The Book!

Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon, co-founders of the Global Meaning Institute, are co-authors of a new book, The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work, released worldwide simultaneously in hardcover and digital (ebook) formats by BenBella Books and in three audiobook formats by Tantor Meda on November 18, 2014. The book, which introduces their exciting new paradigm and lifestyle brand, is uniquely inspired by and based on Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture. It integrates their extensive experience, research, consulting, and teaching in the emerging area of Meaning.

The OPA! Way Book Front Cover

We are very proud to announce that The OPA! Way was named the WINNER in the "Self-Help: Motivational Category" of the 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards! Beverly Hills, California, USA, is synonymous with excellence, the best of the best. The Beverly Hills Book Awards focus on "excellence in print from all publishing houses."

We are excited to announce that The OPA! Way is an INDIEFAB 2014 Finalist for Self-Help Book of the Year! The winner will be announced in June and celebrated at the American Library Association National Conference in San Francisco, California, on June 26, 2015.

The OPA! Way was also named an award-winning Finalist in the "Self-Help: Motivational" category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards. A national press release announcing the award results was blasted out to 200,000+ media outlets and publishing industry contacts. 

We are also proud to announce that a Greek language edition of The OPA! Way is being published by Hestia Publishers & Booksellers (ΕΣΤΙΑΣ), the oldest (1885) and most respected publisher in Greece!


The book, which is now available for order from your favorite bookseller, has already received extraordinary reviews including, for example, from the New York Journal of Books and Complete Wellbeing, the leading, award-winning lifestyle (i.e., health, spirituality, and wellness) magazine in India!

Be sure also to check out the amazing Praise for The OPA! Way to learn what people around the world and in all stages and walks of life have said about it. And order your copy now