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Living With Meaning

Secular Political Engagement And Meaning And Purpose In Life

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

How I'm Trying To Find The Meaning Of Life As I Age

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.29.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

You know what really sucks (so far, anyway) about getting old? LOOKING FOR THE DAMN MEANING! I'm at the last third of my life. The first third went by very very slowly. The second third, however, flew by.

Reclaiming Mother's Day After The Second Anniversary Of My Mom's Death

Tanja Pajevic | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Tanja Pajevic

However we choose to express our grief, let it be exquisite and true. Explore what that means, if you need to. Or experiment until something feels right -- you'll know.

A Different Me: Two Years After Losing My Son

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion
Melanie DeSimone

Burying my son has tenderized me.

Finding Meaning in the Everyday 

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Bhavani Esapathi

Ever wondered how children are amused at some outright bizarre things? It's because they find meaning in things that are completely new to them so what's stopping you from finding meaning in the most mundane, sometimes ridiculous, everyday things? 

Once Upon A Purpose: How Companies Can Use Stories To Connect People And Purpose

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Shannon Schuyler

I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me h...

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

(image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach the...

How To Live A More Meaningful Life

Peter Field | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Above all else, experiencing a meaningful life means living in the moment, while connecting the past, the present, and the future. Doing so gives us a clearer idea of where we need to go in light of where we have been.

How Mindfulness Lets Us Listen to Our Hearts

Steve Kane | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Kane

If you were to have told me six months ago that I would start an Instagram account spreading love, originality and positive energy, I would have thoug...

Take a Pause: Find Your Why

Patricia Echeverria | Posted 05.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Patricia Echeverria

As Mark Twain stated, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." Unfortunately, most people wait too long for this day. Far too many go through the motions of daily life, waiting for the weekend and working for retirement.

Is Meaningfulness the New Mindfulness?

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Meredith Barnett

Few would disagree that mindfulness has been a favorite buzzword of the past few years. A term that has its roots in Buddhism and other Eastern philos...

What's Your Story?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

If you think about it, life is all about stories. The stories we tell others. The stories we tell ourselves. If you never thought of yourself as an author, it's time to challenge your thinking since you are. Each of us weaves stories all the time.

Birdman, Relevancy and a Life That Matters

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.09.2015 | 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.

Expanding the Conversation: Beyond Body Talk

Temimah Zucker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

Each evening as my feet feel sore and my mind becomes numb I take some time to reflect on the events of the day. How did I spend my day; whom did I se...

The Art of Being Alive Series: 5 lessons From Real Stories to Inspire Us to Live Fully Alive

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 04.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

I'm inspired by sweet popping possibility, hope, joy. I'm inspired by the messages I receive from people and the friends and family who are kicking ass and taking names. I'm inspired by happiness, and by the burning truth that deep down, we are enough, that now is beautiful, and that things get better.

A Cover Girl's Confession

Maaretta Tukiainen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maaretta Tukiainen

Many people dream of being on a magazine's cover. I never did. For me being in public has always been just part of the job, nothing more. Of course yo...

The Joy of Service

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

When I wrote to tell JoAnn Cayce she had been nominated for a national award, JoAnn responded: I don't know this fellow that's nominated me -- he h...

5 Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

If you want to save the Law of Karma in a serious way, one that makes a difference to how people live their lives, there are a few genuine alternatives that should be considered.

Success Is Abundance Within

Maaretta Tukiainen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maaretta Tukiainen

In my life as a TV boss, I had an abundance of power -- or that's what people thought I had. That's what they wanted to meet me for. Of course, all I had was an image of power in their heads, nothing more. Real power is rooted somewhere much deeper.

6 Ways To Find Real Happiness

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

What does it really take to be satisfied? We asked some of the smartest people we know. Can I Make My Job Meaningful? I've been a house painte...

From Chaos to Transcending Purpose

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle

Vic Strecher: This is really exciting, Winston! My very first HuffPost post. Winston, The Dung Beetle: Don't you mean our very first HuffPost post. ...

What Is an Authentic Life?

Eldon Taylor | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

I am often asked two questions, "What is an authentic life?" and "How does one know whether or not they are living authentically?"

College Graduates Building Meaningful Lives: Don't Measure Success by Your Paycheck

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cynthia Huggins

A college education should also impress on students the importance -- the absolute necessity -- of a meaningful life in which they get to define success for themselves. Learn to play the clarinet. Read a Brontë novel. Coach a basketball team. Or just spend an hour walking a dog.

A Happy Or Meaningful Life? How About A JOYPOSEFUL Life!

Christine Organ | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

Happiness, I have found, is like a fruity, sweet mimosa- - soft, pleasant and fun, but somewhat flimsy. A joyposeful life, on the other hand, is like a heady, thick cabernet or smooth, aged bourbon -- impactful, multidimensional, complex and substantial.

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.