Positive Philosophy

Sanj Katyal

This is not another self-help book teaching us how to be happy. Happiness is not the goal. While most people spend their entire lives working hard in pursuit of happiness, what we really want is a life of meaning and fulfillment. We want to flourish. When we’re young, many of us follow society’s traditional path to success. We hope to hit the milestones for achievement and eventually be fulfilled. But the good life isn’t built on wealth, status, and material goods, and “having it all” only leaves you wanting more.

In this unique practical guide to living well, physician Sanj Katyal uses discoveries from psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and medicine to create a practical, easy-to-implement blueprint for flourishing: Positive Philosophy. In this book, he combines the ancient wisdom of Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Bhagavad Gita with the scientifically validated tools of contemporary Positive Psychology. Designed as a personal operating system to lead an optimal life, Positive Philosophy can show you how to deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you, end the cycle of materialism and greed, cultivate more tranquility, and achieve lasting meaning and fulfillment.

This is the book that Sanj wishes he had read twenty years ago. Enjoy and get ready to flourish.

Press & Praise

Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

"This deeply intelligent book is full of scientifically grounded, practical help for a wiser, happier life. Succinct, heartfelt, and soulful. Highly recommended."

Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

"A physician offers sensible reflections on finding the path to a life well lived."

Megan McDonough, CEO, Wholebeing Institute and author of A Minute for Me: Learning to Savor Sixty Seconds

"If you want to live a good and meaningful life, read this book. From philosophy to psychology, you'll understand what great thinkers advised for living well and how to put that advice into positive action for a better today."

Sanj Katyal

Sanj Katyal holds a bachelor of science with university honors in chemical and biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, as well as certifications in Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology coaching from Whole Being Institute. He has published and lectured extensively on well-being and the Science of Happiness to audiences ranging from college students to physicians. Sanj lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his hobbies include kayaking, writing, and traveling.

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