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Meaning of Life

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.

Let It Go

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

What if we all let go of hate and fear? What if we embraced kindness and compassion? What if today we found our inner hero and we were all brave enough to stand our ground for what we know what is right?

Death, Life and Rebirth

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Each death is a reminder of the mystery of it all -- a reminder that we can only live each day as if it were the most important day of our lives and love as if it means everything.

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.

Movies You Weren't Supposed To See As A Kid (But Watched Anyway)

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

You're a child or young adult, you're watching television and you stumble upon a movie that you're definitely not supposed to see. But you keep it on ...

Waiting to Die

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

As children, my three siblings and I thought my Uncle Nick lived at a funeral home -- after all, anytime we assembled for a family event, Uncle Nick w...

You Don't Need God To Have A Life Purpose: Rabbi

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion

Having a life purpose may be the key to greater happiness and a longer life -- but how do we find it? Rabbi Levi Brackman tackled this question in ...

How Contemplating Death Can Help You Truly Live

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us avoid facing the reality of our own mortality. But others, who contemplate death and accept its inevitability, often find themselves capabl...

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Whether they knew it or not, their lives had a purpose. With so many options available, life after 60 feels entirely different. When our purpose is no longer defined by the roles we used to play, how do we find meaning in life after 60?

Do We Really Know What Joy Is?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Make the time to do whatever it is that you love doing and are passionate about. Take responsibility for your own joy by creating it! Don't settle for a 'good enough' life. Live life to the fullest. Make it count.

Daily Meditation: To Love And Be Loved

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Being Extraordinary

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Marc Erlbaum

Each of us faces challenges every day, some great, some small. And the reality of life is that the challenges continue; even as one ends, the next seems to be waiting imminently in its wake.

How Overcoming a Stroke Taught This Pro Golfer the Meaning of Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

At just 24, Andrew Parr already was a top-ranked golfer. He had won multiple amateur prizes throughout his youth in Canada, the U.S., and Great Britai...

Einstein's Greatest Discovery

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

Near the end of his life, Albert Einstein was interviewed by the editor of a scientific publication. The interview ranged across the breadth of Einst...

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...

Dare to Be 100: Age Test

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige is credited with crafting the immortal question, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you wer...

From Chaos to Transcending Purpose

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
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. ...

What Is an Authentic Life?

Eldon Taylor | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

I am often asked two questions, "What is an authentic life?" and "How does one know whether or not they are living authentically?"

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.

Robert Redford as Everyman in All Is Lost

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The film is not just an adventure story, not just "man against nature." It is the story of Everyman, every human being who comes to the end of life and is moved to reflect upon what that life has meant.

5 Ways Success Is Hurting Your Love Life

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Remember that real success is about meaningful human connections. That's the real reward of life, while power, money and status are merely means for attaining it. So give yourself gentle reminders to make people a priority.

Jaweed Kaleem

Living The Good Life 101

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

In the world of higher education, it’s not unusual for campuses to host visiting professors and guest lecturers by the dozen, all vying to bring the...

Life's Path Is a Maze, Not a Straight Line

Amanda Deverich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

We can do better by engaging in the self-defining process through awareness, exploration, and choice. Sometimes defining self is an outwardly active process, building a family, pursuing a career, attempting a physical feat or giving in relationship to others.

The Legacy Letters: A Must-Read Book of Wisdom for Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

As we read letter after letter we are allowed to see more and more clearly into the heart and soul of this man, whose approaching death is revealing to him, with more and more clarity, the beauty and preciousness of life.

Jaweed Kaleem

Why We Need To Keep Asking The Big Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion

Twenty years ago, Evgenia Cherkasova and Elena Kornilov were doctoral students in their mid-20s, living in the same housing complex at Penn State Univ...