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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.4 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.3 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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John Clark7 min read

The Reluctance Of Males To Become Men: Failure to Launch

John Clark discusses the male reluctance to become men by analyzing Failure to Launch syndrome and arguing for perfect happiness as the answer.
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Bill Schmitt11 min read

Between the Lines, Young Writers Reveal Hope

Ultimate happiness and culture-healing result from teaching skills that allow students to use meaningful communication and push conversations forward.
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Bill Schmitt7 min read

Jordan Peterson Returns, and We See Ourselves

I feel duty-bound to bring the good news that a spiritually enriching drama is now playing on You Tube: the return of Jordan B. Peterson, Ph.D.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S.4 min read

Made in His Image: the Social Synapse and the Neurobiology of Connection

The data is in: we are hardwired for connection and social interactions. Not a surprise—for God is a community of love, and we are made in His image.
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Justina Miller4 min read

New Insights on the Rise of the ‘Nones’

The United States is increasing in “Nones,” i.e, those who claim no religious affiliation. But who are the Nones, and what compels them to leave the Church?
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Bill Schmitt5 min read

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Jordan Peterson’s desire for self-empowering disciplines to replace sloppy secularism can launch us beyond ego comparison—where so many people are trapped.
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Magis Center< 1 min read

Success and Happiness: Are They the Same?

Discover why our culture is so obsessed with success and power and learn if Level 2 happiness and worldly success can lead to true happiness.
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[Video] What is Happiness? Here's a Basic Overview

Discover why happiness is the driving force behind every decision you make in this clip taken from the Magis Center's "Happiness, The Series."
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S.6 min read

Coping and Thriving in the Covid-19 Crisis

With social distancing and self-quarantines, it's challenging not to succumb to depression and a sense of helplessness. Everett Worthington points to hope.
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John Clark3 min read

How Wonderful is Wonder?

It must be hard to live a life of metaphysical certitude about everything. Certainty leaves no room for wonder. And that’s sad. Because wonder is wonderful.
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