Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning

In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning. In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades later, she and David Kessler wrote the classic On Grief and Grieving, introducing the stages of grief with the same transformative pragmatism and compassion. Now, based on hard-earned personal experiences, as well as knowledge and wisdom earned through decades of work with the grieving, Kessler introduces a critical sixth stage. Many people look for “closure” after a loss. Kessler argues that it’s finding meaning beyond the stages of grief most of us are familiar with—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. In this book, Kessler gives readers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain; he shows us how to move forward in a way that honors our loved ones. Kessler’s insight is both professional and intensely personal. His journey with grief began when, as a child, he witnessed a mass shooting at the same time his mother was dying. For most of his life, Kessler taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life, trauma, and grief, as well as leading talks and retreats for those experiencing grief. Despite his knowledge, his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a tragic loss? He knew he had to find a way through this unexpected, devastating loss, a way that would honor his son. That, ultimately, was the sixth state of grief—meaning. In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss. Finding Meaning is a necessary addition to grief literature and a vital guide to healing from tremendous loss. This is an inspiring, deeply intelligent must-read for anyone looking to journey away from suffering, through loss, and towards meaning.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : David Kessler
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2019-11-05
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781501192739


Finding Meaning In An Imperfect World

Finding Meaning In An Imperfect World

Does life have meaning? Is it possible for life to be meaningful when the world is filled with suffering and when so much depends merely upon chance? Even if there is meaning, is there enough to justify living? These questions are difficult to resolve. There are times in which we face the mundane, the illogically cruel, and the tragic, which leave us to question the value of our lives. However, Iddo Landau argues, our lives often are, or could be made, meaningfulwe've just been setting the bar too high for evaluating what meaning there is. When it comes to meaning in life, Landau explains, we have let perfect become the enemy of the good. We have failed to find life perfectly meaningful, and therefore have failed to see any meaning in our lives. We must attune ourselves to enhancing and appreciating the meaning in our lives, and Landau shows us how to do that. In this warmly written book, rich with examples from the author's life, film, literature, and history, Landau offers new theories and practical advice that awaken us to the meaning already present in our lives and demonstrates how we can enhance it. He confronts prevailing nihilist ideas that undermine our existence, and the questions that dog us no matter what we believe. While exposing the weaknesses of ideas that lead many to despair, he builds a strong case for maintaining more hope. Along the way, he faces provocative questions: Would we choose to live forever if we could? Does death render life meaningless? If we examine it in the context of the immensity of the whole universe, can we consider life meaningful? If we feel empty once we achieve our goals, and the pursuit of these goals is what gives us a sense of meaning, then what can we do? Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World is likely to alter the way you understand your life.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Iddo Landau
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-07-01
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780190657680


Finding Meaning In The Second Half Of Life

Finding Meaning In The Second Half Of Life

What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : James Hollis
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-05-05
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781101216699


Finding Meaning And Success

Finding Meaning And Success

This book will help you design and create the best version of yourself. It will give you the chance to shape the kind of person you want to be, and to articulate the goals you want to achieve in your life, both professionally and personally. It will help you behave in ways that are true to your most honorable and generous self. It is a practical guide for people who are interested in leading a more meaningful and successful life, or helping others to do so. It teaches you how to author your own life and how to make commitments to yourself and others that will transform your life for the better. You’ll learn to reflect on your life, think about what really matters to you, and how to create a personal mission statement. You’ll think about your values, articulate your goals, and manage your time effectively. You’ll explore what it means to live an examined life. At the end of each chapter, there are questions to think about and actions to take that reinforce the key messages.

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Genre : Education
Author : Chris Palmer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2021-07-10
Total Pages : 265 Pages
ISBN : 9781475850543


Supersurvivors

Supersurvivors

A supersurvivor is a person who has dramatically transformed his or her life after surviving a trauma, accomplishing amazing things or transforming the world for the better. When tragedy befalls, many people succumb to trauma and suffer many psychological setbacks such as posttraumatic stress disorder. Many are able to move past the trauma and return to normal life. Some, however, are able to bounce back stronger and tougher than before. This rare species is called the supersurvivor. The scope of suffering may vary, but most people face troubles small or big in their day-to-day lives. Supersurvivors offers astonishing stories of the indomitable human spirit which will put your own life and how you live it into perspective.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : David B Feldman
Publisher : Random House India
Release : 2015-04-15
Total Pages : 251 Pages
ISBN : 9788184006933


The Four Purposes Of Life

The Four Purposes Of Life

For many of us, life seems like a puzzle with missing pieces. We form plans and change them; we choose one path then another, trying to find the right mate and career, hoping that we’ve made the right decision and that it will all work out. At some point, we ask ourselves the central question: What is the purpose of my life? Few writers approach the topic of life purpose with the clarity of Dan Millman, whose prior book The Life You Were Born to Live has reached more than a million readers worldwide. In The Four Purposes of Life, Millman distills decades of exploration and experience into a concise map of what we’re here to accomplish on our life’s journey. This book is for anyone seeking deeper insight into themselves and their lives, but especially for those at a crossroads, facing a challenge or change, when past approaches no longer work.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Dan Millman
Publisher : H J Kramer
Release : 2015-12-04
Total Pages : 172 Pages
ISBN : 9781932073737


Me To We

Me To We

Imagine waking up every morning believing that your actions can make a significant change in the world. For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, the authors share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives, one act at a time. Through inspirational stories from all walks of life, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. This book describes an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and redefine the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring meaning, happiness, and success in our lives, and makes these elusive goals attainable.--From publisher description.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Craig Kielburger
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 322 Pages
ISBN : 9780743298315


Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning

Winner of the Native American Literature Symposium's Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph The first extensive study of contemporary Hawaiian literature, Finding Meaning examines kaona, the practice of hiding and finding meaning, for its profound connectivity. Through kaona, author Brandy Nalani McDougall affirms the tremendous power of Indigenous stories and genealogies to give lasting meaning to decolonization movements.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Brandy Nalani McDougall
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2016-06-03
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780816531981


Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning

"This book offers an academic inquiry on contemporary processes of the search for meaning in life in a postmodern context with a focus on the Israeli cultural scene. Constructing or finding meaning in life is considered to be fundamental in human life (Batthyany & Russo-Netzer, 2014; Frankl, 1963; George & Park, 2016; Mayseless & Keren, 2014; Russo-Netzer, Schulenberg & Batthyany, 2016; Russo-Netzer, 2018; Steger, 2012; Wong, 2012). Such meaning reflects individuals' search to understand and organize their experience in a coherent manner, achieve a sense of their own worth and place (e.g., an identity and a sense of belonging) and recognize the things that matter to them (e.g., have purpose in life). When such meaning in life is adopted, individuals often feel that their life transcends their transitory existence and hence matters (George & Park, 2016). Viewed as a uniquely human quality (Emmons, 2003; Frankl, 1963) which enables people to interpret and consolidate their experience in the world (Steger, 2009), meaning has gained a growing degree of scientific attention within the psychological field. For example, several components of meaning have been identified (George & Park 2016; Martela & Steger 2016), the distinction between search for meaning and having meaning in life has been delineated (e.g., Steger et al., 2008) and the importance and centrality of meaning in life to individuals' wellbeing and functioning has been established (e.g., King et al. 2006; Park, 2010; Steger 2012). The construal of meaning in life by individuals is a psychological process yet it is intimately linked to the cultural context and historical period in which individuals live (Leung, Chiu, & Hong, 2011; Hicks & Routledge, 2013). The social and cultural contexts often offer and sometimes impose narratives, expectations, norms and values that individuals can align with in their search for coherence, value and purpose (Hicks & Routledge, 2013). Processes of globalization and neo-humanism challenge the meaning and security individuals find in their national or religious identity. Such processes appear to delegitimize the national and patriotic bases which grant a sense of meaning as part of a collective, advocating instead an individualistic capitalistic perspective together with the virtue of seeing oneself as a citizen of the world (Navarro, 2007; Soederberg, Menz & Cerny, 2005; Yeates, 2002)"--

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Genre : History
Author : Ofra Mayseless
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 481 Pages
ISBN : 9780190910358


Man S Search For Meaning

Man S Search For Meaning

Over 16 million copies sold worldwide 'Every human being should read this book' Simon Sinek One of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Viktor E Frankl
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2013-12-09
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781448177684