This volume examines the questions of what constitutes a good life and how one can achieve happiness and well-being, and analyses
different ways in which people can strive for a good life. First, it presents an overview on important concepts in psychology
that are related to living a good life. Then, a new approach is introduced: the concept of art-of-living as a holistic way
to reach happiness. Empirical studies are reported involving a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity
of the questionnaire is demonstrated with respect to a wide range of concepts. In addition, the volume provides results from
empirical studies, showing that, and how, art-of-living and happiness can be enhanced. Several intervention studies are described
in detail, which have been performed with different groups of subjects, including pupils, university students and employees.
Also, results of interviews are summarized, which were held with people who had been nominated as exemplary artists-of-living.
The volume concludes with a description of art-of-living in autobiographies, and presents suggestions for further research
with respect to art-of-living.