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Life Purpose

The Gift I Would Give to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Edwin Leap, MD

They fight for custody, they change the diapers, feed and bathe the children. They take them to school, clothe them, care for them in their sickness.

The Spiritual Warrior -- On Life After Death

Lisa Durant | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Durant

I nearly died this past January. To be more precise, I believe I was actually dead in a Marin County, California hospital. I know it's a stretch for s...

5 Questions to Help You Discover Your Purpose

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Before you heart constricts at the thought of figuring out what it is you want to do for the rest of your "life," let's first start by focusing on this moment, right here and right now!

Bringing Meaning to Your Birthday

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim McDonald

Today, I turn 47. It has been a very different life than I ever imagined. The vision I had when I was 16 of what my life would be like included one fa...

How Warren Buffett Defines Success

Business Insider | Richard Feloni | Posted 04.08.2015 | World

When Warren Buffett was 25 years old, he had accumulated about $2 million in today's dollars. He had achieved his childhood goal of assured financial ...

What I Learned From Crashing a Funeral

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

It was raining when I woke up. How fitting. Today I was going to follow in the footsteps of the wisest and sharpest professor I've had to date. I wa...

Your Path to Purpose

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Your purpose in life is bigger than any single goal -- it's your reason for being on the planet. You may have more than one purpose, and your purpose may evolve over time, but it's basically your reason for existence. So it's worth discovering.

20 Ways To Find Your Life Purpose

Deborah Chalk | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Chalk

You're ready to find out what you are here for, other than being able to explain every plot twist of your favorite show beside the company water-cooler. What next? Here are 20 ways to find your life purpose:

Entitlement Means So Much More to Millennials

Casey Bruce | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

We understand that to be happy means to search for it, deep in the trenches of our everyday joys and woes, and that it's hard to do. How many of us are saying to ourselves every single day, "If I just had the chance, I could be so much happier."

Birdman, Relevancy and a Life That Matters

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

When it's all said and done, I personally believe that the gift of life itself fulfills any requirement for relevancy.

What Is Your Purpose?

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Ever wonder what your purpose is or how to live it more fully? The first step to discovering and living into our true purpose is to understand that t...

The Best Retirement Plan Is Having A Job You Love

Reiner Lomb | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Reiner Lomb

Around the time I turned 50, I had the following dilemma to consider: either continue working for another 10 to 15 years in my old career to ensure a financially secure retirement, or change to a new career that is better aligned with my passion and purpose. After a period of struggling with this question, I finally decided to change to a new career in my mid-50s.

Where Is Your Aliveness?

Annemiek van Helsdingen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Annemiek van Helsdingen

Dear you, This is a big question! A question that is so important, so beautiful, and so potent. Let me tell you about my dance with it. I've bee...

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Job and Love My Life

James McCrae | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

At this moment, you are being called to make an impact where you have been assigned. It's not perfect. But things are never perfect. Instead of waiting for your job to be perfect, make your reaction to your job perfect. Show up everyday as an act of service. Take what you are given and turn it into art.

5 Steps to Help You Discover Your True Purpose

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Sample Spires

After stripping off all of the outdated emotional baggage we've piled on, we can finally let our authentic selves shine through, and when we do, we attract what we've always wanted.

How to Find Your Purpose -- And Go For It

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Mia Redrick

Ask yourself, what do I you love? What do I enjoy? Sometimes we make identifying our purpose a science experiment, when it isn't. Recall what brings you joy in your life or in your work in some past experience. Start there.

What I Learned From Doing a Job I Hate

Bri Seeley | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Bri Seeley

While my life has been slightly uncomfortable since becoming unemployed, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have unlocked my undeniably passionate spirit, allowed space for great opportunities, and truly begun to enjoy waking up every day. Living a life in line with my purpose is definitely a life worth living.

7 Signs You're Not Living the Life Your Soul Intended (and What to Do About It)

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

You've lost the zing and excitement that comes with living the life your soul intended in exchange for the mundane, responsible adulthood you were told to live. Here are seven sure-fire signs you aren't living the life your soul intended and what to do about it starting TODAY.

7 Things You Must Do Before You Say 'I Quit!'

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Allen Vaysberg

Your life is yours and how you live it is only up to you. You can choose to live contently or you can live a life that you wake up loving. Which would you prefer? You deserve better, it's never too late to do what you love and get paid for it!

How Boomers Will Rise to Meet the World's Deep Needs

Reiner Lomb | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Reiner Lomb

Like millions of my fellow Baby Boomers, I deeply care about the future of our planet and the well-being of current and future generations. My concern is based on the values I grew up with on a farm, in a small village in West Germany after World War II.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Hero/Heroine's Journey

Maria Portas | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

As new budding creative entrepreneurs we actually choose to take the Hero/Heroine's Journey. Our life's work is our business. And it is through our wo...

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Business With Debbie Travis

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 03.10.2015 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

Whether your passion is decorating cakes, making pottery or home decorating, Debbie offers these 10 tips for creating a life that lets you do something you love and earn a living at the same time.

'What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?'

Marilyn Tam | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

As you look over the untraveled road in front of you, remember how you regard the situation, and not the actual circumstances, is what determines how you feel and how you deal with life. Trust that you will prevail.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Live Fully Alive and Awake

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 03.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

The feature image photo credits: Brie Seavey, Olga Dossa, Gvantsa Mamatsashvili, and Ellie Savoy. (Edited by Adedayo) The image used is with their pe...

Meaning and Purpose in Life: Commonplace or Hard to Come By?

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

The quest for a higher purpose and a greater meaning (the "Holy Grail") is sometimes difficult and it has no end point. Still, it is not a hopeless journey. According to the research, most people easily find meaning, all along the way.