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Caregivers: How To Build Resilience & Activate Joy


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Caregivers: How To Build Resilience & Activate Joy with Anna Hall, Founder of The Purpose Equation


What is your unique purpose? How do we build resilience? How do we activate our joy in the midst of caregiving? Caregiving in a way is a massive loss of control and how can we gain a semblance of that control back?


Today my guest is Anna Hall, Founder of The Purpose Equation. The world is a better place because of this beautiful human. She is sharing her message today and it’s an honor for me to bring her message of hope to all of you. Anna Hall is focused on improving the quality of life for older adults. Along the way, she has deployed programs, services, and technologies with that mindset. Anna has served as a Chief Purpose Officer and throughout her career, she has witnessed how purpose builds reliance and improves wellness. Her mission is to help people define and activate their purpose. The Purpose Equation is an evidence-based framework that guides individuals to discover their unique purpose. This framework is the basis for programs and workshops that are designed to identify purpose, spark joy, and personal growth at any age and every moment.


As caregivers, we put off our purpose but you really need your purpose now and the good news is that it is inside of you. This conversation today will start us on that discovery and we’re able to put words to define purpose, what we value in life, what can we change, and what gives us value right now. Anna and I talk about her journey into creating The Purpose Equation and how her purpose teachers impacted her life. We are all connected through having purpose. As caregivers, how do we use this mindset to build resilience and activate joy? Join us as we discover who we are and what brings us joy. We all have purpose inside, we have the ability to define it and then share it with others.


Thank you, Anna, for the wonderful conversation. I always learn so much from you and I'm so thankful to share your message with the world.


Anna shares about:


  • Anna's journey to The Purpose Equation

  • How we are all connected through innately being and having purpose

  • As caregivers, how do we use this mindset to build resilience and support our health

  • How do we define purpose

  • The ways we can spot joy in our Care Partner

  • Anna's purpose teachers

  • How do we activate joy

  • The many ways that meaning and purpose supports our health

  • We explore Nicole's purpose

  • How we can access The Purpose Equation and the Spark Start game



About Anna Hall & The Purpose Equation


Anna was a teenager when she volunteered at a nursing home in her hometown of Hanover, NH.


It turned out to be her first step along a 20- year course focused on improving quality of life for older adults. Along the way she has deployed and managed programs, services, and technologies with that aim. As she gained experience, she developed enrichment programs for older adults living in All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), independent, assisted living and memory care settings.


She led CCRC and Skilled Nursing engagement programming for Brookdale Senior Living, the largest senior-living provider in the country. At Connected Living – a social impact company dedicated to connecting older adults with community and family – Anna served as the Chief Purpose Officer. She informed all aspects of the business, from product development to sales to operations, and realized that she loved creating and consulting at the intersection of technology, engagement, and culture.


Throughout her career, she has witnessed how purpose builds resilience and improves wellness. Her mission has become helping people define and activate their purpose – in life and work. In 2018, Anna began building The Purpose Equation®, an evidence-based framework that guides individuals to discover their unique Purpose. The Purpose Equation® LLC launched in July 2021. The framework she invented is the basis for programs and workshops that are designed to identify purpose, spark joy, and personal growth – at any age and in every moment.


To learn more, visit The Purpose Equation.




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