Impact

Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer according to research published in Psychological Science. Lead researcher Patrick Hill of Carleton University in Canada says that the research has implications for promoting positive aging and adult development. he says “Our findings point to the fact that finding a direction for life, and…

Fun And Enjoyment

In simple terms, Fun is the enjoyment of pleasure. It is usually a brief, informal experience. It can often be totally purposeless. If it has any purpose it is purely to experience enjoyment. The distinction between enjoyment and fun may be small but fun tends to be more spontaneous or playful.  Laughter Did you know that laughter…

Connecting To Nature

In simple terms, nature connectedness is a love of nature. It may even involve an emotional affinity for nature. I have made many references in this book to the concept that we (humans, nature and everything in the universe) are all one thing. The more time we spend in nature the more connected we feel…

Gratitude

Gratitude is the general acknowledgment of the good things in our lives and feeling thankful to have them. It usually involves recognizing the extent to which a very small number of things in our lives, often things that have no monetary value, contribute to our overall happiness and well-being. Gratitude and your health Dr. Robert…

Morality

In simple terms, we can think of morality as what we think is right and wrong or good or bad. Some people derive their morality from a religion or a philosophy while others develop their own morality based on their personal observations and experience in life. The word is often used interchangeably with morality, although,…

Individual Expression

For many of us, the search for our true selves is a lifelong journey of self-discovery. We meet different people from different backgrounds and cultures, put ourselves in different situations and circumstances, and see life as one big trial and error experiment that is designed to teach us more about ourselves. Each experience brings us…

Personal Development

In the MPI journey, personal development is critical. Personal development is entirely congruent with self-discovery and self-discovery is entirely congruent with the purpose of life. In the MPI philosophy (as described in Chapter 1), personal development occurs through the repetitive cycle of learning followed by action. Every time we learn something new, we have made…

Achievement: Does It Matter?

We all feel the need to achieve. We want to master a skill and show other people something that we think is a significant accomplishment. It’s our way of proving that we are useful. The more useful we appear to be in the eyes of other people the more we think people will want to…

Love: What Is It & Why Do We Need It?

Anthropologist, Helen Fisher, is a research professor and member of the Center for human evolutionary studies in the Department of anthropology at Rutgers University. Her research is focused on the evolution and future of human sex, love and marriage and gender differences in the brain and behavior. She says that her research have led her…