Growth, Meaning and Purpose with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

For more than 20 years, Nathanael Garrett Novosel has steeped his life in human behavior, psychology, and philosophy research in order to answer for himself one question: why are we here?

That research and passion has resulted in his new book, The Meaning of Life: A Guide to Finding your Life’s Purpose, which lays out science-based evidence that reveals the exact process for discovering your life’s purpose.

In this episode of 60 Mindful Minutes, Nathanael Novosel shares his insights on:

  • how to think about life and living
  • why growth is such a key indicator in our search for meaning
  • how growth opportunities help us discover our purpose
  • how we can get unstuck when we feel off track

Along the way, Nathanael helps us to explore our own answers to the most complex question known to man: what are we meant to do with this one precious life?


Nathanael Garrett Novosel is a professional researcher and advisor with over 20 years of experience studying individual and group behavior. Over that time, he has researched psychology, evolutionary biology, organizational best practices, leadership decision making, business, technology, finance, and philosophy to understand how the world as we know it works and why. Nathanael spent much of his career using the insights from this research to help the world’s leading executives solve their most pressing organizational challenges and create their strategic plans. Noticing the common drivers of success in all areas of life, he decided to devote his research, problem-solving, and advisory skills to helping people live the best lives possible. Learn more at yourmeaninginlife.com.


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Kristen Manieri is a Certified Mindfulness and Resilience Teacher specializing in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, meditation, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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