This peaceful scene is Mazamo cliff in Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawans are renowned for their longevity, having considerably more centenarians than their equivalents in the west. People there live on average seven years longer, have fewer instances of depression, and serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are less common.
The locals put this down to something they call Ikigai, which roughly translates as the ‘reason for which you wake up.’ This concept is central to their culture.
At Ellis Davies Financial Planning we enjoy helping our clients to focus on their Ikigai, from which they gain fulfilment and well-being.