Science-Based Wisdom for a Life Well Lived

Understand and practice the most valuable skills for living a joyful, meaningful life.

‘What is a life very well-lived?’

‘What are the qualities that make my life most worth living?’

‘Looking back from the end of my life, what will I reflect on most fondly?’

‘What is ‘the’ meaning of life?’

‘When I really think about it, what truly matters to me?’

‘What top 10 qualities would you hope your children would have in their lives?’

‘Is life about being happy? Am I happy?’

‘Looking back from the end of my life, what will I reflect on most fondly?’

‘Does life have a purpose? What’s mine?’

‘Is life about being happy? Am I “happy?”‘

‘I AM ALIVE! (whoa, cool) Now what?!’

‘What lights you up? What stokes your fire? How/when do you come ALIVE?! How do your light and heat show up in (and for?) the world?’

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

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2. Take the Assessment

3. Learn & Practice:

Why Meaning Our Models Happiness Bliss Map Landscape of Meaning Site Tour

Take a Growth Profile™ assessment.

From quick and easy, to longer and more prescriptive, you’ll learn your strengths and find out what areas of growth and learning are most relevant to you.
Hone the skills that matter most to you.

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The most comprehensive, integrated, scientific assessment of well-being and flourishing ANYWHERE on the web.

A 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit (NGO), Unaffiliated Organization
Directed by PhD Psychologist, Claremont Graduate University

This site does not advocate for, substitute for, or negate any particular religious (or non) tradition—simply well-informed wisdom for everyone, on life’s biggest questions.

What else is available?

Check out our guide to using the site.

Check out our Infographic on the Power of Meaning

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

How have others described

“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!

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