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A SPECIAL GIFT

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compassion / creativity / Meaning and Purpose / Meaning of life and that stuff / Nature / Poetry

The pretty blue fairy wrens had nothing to do When one of them spotted a pretty blue stone One said “I will fly close and inspect it for you” He soon called out for help to carry it home. Just at that moment very close by, a little girl is born She is very sick and might not live Her parents are indeed quite forlorn The fairy wrens decide they have something important to give. […]

Humanities’ Search for Meaning

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Meaning and Purpose / Philosophy / Positive Psychology / Uncategorized

When I was leading a University of the Third Age (U3A) group about retirement (called Retired: Now What?) I was doing some online research on the topics I wanted to cover: how we use our time; meaning; purpose; relationships etc. The Positive Psychology ‘movement’ (Martin Seligman PhD) has developed a model called PERMA. I was pretty excited about this formula that seemed to cover many aspects of life. PERMA is an acronym for: Positive emotions; Engagement; Relationships; Meaning; […]