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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...

Brexit Reflects EU's Failure To Create A European Identity - And Israel Should Take Heed

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Carlo Strenger

And indeed I think that Israel's lack of vision is already creating the analogue of Brexit: As Peter Beinart has been arguing for years, the younger generation of American Jews, who are overwhelmingly liberal and cosmopolitan in outlook, are progressively disengaging from an Israel, with which they cannot identify, and whose values they do not share.

You Should Stop Trying to "Work Smarter, Not Harder"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Business mantras are intended to elevate and inspire. And like anything that promises a quick fix, they have been shared and repeated on every social ...

Why 'Find Your Purpose' Is Terrible Advice

Zach Mercurio | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Zach Mercurio

"Find your purpose" is terrible advice and I'm guilty of imparting it to thousands of people. And for that, I am sorry. I'm sorry on behalf of the ...

Your Company's Powerful Hidden Secret

Zach Mercurio | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Zach Mercurio

Toward the end of a workshop I facilitated on purpose-driven work, a regional manager of a large electronics supplier tentatively raised her hand. ...

When 'What Do You Do?' Is the Wrong Question

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

"So, what do you do?" a friend of a friend says, leaning against the kitchen island at a party. I'm a Rabbi, and I hate this question. For a long tim...

Time Waits for Nothing

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 05.31.2016 | Good News
Melissa Curley Bogner

It's free yet it's priceless. You can use it but you can't borrow it. It can be your friend or your worst enemy. You have no control over it, and you can't move it forward or slow it down. What is it?

Following Sheryl Sandberg's Lead: How You Can Build Resilience

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and adversity is a consistent theme of life. Simple tools will help you become more resilient to both the small and large adversities life throws your way.

The Meaning of Life

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Spirituality -- which is at the heart of all religion as well as the heart of all of life -- is about action more than belief. It's about courage more than comfort. And ultimately, it's about the practice of leaping and being caught.

How College Kills Purpose

Zach Mercurio | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Zach Mercurio

Students, by actively choosing for themselves not to try and fit into what society has prescribed for them, may indeed be at the forefront of our species' advancement. They may be the thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers. For they have asked "why." It's time for colleges to do the same.

13 Ways to Find More Meaning

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

How would you rate yourself on the meaning scale in your career right now? Do you feel like you are working on purpose, that you have a calling and are acting on it, and that you have meaning in your work each day?

What it Means to Be Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

What does it mean to be TGNC (Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming)? Well, the short answer to the question has two parts. The first part is that it means something different to every TGNC human being. The second part is pretty simple. That's okay.

What Do You Do If You Fail? Don't Quit!

Dr. Ashlee Greer | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ashlee Greer

Stop being paralyzed by failure, or the fear of failure. Don't just quit because the road isn't perfectly smooth. Recognize that it's all part of the process. It's all unfolding perfectly to bring you to where you need to be.

Prince's Death and the Music of My Life

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Ancona-Roach

The death of Prince last week really knocked me for a loop. As I shared with my son the day of the sad news, his music was a thread woven through much of my young adulthood and beyond.

Making Birthdays Meaningful

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Tim McDonald

For this birthday, I set up a personal fundraiser for No Kid Hungry, a cause I am passionate about. I'm asking everyone who wishes me a happy birthday that it will be meaningful if they can support my wishes by donating or spreading the word.

Parents on the Front Lines of Youth Radicalization

Linda Durnell | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Linda Durnell

It is hard to believe, but there is a number of our children and youth who will befriend and even fall in love with radical beliefs and prefer them to...

This Will Remind You To Focus On The Important Things

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

Finding Truth in the Face of Endings

Johnathan Yao | Posted 04.05.2016 | College
Johnathan Yao

What I want to ask those about to graduate is this: How will you make the most of your newfound freedom?

Your 30-Day Plan for Meaningful Work

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

You likely invest a good portion of your days -- and therefore your life -- at work. When you consciously use that time to express your purpose, make a difference, and help yourself and others grow, your experience changes dramatically.

Adept at Aging

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Getting adept at aging is hard work. There are numerous seductive illusions, all aimed at bringing temporary comfort to an ego struggling to live life on its own terms.

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the one we often neglect: seeing, appreciating, and mobilizing the good.

Yes, Life Without Religion Can Be Meaningful

Ryan Stringer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
Ryan Stringer

Meaning in life without religion can be found in the many familiar, meaning-conferring elements that aren't religious in nature. Our lives will end permanently some day. All that matters is what our lives are like while they last.

How to Instagram Your Life Without an App

Dan Mason | Posted 03.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Mason

Photo by: Canva According to their homepage, Instagram says that the app allows you to "experience moments in your friends' lives through pictures as...

Answering the Question: What Am I Meant To Do With My Life?

Steffi Erbilgin | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Steffi Erbilgin

As long as we're trying to make use of the gifts we've been given and are giving back to others and are approaching life in a positive open way then we're doing what we're meant to do. It doesn't matter which path we take to get there it just matters that we're here, living, growing, making an effort and trying to make the most of our given time.

Recovery, Transformation and the Search for Meaning

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Brooke M. Feldman

For many of us in recovery from a substance use disorder, we often cite our devastating experience with substance misuse as the catalyst for self-discovery and the facilitator of our own personal awakening.