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

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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The Surprising Power of Hand Crafts

Lots of people think of traditional hand crafts as old-fashioned, outdated activities that only spinster aunts and tottering grandmothers should be doing. We have machines to do that…

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Why We All Should Stop Rushing

The more we learn about connection, the more we learn about the factors that hinder it. And it turns out that many of our society’s most ingrained habits…

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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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Connecting Through Simplicity

Simplicity is one of the most effective tools for cultivating connection—and a more joyful, present way of life. Henry David Thoreau often observed that when our lives are…

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