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Life Purpose

2015: An Opportunity to Redefine Your Identity

Corey Blake | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Corey Blake

Have you ever been surrounded by friends and family cheering you on and telling you you're living the dream, only to feel invisible and broken on the inside?

Why I Don't Want to Be a Kardashian

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

I realized that, as women, our first instinct is to personalize the best qualities of another female upon ourselves; we "wish" we had the lips of Angelina Jolie and the eyes of Megan Fox. This, in turn, leads us to neglect the beauty we already possess.

Are People Around You Holding You Back?

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Start becoming conscious and fully aware of who you give yourself and your time to. It is critical for your own journey inward and upward to only give yourself to those that give fully back. If they don't feed you, it's time to take a look at drawing some healthy boundaries in those relationships.

How Not to Get Fired While Building Your Side Business

Andrea Shields Nunez | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Andrea Shields Nunez

For most people, the purpose of a side business is to build something so you can eventually leave your job. Until you get there, though, it's important to create the best possible conditions for yourself at your current job.

5 More Great Concepts for Happiness

Richard Koch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Not everyone is lucky enough to make generating knowledge their profession. But everyone who is happy finds meaning in what they do (whether paid or unpaid).

5 Steps to Transition From Your Career to a Life Purpose

Tom Cronin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Cronin

For most of us the ultimate goal throughout our entire school and university life is to get a good career with a six-figure salary. But as the years go by, you realize that you're good at what you do but you just keep doing the same thing over and over again like a small cog in a big fat money wheel.

5 Questions That Will Test Your Sense Of Meaning In Life

Psychology Today | Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

Whether or not you’re aware of it, the need for your life to have meaning is at the roots of the motivation that makes you uniquely human. Positive ...

My Life's Purpose: Loving, No Matter What

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

My perception of the world and the people around me is a mirror of my inner attitudes, core beliefs and old emotional wounds. Like so many, I considered my mind to be superior to my heart, and felt that being emotional and vulnerable was a weakness.

Do You Know Your Purpose?

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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?

You Bee You: Understanding Your Purpose in Life Through The World of Bees

Amy Eskind | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Amy Eskind

A word to the wise: The queen bee is a hot momma for sure, but mature queens are less productive. After a couple of seasons they lose their je ne sais quoi. Queens quickly become yesterday's news.

How To Thrive and Live a Fulfilling Life After Loss

Irina Jordan | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Irina Jordan

Happiness is a habit, not a decision. Just like fitness, you have to work on it. Find a beautiful journal and write what you are grateful for each and every day.

Who Am I?

Jodie Preiss | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Jodie Preiss

For the longest time -- probably something like 42 years -- explaining myself by explaining the roles I played for others was OK.

Why You Aren't Who You're Supposed to Be

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Whether the glitch is in the value or the glitch is in the goal, we have several techniques in NLP to reconcile the two. When your values and goals are in alignment, you'll no longer feel frustrated as you pursue what you desire.

Be True to Yourself, Always

Dori Hartley | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

I spend every single day of my life painting - there is no day when I'm not being creative. Art is what makes this planet beautiful, and yes, it's a shame that artists live lives that are mostly unrecognized and underpaid - if paid at all. But this is my purpose.

The Hardest Thing To Accept In Life -- And How To Come Around

OWN | Posted 11.07.2014 | OWN

For the past 16 years, Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor has been a professor of religion at Piedmont College in north Georgia. There, she is surr...

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...

Happiness: It's Not About Having Kids or Not

Darah Zeledon | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

But, really, above all else, happiness is in the knowing that no matter what life throws our way, we can handle it and move forward stronger, more confident and more resilient.

Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

Business Insider | Emily Esfahani Smith | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness." In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in ...

Why 'Retirement' Is A Dirty And Dangerous Word

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Retirement has gone from being an expected right and privilege to a broken promise and a cruel joke. No use crying over spilled milk, but let's stop talking about Retirement as if it's going to happen -- or at least as if it's going to happen the way they told us it was going to happen.

How I Visualized My Way to a Corporate Layoff

Tara Mullarkey | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Mullarkey

The fearful thoughts of What am I going to do next? How am I going to make money? What am I going to do next? released. It became clear -- I gave up all of the shoes and clothes, sublet my Manhattan apartment, packed a travel backpack, and flew to Thailand.

Shortcut Strategies to Living Your Best Life

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Living our best life is something we all deserve to pursue for ourselves and all the others it will benefit. Living your best life is closer than you think, so go out there and achieve your fabulous goals!

How to Find Your Calling

Emily Williams | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

Since I found Oprah's questions so powerful, I thought I'd share a few more of them with you today. If you're feeling lost and want to find your calling, these are a really good starting place.

The Advantage Of Being A Female Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The tech and business worlds aren't always seen as female-friendly places -- just 37 percent of entrepreneurs are women -- but female business leaders...

5 Ways to Overcome Overachievement Disorder

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

We all have a unique purpose to unfold in this lifetime and the sooner we stop trying to one up one another, the sooner we'll find the path to that which will truly bring us joy.

Lead from Within: Become a Leader with a Personal Mission

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

When you think of a great leader who comes to your mind? Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Tony Hsieh, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela, or Martin Luther King, Jr.? What are some of the characteristics that we are able to witness from these wonderful leadership role models?