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Finding Yourself

5 Ways to Find Yourself When Life Becomes a Storm

Michelle Schroer | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Schroer

It is possible to find yourself again and rekindle your joy when life takes a detour. Above all, it's a chance to shed unwanted layers, let go of what no longer serves you, and highlight the things that truly make you happy. Life ending up in a different place than you ever imagined can have a happy ending!

Freedom Is Not What We Think It Is

Jassica Nia | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jassica Nia

As most of us might have experienced, I grew up within the chains of culture, and grew up needing to conform to expectations of others and needing t...

Home Isn't Where The Heart Is: How I Found Myself By Exploring New Places

Unwritten | Posted 10.03.2015 | College

Originally published on Unwritten by Allie Braun. I never understood my friend's desires to live in one place the rest of their lives. They would say...

How My Unconventional Career Path Led to a Job at a Startup

Avelist | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

Honestly, I've never had career goals. In my early twenties, I knew that I wanted to write, but didn't have the guidance, direction, or drive to pursue the path.

Why You Don't Have To Be The Person You've Always Been

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Caitlyn Blair. All my life, I've been known to go through various "phases". Because of this, those whom I do not...

Where You Can Find Yourself

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

So, for those of you just entering college, take this experience for all its worth. Be joyful for those "This is how I could spend the rest of my life" moments when you find yourself a new hobby or passion. And, equally as important, be grateful for those "I don't think this is right for me" moments because realizing what's wrong for you is as needed as realizing what's right.

How Do You Spell Your Name?

Brittney Grimes | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brittney Grimes

It's -NEY. "Ohh, I thought you spelled it B-r-i-t-t-a-n-y." It's a common mistake. I've had this error happen to me ever since elementary school, when...

Ready to Stop Running From You?

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Are you ready to stop thinking that your next destination will solve all your woes and do the inner work? Here are a few tips to get you excited:

The 3 Essential Requirements For Any Spiritual Journey

Quiet Revolution | Lacy Ellman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

I grew up in a large evangelical church filled with constant activity. We’d gather twice on Sundays and once on Wednesday evenings for Sunday School...

Curly, Hairy and Woe

Marin Langlieb | Posted 07.09.2015 | Teen
Marin Langlieb

My hair has also taught me some important things in a bigger picture. In a world of straight-laced people who go from point A to point B, my hair takes the road less traveled. No matter if it needs to defy gravity to accomplish the feat, it will not give up or take the easy way.

Girls, Shoot for the Stars But....

Penny Phillips | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

As women, we often feel the need to live up to that person, that capital "W" Woman who has been defined for us by our culture, religion and families. We worry that if we deviate from that we will be labeled too rebellious, too independent, too wild -- weird, even.

Entitlement Means So Much More to Millennials

Casey Bruce | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

We understand that to be happy means to search for it, deep in the trenches of our everyday joys and woes, and that it's hard to do. How many of us are saying to ourselves every single day, "If I just had the chance, I could be so much happier."

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.

Questions for Within: What to Ask Yourself When Creating Your Dream Business

Heather Piedmont | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Heather Piedmont

I always make sure any prospect I work with truly wants the responsibility that comes with the freedom of being your own boss.

Why You Don't Need To Travel To Find Yourself

Olga Mecking | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Olga Mecking

This world is so full of awesomeness like great food, music, beautiful arts and gorgeous buildings. I wouldn't want to swap these things for some elusive, intangible goal of finding myself.

Why Finding Yourself Is Overrated

Aliya LeeKong | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Aliya LeeKong

I, in fact, did have an "aha" moment, but my own life shifted not when I realized what it was I wanted to do as a career, how I could turn what I love (cooking) into what I live on a daily basis (chef and cookbook author).

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bizarre Advice

Cal Newport | Posted 11.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Cal Newport

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhy, we might ask, do we so easily accept the assumption that we're hard-wired for a specific economic pursuit?

How to Find Yourself, When You've Lost Yourself

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Get uneasy, get scared, become a beginner again. You will learn something new about yourself, not only about your character, but what turns on your light. Once you've found something that turns on your light, you've found purpose.

Finding My Way Again... The Reminder That Every Journey Is a Process

Robin Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

The best thing about all of this is the fact that I feel like I have been reunited with myself. The confidence in me is building again at a rapid pace and I am feeling more like myself every time I make a decision to be true to myself.

Live a Life Worth Writing About

Ryon Harms | Posted 11.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Ryon Harms

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWitnessing my daughter's miraculous birth and then the death of my wife soon after forced me to contemplate my own mortality. I asked myself, if I died tomorrow, what would I regret? Only one answer surfaced.

Manifesto of a Corporate Misfit

Steve Satterwhite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Satterwhite

The old way -- where employees compete against one another for status, raises and promotions, where one person winning means another one must lose, where one withholds from their co-workers because their managers stack-rank their people against each other -- yeah, that day is over.

The Propaganda of 'Having It All'

Audrey Bellis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

Is it me, or does the whole "having it all" notion smell like scarcity packaged as perfectionism while preying on our deepest fears?

What It Really Means To 'Find Yourself'

Katie Atkinson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

I quickly became aware that I wasn't focused enough on being me, and I was bothered by it. Since then, I've buckled down and have stopped worrying about what others are doing. You can too.

The Real Core Workout: Why Your Life Needs More Than Pole Dancing to Get Rock Solid

Betsy Chasse | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Betsy Chasse

In the end, what you really need to do is figure out what you believe and see if it actually aligns with what you want to believe. Stop simply moving the furniture and start rebuilding the house.

Off to College? Let the Self-discovery Begin

Murali Balaji | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Perhaps the biggest catalyst of my understanding, however, was having three of my closest friends in college serve as my spiritual sounding boards. Sometimes, we'd go from the club to an all-night diner and talk religion, getting into lively debates about reconciling the secular from the sacred.