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Despite multiple sclerosis, Arkansas man encourages others go-getters news Feb 22, 2022

In April 2020, George Michael Wright, Jr., was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). While the illness has changed his life forever, it also gave him a new purpose, KAIT-TV reported.

He experienced debilitating headaches that required 12 ibuprofen tablets daily to manage the...

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Midlife brings challenges with stress, sleep and happiness insight Feb 21, 2022

Soomi Lee is an assistant professor of aging studies at the University of South Florida. As such, she has been studying midlife, especially how people in this life stage experience sleep and stress.

Nobody knows for sure when midlife begins and when it ends, however, most people believe it starts...

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Forbes: Finding purpose doesn't have to be complicated insight Feb 17, 2022

Writing in Forbes, Nell Derick Debevoise noted that embracing a purpose can be more fun than people think.

She's right. Too many of us think finding our unique purpose and living it out must be a complicated endeavor that requires lots of resources and strategic planning. But, Nell compared...

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Author describes need for deep purpose after 50 insight videos Feb 16, 2022

Writer and professor Arthur Brooks joined Morning Joe Feb. 15 to discuss lessons from his new book "From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Your Life."

Arthur said people need to move from the "innovator" mindset to the "instructor" mindset in...

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Jeff Kramer: Breaking the bonds of perfectionism features go-getters Feb 10, 2022

Jeff Kramer is an Arizona native and civil engineer who raised four daughters with his wife, Sharon. Prior to turning 50, he worked in public services for several Arizona municipalities.

“I really liked to see the fruits of my labor whenever a project was done,” he said. “When I...

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Michelle Weidenbenner helps moms change havoc to hope features go-getters Feb 08, 2022

Michelle Weidenbenner grew up with five brothers. In fact, she used to cry whenever her mother would bring home a new baby because she desperately wanted a sister. However, the experience of growing up surrounded by boys helped Michelle build a mental toughness and a backbone for many of the...

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Illness can't stop strong, happy, energized woman news Feb 08, 2022

Debbie Jewell survived Hodgkin's disease as a teenager, rheumatic fever as a young adult and breast cancer in her 50s, but it was a lifestyle change that put a spring back in her step, Thrive Global reported.

"I felt depressed; it was like the depression was swallowing me up. I’m in...

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Finding purpose may not be clear to many people insight Feb 07, 2022

"Finding purpose in life can and should be considered a wonderful revelation. Unfortunately, many feel their lives are seemingly meaningless," wrote Jim Langley at Noozhawk. "I truly believe we all have a definitive purpose, but finding that purpose may not be clear to most people."

He is...

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12-year-old finds purpose making toys for shelter animals go-getters news Feb 03, 2022

I posted this story for two reasons. First, it shows how easy it is to discover a genuine purpose for your life. If a 12-year-old can find purpose doing something this simple, so can you. Second, the young man is repurposing discarded toys -- a double win!

When 12-year-old Zach Hartman sees...

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Are endless options contributing to your restlessness? insight Feb 01, 2022

While some sources put the number closer to nine or 10 hours a day, the average American spends nearly 50 hours a week in front of a screen for non-work purposes. Most of that is spent watching TV, playing video games and browsing social networks, wrote Mike Donghia at The Epoch Times.

Movies, TV...

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