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Meaning of Life

Einstein's Greatest Discovery

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 02.06.2014 | 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...

The Dos and Don'ts of Making a Living and a Life

Michelle Higginson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Higginson

Living by these guidelines is certainly easier said than done, but I'd be doing myself a disservice if I didn't try. The same goes for you.

5 Surprising Habits Of Happy People

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Acquiring new habits isn't easy. But isn't it time we gave our emotional health the same tender loving care we typically afford our physical bodies?

5 Essential Questions To Lead You To Your Calling

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

There is an underlying and maybe sometimes not so underlying question, which is in all of us: What is the purpose of my life and what am I here to do? Obviously each one of us has to find our own unique and personal answer to these questions.

The Meaning of Life -- Or at Least University Life

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.14.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

It is precisely the minutia, the day to day, the way in which you get from the first day of school to the day you graduate that will define the quality of your answer to that question: "What does it all mean?"

What Does It Mean To Have 'Enough'?

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Nothing is perfect or everlasting. It is worth our while to contemplate deeply, mindfully and periodically on our own meaning of life. Racing toward only money, power and status is likely to leave us unfulfilled.

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

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
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.

Dare to Be 100: Why Live? To Be Necessary

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Being necessary conveys many implications, small and grand. The dimensions of these applications, grandiose or minimal, are not so important as their direction. Being necessary to me means being an energy source, rather than an energy sink.

Living Your Spaces

Cameron Conaway | Posted 06.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Cameron Conaway

When Candy Chang talked about sharing "the same public spaces" and of gaining "a better understanding of our landscape" something in her voice seemed to be asking: How do you live your space? How will you live your space differently after my speech?

Redefining Success

Hope Perlman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Hope Perlman

Everyone needs to feel like an agent in his or her own life. Everyone needs to feel he or she has some say, some choices, some ability to effect change. That's power. It's not Power, but it's power.

How the 'Me, Me, Me' Generation Has Freed Purpose

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Simone N. Sneed

In many of the recent articles on millennials, there is a critical narrative that has emerged and has lead to what I believe is the beginning of a cultural zeitgeist, and that narrative is about purpose.

What My Grandparents Taught Me About Divorce

Betty Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Divorce
Betty Goldstein

The first time I learned what divorce meant, I was seven and a half.

The Evolution of Agency

Gerard Senehi | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Gerard Senehi

Why you might never look at babies -- and aging -- in the same way.

Frederick's Table

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Paula Gordon

I find myself anchoring my grief over the loss of this remarkable man in simple objects ... little things, like our kitchen table. That may seem odd, given that Dr. Ferré was the world's leading Constructive Post-Modern philosopher, but therein lays the eternal magic of his inspiring legacy.