Positive Living Newsletter

Milestones—past and future

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Jan 4, 2019

I want to wish every Meaning Partner a Happy New Year! Looking back, it has been an exciting year with our 20th anniversary celebration for the INPM and my 80th birthday celebration.

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Featured Member: Roumen Bezergianov

Roumen Bezergianov

Posted Jan 3, 2019

My name is Roumen Bezergianov, and I am the author of Character Education with Chess, published as an e-book on Amazon, and translated in Bulgarian, Farsi, Slovak, and Turkish. I am a licensed professional counselor at Arizona State University Counseling Services. I was born in Bulgaria in 1976 and immigrated to the United States in […]

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The Opioid Crisis as a Problem of Meaning

Posted Jan 3, 2019

The opioid crisis and fentanyl, the opioid most responsible for drug overdoses, has once again brought addiction into focus. In British Columbia, where the crisis is at its worst in Canada, the overdose death rate from illicit drugs has been rising since 2008.

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Society’s Breakthrough … and You

Jim Rough

Posted Sep 10, 2018

I believe that most of the really big impossible-seeming problems of society are caused by our system. For 25 years, I have been stewarding a realistic, achievable breakthrough solution—how we can transform our system to work for everyone, so we can solve the monster problems our system is creating. And we don’t need government to do it for us. With enough money and media support, you and I could set this transformation in motion.

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Featured Member: Dr. Laura Armstrong

Posted Sep 10, 2018

Dr. Laura Armstrong, Ph.D., C.Psych., is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist, and researcher at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, in the School of Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality.

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The Untold Story of the INPM and the Meaning Conferences

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference - August 3, 2018

Dr. Lilian C. J. Wong

Posted Sep 10, 2018

As we celebrate the INPM’s 20th Anniversary, I think it is an important occasion to remember and reflect on the history of the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM). My story will focus on the Meaning Conferences—to review what we have accomplished in the last two decades and to serve as a blueprint for future meaning conferences around the world.

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Evolving Meaning of Work (MOW) Theory for High Performance

Shizuka Modica

Posted May 16, 2018

Changing Environments Over the past decade, “meaningful work” has become a phrase I see more frequently in management and leadership circles. Google Scholar searches for the term “meaningful work” yields 16 items between 1981 and 1990, 38 between 1991 and 2000, 140 between 2001 and 2010, and 297 between 2011 and 2018. I am quite […]

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Creating a Positive “Can Do” Attitude for the Future

Empowering Individuals and Organizations to Excel in Growth While Delivering Sustainable, Accountable, and Excellent Work

Eileen Dowse

Posted May 16, 2018

Using a model researched and developed by Human Dynamics Inc., entitled The Agile Business Leader (ABL) Leadership Development Program, this session is designed to provide leaders with a primer on practices and tools for functioning in a world of complexity, chaos, interdependency, and ambiguity. This leadership development program creates strategies for success by leveraging existing […]

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Featured Member: Rachel Newton, RTC, MTC

Evolution of a Career Counsellor and Coach

Rachel Newton

Posted May 16, 2018

When I started my private practice as a Career Counsellor in 2011, I could not have anticipated the journey I was embarking on. Having worked with a Career Coach as a client in 2009, my hope was to step off the career carousel I had been riding for the past two decades. That carousel had […]

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