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Survey shows Americans give generously to others blog opinion Aug 26, 2022

A new survey by Barna Research revealed nearly two-thirds of Americans give regularly to churches, faith-based organizations and secular groups.

That number rises to 90% for Christians who attend church at least once a month and say their faith is important to them, the Epoch Times reported.

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AARP announces 2023 Purpose Prize recipients news Aug 25, 2022

Five people who put their knowledge and life experiences to work solving challenging social problems were honored with a Purpose Prize by the American Association of Retired People (AARP).

Each recipient will receive $50,000 for use by their non-profit organizations during a ceremony Oct. 25....

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By pursuing purpose, people enjoy more pleasant experiences insight Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Michael Layne, a columnist for the Greensburg Daily News, says the only way people can find happiness is by pursuing a specific purpose for their lives.

"One reason you should start your quest for happiness by finding purpose is that purpose brings happiness," he wrote. "Studies have shown...

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As we age, we move from 'From Strength to Strength' insight resources Aug 22, 2022

In the conclusion of his book “From Strength to Strength,” author Arthur C. Brooks writes about a conversation he inadvertently overheard on in an airplane, the Trentonian reported. 

Apparently, the man in the conversation was rather well-known and accomplished; however, he...

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Purpose coach spells out what the word means to her insight Aug 21, 2022

"There is power when one has a sense of meaning, to pursue an aim in life. Purpose helps us on our life’s journey for it provides direction and guidance," Diana Jaworski wrote for the Daily Sentinel.

Discovering and fulfilling your purpose sheds light on life’s journey in a way car...

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Mixed feelings on my 62nd birthday blog Aug 20, 2022

Today is my 62nd birthday. I'm hoping for a low-key day, but that's not likely to happen.

Birthdays have never been too special for me. My younger sister was born three years and one day after me, which meant that, while growing up, the specialness of "my" day evaporated pretty quickly.

I did...

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Couple's passion lies in rescuing farm animals go-getters Aug 19, 2022

Years ago, Oscar Janssen and Lynn Printy were enjoying successful careers in corporate aviation where he was a pilot and she was a flight attendant, CT Insider reported.

Life was good and they were happy, but the couple knew they wanted to do more. So, in 2019, they purchased a farm near...

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Professor says people can 'feel' a sense of purpose insight Aug 19, 2022

At Forward From 50, one of our definitions for purpose is something that motivates people to get out of bed everyday. However, a Missouri professor put a different spin on that concept.

Dr. Patrick Hill, an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St....

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Motorcycle group finds purpose beyond riding go-getters Aug 18, 2022

A group of men and women, many of whom are over 50, formed a motorcycle riding group called We Ride primarily to connect cycling enthusiasts who enjoy traveling together.

However, in recent years, the 20-member group has expanded its purpose to involve helping others, the Times and Democrat...

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Is 'me-bias' holding you back? insight Aug 17, 2022

I tapped into a thought-provoking discussion today after someone asked whether "me-bias" was impacting their life.

I had not heard of me-bias before. However, the discussion made it sound plausible.

People have a me-bias when they only think of how something will help them instead of other...

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