January 21, 2023 1 Minute Read
The father-of-three went through 20 pairs of running shoes during his 9,500-mile trek between his home and his office in 2022.
January 19, 2023 1 Minute Read
Just after his 55th birthday in 1984, Stuart Grant bought a cottage near Inverness, Scotland, despite it being in near total disrepair. The old shoemaker’s house had no doors, windows or a roof. Because the quirky building was nearly 200
January 17, 2023 3 Minute Read
The more we are required to serve others and do it out of necessity or a sense of duty, the more our character realizes how enjoyable serving really is.
January 11, 2023 4 Minute Read
To observe an older person still enthusiastically working and make an effort to nudge him or her away from enjoyable work is an unfortunate act of age discrimination, regardless of the motive.
January 03, 2023 3 Minute Read
Find a quiet spot to sit with pen and paper to record your answers. By they time you finish, you will have discovered your purpose or have renewed vision for carrying it out.
December 21, 2022 6 Minute Read
As we wind down 2022, make a resolution to give yourself a gift of joy by eliminating the negativity, anger, propaganda, division and hopelessness that comes from consuming news.
December 20, 2022 1 Minute Read
“People can’t afford to pay their bills and put food on the table, so I hope doing my part and paying some bills for these folks takes a little bit of stress off of them around Christmas time,” Michael explained.
November 18, 2022 14 Minute Read
“If you sit in your La-Z-Boy every day and get beat up watching the news about all the crap that’s going on in the world, I guarantee you will be frustrated and won’t go anywhere,” said Todd.
October 28, 2022 4 Minute Read
People who practiced gratitude regularly reported feeling more joy and pleasure, experiencing more optimism and being happier.
October 23, 2022 1 Minute Read
London resident Herbie Mensah was a self-admitted shopaholic who had accumulated a vast collection of designer clothing over the years, but the items were stashed in closets because they needed repair.
October 22, 2022 0 Minute Read
When COVID prevented 20-year-old Ryan Stokes from having friends over at his home in New Zealand, he taught his parents how to play drums and the electric guitar.
October 18, 2022 3 Minute Read
Annie Bush, a certified brain health coach and the founder of Your Total Body, said that fatigue and brain fog are both symptoms of a more sinister problem — a decline in cognitive ability.
October 16, 2022 1 Minute Read
Teach One to Lead One’s mission is to transform at-risk kids into responsible residents and to develop them into leaders of integrity.
October 14, 2022 4 Minute Read
“Individuals who watched just three minutes of negative news in the morning had a whopping 27% greater likelihood of reporting their day as unhappy six to eight hours later compared to the positive condition,” the journal reported.
October 09, 2022 5 Minute Read
“Living in a time when people are rushing at warp speed, led by their emotions with very little thought toward long-term consequences, learning how to live in the neutral now seems a skill we should all be taught early in
October 08, 2022 3 Minute Read
The point of numbering our days is to gain a heart of wisdom — not necessarily a mind of wisdom. According to the Pulpit Commentary, a “heart of wisdom” means to reflect on the brevity of life so that our heart
October 06, 2022 2 Minute Read
When people think of being generous, they often think only of money. But, generosity is not restricted to cash. People can be generous with their time, talent and possessions, too.
October 05, 2022 1 Minute Read
He’s only 39, but just one look at Nick Vujicic will obliterate any excuses you have about not passionately pursuing purpose for your life.
October 04, 2022 2 Minute Read
Today, Suzanne Somers is 75 years old and has spent decades exploring breakthroughs in anti-aging that avoid chemical toxins and, consequently Big Pharmaceutical companies.
October 02, 2022 3 Minute Read
We’ve heard about baby boomers and Generation X, but Chip Conley, the cofounder and CEO of Modern Elder Academy, coined a new term for seasoned citizens who still want to pursue their passion. He calls them “modern elders.” All older
October 01, 2022 3 Minute Read
One of the first things many people must face around their 50th birthdays is dealing with empty nest syndrome. While some people will dismiss the impact an empty nest can have on a seasoned citizen, unfortunately, many are unprepared for
September 30, 2022 0 Minute Read
When 92-year-old Robert Gaines escapes to his garage almost daily, he does so to turn discarded wood into new bowls. In other words, he finds purpose by repurposing wood others would consider to be junk. Doing so re-energizes him, The
September 29, 2022 3 Minute Read
If you feel burned out on life and don’t think there are any opportunities for you to be productive, try turning off your television for one week. Then invest the time in creating something or doing something to help someone
September 26, 2022 1 Minute Read
After losing her 35-year-old son to fentanyl, Melanie Madden was driven to a new sense of purpose to help prevent more needless deaths from the deadly substance.
September 24, 2022 1 Minute Read
After recovering, Tracy and Ashleigh formed DeSoto Hope, a non-profit organization providing support and encouragement to people just beginning cancer treatments.
September 23, 2022 1 Minute Read
In writing his book, “Move or Die,” author Chris Carlisle wanted people to realize that although they may be stuck, they just need a nudge to set them in motion to reach their potential at any age.
September 21, 2022 4 Minute Read
That may have been true 20 years ago when seasoned citizens either worked for companies or held minimum wage jobs in retail stores and restaurants. However, the internet has changed all that. In the online world, age is an invisible
September 21, 2022 1 Minute Read
“We address the needs of an entire family, because we want to create space for them to move to a place of physical, emotional and financial prosperity.,” Jamesetta explained.
September 18, 2022 3 Minute Read
Erikson noted the older people get, their concerns move beyond their own family to that of future generations, society and the world in general as they strive to make it a better place to live.
September 16, 2022 4 Minute Read
If you can’t identify a higher purpose for the work you provide for a company, then it’s time to leave and start over somewhere else. Perhaps that’s in a business of your own where you can get crystal-clear about your
September 15, 2022 4 Minute Read
Technology exists today to enable people to very easily capture thoughts and ideas so they can be permanently stored and shared with others.
September 14, 2022 3 Minute Read
“Alas, improving the American diet is all but absent from the national public policy agenda,” Matthew wrote. “Until dietary patterns change, American waistlines will continue expanding and American life expectancy will continue declining.”
September 12, 2022 11 Minute Read
“The phrase ‘living forever young’ resonated with me because to a 95-year-old, someone who is 70 isn’t old at all,” Steve explained.
September 11, 2022 2 Minute Read
Do we want our purpose to lead us to something great where we achieve fame, fortune and a large following of faithful fans? Or do we want to make a quiet difference in the lives of others by working behind-the-scenes
September 10, 2022 2 Minute Read
In the past, financial planners simply discussed tax strategies and investment options. However, Scott said they should also explore what brings clients happiness or purpose.
September 05, 2022 3 Minute Read
In 1974, legendary American writer Studs Terkel noted, “Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread; for recognition as well as cash; for astonishment rather than torpor.”
September 05, 2022 1 Minute Read
Considerably older than many of the 700 troops he oversees, Timothy wants to set a good example for younger enlisted people at his hospital. Besides, he truly enjoys lifting as a way to provide therapeutic self-care.
September 02, 2022 1 Minute Read
In total, Bob cycled 16,661 miles in 359 days, from Aug. 1, 2021, through July 25, 2022, when he arrived in Honolulu, according to Fox News. He averaged 44 miles a day and camped overnight at truck stops and in
September 01, 2022 3 Minute Read
When we get trapped in a routine, sometimes it can morph into a comfort zone, from which we don’t want to deviate. That’s very easy for people over 50 to do. Routines can become quicksand that traps us in a
August 31, 2022 16 Minute Read
For many years, Rich served as a pastor. Now he helps other pastors prepare for the future by pursing business ideas that create income or expand their sense of purpose.
August 30, 2022 4 Minute Read
God created you for a specific reason and bestowed upon you a natural ability to do something better than most other people in at least one skill. Do you really think he wants to toy with you in a game
August 27, 2022 3 Minute Read
“The Old Testament views older people not as ‘elderly’ or ‘senior citizens,’ but as ‘gray-heads.’ Since gray hair is associated with long life, which is, in turn, associated with wisdom, this is an honor, not an insult,” Pastor Challies wrote.
August 24, 2022 2 Minute Read
“Studies have shown for years that people living with purpose report fewer unpleasant emotions like anxiety and depression and even less physical pain,” Michael said.
August 22, 2022 2 Minute Read
The point of “From Strength to Strength” appears to be that even though we can’t expect to perform at the same level we did in our younger years, our “crystalized intelligence” enables us to venture into new mental strongholds more aligned with
August 21, 2022 0 Minute Read
“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
August 19, 2022 2 Minute Read
Whether purpose is of the life-goal variety, just a feeling someone has or somewhere in between, it can be good for health and well-being, Dr. Hill noted.
August 17, 2022 2 Minute Read
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
August 13, 2022 14 Minute Read
“I had been fighting to keep everything I felt really mattered to my life. When I realized my life wasn’t working and I was able to lay it all down, that’s when things started to improve,” Gill said.
August 12, 2022 4 Minute Read
People pursing a specific purpose to help others know, deep in their hearts, their very reason for being on earth at this specific time and in that specific place is to make a difference in the lives of others —
August 12, 2022 1 Minute Read
“There wasn’t hardly any support at that time for adults with eating disorders, and for family and loved ones,” Linda told the paper. “And eating disorders are so stigmatized. There’s so much shame for just having one.”
August 03, 2022 12 Minute Read
“The saddest aspect about their recovery process is that people think they have to dredge up an ugly, hurtful past and dig through a lot of painful memories, but I don’t think it has to be that way,” said Jeanette.
July 28, 2022 10 Minute Read
“Discovering your purpose involves exploring what you dreamed about as a child and then contemplating what that dream would look like for you right now,” said Faye. “After that, it involves going to work to accomplish the dream.”
July 16, 2022 0 Minute Read
I had a wonderful interview yesterday with Dr. Jacalyn Kerbeck, the founder of the USA Global TV Network and co-host of the Loving Longevity show along with Annie Bush. The three of us spent nearly 50 minutes talking about why
July 09, 2022 1 Minute Read
Research discovered that, for better or worse, a person’s level of social interactions are more strongly correlated to purposefulness in people who are retired, Science Daily reported.
July 08, 2022 1 Minute Read
“Those medals mean a lot to me; I worked my [rear] off for them. But helping other people out is more important to me, especially because I have kids of my own.”
July 06, 2022 16 Minute Read
“Your dream doesn’t have to be something that’s going to take over your life. And you don’t need to have every detail worked out in advance to begin. You just need to take that first step to move forward.”
July 03, 2022 1 Minute Read
As of July 1, he was halfway through the journey as his route hit a grueling point where he needed to bike 60 miles a day through the hot, wind-swept Kansas plains, the Great Bend Tribune reported.
June 27, 2022 1 Minute Read
Jeff really enjoyed taking long motorcycle rides with his wife and their friends. He wanted his disabled comrades to experience the same exhilarating sense of freedom riding a bike provided.
June 26, 2022 3 Minute Read
“Here’s the truth: If you’re unhappy before you retire early, it’s likely that you’ll still be unhappy after you retire. It’s better to figure out what’s at the very core of your issues and fix them first,” Sam explained.
June 24, 2022 3 Minute Read
An article appearing in Psychology Today this week confirmed what people without purpose already know — that happiness is elusive without some sense of purpose for their lives.
June 19, 2022 5 Minute Read
Fathers are irreplaceable. Nobody will have such long-term lasting impact on the lives of their children than their fathers. Moms are important, but fathers are critical.
June 16, 2022 9 Minute Read
“You may not think you’re getting through to kids or having any impact at that the moment. But, later, you discover they really were listening and you’ve influenced the direction of their lives,” Eric said.
June 15, 2022 3 Minute Read
A “what if” life fixates on past regrets, stays stuck in state of unsettledness and hindsight bias, embodying the fallacy that if only I’d done this or that, or if that awful thing didn’t happen to me things would’ve turned
June 11, 2022 11 Minute Read
Michele discovered a lot of helpful information about America’s food supply, toxins in the environment and how they work to impact a person’s health. The situation went beyond genetically-modified organisms and confined animal feeding operations that attract a lot of
June 10, 2022 2 Minute Read
Fifty Over 50 features short profiles of 50 men and women who embraced a new purpose later in life that culminated in their legacy for which they’ll be remembered for years to come.
June 06, 2022 4 Minute Read
Whether you are serving as your grandchild’s parent or simply trying to be a loving role model as an older mentor in their lives, one thing is absolutely certain — children need grandparents more today than ever before.
June 03, 2022 1 Minute Read
For 30 years, Roger has helped provide critical home repairs to his community’s most vulnerable homeowners, including seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and others.
June 03, 2022 2 Minute Read
The good news is that changing the direction of your life, your job, your marriage — whatever you desire to alter or obstacle you want to overcome — often starts with changing your mindset.
May 12, 2022 7 Minute Read
When Scripture, providence and desire converge, you can be confident you’re taking the right step along the course God laid out for your life.
May 10, 2022 14 Minute Read
“When we sit idly and just go through the motions of life, God is often begging us to talk to him. Because I was comfortable, I didn’t approach God for that conversation and didn’t realize he had other things for
May 02, 2022 2 Minute Read
So, women truly do get mentally stronger after midlife, which puts them in an ideal position to identify and pursue a new sense of purpose that rekindles smoldering dreams they have held at bay for many years to focus on
April 27, 2022 0 Minute Read
“Anything that calls me into service gives me purpose,” said Ryce. “Volunteering for Community Hospital is stable, constant, demanding — just what I need right now, to be a contributor.”
April 27, 2022 2 Minute Read
It’s impossible to define happiness because the term means something different to every person. Unfortunately, too many people equate “happiness” with their current mood. What they are really looking for is joy.
April 21, 2022 0 Minute Read
Al Reszel, 63, and his wife, Terry, began a 5,000-mile bicycle trip in San Diego March 5 and they will travel through 16 states over 55 days.
April 11, 2022 0 Minute Read
Having a reason for living is a cross-cultural human experience that must be addressed because for those who’ve found purpose in life, happiness follows suit, North Coast Rising Sun reported.
April 10, 2022 0 Minute Read
Simply having a sense of purpose was linked with a 19% reduced rate of clinically significant cognitive impairment, the Daily Mail reported.
April 08, 2022 10 Minute Read
“Years ago, I heard a story about writing your own eulogy and imaging what you want people to say about you when you’re gone. Once you figure that out, then it’s a matter of working on becoming that person,” said
March 31, 2022 11 Minute Read
“When you think about it, 50, 60 and 70 are just numbers. You’re truly as old as you feel. If you have the passion to do something, then do it,” he explained. “Any hobby can be turned into an occupation.”
March 30, 2022 9 Minute Read
“Don’t put yourself in a box,” Al explained. “Maybe it’s a hobby or a job opportunity. But the two most enjoyable things I’ve done in my life are things I started after turning 50.”
March 29, 2022 1 Minute Read
When Bobby’s soccer team was going out to eat, he couldn’t afford to join them. That’s when the father of a fellow player discretely pulled him aside and offered to pay for his meal anonymously, but under one condition.
March 21, 2022 5 Minute Read
When their days are filled with nothing more than walking the dog, endless hours of mindless television or scrolling through destructive news and social media posts, then, without something positive to fill the void, their minds descend even further into
February 23, 2022 3 Minute Read
Once they are free of their career responsibilities, the Clements want to make one or two RV trips to determine what they want to see first, then they’re going to support their lifestyle by Workamping.
February 22, 2022 1 Minute Read
George came to faith two years before the diagnosis. But, it was during a trip to the hospital that he found his real purpose.
February 22, 2022 1 Minute Read
In a nutshell, Ikigai encompasses the idea of a fulfilling life without material things like money and luxury. When you find your Ikigai, you have a greater chance of living a meaningful life.
February 21, 2022 1 Minute Read
“It’s hard to overemphasize the value of getting enough sleep and managing stress,” Soomi wrote. “Doing these things could help individuals turn a ‘midlife crisis’ into ‘midlife potential.'”
February 17, 2022 0 Minute Read
“You don’t need an expensive coach or marketing consulting to find your purpose. You just have to take the time to think about the activities, people, and outcomes that you get up every morning to support,” said Nell.
February 10, 2022 9 Minute Read
If Jeff had to start over again, there is one thing he’d definitely do when launching his business. “I’d get out of my way a lot quicker and quit worrying about whether or not something was good enough,” he admitted.
February 08, 2022 9 Minute Read
“Because I knew moms needed me, I was able to lose my embarrassment and thinking I wasn’t enough. I just focused on that one person who needed to hear what I had to say, and it made starting something new
February 07, 2022 1 Minute Read
“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
February 03, 2022 1 Minute Read
When 12-year-old Zach Hartman sees something broken and discarded in the trash, he tries to think of a way to give it a new purpose, WTVT-TV reported.
February 01, 2022 2 Minute Read
Mike defined this as the “paradox of choice.” It occurs when the number of choices increases, so does the difficulty of selecting which one is best.
January 03, 2022 1 Minute Read
Titled “100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying,” the story offers many ways in which small, seemingly inconsequential changes that can compound over time to yield big results.
December 29, 2021 1 Minute Read
As we head into 2022, let’s think about the other habits and mindsets we’ll be leaving in the past to make room for new habits that benefit us more.
December 27, 2021 3 Minute Read
A global talent trends survey by Mercer found that the highest-performing employees are three times more likely to work for a company with a strong sense of purpose.
December 22, 2021 1 Minute Read
“When you’re my age, you realize things are a certain way, and you’re just lucky to be here and to be healthy enough to try these things,” said Arthur.
December 22, 2021 1 Minute Read
“Our phones are repositories of everything we need to put away to allow us to sleep — our to-do lists, our inboxes, the demands of the day. So charging our devices in another room allows us to wake up as
December 20, 2021 10 Minute Read
“Fortunately, my life came together at just the right time with a relationship to a woman I adore, and a business that is ideally suited to my skills and experience. While I have grown up considerably in the past few
December 19, 2021 0 Minute Read
“Men who really want to escape from their disastrous past, who truly want to help themselves — and there are plenty of such — these men desperately need a refuge outside the city,” Ross explained.
December 15, 2021 0 Minute Read
“I just want to get the message out that a second chance for people is very important, and the Salvation Army gives second chances,” LaTosha told KETV.
December 15, 2021 1 Minute Read
An article in The New York Times highlighted the impact people can have on others by simply giving their time to help them.
December 08, 2021 2 Minute Read
If you struggle with thinking you haven’t made a difference in the world, first adopt an attitude of gratitude to see all you have received and all you have done.
December 04, 2021 1 Minute Read
After seven days, those who kept a gratitude journal had significant improvements in measures of anxiety, depression, and spiritual well-being.
November 16, 2021 12 Minute Read
“We wanted to tell people about things we learned the hard way so that their experiences could be a little easier,” John explained. “We talked about all the places we traveled and cool places we visited.”
November 14, 2021 1 Minute Read
Julia was disappointed when she crossed the finish line for the 100-meter dash with a time of 1:02:95. The 105-year-old athlete wanted to complete the race in less than a minute.
November 10, 2021 1 Minute Read
Bill embraces life and all it offers — the good, the bad and the in-between — because he’s witnessed firsthand how it can all be cut short.
November 10, 2021 8 Minute Read
After Kari created a vulnerable post about her situation on Facebook, she received many friend requests from other people, and she started building a business.
November 08, 2021 1 Minute Read
Not only will volunteers provide free babysitting from time to time, the children will also have a fill-in grandpa and grandma on Grandparent’s Day at school.
November 07, 2021 10 Minute Read
“If you have some income, when you’re retired you certainly have plenty of time. Retirement is the ideal time to engage in things you’ve wanted to do for years, but kept pushing to the side,” said Janet.
November 06, 2021 0 Minute Read
The article notes 70% if employees surveyed said they would leave a job for a more fulfilling opportunity — and even consider lower pay to find more on-the-job fulfillment.
November 05, 2021 10 Minute Read
“YouTube is wonderful. You can become YouTube certified in just about anything,” she explained. “The important thing is to keep gathering knowledge.”
November 02, 2021 4 Minute Read
beyond mistakes or missed opportunities you experienced in the past. “Regret can anchor us in the past, robbing us of the present. It can interject itself into the happiest of moments, clouding over our sense of peace,” she wrote.
October 29, 2021 1 Minute Read
The organization was founded by Thomas West, 52, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who has personally experienced the struggles of coming home and adjusting to civilian life, dealing with homelessness, alcoholism, post-traumatic stress syndrome and broken relationships.
October 27, 2021 1 Minute Read
Doug transformed his feelings of helplessness into a sense of purpose by committing his life to drawing attention to gun violence and helping to build safer communities.
October 26, 2021 4 Minute Read
If you still don’t sense a compelling purpose for your life, meditate on your unique experiences, talents, skills and abilities and ask yourself whom you could serve.
October 26, 2021 1 Minute Read
“I’ve discovered that those who use pivot points to progress toward richer, more meaningful lives — full of sustained personal success, excellence, and happiness — did so by paying attention to and aligning six critical dimensions.”
October 14, 2021 1 Minute Read
Susan Fink relayed the story of an older woman who could barely walk down a grocery store aisle, yet she found a purpose for her life in the easiest of ways — with words of encouragement.
October 05, 2021 1 Minute Read
“What do you do when you can’t make sense of a season in your life? Your sacrifices are met with empty harvests and brass heavens? What do you do with a promise and only a 40-year hike to show for