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The Quest for Purpose

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Whether it is something I've chosen or it has chosen me, my life is filled with great purpose and meaning. With every breath I am given, I will always seek to share good, show love, and reflect the beauty that is life.

5 Ways to Learn From Troubling Times

Kathleen Pasley | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Pasley

Most of us dread and despise difficult times -- whether it be financial woes, relationships breaking down, marriages ending, losing a job, fighting wi...

Why I'm Not Watching the Super Bowl This Year

Will Wilkinson | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports
Will Wilkinson

I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year. Not just because of Deflategate, although that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Mainly, I've realized it's a complete and utter waste of time. I have better things to do.

How to Make Meaningful Choices You Won't Regret

Lisa M.P. Munoz | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science
Lisa M.P. Munoz

Even though all the research tells us that money in and of itself won't bring us meaning, we still are, understandably, lured to wealth. We need to inject more of our passions into everyday life -- to create the sparks that give us more meaning. Only then can we truly author our own lives.

What Really Matters in Life?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Most people don't want to "do nothing' all day. We have hopes and dreams, goals and ambitions. We want to contribute to the world, make it a better place, not "retire" from it to a life of "leisure."

7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. Some companies are adapting right along with the changes, but many are having difficulties.

Redefining Success in 2015: How Much Is Enough?

Craig Dowden | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Craig Dowden

Pick an element of what it means to be successful and W. Brett Wilson has likely achieved it. He is one of Canada's most financially successful and well-known businessmen, he is an Order of Canada recipient, a best-selling author, and former television star of Dragon's Den, the Canadian hit series precursor to ABC's Shark Tank.

The Problem With Meaning

The New York Times | David Brooks | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

Not long ago, a friend sent me a speech that the great civic leader John Gardner gave to the Stanford Alumni Association 61 years after he graduated f...

Hiraeth Part II: Holiday Homesickness

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

hiraeth   (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the l...

7 Paradoxical Truths to Embrace for a Meaningful Life

Thai Nguyen | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

There's a flow to life, a rhythm of striving and letting go -- holding on too tightly is like swimming against the current. Hard work, hustling, persistence needs to be balanced with patience, and at times, stepping away.

Why The Hell Do I Deserve This?

Yaniv Aviran | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Yaniv Aviran

I don't think I would have had the time to study what I've always wanted, start my own business, travel the world, give lectures in lots of different places and publish a children's book, without knowing that the most limited thing I've got is my time here on earth.

Only Those Who Dare... Truly Live

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

Who wants to live without dreams or to live a mediocre life? What boy ever grew up wishing one day to possess an economy car? When I was still a lit...

The Power of This Moment

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

Personally, I find this message quite refreshing -- one that cuts to the chase in today's multi-tracking, information-overloaded world. Here is someone not claiming to have the answer, but boldly asserting that we all have the answer.

5 Gifts To Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

This is a perfect time to stop for a moment and really think about the meaning of your own celebrations, so that you don't end up spending a fortune in time and money with nothing real to show when it is over.

5 Steps to Creating a Beautiful Life You Love: Part 4

Elyse Gorman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

You just need to know steps 1 through 5. When you complete step 5, you'll probably have figured out steps 6, 7 and 8. When you complete step 8, it's likely that steps 9 and 10 will be clearer. Continue until you reach step 100.

Why Happiness Is the Wrong Pursuit

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

In the end, the way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, but to pursue it for others. The good life is not about getting what we want. It's about having what it takes to give to others.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

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?

5 Steps to Creating a Beautiful Life You Love: Part 2

Elyse Gorman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

What does it mean to live a life true to yourself? What kind of things do you want to be doing on a daily basis? When you look back on your life on your deathbed, what achievements will you be proudest of?

Smiling and Climbing: In Tribute to Joe Gold

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Are you smiling and climbing? This week, our community celebrated the life of Joe Gold, t. His eulogy serves as a source of inspiration for each of ...

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...

Somewhat Unexpected Ways to Feel Happier

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Paradoxically strong self-esteem also enables us stay open to hearing others' differing views, I believe. This path towards a positive and resilient outlook begins with giving oneself the permission to feel.

A New Enlightenment?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

In a recent PBS interview with Charlie Rose, 85-year old Harvard University professor emeritus of biology, E. O. Wilson, talked about his latest book, The Meaning of Human Existence, and what he calls "the new enlightenment."

18 Valuable Lessons From Pursuing The Wrong Career Path

Elyse Gorman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

You can learn a lesson from anything and everything life throws your way. And if you view life this way, you've always won. You're always receiving gifts. That's how I see my years spent pursuing a career path that didn't sit right with my heart. Here are 18 valuable lessons that I learned...

Creating a Better World, One Cup of Tea at a Time

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Dr. Shelley Prevost

Millennials often get a bad rap for being anti-social internet addicts and gaming fanatics, more likely to Tweet about their latest Netflix binge than put on some pants and meet up with friends in person.