Why Looking for Purpose Can Lead to Paralysis.

Looking for your life's purpose? Frustrated you can't find what shakes the earth beneath your feet? Relax. Discovering your passion is a trial and error process. The more searching you do, the more you will grow your mind by discovering all that is new and novel to you.

Volunteering: Good for the Community and for You

Whether you make small changes in your neighborhood or launch a campaign to change the world, there are thousands of ways to contribute to society. Volunteering is a do good, feel good activity and it’s no surprise that something that feels so good has proven benefits for brain health.

Greater Purpose in Life and Brain Health

Good ol’ Norman Vincent Peale convinced the world a long time ago that there is power in positive thinking, but even he might have been surprised to know that there may be neurological benefits, as well. In a recent and much publicized study (Boyle, 2012), patients with the physical indicators of Alzheimer’s disease — amyloid, tangles, and other pathologic changes revealed by brain scan — were assessed annually for both cognitive ability and “purpose in life.”

Get Motivated to Find Your Motivation

Motivation involves more than self-talk. It is a brain-directed activity. Find out the steps to switch on your get-up-and-go.