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The PURE Model of Meaningful Living

November 22, 2013

Meaning is one of those words that lots of people talk about. If you google “meaningful living,” you’ll find any number of hits, such as “10 ways to live a more meaningful life.” There are
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The Importance of a Meaningful Career

July 17, 2013

The traditional 9-5 job is dying off in today’s world. Only 33 percent of individuals maintain this type of schedule according to Statistics Canada (2004). Excelling in one career field, pinpointing your expertise, and building
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Find Personal Meaning in Six Areas of Life II

January 17, 2013

In the last post I began addressing what I am calling the Six Pillars of Meaning. I wrote about the first three: Self, Relationships and Work. In this post I will be looking at the
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Find Personal Meaning in Six Areas of Life

January 11, 2013

Part 1 My last entry was about meaning and purpose and how I discussed that with our clients in a workshop. I want to break meaning and purpose down a bit more into what I
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Addiction & Recovery: Meaning & Purpose

April 23, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses Viktor Frankl’s theory that happiness is the by-product of a personally meaningful life, and that addiction is a response to a life that is not personally meaningful.

Addiction & Recovery: “P.I.L.T.”

March 16, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health, talks about “P.I.L.T.” or the “Purpose in Life Test” and why finding your prupose in life is a very personal decision.

Addiction & Families: Meaning & Purpose

November 25, 2009

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about finding meaning and purpose in life to fully enjoy addiction recovery.

Generativity and its Relevance for People with Addictions

January 28, 2009

By Claire Cummings, Counsellor – Sunshine Coast Health Center Erik Erikson first coined the term generativity  and defined it as a quality that tends to appear in mid-life.  It is a time when we begin
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3 Keys to Wellness in Recovery

August 27, 2008

by John Newport, Ph.D. I like to define wellness as a dynamic process of taking charge of our health and striving to attain optimal health and well-being at all levels of our lives.  I firmly
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The whole meaning and purpose approach really clicked with me and I could really identify with something missing in my life, so I felt, even before I got here, that it was a program that would definitely have something to offer and help me with the things I was dealing with.

- Rick

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