Science-Based Wisdom for a Life Well Lived

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Directed by PhD Psychologist, Claremont Graduate University

This site offers models, exercises, resources, and tools to empower optimal living.

We do not advocate for any particular religious (or non) tradition—simply well-informed wisdom for everyone, on life’s biggest questions.

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Helping you find YOUR “Why, What, and How”

How have others described AMeaningOfLife.org?

“What if you could custom create 50 top-notch books related to optimal living, have them all “speak”/relate/inter-relate to one another seamlessly, be multimedia, be packed with tools and exercises? You can even take assessment to see what parts in this wealth of wisdom are most relevant to you.”

“It gives you the prompts to ask deeper, perhaps a little scary, questions that can transform your life. It’s a treasure trove of science-backed wisdom that can help you discover what is working and what isn’t working in your life, and empowers and inspires you to choose differently. It’s an ADVENTURE.”

“It’s like being supported as you take life by the horns, wrestle with the sticky, sweet, and sour; drink of elixirs at the table of evidence, science-based wisdom, develop mastery of your emotions and happiness, and empower yourself for the journey you deserve.”

…all based on thousands of books, journal articles, interviews, videos, and more!

“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” – Carl Sagan