Interview with Linda Leaming on Her Book "A Field Guide to Happiness" | Speaking of China

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  1. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary October 31, 2014 at 8:42 am | | Reply

    Another great post! I have never heard of the first book, so I will have to check it out!!

    Also, I love this: “The Bhutanese have a lot to teach the rest of the world about how to be happier. They live with less, they live with a spirituality and a sense of themselves that’s conducive to happiness.” I love how she pointed out that living a simple life will make you happier and that material wealth doesn’t equate to happiness.

    Happy Halloween, Jocelyn!! Are you doing anything special?

  2. Holly Hollins
    Holly Hollins October 31, 2014 at 9:27 am | | Reply

    I know a lot of Bhutan and their people! I have a couple of Bhutanese-Nepali friends.
    Anyways, thanks for featuring this! I have a new book that I need to get my hands on!!

  3. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen October 31, 2014 at 12:12 pm | | Reply

    Thank you, Jocelyn, for featuring A Field Guide to Happiness. And congratulations to Linda. I love the premise of exploring happiness through her experiences in Bhutan. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  4. R Zhao
    R Zhao October 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    I just downloaded “Married to Bhutan” on my Kindle and maybe I will read this one, too. I really enjoy your book recommendations!

    Bhutan fascinates me. I believe it is often ranked first on the “World Happiness Index.” It is closed off from the world in many ways, which I’m sure helps it retain its culture. I don’t know if I’ll ever have enough money to visit there, but I want to learn more about the country.

  5. Ri
    Ri October 31, 2014 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

    I’d never heard of Linda’s books, but I look forward to checking them both out!
    I love the personal touch of her husband contributing his painting for the cover, too. 🙂
    Thank you for introducing the booksーand the lovely author! ^^

  6. Linda Leaming
    Linda Leaming October 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm | | Reply

    What a fun interview! Thanks Jocelyn. It’s wonderful to be a part of this great group of women who could all probably write their own books about living overseas, marriage, and being happy.

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