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Reflections on a High School Reunion

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Because I knew these folks way back when, I saw the distant, teenage past in their eyes and in their words as well as the surface of the present moment so evident in their faces, in their hands. I saw lives lived. I saw entire lifetimes.

5 Essential Questions To Lead You To Your Calling

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

There is an underlying and maybe sometimes not so underlying question, which is in all of us: What is the purpose of my life and what am I here to do? Obviously each one of us has to find our own unique and personal answer to these questions.

Ram Dass On How To Deal With Change

Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Ram Dass gets raw and real to talk gurus, spirituality what inspires him most. The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Mara...

Focus On Life's Little Things To Be Happy

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Not only is it important to recognize and appreciate every moment that brings you joy, it's also important to remember those moments. It's like creating a "happy memories" bank.

Vanessa Hardy: What Is Success?

Vanessa Hardy | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Vanessa Hardy

Living looks really different than it looked three years ago. There's a difference between being physically alive and truly living.

Only The Outcast Can Lead

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Gail Gross

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFear of failure or already low self-esteem may further work to push those passions down to a forgotten place, where we try to tell ourselves they belong. The problem is that by attempting to silence our inner voice, we limit our true potential and our ability to lead full, happy lives.

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: Living a Successful Life: Lessons From My Father

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

My father may not have fully appreciated my personhood or agreed with my worldview, but in his own way, he gave me a priceless gift.

How the 'Me, Me, Me' Generation Has Freed Purpose

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Simone N. Sneed

In many of the recent articles on millennials, there is a critical narrative that has emerged and has lead to what I believe is the beginning of a cultural zeitgeist, and that narrative is about purpose.

What I Learned From Wayne Dyer

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

There is an invisible and infinite part of ourselves that knows our deepest purpose. Do what makes you feel amazing. And listen to the quiet whispers (or elbow nudges) of your heart. Your intuition and excitement will bring you in alignment with your purpose.

Finding Permanence in a Pixelated World

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

It is crucial that we stay grounded in some kind of permanence, not a personal permanence, but the permanence of the human journey. Ultimately, in order to stay anchored, we need more than just hashtags.

The Benefits Of Expressing Love (PLUS: 5 Love-Centric Questions To Meditate On)

Tara Brach | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The more we pay attention to the sense of another's love, to a place that provides beauty and ease, to our own strengths and aspiration, the more we connect with the heart space that will offer a healing refuge.

Detach From Drama

Ginnie Love | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

Detect and detach from the dramas of your life without delay and open your eyes to the world that lies beneath the surface of avoiding the true source of your needs. Stop procrastinating. You have been afraid of your own power for too long.

How To Live A Life Of Purpose

Stephen Cope | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephen Cope

I've been struck by the ordinariness of most of the so-called extraordinary lives we've studied. And the closer we look at "ordinary lives," well, the more extraordinary they appear. It's tough being a human being -- and I'm impressed by the courage I see in every single life I encounter.

What Would You Do if You Could Take a Year Off?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

People who "enjoy life" don't necessarily find it with more money.  Enjoyment of life generally includes being socially connected, having fun, and feeling a sense of purpose.

Are You Living on Purpose?

Marcia Wieder | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

Your purpose is not a big, burdensome, heavy weight that you "must" accomplish in your life; rather, it's a joyous expression of who you are.

How I Found My Purpose: A Personal Story Of Transformation

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I've learned that we all possess a power within us to better our own lives. And, yes, attitude is everything. I've realized how desperately important it is to listen to what your life is telling you and to lead the life your heart is begging you to lead.

9 Habits To Deepen Trust

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Symptoms are our friend. If we listen, they can help us shift the way we creatively express ourselves, to reclaim the original authority of leadership in our own lives.

Wisdom For The Road Ahead

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

"What is my life purpose?" "What's the most important work for me right now?" "How can my work reflect what I value?" These big questions show up in different transitional seasons of life, as we squint into the future to determine how much time we have to pull it all together.

'Denying Self-Expression Led Me to Depression'

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

I now know that when we deny the expression of our true self we can experience depression. I pushed my feelings of depression underground and instead focused on helping other people live their passion and reclaim wellness.

3 Keys To Living The Life You Want

Dr. Jean Houston | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jean Houston

People are longing to finally feel fully alive and to fulfill their unique purpose in life. So then why is living a life of meaning and purpose so difficult?

Three Precious Gifts: Awareness, Forgiveness, Gratitude

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What are you most grateful for in your life, right now? What are the gifts of awakening you have experienced?