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

Self-Connection as the Path to Well-Being

Connection Theory is the idea that by focusing on cultivating connection (rather than happiness, mindfulness, resilience or any other single concept), we naturally build lives rich with meaning…

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Using the Past to Reconnect in the Present

With the constant competition for our attention in the present, it’s often difficult to find time to reflect on the past. Even people who journal regularly about daily…

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How Do We Experience Connection to Work?

Did you know that most of us will spend about one-third of our lives working? That’s 90,000 hours on average. Yet too often, people treat work as a…

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What Does Self-Connection Feel Like?

Connection — in the sense that we use the word — is an intuitive idea that’s surprisingly tricky to define. It’s not the same as happiness, it’s something.…

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How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds And What We Can Do About It

You know the feeling…the tidal pull from the pit of your stomach that urges you to peek at your smartphone every time you hear a notification roll in.…

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Living in Alignment: Are Urgent Tasks Getting In Your Way?

Modern life is full of urgent demands on our time…besides the usual deadlines for school and work, there are bills to pay, family activities to plan (and do),…

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How to Make a Great Day Even Greater

We’ve been doing a series of blog posts on how to cultivate more meaning in everyday life, because it is the single most powerful way to experience a…

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Everyone has heard the expression “You can’t buy happiness,” but I suspect that on some level most people don’t actually believe it’s true. If we just had enough…

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The Power of Our Own Perception

Have you ever wished you could control the world with your thoughts? That by imagining something, you could make it come true? Well, I sure have…and I’m pretty…

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How And Why To Exercise, Astronaut-Style

Everyone knows exercise is good for you…good for your waistline, your stress level, your muscular coordination, your creativity, and your mood. Yet most of us think about exercise…

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