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Purpose in Life

Celebrations, Rituals, and Constructing Meaning in Life

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Gleb Tsipursky

Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President. Series: Find Your Purpose This article first appeared on the blog o...

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
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...

Aliveness, Purpose and Potency

Success 3.0 | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Success 3.0

To ensure a successful future for our species and our planet, the evolution of consciousness is the most critical imperative of our time.

4 Ways To Be Your Best Self

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 06.02.2015 | Home
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

Al's gone. You can fight an indomitable foe like pancreatic cancer only so long. A 10-month battle filled with needles, IV bags, nausea and vomiting, but also with meaningful time with friends and family, a determination to stay alive, and laughter ... lots of laughter.

4 Strategies to Handle Criticism Well

Todd Kashdan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home
Todd Kashdan

Let's accept a fact -- not all criticism is valid. Do not let your brain fool you. Just because words are published online does not mean they hold any merit. Here are four strategies to handle criticism well.

Portrait of a 'Writer'

Scott Russell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home
Scott Russell

Every time I write, I find myself forced to confront parts of myself that I'd rather run away from. At the moment, I want to run away from my own egotism, considering the way I'm going on and on about me. Focus on others to find true happiness, they say. Let's give that a shot.

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Home
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

God Speaks: The Reason We Are Here On Earth

Maria Portas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home
Maria Portas

There is a reason that we are all here in this world, and it is all about the discovery of your Self. Your Self, that very real part of you that is wa...

Are You Getting Your Purpose and Your Process Mixed Up?

Elizabeth McKenzie | Posted 09.27.2014 | Home
Elizabeth McKenzie

Figuring out your life's purpose -- what you came here to Planet Earth to do -- is a massively scary undertaking. In fact, it can turn even the most headstrong entrepreneur into a quivering, commitment-phobic mess. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Finding Your Purpose in Life

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 09.09.2014 | Home
Mo Seetubtim

In order to feel more fulfilled and find the path to sustainable happiness, we follow our passions and purpose. But what is your purpose in life? I believe this is the question we ask over and over within ourselves.

Do You Want to Be a World Changer?

Maria Portas | Posted 06.08.2014 | Home
Maria Portas

Everyone seems to think that for change to occur, it has to be something outside of us that needs to happen. That only someone greater than yourself can really make a huge difference in the world.

The Purposeful Life (Hint: Don't Wait for Retirement)

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.31.2014 | Home
Wray Herbert

I have several close friends who are contemplating retirement, and a few have been teetering on that decision for a while. They are not hesitating over financial worries, but more over quality of life issues. They want to be sure that the next stage of life is at least as rich and purposeful as their working years have been.

From Chaos to Transcending Purpose

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Home
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. ...

Yes, You Do Have a Purpose

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.26.2013 | Home
Stephenie Zamora

What the heck is purpose anyway? To some, the word lights a fire in their belly because they truly understand what it means to live life with a purpo...

Your Other Biological Clock: When Do You Start Pursuing A Life That Matters?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.25.2013 | Home
Paula Davis-Laack

The muddled message we then send is that our meaning in life comes from the work we do. While that may be true for some people, it's certainly not the case for many. Here are five ways to begin crafting more meaningful connections and lives.

What I Learned From Wayne Dyer

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home
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.

WATCH: Oprah On Finding Your Significance

Posted 02.27.2013 | Home

A famed talk show host, philanthropist and the highest paid woman in Hollywood, Oprah Winfrey has undeniably left a mark on the world. And her hope to...

WATCH: Rick Warren On Fulfilling Your Purpose

OWN | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home

After reading tens of thousands of letters and talking to people over the last 10 years, Pastor Rick Warren -- bestselling author of The Purpose Drive...

How To Tell The Difference Between A True Calling And A Whim

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.22.2013 | Home
Stephenie Zamora

We're all put here with different personalities, passions and skills. If you feel called to make art, then you were put here to make art. If you feel called to write, record, build, design, speak or explore, then you were put here to do just that.

Kris Carr: Rethinking Your Sense Of Purpose

Kris Carr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Home
Kris Carr

Just thinking about "finding your purpose" exercises can make folks sweat and pace -- especially this time of year. Like it or not, we're at a precipice. We're being called to leap into new beginnings and all that jazz.

Fighting With Purpose

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
Brandice N. Daniel

Before leaving Drexel, I asked one last question: "Why do you do this?" "Because I have to live a life of service," he answered. Enough said.

Detach From Drama

Ginnie Love | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Live For The Journey, Not The Destination

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
Laura Berman Fortgang

I am a huge proponent of figuring out one's purpose and living it fully. The part I have a problem with is the misconceptions people have about finding it and what they think it should be.

Are You Living on Purpose?

Marcia Wieder | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
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.