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Find purpose in the moment insight Aug 15, 2022

I've said it before, but it's sometimes hard to believe that purpose does not have to be grand.

An article published in Centre Daily Times makes that point as well. Written by Anne Ard, she said purpose is as simple as figuring out how to be useful and make a difference in our communities. How...

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Are loneliness and burnout connected? insight Aug 15, 2022

An interesting article at Thrive Global this week connecting loneliness to burnout answered several lingering questions I've harbored for a few years.

While this article pertains more to people who are still working, the message applies to older people, too. In fact, I'd say it applies even more...

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Gill Bentham: Finding real love, awakening long-dormant dreams features go-getters Aug 13, 2022

Born in Lancashire, England, and now living in Yorkshire, Gill Bentham went into nursing directly out of high school. She loved the whole idea of being involved with people, especially one-on-one.

Gill’s parents supported her career decision, although her art teacher was extremely unhappy...

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Grieving New York parents share daughter's story of struggle go-getters news Aug 12, 2022

Jack and Linda Mazur lost their 35-year-old daughter, Emilee, to anorexia in 2016.

Today, the New York couple is sharing Emilee's story of struggle in hopes that no other lives are lost to eating disorders.

"The statistic I tell people — and they're shocked — but every 52 minutes...

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More medical evidence having purpose improves well-being insight Aug 12, 2022

Medical News Today published an article last week in which researchers said finding meaning in life, however someone defines it, can significantly benefit their well-being.

We've been saying that from Day One on Forward From 50. Having a specific purpose motivates people to get up in each morning...

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Jeanette Finn: Helping sex abuse victims to find innocence again features go-getters Aug 03, 2022

A resident of Vancouver, Wash., Jeanette Finn was born in Germany in 1963 while her father was stationed there courtesy of the U.S. Army.

After her 17-year-old mother discovered she was pregnant, Jeanette’s dad insisted the young woman get an abortion. When she refused because of her...

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Adopting a 'don't let the old man in' mindset mindset Jul 29, 2022

"Cultivating the right mindset is the bedrock that will enable you to develop any other skill," wrote Jonny Kowal at Common Purpose.

Mindset is critical because it influences what you learn, when you learn and how you learn, he explained.

For seasoned citizens, mindset can be a blessing and a...

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Faye Bryant: Helping others by sharing stories features go-getters Jul 28, 2022

Faye Bryant was born and raised in Florida. But, she moved to Tennessee after turning 25, fell in love and has been there ever since.

Prior to turning 50, she worked for the U.S. Post Office and spent time working at a bulk mailroom for a small college. She also worked as restaurant server,...

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Six stages to finding purpose insight Jul 26, 2022

On a recent episode of the Mind Body Green podcast, entrepreneur and Columbia Business School professor Hitendra Wadhwa, Ph.D., author of Inner Mastery, Outer Impact, outlined six stages people follow to cultivate purpose in their lives.

Stage 0 -- Cruising

In this stage, Dr. Wadhwa said people...

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Questions to contemplate on your deathbed insight opinion Jul 20, 2022

I received an email from author and entrepreneur MJ DeMarco this morning who described a pivotal moment in his life a few years ago.

He explained how he conducted this exercise and it worked to crystalize the type of life he wanted to live. From that point forward, he was able to make better...

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