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Meaning

How to Pinpoint Your Purpose

Polly Campbell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Purpose is not finite. It is not contained by a single duty or job description or activity. It is not limited by a single expression. While your purpose will probably remain the same throughout your lifetime, how you express it will shift and change dozens of times. Make room for that expansion.

End the War on Disease

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Through my work with thousands of patients over the years, I have discovered that illness can serve as a catalyst for a new and improved life, if the situation is approached mindfully. Someone with heart disease, for example, can use the illness as an opportunity to get into and enjoy moving her body.

A Light in the Abyss

KidSpirit | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

Life is about searching for truth; to make sense of this strange and confusing planet we live on, to know why everything is the way it is, to uncover the labyrinth behind the saying, "Everything happens for a reason."

The Piano Man and Nostalgia: On Listening to the Words We Sing

Alan Krinsky | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Alan Krinsky

After about three and a half decades of listening to his music, I saw and heard Billy Joel perform live recently at Fenway Park. Even though it was a stadium show, the sound proved stunningly sharp. His voice was strong and the lyrics quite clear. The audience, however, puzzled me.

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Most Adventurous Moment

Dave Gill | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Dave Gill

If you want to go and have an adventure, go and do it. Don't be put off by titles, or inexperience, or lack of 'the gear', or anxiety. Don't be put off by anything.

The Power of Meaning (and Applying It to What Really Matters)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The act of detaching myself and the curiosity of why people gave meaning to things gave me some incredible perspective about the world around me. And simply put, nothing is really meaningful unless we make it so. Unless we decide to give it meaning and prioritize it accordingly.

Why People With Meaningful Lives Paint Their Faces Blue

Derek Snook | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Derek Snook

Every muscle longs for comfort and security, except one: the heart. While the rest of us looks for the easy way out, the heart beats for meaning and p...

Are You Afraid to Be Still?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

What would you expect the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? to look like? Before I met him, I imagined Dick Bolles tall (he's 6 foot 5 inches)...

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

You Know You're Getting Older When...

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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The Art of Pausing in Conversation: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships

Anthony Silard | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

The ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras said, "Silence is better than unmeaning words." Do you sometimes say things you later regret when you 'fill the gap' during a lull in the conversation with words that are long on syllables but short on meaning?

The Two Most Important Days of Your Life

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

The day I found my purpose really was like being born again. It was more than just figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, it was feeling like I finally belonged here in the world; I finally stopped feeling like a mistake.

Give More to Get More: What Fundraisers Know About Meaning and Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
meQuilibrium

Few of us are nonprofit fundraisers, but we can apply the lessons of the fundraiser to our toughest jobs.

Do You Set Intentions?

Maria Portas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

Setting an intention is all about creating the outcome that you desire to be experienced right here, right now. You don't have to know the exact details, but you still need to know the outcome that you would like to create.

How to Make Each Day Count

Margalit Ward | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

We each have different things that are important to us, and engaging in those things we value the most will bring us more joy and happiness. When we choose to live a life we love, we will find ourselves in love with the life we're living.

Awaken to Your True Purpose: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Make a Difference in the World

Anthony Silard | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

All the possessions in the world won't give you as much to live for as one ounce of purpose. This is why connecting with your inner motivations and greater life purpose is the greatest promotion you will ever obtain.

6 Cliché Phrases That You'll Never Hear Me Say

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

As soon as a catastrophic injury like mine happens, people look to you for strength when they see that your life altering event didn't totally break you. But I'm not your typical motivator. And I don't spew your typical cliché advice.

Gregory Beyer

How Oprah's Most Trusted Deputies Stay Grounded While Running A Media Empire

HuffingtonPost.com | Gregory Beyer | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media

In the bedroom of his home in South Bay, Calif., Erik Logan keeps an email he once received from his boss, Oprah Winfrey. "It's a very personal email ...

I Want To Know You

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Let us speak of gratefulness, what life is, and what we hope will come with the years. Let us feel confident and comfortable enough to give voice to life's moments and let them sparkle richly in the air between us.

Don't Chase Anything You Don't Want to Catch

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

Many people, myself included, have pursued happiness and pleasure in places where we know it will not be found. It is tempting to seek the comfort of material things, indulge yourself, pursue your appetites and the satisfactions of the flesh.

And We Are Magnificent!

Robin Korth | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

What remarkable pieces of life we human beings are. We are blood and bone -- an earthy physiology of cells conglomerated into sinew and tissue, powere...

How One Woman Left Nursing To Follow A Courageous New Career Path

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Of all the profiles that I came across while compiling information for this series on boomer and reinvention, Patrice Fike's was the most unique.

Are You Chasing the Right Prize?

Carl Phillips | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Our prizes are not always so clearly defined and can get blurred. We've lost sight of our goals, what drives us and ultimately what success for us will look like. We've just entered a state of routine where we do what we do because we think that's what we have to do!

Can't-Miss Business Books for Spring and Summer

Adam Grant | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In the past three months, readers have asked what's coming next. After reading a series of gems, and hearing the buzz about others, here are the spring and summer arrivals that I'm eagerly awaiting.