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Meaningful Life

Want a December to Remember? Here's the One Thing You MUST Buy!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

Put your smart phone or iPad down and pay attention to your kids. Spend time doing things with them -- and I'm not talking about fancy ski trips or lavish holiday parties. I'm talking about everyday life kinds of things like wrapping presents, playing a game, or baking Christmas cookies.

Making the Holidays Meaningful

Beth Leyba | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents
Beth Leyba

I have loved being able to create magical and memorable holidays for my kids, and now my partner's two grandkids as well. Last year they redecorated my tree -- another precious memory to hold onto!

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...

Would You Live Life Differently If You Knew You Were Going to Die?

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Russell V. J. Ward

The other day, I started watching Breaking Bad. I realize I'm one of the last people on earth to see the ratings giant but I found one character fascinating.

What Did I Do Wrong? How This Phrase Helps in Life, Sports Performance and Can Even Help the World

Lisa Durant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Durant

I'll never want for anything because I know deep down the right stuff is always inside. Played out through time, if every one of us acts this way, we can change the world for good. Our personal best is all we need. Our children and our Earth deserve it, and so do we.

The Happiness Manifesto: Simple Steps to a Fulfilling Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When you put love first, when you make it your priority and purpose, your mission on this planet, you naturally find yourself exploding with compassion, generosity, joy, and forgiveness. And the more you offer these gifts to others, the more you will find them coming back to you.

What We Can Learn From Maya Angelou About Living With Purpose

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Thriving isn't exclusive to painting or poetry. It's whatever you are driven to be and do. What Maya Angelou modeled was a complete commitment to the expression of her wonderfulness. She showed what it looked like to thrive on a grand scale.

There Are No Mistakes... Really?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Do you ever make stupid mistakes that make you wish you had an undo button for your life? Things that make you cringe when you realize what you did? ...

The Power of Today

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Today is a day unlike any other. It's a one-of-a-kind, never-to-come-again, potentially life-defining window of time that's only available for the next 24 hours.

Is A Happy Life The Same As A Meaningful One?

Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jill Suttie and Jason Marsh Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders -- they've all debated what makes life worth living. Is it a life f...

5 Ways To Have A More Meaningful Life

Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sally Wadyka If someone asked you whether you wanted your life to be meaningful or happy, chances are you'd say "both." A recent study, publis...

Tim Elmore: The Biggest Price Tag Of Our Current Culture

Tim Elmore | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Tim Elmore

Stop the self-imposed pressure. You don't owe it to everyone to meet their requests. You and I are about serving people and solving problems, but our lives are to be about more than countering and reacting to others.

The Difference an Hour Can Make

Randy Hain | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

Remember that one of the most meaningful gifts we can give to others doesn't require fancy wrapping and a big red bow. This gift is simply called time.

5 Scientific Insights Into Creating A Meaningful Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas The past few years have been marked by...

Learn Your Top 3 Lessons in 2014

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

One of the biggest frustrations in my life and other's lives is -- as Albert Einstein so wisely said -- "doing the same things over and over again an...

6 Ways To Find Real Happiness

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

What does it really take to be satisfied? We asked some of the smartest people we know. Can I Make My Job Meaningful? I've been a house pa...

Move, Meditate, Write: The Yoga of Writing

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

The practice of yoga asana, the practice of meditation, the practice of writing: In each of these, commitment and repetition coalesce into ritual, and ritual both holds and creates meaning. In our lives. About ourselves. In the world.

The All Too Secret Path to a Happier and More Meaningful Life

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

The world needs our compassion -- now more than ever. And that compassion begins with you and with me. Start by practicing compassion for yourself and those closest to you.

Why Accepting Uncertainty Is The Key To A Meaningful Life

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Humbled, I've watched my courageous clients tolerate the uncertainty of what is to come and leap off the mountain without looking back. Some have found great success with their next steps, while others have not been as fortunate. If nothing else they now know that they can tolerate failure, they don't have to fear it. They jumped off the mountain and they survived.

Are You Really Living?

Marilyn Tam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Are you happy in spite of your challenges and see the positive and the potential, or do you look for the doom and gloom in each situation? We have the choice in how we feel. And how we feel affects how we experience each moment of our lives.

How to Transform a Teen's Life Through Mentoring -- Enough With Therapy Already!

Todd Kestin | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Todd Kestin

What I believe is most effective with teens and young adults is a one-on-one relationship of support, guidance, trust and setting good intentions then taking action on them. I believe in mentoring.

7 Signs of Emotional Wellness

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

When I meet new people in social settings, the conversational question of, "What do you do for a living?" often leads people to ask me the follow-up question, "So are you analyzing me?" While it's said in a fun, playful manner, I think it speaks to a deeper question that all of us face.

WATCH: Kids Explain What Their Dads Mean to Them

HooplaHa | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
HooplaHa

Being a dad is a complex job; a dad is a friend, provider, super-hero, handy-man and shoulder to lean on. For Father's Day, sons and daughters share t...

A Happy Or Meaningful Life? How About A JOYPOSEFUL Life!

Christine Organ | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

Happiness, I have found, is like a fruity, sweet mimosa- - soft, pleasant and fun, but somewhat flimsy. A joyposeful life, on the other hand, is like a heady, thick cabernet or smooth, aged bourbon -- impactful, multidimensional, complex and substantial.

Redefining Success: Why I Make My Husband's Lunch

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Style
Jennifer Delaney

Big, showy gestures are fleeting. Consistent, day-to-day "doing" means more than a fabulous surprise party at the coolest place in town or Bulgari cufflinks ever could.