Newly Discovered Benefits of Generosity A researcher in Switzerland has proven something some of us already knew. Generous people are happier. Those who are concerned about the well-being of their fellow human are happier than those who focus only on their own advancement. You don’t have to be a self-sacrificing martyr to get happy. Professor […]

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Is Oprah Happier Than You? How about Jennifer Lawrence or George Clooney? I admit it: I haven’t actually asked any of them how happy they are, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say yes. It’s not for the reasons you might think. Not because they have so much money that they […]

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Is Your Job A Good Match For Your Personality? While we can learn how to do just about anything, personality factors play a prominent role in determining what we do best most easily. In the 1950’s, Oregon Research Institute’s Lewis Goldberg created “The Big Five” personality model. Mindtools.com says his work remains relevant. I agree. […]

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    How To Boost Your Own Morale Are you in a rut; having trouble getting excited about your projects, or the job itself? No longer feeling challenged? Are opportunities to move up limited or non-existent? If so, here are a few Mindtools.com tips. Get to the root of the problem. Some times journaling about […]

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I’m pleased to announce a wonderful addition to the Spirit of Purpose self-improvement tools. Spirit of Purpose TV will inspire, motivate and transform the way you approach challenges and achieve your goals. We will continue to share written Spirit of Purpose content in my blog, but I will also provide these quick video messages to aide in your successful quest […]

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Recently, I had the honor of speaking on a topic that intrigued and inspired me.  The topic was about how African Americans in Atlantic City’s early history created a strong, affluent and successful community in spite of pervasive racism and negative stereotypes.  My talk was among many activities supporting The African American Heritage Museum of […]

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Do you have the same mindset as Earvin “Magic” Johnson?  He says, “I am a businessman. This is what I do each and every day. I love it. I love coming to work. I never have a bad day.” Do you feel the same way?  Do you love your work?  Daily, do you get up […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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Hi Teressa, I am a 50-year-old senior manager for a Big 4 accounting firm.  After almost 10 years with my current employer, I recently learned that my position with the company is being eliminated and I now find myself back in the market trying to find a new job and competing with folks that are […]

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Dear Teressa, With many demanding priorities, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish one’s real purpose from the demands of life.  Even with great desire to know and understand my purpose, it feels as though I am desperately seeking the proverbial needle in the haystack. ~Jenny      Dear Jenny, The tug of war you captured is so familiar. […]

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Sabrina’s Story:  In 1988, Sabrina Umstead Smith lost her husband in an apartment fire.  She almost died herself.  The baby she was carrying at the time was born with underdeveloped lungs and cerebral palsy due to oxygen deprivation.  Three years later, her young son, Erick, succumbed to his medical disabilities.  As part of her emotional […]

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Like every year in your life, 2013 is YOUR YEAR.  It’s sure to bring you multiple opportunities to live with a clear mind, a grateful heart, and look forward to the next steps on your journey with joy-filled anticipation. The start of the new year is the perfect time for Intentional Reflection.  Purposefully look back […]

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Guest Blog by Kyle Ruffin One day, I found myself, as I often do, staring with anger at a woman in the supermarket who was wearing an outfit that was absolutely inappropriate for her.  Not only was it too tight, it was clearly designed for a girl half her age.   I stared and stared, while […]

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Today, I’m happy to announce, we’ve launched the new Spirit of Purpose™ website. This new dynamic website is where our community can come together and learn more about how they can Live Better Now!   It is a place where you’ll find encouragement to make conscious choices that will lead to authentic, lasting growth. The Spirit […]

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There were no mantra’s or memorization. There was no ancient language. I learned that at its most basic, meditation is about doing nothing. It’s about stopping our racing mind long enough for it to clear and function more efficiently. I can do that. I can do “nothing.” Or can I?

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Although you may have become social media savvy, a makeover for your Facebook page may be in order to usher in the next stage of your career. The new timeline design provides a great opportunity to make the right first impression.

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