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Looking for Your Purpose? Look No Farther!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Everyone has a purpose in life ... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we...

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.

Finding Meaning in a Digital Age

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Photo credit: Joel Montes de Oca "Had I been blessed with even limited access to my own mind, there would have been no reason to write". ~ Joan Did...

The Need to Matter

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Homaira Kabir

This past week has been strangely satisfying. I am visiting my brother's family and spending time with his three little ones. They are all under the age of 10, and the youngest who is 3, follows me around like my shadow and insists that I am a part of everything she does.

5 Midlife Woes And How To Deal With Them

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

A big issue facing everyone at some point in our lives is aging. And while not all of us feel desperate about it, the news and the media in general are filled with ways some people struggle to cope. I live near Palm Springs, California where the evidence that some people (women and men alike) are desperate to stay young is rampant.

Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.

Tips For Dealing With A Mid-Life Crisis

Deb Blum | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Blum

I believe that those of us who are called into a mid-life crisis and those who accept the honor of moving through it thoroughly and with grace are the lucky ones. Now that I am on the other side, I see my mid-life crisis as a true breakthrough, an awakening, and the path to the peaceful, joyful, and loving life I am living now.

Cultural Evolution and Language Mavenry, Or Why Making Fun of People Who Mix Metaphors Is Not a Waste Of Time

Dan Cloud | Posted 07.26.2015 | Science
Dan Cloud

The discovery that I may actually be accomplishing something with my language snobbery is a serendipitous result of our ongoing effort to find a workable theory of cultural evolution.

Can You Create Changes That Last?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to creating the changes you really want to make in your work or in you life, do ever find you have difficulty making this last?

Maslow: The 12 Characteristics of a Self-Actualized Person

David Sze | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Abraham Maslow is the leading figure in the tradition of humanistic psychology and the modern Positive Psychology movement owes a huge debt to his...

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.15.2015 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

How to Discover Your Purpose and Do Work You Love

Grace Bluerock | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Finding your purpose takes some effort, but it gives you in return such important awareness and insight into yourself. When you think about the rest of your life, investing a bit of time to discover yourself is well worth that effort.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 2)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The pope provides a moving and profound view on the deep connection between environmental and social issues, between humans and animals, and between spiritual and practical. He also hits head-on the contentious issue of man's "dominion" over nature: Many have interpreted the Bible to indicate that man should conquer nature, but the pope explains how wrong that reading is.

15 Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life

Tom Casano | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

A big house or a new car won't actually make you happier; it's the simple joys in life that bring true happiness. Read on to learn 15 simple ways that you can start living a happier life today.

Money and Happiness? It's Complicated

David Sze | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Increases in income cause happiness to grow only up until a certain point, the point at which basic needs are met. Above this point, increased income does not contribute to more happiness. Well, the story is slightly more complicated than that.

Solve Your Problems by Not Trying to Solve Them

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Let's take a look at how we go about problem-solving. First, what exactly is a problem? "Problem" is defined as: a matter or situation regarded as u...

Scientists Asked 650+ People, 'What is Happiness?' This Is How They Replied.

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Are people confused about their own happiness? Or are researchers stuck in their ivory towers, blinded to the needs of the masses?

How Americans and Chinese Think About Happiness Differently

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.

Whose Expectations Are We Fulfilling?

Arabelle Yee | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Arabelle Yee

The first step to collectively create this shift is awareness. Awareness of where we are, awareness of our thoughts and awareness of our own insecurities. However, awareness alone is not enough. It must be followed by a decision to make that conscious shift and the action to start doing so.

Transcendence for Realists

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Lawrence Rifkin

A rush of powerful, transforming emotion. A love that overwhelms. A bolt of altered perspective. An encounter with pure beauty. A profound realization of significance--or insignificance.

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

What can we learn from the "father" of positive psychology's two theories of happiness? Don't chase pleasure or positive emotions. You don't have to be sunny all the time in order to flourish. Instead, pursue flow states, and serve something bigger than yourself.

One Easy Way to Find Your Life's Purpose and Boost Your Brain's Health

Maria Nemeth, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Nemeth, Ph.D.

"I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me." -- Charles Fillmore, Uni...

How to Find Unconventional Bliss

Amanda Wowk | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Amanda Wowk

The universe constantly delivers signs that you're on the right path; you just need to heighten your awareness of its guidance.

How to Stay Fully Charged As a New Entrepreneur

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

New entrepreneurs routinely jump into a startup with a full charge of passion and energy, but often find themselves drained of both after a few months by the workload and challenges.

We're Not Easy: The Millennial Minimalism Series

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Kaydanovsky

I am a millennial and I am fascinated with the idea of minimalism. And no I'm not talking about the art form or furniture style; I'm talking about a lifestyle.