’s purpose. It’s a sure path to human flourishing. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that living with purpose can even add years to your life.

Do you know your life’s purpose? This book offers a path to discovering it by illuminating the value of gratitude, forgiveness, meditation, music, friendship and so much more. It will set you on the right path and spark sustained happiness, joy, and bliss.

Praise

“This book is a refreshing refuge from simplistic happiness prescriptions. The treasures found here illuminate the moment to moment choices we can make to build immunity and well being as we take a stand on what matters most.” ―Ellen Wingard, Global Leadership Coach for Social Impact

“Radiating a sense of joy and wonder throughout its pages, this book inspires reflection and offers simple yet important changes that will bring renewal and purpose to one’s life. Grounded in science, it illuminates a path forward with practical and engaging exercises and inspirational poetry.” ―Andrew Carroll, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of the American Poetry & Literacy Project

“This majestic book has much wisdom to savor and practical steps to help you navigate life's many forks. I promise it will delight!” ―Deepak Chopra

Gina Vild
Gina Vild

Gina Vild

Gina Vild is the associate dean and chief communications officer for the Office of Communications and External Relations at Harvard Medical School. She lives in Boston.

Sanjiv Chopra
Sanjiv Chopra

Sanjiv Chopra

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker. He lives in Boston.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

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