Project Purpose Page

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Project Purpose: To write and publish articles about people and institutions whose lives and missions are dedicated to a bold and inspired purpose or vision.

SHAPE SHIFTING: Ancient Shamanic Wisdom for the 21st Century

(Originally appeared in Intuition Magazine) The young American Peace Corp volunteer lay on the wooden bench in a hut built of split-wood staves, too sick to notice the discomfort of the hard pallet.  He felt utterly alone and abandoned in the world’s largest rain forest deep within the Amazon.  What had appeared at first to…

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Chitra: Canine Crusader

Chitra: Canine Crusader Chitra didn’t plan to be a hero, but she is. In fact, she’s been a hero for over 1600 four-legged canine and feline friends. But, as often happens, Chitra’s heroism began with one small act of kindness over 25 years ago. It was shortly after arriving in the U. S. from her…

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Connecting the Cosmos

Connecting the Cosmos While she was driving her ’36 Ford truck on a country road on the outskirts of Syracuse, New York, coming home from a sorority dance, a dense blizzard enshrouded the vehicle as it inched along route 11. White and her passenger, her friend Stu, could barely make out the dozens of cars…

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Transforming the Golden Ghetto

Transforming the Golden Ghetto Out of her own suffering in a world of affluence, she found the creative vision to enlighten us all about the illness of “affluenza,” and to become a spiritual force for its healing. To the casual observer, Jessie O’Neill grew up in an idyllic setting. Her family lived in a spacious…

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Born to Run With the Dogs

Born to Run With the Dogs The occasion, hosted by his wife, Carolyn, was held at the bottom of the world and on top of a mountain named for Vaughan by Admiral Bryd when the two men shared another expedition to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, some 65 years before. Vaughan has been itching to…

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Fed Up With Hunger

Fed Up With Hunger Carol Porter was celebrating her daughter’s birthday party at a fast-food restaurant in Houston when she happened to glance out the window. She describes the scene as “straight from Dickens.” Children stood outside, staring in hungrily at the food-laden tables. So Carol invited them to join the party. The next day,…

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When One Cries the Other Tastes Salt

When One Cries the Other Tastes Salt I’m sure it was some famous person who first talked about the high and low roads of life. The analogy has been with me for so long I forget where I first heard it but it came to me again when I learned that Bo and Sita Lozoff…

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The Orient Express

The Orient Express And each morning, Orient answered the call but it wasn’t as simple an invitation as one might think. Bill wasn’t asking Orient to guide him around the block in his quiet suburban neighborhood of Burlington, N.C. or even to walk with him to a nearby grocery store. No, when Bill Irwin goes…

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Career Dreams, Inc., Dreamweaver

Career Dreams, Inc., Dreamweaver “Acting is definitely where my talent lies and I love it,” says Diane, “but there was always this deflated feeling like, ‘Is that it?,’ especially when the money started to come in. Instead of flying with it and feeling thrilled, I’d almost feel bad. Other people would be impressed by my…

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Michael Bleyman of the CPT

Reclaiming Our Health – Part 2 MICHAEL BLEYMAN OF THE CARNIVORE PRESERVATION TRUST If Dr. Michael Bleyman and his army of 450 volunteers have it their way, our children will have many more wild animals with which to share the earth. Bleyman is the founder of the Carnivore Preservation Trust (CPT), 55 acres of Carolina…

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So the Blind Might See

So the Blind Might See Taking an unfamiliar bus across town, Mickey became totally lost when the driver accidentally let him off at the wrong stop. Since Mickey is blind, he was unable to read the street signs or use a map to orient himself. Although he eventually made it to the hospital, Darlene had…

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Reclaiming Our Health – Part 2

Reclaiming Our Health – Part 2 YJ: So, since its inception, the AMA has been waging a systematic and successful effort to suppress and discredit all other forms of medicine which they view as competition. You specifically cite their efforts against the chiropractic profession, but they haven’t been the only group to be attacked. Right?…

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Reclaiming Our Health – Part 1

Reclaiming Our Health – Part 1 Almost twenty years later with the publication of Diet for a New America, Robbins hit national prominence as an advocate for a healthier lifestyle which included a vegetarian diet. In his book, Robbins exposed many of the abhorrent practices of what he called the Great American Food Machine, and…

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Living Simply in a Complex World

NOTE: This is the Yoga Journal cover story that launched Life On Purpose Institute in August of 1996.  While the article was written over a decade ago, it’s as pertinent today as it was back then, maybe more so.  In Lewis Carroll’s childhood classic, Through the Looking-Glass, one of Alice’s misadventures in Wonderland is with…

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HEALING AMERICA: An Interview with Marianne Williamson (1997)

Several years ago, before Life On Purpose Institute, Inc. was even a gleam in my eye, I knew I wanted to bring a deeper sense of purpose and meaning to my freelance writing career.  So, I created my first Purpose Project with the simple name, Project Purpose: To write and publish articles about people and…

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Bo Lozoff: The Kindness Cure

With few resources besides their own commitment and compassion, Bo and Sita Lozoff have been shedding light into some of the darkest corners of the criminal justice system.

The new office of Bo and Sita Lozoff’s Human Kindness Foundation sits on thirteen acres of woods and wildflowers in the heart of North Carolina’s fertile Piedmont region.

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