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Purpose

Giving to Live: How Volunteering Changes Lives

Azita Ardakani | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Azita Ardakani

When the dollar sign is not involved as your main driver, clutter is removed and your purpose becomes very clear; it becomes easy to recognize what gives you energy and what takes it away.

A New Strategy for Business Success in the 21st Century

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Crandell

A small Atlanta design firm is attempting to redefine success for corporate America. Unboundary, which lists companies such as FedEx, Coca-Cola, AT&a...

It's the Story, Stupid

Peter Guber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Guber

Business people are human beings who grew up listening to stories, just like everybody else. So in business, if you fail to transport your listener emotionally, you will lose your audience.

Review: The Wayshower

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Mola

Life is timing. How do we live it? What choices do we make? Do we step into the unknown or play it safe and never leave our comfort zone? What is safe...

Your Company's Core Purpose

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Tasner

After years in business, I realized I have been missing a critical piece to help move my business to the next level: a defined core purpose.

War and Peace: Re-Starting Life By Reading Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

How should we live? I look for answers in books. And War and Peace is a source to be mined again and again, a book that will never grow dusty for the re-start it offers.

Creating Purpose

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

A word that comes to mind in the New Year is purpose. Many people no longer make New Year's resolutions because they know that resolutions often fall ...

The forbidden face

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

You glance at the mirror one last time before leaving for work, making sure you groomed yourself properly for your day. As you drive i...

Six Ingredients for a Good Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Gratifying our most immediate needs and desires provides bursts of pleasure, but they're usually short-lived. We derive the most enduring sense of meaning and satisfaction in our lives when we serve something larger than ourselves.

Dealing With Negative Energy at Work

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What is the opportunity you are being given? What strengths can you build? How can the "dark" times come to serve you? What is their greater purpose for you? How can you be more creative at work?

MEMO TO LLOYD BLANKFEIN

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

It's not about whether your firm will survive and continue to prosper. There's little doubt it will. The real issue, Mr. Blankfein, is what kind of company you want Goldman Sachs to be going forward.

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the Wisdom 2.0 Conference

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Soren Gordhamer

How do we live a full, meaningful lives now, while engaging with the technologies of our age? The technologies themselves are generally neither good nor bad; it is the quality of consciousness with which we relate to them that matters.

Tree Droppings

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

I spent an hour cleaning gutters and sweeping tree droppings off our roof this morning, scowling up at the offending tree. I choose this purpose, to be steward of this tree.

10 Steps To Getting What You Want

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

All that wanting and doing can takes us far away from ourselves, and out of the present moment where everything happens. The end result is often dissatisfaction no matter how much "stuff" we achieve.

My Interview With Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, On Happiness

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

What ties everything together and really helps us achieve our greater purpose is that Zappos is about delivering happiness.

Health Is A Function Of Participation

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

My focus is on working to transform the culture of aging so that our later years in life are as meaningful and filled with possibility as when we were younger.

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

Things in life will sometimes come out of nowhere without discrimination of gender, social status, age or our score in the goodness scale.

The Big Question

Lama Surya Das | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

Should humanity have been created? Several centuries after Jesus' time, rabbis from the two rival schools of philosophy, Hillel and Shammai, met together to discuss this critical issue.

Are You Making The Most Of Your Career? (VIDEO)

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

As an employee, you can be fulfilling your own objectives within such an organization -- not just financially but also your personal ethos and values -- the natural drive to make the most of your life.

What if You Were the Chosen One?

Lotta Alsen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lotta Alsen

What if you were the chosen one? How would that affect every decision you made, and every step you took?

Legacy: A New Vision of Aging

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Older adults are developing new values and new perspectives: redefining self, relationships, and fundamental existential questions like time, space, life, and death.

Striving for Purpose and Meaning

Stacey Radin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Radin

I just received news that I will be physically fine -- but the learning that came from two months of grappling with life and death was the best education I could have ever received.

Balanced Life -- Why 'Having a Mission' Can Make You Happier

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Recently, I noticed a pattern among activities that people find fun: Have a mission. There's something about having a playful purpose, of trying to achieve something, that makes an activity more fun.

4 Steps To Enrich Your Life

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." Oscar Wilde Educati...

Q&A with Robert Wright (Part 1): There Is Some Larger Purpose At Work in the Universe

Terrence McNally | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terrence McNally

In his new book, The Evolution of God, Robert Wright follows God's changing moods in ancient scripture, to see what circumstances brought out the best and worst in religions.