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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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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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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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How to find your purpose — and live it

By Keith Yamashita, CNN Certain people exude such a powerful presence that they can absolutely captivate you within the very first moment of meeting them. When I was introduced to Bill Thomas at a conference, he was that kind of ...

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Rx for Sick Americans: Get a Sense of Purpose

By Karen Kaplan (http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=1020025R957O&page=1#) Researchers have an unconventional idea for reducing medical costs in the U.S.: Give more Americans a sense of purpose. You see, people who believe their lives have purpose are motivated to optimize their health. That means ...

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