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Posts Tagged ‘Meaning’

The Power of Leisure: How to Wisely Spend Your Free Time

How we spend our leisure and free time can have a big impact on our lives, though we often overlook just how important these things are. Leisure is best defined as, “any time not occupied by paid or unpaid work, including personal chores and obligations.” They are usually “preferred activities pursued during free time for […]

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When Too Much Empathy Blinds Us

Empathy is our ability to think and feel what another person is thinking and feeling. It’s an incredibly important psychological trait that we’ve evolved to experience to help facilitate social interaction, cooperation with one another, solving social conflicts, and creating overall social harmony. According to psychologists there are 3 different types of empathy: cognitive empathy […]

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Starting a New Chapter in Your Life

What does it mean to start a new chapter in your life? How do you know when one chapter ends and another begins? Is it a physical boundary that you cross, or a mental boundary that you cross? For many people, we identify “starting a new chapter in our lives” with major life events such […]

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4 Ways to Create Meaning in Life Without Religion

Although I grew up as a Roman Catholic, I’ve always been skeptical of religion for as long as I can remember. By the time I reached high school, I had largely considered myself an atheist. I’m not against other people being religious. For many, it provides a sense of meaning and belonging, and recent studies […]

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Grit and the Need for Achievement

We humans have many needs. Our most commonly recognized needs include food, water, sleep, shelter, and comfort to survive, but we also crave a lot more than that out of life. Aside from our basic needs for survival, we also have many psychological needs. These include needs such as confidence, meaning, and love. These things […]

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