happiness

Does Meaning in Life Increase Well-Being?

In living a more meaning-full life, one can get a deep sense of purpose both in one’s personal and working life. Research by Steger, Oishi and Kasdan, in a paper entitled: Meaning in life across the life span: Levels and correlates of meaning in life from adolescence to older adulthood, showed that the: “more meaning in life … Continue reading Does Meaning in Life Increase Well-Being?

joy, meaning and purpose

Is the Purpose of Life to be Happy?

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” If instead of happiness, we imagine that life is about discovering our unique meaning, then … Continue reading Is the Purpose of Life to be Happy?

beauty and meaning in life

“Meaning Must be Found and Cannot be Given” Viktor Frankl

According to Viktor Frankl "...meaning must be found and cannot be given."  (1975, p. 112). "...meaning is something to discover rather than to invent."  (1975, p. 113). Through meaningful living coaching, you can discover and find this meaning or deeper purpose, the WHY of your life. Contact me to enquire or so that I can guide … Continue reading “Meaning Must be Found and Cannot be Given” Viktor Frankl

Light in the darkness and hope

Life Questions and Light in the Darkness

Excerpt from Day 19 of the online program Calming the Storm a program to help you discover your unique purpose and meaning that no one else can fulfill, even in difficult times. “I was struggling to find the reason for my sufferings, my slow dying.” Viktor Frankl was emaciated and covered in nothing but rags, he … Continue reading Life Questions and Light in the Darkness

meaningful living and challenge

Turn Suffering Into a Challenge

In Day 8 Turn Suffering Into a Challenge, of my 30-day online course: Calming the Storm: How Discovering Meaning Can Change Your Life, I want to share an excerpt here: We have a choice to think of the suffering we experience in life as a challenge. As Viktor Frankl says: “Suffering is intended to guard … Continue reading Turn Suffering Into a Challenge