“It’s not like I set out to be a poet,” explains M.L. Liebler, Fulbright Specialist, Wayne State University professor and Poet Laureate of St. Clair Shores.
We talk often about core values in a corporate context, but what about personal core values? For Nikki Little, today’s Make Meaning podcast guest, core values – both for herself and her team – are at the heart of identifying pursuits filled with purpose and meaning. Nikki is Director of Strategy read more
Do today’s students have the luxury to ask, debate, and study life’s meaning and purpose, or are we seeing a “vocationalization of mainstream universities,” more focused on professional skills and salary potential? Perhaps it’s the cost of higher learning that drives students today to be more pragmatic and practical in their pursuit read more
Is your glass half empty or half full? Maybe it’s less about how much is in the glass, and more about having a glass in the first place? In honor of Thanksgiving, we are airing a special episode of the Make Meaning podcast, focusing on how to mindfully cultivate gratefulness that read more
650,000 hours. That’s the average human life span and the title of a new website and newsletter launched by author, columnist, and former AARP Editor Ken Budd. Following his father’s unexpected death, Ken spent time volunteering around the world in an effort to find meaning and purpose, which led to his award-winning memoir, The Voluntourist. Ken joins Lynne on the Make Meaning podcast to discuss making read more
When you were an aspiring high school graduate, where did you think you would end up? Did you get there? Or did the path twist and turn over the years? And, do you check in at high school reunions to see where your classmates are today – or do you read more
People discover purpose in many ways – through experiences, a passion, or actively searching. On this episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Lynne talks with Linda Makowski about how purpose can come from stillness. Owner of Namaste Yoga Studio, Linda found purpose as a teacher, a championship women’s college basketball coach, social worker, and at Namaste. Throughout her life, Linda’s strength has been helping read more
What was the moment you discovered your purpose? On this episode of the Make Meaning podcast, Lynne talks with Dr. Joshua Mezrich, transplant surgeon and author of When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon, about his moment of discovery. Meaning seems a small word for the giving of life. Dr. Mezrich facilitates the transfer of read more