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How to Create a Sense of Purpose, According to Science

Training your mind to find meaning in everyday life

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When was the last time you felt truly fulfilled? When your life felt meaningful and rewarding, or aligned with some deeper purpose or motivation? Take a moment to really think about that and observe what comes to mind. Most of us remember specific events when we think of life’s…

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Cortland Dahl

Cortland Dahl

Cortland Dahl is a leading expert on the science of well-being. He is a scientist and Chief Contemplative Officer at the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison.