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A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

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!

Do You Have a Job, Career or Calling?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

One person might say, "I am laying bricks," a second might say, "I am building a wall," and a third might say, "I am creating a cathedral." All three share the same day-to-day labor, it is the perspective that differs.

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.

Forget Happiness

Ken McLeod | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Ken McLeod

You cannot experience the fullness of life without experiencing the messiness of life.

How To Transform Pain Into Purpose

Tony A. Gaskins Jr. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

I've learned some valuable lessons in my few years on Earth, and amongst those lessons one really echoes; turn pain into purpose! If you have to go through it at least get something out of it. There's a lesson in every struggle.

Asking the Right Question

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Giving yourself too much glory is being closed to God. Likewise, being humble is being open to God.

5 Habits Of Purposeful People

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Though there are many ways we could ultimately live purposefully, there are five basic habits exhibited by all people who do so. When you follow these habits yourself, you will lead a fulfilling, purposeful life as well.

Having the Last Word

Melanie Young | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

We've all heard the term "famous last words." But what about the having the final words? It's ironic how often I choose my words so carefully when I write and so carelessly when I address the people in my life who matter. Do you do this?

Are You Squandering Your Gifts?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Hard work and great fun aren't mutually exclusive. And enjoying what you do isn't selfish. It's responsible.

Laid Off by Corporate, Employed by Purpose

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Oral Fixation

Three days ago, I celebrated the third anniversary of my lay-off. My marketing position was unceremoniously eliminated. I can recall the walk to the elevator with the Human Resources Manager.

In Pursuit of True Happiness

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

We all wish to be happy. We seek material bounty, fulfilling relationships, peace and a connection with nature. But we know that there's another, deeper aspect to happiness, one that scientists cannot measure. It is the fulfillment of our calling and mission, giving us the deep satisfaction that our time here on earth was most fulfilling, for us and those who we impacted.

Don't Date a Girl Who Wants to Change the World, Join Her

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Like everyone else, she has her flaws, but that doesn't matter because she defines her own definition of beauty -- you know, the real raw beauty that exists in all of us, that we sometimes often hide from others, in order to blend in with the norms.

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...

Sometimes, I Hate Being A Mom

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Lammersen

I hate how my happiness is dependent on their happiness, and their happiness is dependent on mine. To be this intertwined with another, to carry the weight of this responsibility -- I cherish it, but I also hate it.

The #1 Feature of a Meaningless Job

Adam Grant | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

What makes a job meaningless? After more than 40 years of research, we know that people struggle to find meaning when they lack autonomy, variety, challenge, performance feedback, and the chance to work on a whole product or service from start to finish.

Prepared for a Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

The first place he went to was the school's front office, where I happened to be filling in for the receptionist. For the next hour, the gunman and I were alone in that office. For much of that time, I was afraid I was going to die.

What Is YOUR Dream?

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

What is your dream? Take time to think about it, to test it out by speaking it aloud to yourself. Write it down. Post it somewhere as a note where you can see it frequently during the day. Go to sleep thinking about it. Wake up repeating it in your mind.

Universities Play a Bigger Role Than Manufacturing Degrees

Derrick Feldmann | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Derrick Feldmann

A few days ago, I had a good conversation with a recent graduate named Andrew. Andrew was the model college student. He worked hard, studied rigorousl...

Parking on Solid Ground

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

As I was pondering this reality shift -- what appeared to be good and functional yesterday looked quite silly and inept today -- I was struck by the lesson that it offers. Life emerges from a certain context.

Scire mori sors prima viris, sed proxima cogi (Lucan)

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle

Winston: Lucan was a Roman poet who lived 2,000 years ago. He was tutored by his uncle, Seneca, the famous Stoic philosopher. As for the quote... ...

Reversing Resolutions

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Each year I rethink New Year's resolutions. They never seem to result in real changes in my life for one reason for another. This year it occurred to ...

Staying Healthy Is as Simple as ABC

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Have a purpose for your life that's compelling enough to make you want to take good care of yourself -- so you can live long enough to fulfill it. Have fun, and learn a lot.

How Fear Gets In The Way Of Leadership

Brian Reich | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Brian Reich

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSure, there is no shortage of people who hold positions of power and authority, or who are put on a pedestal and proclaimed a leader - by the media, their supporters, or often themselves. But they aren't leaders. Actual leadership is in short supply.

Find a Transcending Purpose to Motivate Your New Year's Resolution

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle

Vic: Hello again, Winston! Winston: Why, hello, Vic. What's on your mind today? Vic: Well, we talked last time about the difference between self-...