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I was introduced to the work of Viktor Frankl as an undergraduate student studying psychology. His book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is divided into two parts; the first is a memoir of his experiences living in a concentration camp during World War II and the second details his theory of Logotherapy, which involves identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about and then immersively imagining that outcome.

He’s also adamant that, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must find meaning in three areas: work, love, and in finding courage in the face of danger.

In this episode, I uncork stories from three people who have done just that.

  • Fr. Dave Dwyer left a promising career in the entertainment industry behind to become a priest.
  • Author, psychologist, and speaker Gay Hendricks reflects on how he met the love of his life.
  • Emmy award winning filmmaker Jess Stainbrook recounts the time when he exhibited courage in the face of danger after being detained by the KGB.

Throughout the episode, I recount my own struggles in these areas and challenge you to reflect on how you might be able to find meaning in work, love, and courage.


Busted Halo https://bustedhalo.com/

Gay Hendricks https://hendricks.com/

The Invisible Disabilities Association https://invisibledisabilities.org/

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