21 Days of Purpose: A Free eCourse for Uncovering Happiness

You have a purpose in being here…
… and part of that is remembering that
you are part of something much larger than yourself.

Science and thousands of years of human experience are showing us a feeling of connection to something greater than ourselves gives us a heightened sense of well-being and resiliency. In short, it’s a natural antidepressant.

I want to invite you to an experiment based on practices in my new book, Uncovering Happiness, that can help you nurture this positive shift in your brain and positively impact the world around you.

Over the next 21 days you’ll be guided through something very simple and profound; discovering a prosocial purpose and turning your purpose into a verb.

The structure for this is loose; there is nothing strict or rigid about this program. The intention of the following 21 days is to deepen your connection to purpose and compassion in your own life and get some support in the process.

Each day you’ll receive a writing to reflect on to light up the compassionate brain. You’ll then be reminded of these three key questions from Uncovering Happiness to help keep you focused and on track:

  1. What pro-social purpose are you involved in?
  2. What action can I take today that is in line with this purpose?
  3. What is this action in service of that is greater than myself?

I recommend weaving in some of the attitudes of play from Uncovering Happiness in order not to get overly serious about the whole endeavor, see it more from a learning lens and make it a playful endeavor.

A very wise woman once told me,
If something is valuable, give it away.

That may sound strange, but I understand what she means. As we give away what is valuable, we inevitably get back something invaluable.

If you’re wondering what that is, take a leap to commit to 21 Days of Purpose and discover it for yourself.

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You can try this experiment on your own, or it can be fun to do with friends. Let others know what you’re up to and see the ripple effects of a group doing 21 Days of Purpose together. Share it:

We are asking people to reflect on their experiences here to let us know how it’s going. Feel free to post about the purpose your engaging, or write about it on your own blog. Comments here are welcome from anyone.


  1. Usha
    March 12, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Days going well. Putting dollar a day in a box so at the end of 21 days it will be given to a valued organization.
    I thank Elisha and the community.

  2. K
    March 12, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Yesterday, day 2, I bought a beggar a organic banana. It was important to me that it was organic because it’s better for the people who work and grow the bananas and also it’s healthier for the man eating. I wish him and I would have spoken the same language.

    Hugs to all from Sweden!

  3. March 11, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Day Three of listening mindfully. My cousin, who’s nickname growing up was Joanne of Arc, understands that life is too important to take seriously. She told me today that she has this on a plaque in her home: Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused. I can’t wait to put that sign up next to my bathroom mirror.

  4. Vicki
    March 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    My intention for these 21 days is to more fully embody divine love, to let this love come through this body to hold, heal, and radiate, excluding none.

    • Elisha Goldstein
      March 11, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Beautiful Vicki, stay committed and connected as you go, Elisha

  5. Usha
    March 11, 2015 at 4:16 am

    I am focusing on being more compassionate to myself so I can bring that vibration wherever I go.
    We need a kind world. Many times we hurt others through our facial and body language. I want to keep myself unaffected by people whose actions deplete my energy. Self compassion can be a great security force.
    I do knit scarfs and donate to charity organization’s fund raising events.

  6. Us
    March 11, 2015 at 4:02 am

    We need a kind world. My focus is going to be more compassion for myself then I can bring that vibration wherever I go and whoever I come in contact with.

  7. Wendy J
    March 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Rather than focusing on how I am, judging and worrying, I will focus on others fully, with kindness and understanding.

  8. Andrea Bell
    March 10, 2015 at 11:40 am

    My gift to myself and the world is to look for something positive in whatever greets me during any given day. Some how this seems to me to be linked to love. And I feel like the world needs a lot more love and understanding right now. So through this practice I hope to also share more love with those I know and those I meet.

  9. Jody
    March 10, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I am committed to helpng others recover from addiction and mental health disorders. I went back to school at age 56 to obtain an M A I am currently setting up my practice. Also committed to being compassionate to myself and others.

  10. D
    March 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I’m working on being more compassionate. I’m trying to see things from others’ perspective rather than becoming frustrated with their lack of instant understanding of things that I can grasp more quickly. This allows me to help give them what they need.

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