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Life Purpose

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

Reiner Lomb | Posted 01.28.2015 | 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 01.27.2015 | 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 01.08.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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 12.31.2014 | 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.

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?

Why I Don't Want to Be a Kardashian

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

I realized that, as women, our first instinct is to personalize the best qualities of another female upon ourselves; we "wish" we had the lips of Angelina Jolie and the eyes of Megan Fox. This, in turn, leads us to neglect the beauty we already possess.

Are People Around You Holding You Back?

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Start becoming conscious and fully aware of who you give yourself and your time to. It is critical for your own journey inward and upward to only give yourself to those that give fully back. If they don't feed you, it's time to take a look at drawing some healthy boundaries in those relationships.

How Not to Get Fired While Building Your Side Business

Andrea Shields Nunez | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Andrea Shields Nunez

For most people, the purpose of a side business is to build something so you can eventually leave your job. Until you get there, though, it's important to create the best possible conditions for yourself at your current job.

5 More Great Concepts for Happiness

Richard Koch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Not everyone is lucky enough to make generating knowledge their profession. But everyone who is happy finds meaning in what they do (whether paid or unpaid).

5 Steps to Transition From Your Career to a Life Purpose

Tom Cronin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Cronin

For most of us the ultimate goal throughout our entire school and university life is to get a good career with a six-figure salary. But as the years go by, you realize that you're good at what you do but you just keep doing the same thing over and over again like a small cog in a big fat money wheel.

5 Questions That Will Test Your Sense Of Meaning In Life

Psychology Today | Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

Whether or not you’re aware of it, the need for your life to have meaning is at the roots of the motivation that makes you uniquely human. Positive ...

My Life's Purpose: Loving, No Matter What

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

My perception of the world and the people around me is a mirror of my inner attitudes, core beliefs and old emotional wounds. Like so many, I considered my mind to be superior to my heart, and felt that being emotional and vulnerable was a weakness.

Do You Know Your Purpose?

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Hans Hickler

Are we looking to receive purpose and meaning, or do we understand our obligation to contribute purpose? Are we looking to receive purpose and meaning, or do we understand our obligation to contribute purpose?

You Bee You: Understanding Your Purpose in Life Through The World of Bees

Amy Eskind | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Amy Eskind

A word to the wise: The queen bee is a hot momma for sure, but mature queens are less productive. After a couple of seasons they lose their je ne sais quoi. Queens quickly become yesterday's news.

How To Thrive and Live a Fulfilling Life After Loss

Irina Jordan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Irina Jordan

Happiness is a habit, not a decision. Just like fitness, you have to work on it. Find a beautiful journal and write what you are grateful for each and every day.

Who Am I?

Jodie Preiss | Posted 01.11.2015 | 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 01.10.2015 | 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.

Be True to Yourself, Always

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

I spend every single day of my life painting - there is no day when I'm not being creative. Art is what makes this planet beautiful, and yes, it's a shame that artists live lives that are mostly unrecognized and underpaid - if paid at all. But this is my purpose.

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...

To Feel Meaningful Is To Feel Immortal

Scientific American | Clay Routledge | | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

Imagine when our ancestors first started to look up at the stars and question their place in the universe. Why are we here? Are we alone? What happens...

Happiness: It's Not About Having Kids or Not

Darah Zeledon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

But, really, above all else, happiness is in the knowing that no matter what life throws our way, we can handle it and move forward stronger, more confident and more resilient.

Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

Business Insider | Emily Esfahani Smith | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness." In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in ...

Why 'Retirement' Is A Dirty And Dangerous Word

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Retirement has gone from being an expected right and privilege to a broken promise and a cruel joke. No use crying over spilled milk, but let's stop talking about Retirement as if it's going to happen -- or at least as if it's going to happen the way they told us it was going to happen.