Meaningful Living Group

Coming Up…

Daniel Gilbert: “It’s not marriage that makes you happy, it’s happy marriage that makes you happy.”

Is marriage just a piece of paper? Why do people still get married, when most couples are either miserable together or eventually get divorced? Why should people give up their freedom and get trapped in a marriage? Is it even possible for two people to stay together happily for 50 or 60 years?

Join us Sunday, June 18, 2017, for our sixth Meetup on what makes for happy and healthy marriages. We will be discussing the meaning of marriage. Please see our Course Materials to download the outline and exercises.

To register for the MeetUp, please visit the Toronto Meaningful Living Meetup site.


What Makes for a Happy and Healthy Marriage?

Date 3rd Sunday every month (starting January 2017)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location 13 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto
Fee (maintenance, refreshments) $5.00 (fee waived for INPM members)

We all want to be happy and we all want love. Marriage seems to be the ideal answer to both of these wants. Unfortunately, instead of being a major source of happiness and fulfillment, marriage has become a constant source of stress and problems for many people.

Leo Tolstoy once said in Anna Karenina: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. In this new series of meetups, we will try to answer these important questions:  What do happy and healthy marriages have in common? What are the frequent causes of marital problems? What can be done to resolve marriage conflicts?

We will seek answers from various sources: psychology research, clinical observations, philosophy, and religious/spiritual teachings. We hope that through lectures, group discussions and exercises, participants can improve their own marriage and family lives.

To register for the MeetUp, please visit the Toronto Meaningful Living Meetup site.


What Makes the Meaningful Living Project Successful?

Here are seven reasons why:

  1. It is community-based and free.
  2. It is organic and inclusive.
  3. It meets people’s basic psychological needs for well-being and flourishing.
  4. It is intellectually stimulating and experientially enriching.
  5. It is based on the latest positive psychology research and time-tested wisdom from East and West.
  6. It focuses on not only personal growth but also the betterment of the world.
  7. It provides a new vision for personal and global transformation.