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The Small, Happy Life

Written by David Brooks First Publish in The New York Times A few weeks ago, I asked readers to send in essays describing their purpose in life and how they found it. A few thousand submitted contributions, and many essays are online. ...

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Find your Purpose to live Happier

Written by Ellen Kehr First Publish in Albert Lea Tribune People with purpose live longer and are happier and more productive. Discovering our purpose is a lifelong process and during times of transition, we experience the greatest need and opportunity ...

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How to Avoid Commencement Clichés

Written by Arthur C. Brooks First Publish in The New York Times NATIONWIDE, commencement speakers are preparing remarks to deliver to this year’s crop of college graduates. I was one, and frankly I was a little worried. I wanted to inspire ...

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What Is Your Purpose?

Written by David Brooks First publish in The New York Times Every reflective person sooner or later faces certain questions: What is the purpose of my life? How do I find a moral compass so I can tell right from wrong? What ...

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Higher Sense of Life Purpose Reduces Heart Problems

Written by LEONOR MATEUS FERREIRAFirst publish in Cardiovascular Disease News People who have a higher perception of their purpose in life also have a decreased risk of suffering from  heart diseases and stroke, according to collaborative research conducted by scientists from Mount ...

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Youth Directions expands Internationally

Youth Directions is delighted to announce the first international school to use the Purpose Navigator curriculum and coaching system within their school. Reddam House is a private school in Sydney, Australia’s Bondi Beach and led by the school’s careers guidance ...

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Higher purpose in life tied to better brain health

BY ROXANNE NELSON(Reuters Health) – People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new research. “We and others have shown that purpose in life is protective against multiple adverse health outcomes ...

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Youth Directions Broadens its Board

As more programs and schools begin to use our Purpose Navigator purpose discovery program and curriculum we have decided to broaden our board of directors so that it reflects the population and organizations we serve. We are therefore excited to announce ...

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Sense of meaning and purpose in life linked to longer lifespan

A UCL-led study of 9,050 English people with an average age of 65 found that the people with the greatest wellbeing were 30% less likely to die during the average eight and a half year follow-up period than those with ...

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Youth Directions Trains Denver’s GED Program

Youth Directions is excited to be working together with the GED Plus program at Denver Public Schools to help them infuse purpose in their students. We know that students who are more purposeful are more succesful on multiple domains, including social, ...

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