Embracing 7 Everyday Virtues to Increase Happiness and Personal Success
- 280 Pages
- August 9, 2022
- ISBN: 9781510773370
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in x 0in
A modern spin on the timeless moral virtues, presenting a blueprint for using ethics to build a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
Thirty years ago, as a twenty-something engaged to her now-husband Anthony, Kristin found herself navigating that often-fraught relationship of daughter-in-law versus mother-in-law. In this case, Kristin and her future mother-in-law Roseanne were getting along famously, until things took a turn and then suddenly, they weren’t. By the time the wedding was over, and Kristin and Anthony were settled in their new life together, she was barely on speaking terms with Roseanne. After puzzling over what to do, Kristin eventually realized that in order for things to truly improve with her mother-in-law, she would need to improve herself.
Through Kristin's “Excellence Personified in Character” system, readers will learn to embrace a growth mindset for personal character and cultivate the seven E.P.I.C. virtues: Gratitude, Faith, Honesty, Perseverance, Charity, Wisdom, and Prudence.
This book reveals that when we Live E.P.I.C.,we invest in ourselves, we are better equipped to navigate setbacks, and our lives and relationships become happier, richer, and more success-filled.
Kristin Noto has spent the past thirty years studying the application of excellence in the development of personal character as a means to achieve personal fulfillment, success, and happiness. In addition to her work as a researcher and expert on personal character, she is a member of Mensa. Noto, who has a BA in psychology from Marist College, is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Marist College and a member of the Child Mind Institute West Coast Advisory Council. She resides in the Bay Area with her husband Anthony and their children.
“Kristin Noto has written a moving account of the transformative power of focusing on values like compassion, honesty, humility, and gratitude—in her own life and as a guide to others—and the effect of small positive decisions in building a fulfilling life." —Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, president of Child Mind Institute
“Kristin’s beautifully and compassionately written story—philosophically rich, but sprinkled with an abundance of warmth and humility—inspires its readers to be the finest version of themselves. Everyday she lives in concert with her belief in the contagiousness of virtue; and I can personally and enthusiastically attest to the deeply motivating impact that her character, honesty, wisdom and huge heart has had on my life and so many others.” —Liz Ann Sonders, Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.