sense of purpose

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Noun1.sense of purpose - the quality of having a definite purpose
meaningfulness - the quality of having great value or significance
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Summary: The Aquila School aims to raise creative, independent and resilient design thinkers with lessons that have a real sense of purpose
She loves finally being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps Honoria keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel's metaphysically inclined guests.
Based on the youth's description of how a sense of purpose is expressed in their life, he came up with these four categories: the disengaged who has no purpose at all; the dreamer who has a sense of purpose but never acts on it; the dabbler who seems to have purpose, acts on it, but never sticks to one (the 'flavor of the month' syndrome); and finally, the purposeful who discovers purpose, acts on it over a period of time and thus allows the development of commitment and dedication.
This third edition is revised and updated, with four new chapters on areas such as purpose across the lifespan and empirical evidence from psychology and cognitive science demonstrating that a sense of purpose can lead to better health and a longer life.
People who have a higher sense of purpose in life are at lower risk of death and cardiovascular disease, reports a pooled data analysis in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society.
In his research and work, both in the camps and afterward in private practice, he found that, in order for individuals to survive and thrive, it is crucial for each to self-reflect on their sense of purpose and meaning in life.
WELLINGTON (CyHAN)- Most New Zealanders are highly satisfied with their lives and have a high sense of purpose or meaning in their lives, the government statistics agency said Tuesday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.
Give our young a sense of achievement a belonging a place in the community Give them a sense of purpose.
Researchers asked study participants to rate how worthwhile they felt their lives were, and whether they felt a sense of purpose in their lives.