If you came here looking to fill your life with meaning and happiness, you’re in the right place.
I built this site to help you explore the Meaning of Life to you — and teach you how to fulfill your definition by mastering your thoughts and emotions.
So if you want to live a successful life with a clear and inspiring purpose while experiencing the joy of living, I invite you to keep reading.
If there is a universal Meaning of Life that applies to everyone, the world hasn’t agreed on it.
It might become clear at some point, but until then — the Meaning of Life is… are you ready?
A matter of opinion.
It’s for each person to define.
But that’s only the beginning...
Whether you decide the Meaning of Life is to help others, be happy, live a moral life or something else, you have to go out and make it happen.
In other words, you have to fulfill it, too.
Many people “do the right things” to live close to their definitions.
You can even lead a “perfect life” on paper.
But if you feel lousy — unhappy, worried, frustrated, stressed, etc. — you won’t enjoy the good things in your life.
You can logically tell yourself that life has meaning, but still feel like it's empty.
Here’s the secret:
Think about it—can you have “meaningless love”? Or “meaningless joy”?
That’s why mastering your thoughts and emotions will give you more meaning in life — and lead to greater success.
If you’re happy, you’ll be more effective going after your purpose.
Imagine going to a job interview when you’re discouraged and stressed. How’s that going to go?
Now imagine going to the same interview feeling relaxed and excited about the future. Wouldn’t that improve your chances?
And if you could live that way, wouldn’t every day feel more meaningful and rewarding?
Bottom line: If you tame your mind, you can love your life.
If you can’t control your thoughts and emotions, you’ll feel like you’re missing out.
Growing up, I did what was expected of me.
I excelled in school and sports, graduated from Harvard, then landed a high-paying job.
But from 7th grade on, I suffered from relentless depression, anxiety and ADHD, with basically no treatment.
By 23, life was unbearable.
So on a brilliant blue morning in August 1988, I walked to the center of the George Washington Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey.
I was extremely depressed and felt utterly hopeless about the future.
I looked at the Hudson River 200 feet below me.
There was nothing between me and the water — no fence, no net, just a decision to make.
I desperately wanted to jump.
But in my heart of hearts, I just couldn’t.
I knew my decision wasn’t just about me.
Eventually, I stood up and walked back toward Manhattan, still in despair, wondering how much longer I could hang on.
I didn’t learn until 27 years later that I have a genetic defect that may have caused all of the illness I had been fighting.
Fortunately, it’s easily treatable, and I feel fantastic today.
But back in 1988, I started taking an antidepressant in the nick of time.
It wasn’t a cure - I had a long way to go - but I felt okay.
Conversations, projects, even small gestures felt like they meant something.
It gave me a glimpse into how improvements in emotional well-being can make everyday life feel more meaningful.
Medication helped me settle into a “new normal.”
So I chugged along in my career: Goldman Sachs Vice President, Congressional speechwriter, communications executive and widely read wellness blogger.
But still, nothing came easy.
I continued to reckon with milder forms of depression, anxiety and ADHD, and low-grade bipolarity starting in my 20s.
I usually felt distracted, worried, alone in a crowd.
For 30 years, I searched for well-being in mind, body, heart and soul.
I tried everything I could find.
Meditation, psychotherapy, yoga, positive psychology, visualization, psychopharmacology, reiki, reminiscence therapy, cognitive therapy, ancient wisdom from East and West, and more.
Some of these helped, but none made a big difference on its own.
So I started to improvise and blend them together.
I experimented with hundreds of techniques and reminders to lift my spirits and control my thoughts and emotions.
I gradually developed a simple system that was both practical for my hectic life and fulfilling to the soul.
In 2016, I was feeling close to where I wanted to be.
That year, at age 50, the genetic defect was discovered and treated.
My biochemistry was finally normal.
I felt so happy and carefree that I was sure it was the final piece of the puzzle.
But as I kept using and improving the system, I started experiencing profound, persistent states of fulfillment and inner peace that I had read about, but never thought I would reach.
It all came with an awe-inspiring feeling of connection and oneness with people and my surroundings.
The joy of living became a way of life.
I felt so lighthearted that I started doing standup comedy as a hobby.
Best of all, somehow, my love for my two kids grew even deeper.
Believe me, I’m very uncomfortable sharing deeply personal details about my health or that day on the bridge.
But getting this out there is worth the price of my privacy.
The simple, science-based system I built over 30 years probably saved my life.
I had to share this with the world.
So I put it into a 2-hour workshop with a digestible, easy-to-learn format— and I'm so confident that this works that I included a satisfaction guarantee.
The MeaningOfLife.com System for Taming Your Mind and Loving Your Life combines great strengths of the world’s most effective wellness traditions.
It’s a blend of powerful techniques, essential reminders and fascinating angles for exploring life and its meaning.
I spent a year optimizing the workshop with feedback from doctors, wellness experts, a great Advisory Board, focus groups, couples and individuals.
And so far, it’s working wonders for people.
Schedule a workshop using the button below. We teach online and in-person.
Watch and hear fascinating food for thought on the Meaning of Life.
Learn our comprehensive framework for mastering your thoughts and emotions
We call it the "3Ts"—
Practice these techniques together. We’ll walk through several meditative exercises that are simple, blissful and brief. You'll learn how to apply them in everyday life with your eyes wide open.
Get inspiring reminders to help you instantly "snap out of it" when you're feeling down.
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All techniques in the Workshop are consistent with scientific principles and research.
Over time, I paid around $150,000 to wellness providers and learned some expensive lessons:
We’ve been told that emotions like love, joy, fulfillment and inner peace will just appear when good things happen, or once we our solve our “issues.”
But it doesn’t work that way!
The mind just isn’t naturally wired to feel loving, joyful or at peace for very long.
Our minds and bodies have experienced these emotions many times. And like riding a bicycle, we can get there again.
We just need to train and condition them.
That's a big part of what you’ll learn in our two hours together.
I’m an outsider in wellness. I didn’t learn it from the top down in a classroom because I wanted to. I learned it from the bottom up because I had to — to survive.
What I pieced together from that journey had to be ultra-powerful to help me compensate for what my body couldn’t do.
The system is rooted in scientifically established facts and proven wellness practices, ancient and modern wisdom, and plenty of logic and common sense.
The workshop is colorful, visual and fun. You may see some uplifting photos that stay in your mind forever!