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Finding Your Voice

The Global Search for Education: I Have a Voice

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.11.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"It is time to for us to awaken to our true selves, to listen to what makes our hearts sing - to find our element." -- Sacha Abercorn, Her Grace the...

Why It's So Important To Find Your Voice As You Age

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

On the porch of my childhood home, a plaque hung on the exposed beams, just about where your eyes would naturally rest when you were gazing up in thought. The plaque contained a quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln: 'Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.'

Speak Up: Why I Refuse to Be Labeled as 'The Quiet Girl'

Adina Evans | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Adina Evans

I no longer think that what I have to say is unimportant and I no longer care if I think no one wants to hear it because frankly, I'm tired of being polite. So yes, I do have something to say so sit down and I refuse to wait any longer for someone to ask what I think.

Find Your Business's Voice Before a Parody Account Does

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

If Arby's themselves tweeted with self-deprecating, dark humor, I'm not sure if they'd get the same following. People who follow and respond to Nihilist Arby's aren't necessarily Arby's food fans.

Testing What

Francesca Milliken | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

I don't know how to identify myself. I can't say that I am a writer or an artist or any other neatly defined, entirely cohesive entity. But my writing belongs to me. When I listen to my words, I hear the sound of me. And if I look at all the words that are now outside of my head out there in the real world, sometimes I can even see "what" I am.

What If Someone Told You to Jump Off a Cliff

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

I was one of those kids in school whose hand always shot up with answers. Well, to clarify, that was in history and English -- and probably not ever in math or science.

Reclaiming My Voice

Tanya Rasa | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Rasa

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and my life changed. At the time of diagnosis, I had a bolt of clarity that I needed to reassess my life, but the change didn't occur immediately or swiftly. For me, it has been a gradual process of learning, changing, and growing.

Finding Your Truth in Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

You are the only one who knows your truth. You know at what pace you like to work. You know how goal setting works best for you.

Breaking In: Voice

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

All agents and editors look for different things in a manuscript. For authors hoping to sell their novel to a major publisher, this variety of tastes and opinions works in their favor: one man's trash is another woman's treasure. But one item comes up over and over again: Voice.

Find Your Writer's Voice in 2014

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 02.26.2014 | Books
Theo Pauline Nestor

The scholarly and professional styles that earned you good grades and your way up the ladder won't win the hearts of readers of fiction or memoir. These readers are looking for the real deal. These readers want the feral you, the wild you that answers to no one.

One Physical Attribute You Really Shouldn't Ignore

Terry K Carr | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Terry K Carr

Growing up in my house, I chose to be a quiet girl as a way to feel safe. When I was 7, I was taken to an outdoor concert where I saw a beautiful woman on stage about to sing. As soon as her voice floated over our seats, the desire to sing grabbed a hold of my heart and didn't let go.

Original Voice, Original Genius

Pat Schneider | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Pat Schneider

The voice that has listened in the womb and practiced every day all day and even while dreaming at night is absolutely original, powerful and, therefore, the stuff of genius. Not until I was 70 could I claim my own voice as my spiritual practice.

'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Christi Guthrie

Whether we are loud-mouthed or shy, extroverts or introverts, whether we have an inept ability to communicate thoughts, ideas and emotions or not, we all have a voice inside of us.

I Am

Alexandra Billings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Billings

I finally looked up and said that I could be many things and not just one, and that no one had the right to judge me, live through me, or run over me. I found a voice that shook my own soul and seemed to fly through the atmosphere at an enormous speed.

Everyone Is Wrong About You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.17.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Last week, at a reading in Seattle, WA, a young woman who'd recently graduated from none less than Harvard, raised her hand:

Why It Is Vital To Find Your Voice

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Take a gander at the creative process and how it works to transform your heart's desire into concrete reality. Who can't use that these days?

Telling The Truth About Sex

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

We have so little training in self-disclosure in this culture and so many relationships are enmeshed in the belief that "if you can't say anything nice, doesn't say anything at all."