Turn everyday interactions into meaningful connections to build your sense of belonging and help others feel valued
Set a far-reaching goal that allows you to uniquely contribute to the world and then implement practical, daily steps to pursue that goal
Assemble your life experiences into a coherent narrative
Take practical steps to feel connected to something bigger than yourself on a daily basis
Build a culture of meaning in your workplace, organization, or home
There's more to life than being happy. People who lead the most meaningful lives have a far-reaching purpose. They forge relationships where they help themselves and others feel valued. They assemble their experiences into a coherent narrative. And they contribute to something bigger than themselves.
If this all sounds abstract, it doesn’t have to be. In this 3-hour, video-based course, Emily Esfahani Smith, the author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters will teach you concrete strategies for implementing elements of belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence into your everyday life in practical ways.
Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology, along with insights from philosophers across the ages, Emily Esfahani Smith will share strategies from real people and companies that have effectively built meaningful lives or established cultures of meaning. You’ll create a Meaningful Life Notebook where you can implement and record the results of the experiments you take to start pursuing a life that matters. In the process, you’ll deepen your own life, and start to figure out how you can help others in the process.
Emily Esfahani Smith is the author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. Her writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and TIME. She is an instructor in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, a columnist for The New Criterion, and an editor at the Stanford University's Hoover Institution.