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Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

Brainpickings.org | Maria Popova | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Celebrated Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, born on March 26, 1905, remains best-known for his indispensable 1946 psycholog...

Backstage at the Universe

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Steven Stone

Over 30 years have passed since that summer's day in late August. A day when sweat stained everything you touched and the slightest breeze might have ...

5 Keys To Finding Meaning Later In Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

These five suggestions represent a place to begin as you contemplate the meaning of your own existence. But remember that life is a journey with many detours and distractions along the way.

The 7 Things Everyone Wants

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The interesting thing about these ideas -- the things we most desperately want out of life -- is that they are all functions of mind, and it's clear that the human species can eat, live and reproduce just fine in the complete absence of them.

Modern Storytelling And The Search For Meaning

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Are the 15 minutes of fame afforded characters on "Jersey Shore" really worth our attention and time? Does "reality TV" provide more benefits than it does costs in terms of its ultimate influence on society and humanity?

The Marathon Of Life: It's About The Route, Not The Destination

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Rather than simply trying to win something, enter the record books, or even cross a finish line, the idea of running a marathon now has much deeper meaning.

Lost & Found in a TV-Koan

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

There are no facts, only interpretations. (Friedrich Nietzsche) Flashback: Feb. 2010, prior to final season of Lost, I wrote the following 815 words...