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Finding Yourself

Breaking Down In Order To Grow

Jamie Cornell | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jamie Cornell

I'm currently listening to the audio book version of "Finding Your Own North Star" by Martha Beck. It's awesome, especially if you are feeling like s...

This Is How You Find Yourself

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Abby Rosmarin

You find yourself through losing. Losing bets, losing out, losing your cool. You find yourself in bitter and beautiful and glorious failures. You find yourself when it seems like all you find are setbacks.

Loving Your Life of Service

Sharon Eakes | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

Finding oneself by serving others may seem paradoxical. The word "service" has gone out of style. Today it often conjures up images of military service, or customer service. Its broader meaning refers to kindness, acknowledgement, making a difference. A "life of service" might include any or all of these:

Why An Identity Crisis Can Be A Good Thing

Mycah Hazel | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Mycah Hazel

Facing who we are and how we are perceived can be frightening, especially during the young adult years, when we're not even sure who we want to become. However, our identities aren't fixed. We change with time and age.

The Truth About Adventure and Finding Yourself

Jazmine Aluma | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jazmine Aluma

We always think the thing we're searching for is far, far away. We'll find it stomping around barefoot in an Italian fountain or sipping sake under neon lights. The thing we're looking for seems too exotic or romantic to be found in the familiar.

The Four Hardcore Survival Skills You Can't Live Without Are Simpler Than You Think

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

Who knew that mental health first aid was as simple an inspirational wall hanging? Survival -- Simplified. Surviving -- and "thriving" -- throug...

Why Travel Is So Important For College Students and Entrepreneurs

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.05.2016 | College
Rajat Bhageria

Sometimes it seems like every single person is starting a company today. But do most of the founders really care about the companies they're building?

Happy Anniversary Of Getting Fired To Me

Marisa Kabas | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Marisa Kabas

Precisely three years ago, I was fired from my job. I'm brought into a conference room with the shades drawn and told that the company no longer needs my services  --  that my position is being eliminated, and my tenure expires today. I cry. It's over.

Life Is Your Biggest Creative Work

Kate Terry | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kate Terry

In our lives and in our work, let's strive to reconcile the aspirational with the things we can't control. Let's not predetermine our fate by negativity. Don't predetermine misery or failure that doesn't need to be there. Acknowledge what you cannot control, but expand what you can.

Developing Identity as a Muslim Immigrant Woman in America

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Being a Muslim immigrant in the United States means growing up in a community where no one looks like you. It means going through an education system that wasn't built for people like you. It means growing up a thousand miles away from aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.

3 Ways to Stay True to Yourself in a Noisy World

Anthony Awadalla | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony Awadalla

Tools that give me the confidence that I know I need and the maturity I've developed in order to go after what I want without falling into the same mistakes I made in the past.

The 'Real' You Has Layers And That's OK (Glorious, Actually)

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.08.2016 | OWN

Imagine a woman. Clammily searching for words, any words, to say to the friendly wedding guest seated beside her. Then, the next day, snarking out lou...

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 to ...

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

Unwritten | Posted 10.03.2015 | College
Unwritten

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 09.24.2016 | Business
Avelist

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 08.16.2016 | Women
Unwritten

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 08.06.2016 | 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 07.27.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 06.12.2016 | 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.