This domain of well-being is about aligning life and work with your values and fostering a sense of meaning and purpose in all aspects of life.
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In this TED Talk, learn from Emily Esfahani Smith about the difference between “being happy” (which comes and goes) and building a meaningful life.
Lawyer, author, and PhD Candidate Anne Brafford explains the importance and powerful effects of cultivating the experience of meaningful work and gives science-backed strategies for doing so.
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal that, contrary to conventional wisdom, what motivates us at work isn’t just money--and it’s not exactly joy either. Most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of meaning and purpose.
Professor Michael Steger asks the question “What Makes Life Meaningful?” and shares what psychological science can tells us about the answer.
Laura Vanderkam, a time management expert, offers practical strategies to help find more time for what matters, so we can “build the lives we want in the time we’ve got.”