A blog about connecting with meaning, purpose and your most authentic self.

Finding True Alignment with a Strong Connection to Self

Alignment is the ultimate goal of genuine connection. It is the physical manifestation of what it feels and looks like to be connected with yourself and living in…

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How Meaningful Is Your Life?

Human beings are hard-wired to seek meaning in our lives. It’s something we all crave and yearn for, and research shows that having high levels of meaning in…

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Lessons from the End of Life: Connect With Your Priorities

Death and dying are challenging concepts for most of us. When I founded and directed a Health Psychology Department, working with seriously ill and dying patients in a…

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The Power of One Simple Question

Whether you’re just starting your journey to become more authentically connected to yourself, others and the world around you…or you’re already at an advanced stage of self-actualization, one…

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What IS Self-Connection?

We talk a lot about self-connection on this blog. In many ways, it is the cornerstone for connection more generally – so it would probably be good to…

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Why The Pursuit of Happiness Is a Fool’s Errand

How many times have you heard someone say their life’s goal is just to be happy? Or a parent say all they really want is for their kids…

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Are You Living Your Highest, Best Life?

If you’re lucky, you might feel you have relatively good relationships and a decent job, and are more or less living in control of your life. Things are…

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Is Connection the Cure for Depression?

According to Dr. John Ratey, who is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, practicing psychiatrist, and author of seven books on brain functioning, yes!…

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Let Us Introduce Ourselves….

Hello there! Welcome to the Purpose Project. We’re a San Francisco-based research lab and community resource for cultivating authentic, meaningful lives—what we call “connected living.” We want to…

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