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Finding Life Purpose

2015: An Opportunity to Redefine Your Identity

Corey Blake | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Corey Blake

Have you ever been surrounded by friends and family cheering you on and telling you you're living the dream, only to feel invisible and broken on the inside?

Who Am I?

Jodie Preiss | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Jodie Preiss

For the longest time -- probably something like 42 years -- explaining myself by explaining the roles I played for others was OK.

Why You Aren't Who You're Supposed to Be

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Whether the glitch is in the value or the glitch is in the goal, we have several techniques in NLP to reconcile the two. When your values and goals are in alignment, you'll no longer feel frustrated as you pursue what you desire.

The Hardest Thing To Accept In Life -- And How To Come Around

OWN | Posted 11.07.2014 | OWN

For the past 16 years, Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor has been a professor of religion at Piedmont College in north Georgia. There, she is surr...

Steve Harvey On The First Step To Finding Your Calling

OWN | Posted 09.04.2014 | OWN

Comedian Steve Harvey was once a college dropout who drifted from one dead-end job to the next. Today, at age 57, he's an award-winning talk show host...

Are You Getting Your Purpose and Your Process Mixed Up?

Elizabeth McKenzie | Posted 09.27.2014 | Small Business
Elizabeth McKenzie

Figuring out your life's purpose -- what you came here to Planet Earth to do -- is a massively scary undertaking. In fact, it can turn even the most headstrong entrepreneur into a quivering, commitment-phobic mess. But it doesn't have to be that way.

A Cure For FOMO

LinkedIn | Tim Otis | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means - there will be acute cases of FOMO due to the over-share of Caribbean vacations, patio networkin...

Do It Anyway!!

Tony A. Gaskins Jr. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

It doesn't matter how long the road may seem. It doesn't matter how lonely the road may seem. If you have the ability to do it, then do it! Doing what comes natural eliminates the possibility of failure.

A True Rags-to-Riches Story of a Legend and How to Be a Legend in Your World

Marilyn Tam | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Horst Rechelbaclher had an unlikely start to become the founder of Aveda Corp., the father of organic health and beauty products, and a triple digit m...

How to Act from Purpose: Ask and Listen

Cortney McDermott | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

"The great men of this world accomplish in an hour what other mortals accomplish in a year. Yet they are not more active. Their activity is guided, po...

Legacies Through the Decades

Rachael Freed | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Take time to reflect and write about who you are and were, in earlier periods of your life. Divide the time in any way that fits your life and the stages you moved into and out of through your years and because of your unique experiences.

4 Steps To Healing A Broken Life

Posted 11.27.2013 | OWN

The poet, spiritual thinker and author of Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Mark Nepo explores the ways we can put the pieces back together. Though no...

Are You Really Living?

Marilyn Tam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Are you happy in spite of your challenges and see the positive and the potential, or do you look for the doom and gloom in each situation? We have the choice in how we feel. And how we feel affects how we experience each moment of our lives.

Your Secret Skill That's About To Change The World

Posted 07.03.2013 | OWN

Starting something new is always filled with uncertainty, but Nilofer Merchant, who's got more than a few reinventions under her belt, is here to help...

Expect to Be a Revolutionary

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Know this: You are blessed in this work. Every step of the path you walk in this work has been blessed and blessed and blessed again before you traverse it. The angels are giddy, for they love love, and they can see the world that you are enabling to come into being.

Another Reason To 'Go With The Flow'

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

While I truly believe that the choices we make and even the thoughts we think all matter greatly and affect the outcome of our existence, I also believe there is also another force at work and our role is actually more of a co-creator in our own lives.

Need Clarity On Your Life's Purpose?

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Run this exercise through all the areas of your life: career, health and fitness, relationships, spirituality, family, and personal growth. As you do so, you'll start to find a pattern or theme that will lead you to a sense of your overall purpose.

Got Purpose? Good Health Starts With Knowing Your Own Values

Stacy Lu | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacy Lu

Why don't we always do what's best for us? It's a question that has long vexed health educator and behavioral specialist Vic Strecher, but he thinks he may finally have the answer.

How To Live With Purpose

Daniel Wong | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Wong

Discovering what it takes to lead a life that counts is something that has always fascinated me. Judging from the people I've met who live with a sense of regret and hopelessness, it's obvious that we often make mistakes in the pursuit of a meaningful life. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Love What You Do

Jake Ducey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jake Ducey

Most of us are gambling on the biggest risk of all: the bet that we can buy the freedom to do what we want later in life. In order to change the world and the less-than-promising course of history, we must do what we love now.

What Are Your Soul's Questions?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Each soul is called to to particular questions. Those questions will be asked again and again, explored, traversed over and over, through the life experiences of the person who houses that soul. Their struggles, trials, and awakenings are explorations of their soul's few key questions.

A New Take On Finding Your 'Life's Purpose'

Toni Emerson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Toni Emerson

What if our purpose is exactly who we are at this very moment and what we are doing right now? Ask yourself: Which part of me really wants to nail down this elusive life purpose? Is it my mind, my heart, my soul, or my ego?

How to Find Meaning in Work and Life

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

Without knowing why you're doing something, it's only a matter of time before your motivation runs dry and you wake up one morning with that question burning in your heart: "Why am I doing this?"

Just Quit and Just Do it

Mina Samuels | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

I'm not ready to give up my nice life and run off to Africa or start duct taping $5 rain ponchos, but it makes me think: What can I do more of? What can I do with less of? I aspire, not to stuff or style, but more love.

How To Find Your Life's Purpose

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

It's become commonplace in our culture to try to "find your purpose." This time, you are in luck. The search stops here, for here's the truth: Your purpose is to bring more love to this earth.