As a child during the Iranian revolution, writer Dalia Sofer lived with chaos and instability. As a teenager, reading Satre filled her with futility and nihilism. Now Sofer finds the possibility of joy and meaning even in an impermanent existence.
As a child, Sherri Ellerman recalls her mother being worried about her age and living in fear of growing older. However, when her mother died at the age of 36, Ellerman realized that it isn't the number of days or months or years of life that matter. What matters is the one life we have to live.
On August 29, 2005, Dr. Patrick Cleveland's life changed forever when Hurricane Katrina came barreling through his home. But a so-called coincidence confirmed for him the knowledge that his life has a purpose.
Once a poster-child for yuppie success with all the trimmings, Kathy Holwadel's world fell apart just when she thought she had it all. She got a divorce, her mother died, her son went to jail, and she quit her fancy career. But oddly enough, it all seemed to make sense.
After being transplanted from a vibrant city life to the isolation of a small town, retired school teacher Ruth Kamps found solace in nature and inspiration in the pine tree growing outside her kitchen window.
“Whatever you do in life is insignificant. But it is important that you do it because you can’t know; you can’t ever really know the meaning of your life...” Things do work out in strange ways at times, but we...
I believe I am not a product of my environment, but rather that I have created my identity through my reactions to it. In an age that rewards “political correctness” over personal integrity, this is not always a popular choice....