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Finding Meaning

The Art of Doing Nothing

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

Doing nothing isn't easy. We all want to be productive and get stuff done, so we consume ourselves with being busy. Meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messaging, commuting, and multitasking have all become a part of our busy lives. Doing these things make us feel busy, but are we actually getting anything meaningful done?

Cultivating This Overlooked Emotion Can Boost Your Well-Being And Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

When you look at a majestic natural landscape -- waterfalls, mountain ranges, vast deserts -- what do you feel? For many, the beauty of nature inspire...

Alena Hall

This Man Sold Everything He Owned And Walked Across America To Find His Purpose

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact

After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Austin Shirley felt a sudden lack of purpose in his life. Deciding that he needed a change, the 25-year-old...

The Moment I Knew: The Trajectory I'm On Is 'Purposeful And Meaningful'

Posted 02.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Carla Smith vividly remembers the exact moment the meaning of her life made itself clear. Now the executive vice president of HIMSS, a nonprofit th...

Do What You Love and Change the World

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

If you want to start living an extraordinary life, make a positive difference in the life of just one person. When you do this, something amazing happens. You gain a deeper understanding of who you are and the fulfillment of knowing that you've helped make one small corner of the world a better place.

Are You Squandering Your Gifts?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Hard work and great fun aren't mutually exclusive. And enjoying what you do isn't selfish. It's responsible.

5 Ways To Have A More Meaningful Life

Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sally Wadyka If someone asked you whether you wanted your life to be meaningful or happy, chances are you'd say "both." A recent study, publis...

5 Scientific Insights Into Creating A Meaningful Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas The past few years have been marked by...

A Ritual Ties Past Lessons to Future Hopes

Suzette Standring | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

Try this unforgettable New Year's ritual that can tie past lessons to future hopes. Years ago my invitation read: A Gathering of the Goddesses Th...

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...

Finding Our Way Home

Lolly Daskal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Whether we're constantly on the go or just constantly in meetings, it can feel like we're starving ourselves of something vital.

I Don’t Want My Kids To Be Happy

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

When I think of what I genuinely want for these boys, happiness is not the first thing that comes to mind. I hope saying so does not make me a bad parent.

Who Cares?

Dan Butin | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Dan Butin

It is our job as teachers to create those learning moments that help us make sense of complex realities, that clarify without oversimplifying, that disturb our assumptions and force us to think through new ones.

My Comfort Zone

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 12.23.2012 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

I love playing football, but an athlete I realize that I'm just a single player on this stage. When my time is done the show will go on without me. As I've grown, I've realized that the place in which I found my comfort as a youth was actually not in football alone.

Finding New Purpose on the Age Wave

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Ken Dychtwald, a visionary gerontologist and lecturer, coined the term age wave in the 1980s after realizing the Baby Boomer generation turning 60+ would dramatically shift the composition and needs of society.

Why Are We Here?

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

Your time is now. Your place is here. It's up to you to figure out why you were chosen to be here, right where you are right now, and where you go from here.

The Mysteries Of Resilience

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

A resilience superstar like Viktor Frankl might have found another way, but not all of us have that strength.