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Purposeful UniverseAugust 21, 20232 min read

Purposeful Lab: The Four Levels of Purpose with Fr. Robert Spitzer

Discover how to find the four levels of purpose and happiness in the season one finale of Purposeful Lab featuring Fr. Robert Spitzer.
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Magis CenterJuly 5, 20235 min read

Suffering and God's Top Priority

Why doesn't God remove suffering from your life—despite your many pleas for relief? Fr. Spitzer explains God's top priorities in suffering and healing.
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Magis CenterJune 26, 20233 min read

Empathy, Conscience, and Prayer On the Road to Happiness

The road to happiness can be hard but we can find the best path by living for others. We do this with empathy, conscience, and prayer.
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Magis CenterJune 14, 20236 min read

Ten Life-Transforming Truths

Dive into ten transforming truths that stem from natural science, medicine, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.March 28, 20235 min read

The Beam in Your Eye: Thinking Traps that Can Blind You

A discussion about thinking traps, how we can overcome them, and how they are a segue for us to become the best version of ourselves.
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Joel FernandesMarch 20, 20232 min read

Overcoming Loneliness, Isolation, and Failed Relationships

Take a look at the numbers for marriages and divorces and then see how love is the answer to overcoming loneliness.
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Magis CenterFebruary 25, 20238 min read

Almsgiving: in the Bible, as Justice, and Everyday

Almsgiving is the act of giving our abundance to others—it is an act we should carry out daily and see as a means of justice.
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Magis CenterNovember 11, 20226 min read

The Interior and Exterior Consequences of Original Sin

What effects are left by original sin? These are both the interior and exterior consequences of original sin and how we can overcome them.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.October 10, 20224 min read

The Positive and Negative Effects of Religion

Throughout history, faith has been intrinsic to the human experience but what are the effects of religion on happiness, civic engagement, and health?
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.September 17, 20225 min read

Positive Emotions and the Virtuous Life

Using psychology, this article examines why we have positive emotions and what role they play in developing a virtuous life.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.July 7, 20224 min read

Living with Happiness and Purpose

Maggie Ciskanik dives into the discussion of how to live a life with happiness and purpose through the lens of psychology.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.June 28, 20223 min read

What Do Meaning and Purpose Have to Do with Happiness?

How do meaning and purpose affect happiness? Happiness is more than just a positive emotional state, and purpose in life helps individuals feel grounded.
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