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The Two Kinds of Stories We Tell About Ourselves - TED

The Two Kinds of Stories We Tell About Ourselves - TED

Note from Emily: TED recently published an excerpt of my book "The Power of Meaning." You can read that excerpt below.

We are all storytellers — all engaged, as the anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson puts it, in an “act of creation” of the “composition of our lives.” Yet unlike most stories we’ve heard, our lives don’t follow a predefined arc. Our identities and experiences are constantly shifting, and storytelling is how we make sense of it. By taking the disparate pieces of our lives and placing them together into a narrative, we create a unified whole that allows us to understand our lives as coherent — and coherence, psychologists say, is a key source of meaning. Continue reading at TED. 

Finding Meaning by Serving Others - The Federalist

Finding Meaning by Serving Others - The Federalist

For a Meaningful Life, Take a Page Out of George Eliot’s Book

For a Meaningful Life, Take a Page Out of George Eliot’s Book