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The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work Hardcover – November 18, 2014
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Dr. Brent Potter, New York Journal of Books
The OPA! Way is a meaning-filled alternative, a doorway to a fulfilling, majestic, and joy-filled existence, seen through the prism of perennial Greek insight.”
Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
At a time when the world seems to be plunging ahead into a future dominated by information technology . . . The OPA! Way offers something else: a life based on values that go back to ancient Greece; a world in which friends and neighbors spend time together exchanging ideas and experiences; and a future in which service to others offers the richest personal rewards.”
Michael S. Dukakis, former Massachusetts governor and US presidential nominee; distinguished professor of political science
This is a profound, soul-enriching philosophy that captures the true meaning and essence of our lives. The OPA! Way is guaranteed to change the way you see the world forever. I recommend everyone read this book.”
Debbie Matenopoulos, author of the bestselling cookbook It’s All Greek to Me and two-time Emmy Award nominee
The authors are able to show us the profound truth that meaningfulness lies in connecting with meaningful relationships, deeper purpose, and an appreciative attitude. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon have just written another bestseller!”
Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, editor of The Human Quest for Meaning, 2nd edition
A must-read . . . as the daily affirmations of The OPA! Way are time-tested methods on how to live the good life and enjoy yourself’ in the pursuit of happiness in a way that honors and best serves the well-being of individuals, communities, and, in turn, all of humanity.”
George Elias Stephanopoulos, executive producer of Golf in the Kingdom and creator of the film Swing Away
This is an extraordinary book with many insights and directions for leading a healthier, happier, and more meaningful life. Congratulations to Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon for your exceptional contribution to Living.”
E. Mike Vasilomanolakis, MD, chief of staff and director, cardiology division, Community Hospital of Long Beach, California; Grammy Award-winning music producer
Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon have done it again. With The OPA! Way, they brilliantly articulate that we all need meaningful relationships, must engage with deeper purpose, and must tackle life with the goal that we can truly make a difference. This book is indeed a prescription for lives worth living for all of us!”
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, MD, member of Parliament (Canada)
About the Author
Elaine Dundon, CEO of The Meaning Group, is the co-founder of The OPA! Way®, a new lifestyle program for finding Joy & Meaning in everyday life and work, uniquely inspired by Greek philosophy and culture. Elaine began her career in business strategy and marketing, including brand management at Procter & Gamble. A thought leader in the field of Innovation Management, she authored the international best-selling book, The Seeds of Innovation, as well as created and taught a ground-breaking course on Innovation Management in the business program at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her work in the field of innovation has been featured globally in numerous leading publications.
As her work in Innovation Management evolved, her focus shifted to the "Human Side of Innovation" and specifically, Meaning, which her experience and research have shown is the key source of success. Elaine is a keynote speaker, advisor, and facilitator, and a leader of the Meaning Movement.
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Having pursued my own journey to Ithaca with both literal travel as well as spiritual quests, I totally appreciate the odyssey on which Dr. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon embarked and the lessons they share. Advocates of the Meaning Movement, the bestselling authors are passionate about the Greek culture and its wisdom for wellness, peaceful and joyful living, and excellence. Intending to throw light on the topic of meaning, they have succeeded in taking the ancient Greek philosophers and their wisdom out of the old texts and philosophy classes and link them to today’s world through the stories and attitude of simple yet wise villagers and islanders they met during their journey in Greece.
Their exceptional book "The OPA! Way: Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life and Work" is an uncomplicated handbook that reflects the authors’ knowledge of ancient and modern philosophies and universal truths. Greek wisdom, eternal values, and ethos, as well as wellness and moderation are at the heart of this book. Meaningful connections, purpose, and attitude are shown to be vital to the meaningfulness of life, helping thus individuals and communities, while contributing to the evolution of a healthier and finer world. "The OPA! Way" offers encouragement and wisdom with principal lessons, guiding readers through their own journey.
The book’s introduction sets the groundwork and draws the reader in. The three main sections talk about three important steps that we shoud take: connecting meaningfully with others through hospitality and honor in village communities; engaging with deeper purpose to know one’s self while living with virtue and joy; and embracing the fullness of life without fear but rather with appreciative attitude, courage, trust, and acceptance. The concluding chapter outlines the above fundamental OPA! insights.
The remarkable variety of inspirational quotations of Greek thinkers and philosophers, including Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Socrates Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, and Hippocrates, as well as their relevance in today's life, emphasize the developed themes. The well- thought affirmations reinforce the idea that positive thinking brings better results than doubt, fear, and negativity. The stories from Greece and the wisdom of simple yet wise people validate the premise of the book.
The authors’ recommendations encourage a life of virtue, goodness, honesty, decency, and kindness. They show that, when it comes to connections with others, virtue motivates justice and respect while inspires courage and patience in the course of affliction, as well as moderation and discretion throughout life.
I sincerely recommend the OPA! book to everyone, whether already on the right path or not. This excellent life-changing read will keep you progressing forward to greater joy and fulfillment in your search for meaning and purpose in your everyday life and work by helping you to master the eternal universal virtues and connect to your eternal soul and natural tendency for happiness.
I have bought many copies to give to my family and friends.