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Identity Crisis

The Search for Identity

Maria X. Liu | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

As we continue to digitalize our presence, our "self" moves further into a digital space. We are struggling to define ourselves in a space that doesn't exist, it is overwhelming.

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.

How to Realign Your Identity With Your Truth

Erin Cox | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Show up the way you want to in this world, have the impact you desire, and create the experiences you dream of. Gain clarity over the identity of the best version of you...and become her. It is all within your reach!

I Didn't Know I Was Adopted

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Seventeen years ago this month, I was in the middle of a full-blown identity crisis. I didn't know who or what I was anymore, let alone what to call myself. As our nation turns to observe National Adoption Month, I'm reminded of accidentally discovering, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

The New 'Why' That Will Restore America to Greatness

Christine Horner | Posted 07.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Horner

This country is going through an identity crisis. Perhaps the whole world is. This isn't the identity crisis of gender, race, or sexuality that is c...

I Am Confuzzled by Ms. Rachel Dolezal's Identity Crisis So I Asked My Kids for Help

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

What does it mean to be Black versus African-American? I grappled with this question years ago; for no particular reason other than to have clarity within myself.

On Navigating Wardrobe And Existential Crises Post-Divorce

Sara Cornell | Posted 05.05.2015 | Divorce
Sara Cornell

Maybe I'll find new favorites, or a whole new wardrobe, or maybe I'll just find that regardless of what I'm wearing, I'm comfortable with who I am.

The Identity Crisis of Motherhood

Meredith Ethington | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Meredith Ethington

My identity does not depend on someone else's view of who I am. It only depends on my own view of it.

Yagana Shah

How To Tell If You're Going Through A Midlife Crisis, In One Simple Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

Aging gracefully can be hard to do... But you're going to be just fine! Love, HuffPost 50...

The Dollhouse Years

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

I see it all around me, women who shrug and describe their purpose as being a wife or a mother when those are roles, not purposes. A ring finger and a uterus do not a calling make (Yoda-speak for think bigger).

6 Steps For Handling Those Big Life Transitions

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Being in transition is a wonderful opportunity for growth. Take a look at the parts of yourself and your life that you most value-- how can you bring those parts of yourself into your new role?

The Twitter Notification That Gave Me A Reality Check

Mike Julianelle | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Becoming a parent is like joining a cult: On the inside, everything seems perfect and right, but step outside and everyone thinks you're a deluded weirdo whose personality has been erased and replaced by that of a child-obsessed robot.

Why You're More Than One Woman

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

I'm so many different things to so many different people, and it changes depending on the time of day or even the month.

On Being 22

Hope Kronman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Hope Kronman

22 is the age of in-betweens -- in between adolescence and adulthood, in between relationships, in between this job and that career -- and it's nearly impossible to know who you are when you are still "becoming."

Re-Exposed

Valerie Baber | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Valerie Baber

Sex was only something I did for a living. It didn't define me and I resented that people passed judgment about my character based solely off topless photos on the Internet.

Is the NCAA Losing Its Identity?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Gregg S. Lipman

I would strongly urge the NCAA to take back some branding equity building control and start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.

My Postpartum

Karen Bergreen | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Karen Bergreen

Some women take to mothering the way some take to medicine or painting. It is in them. I wasn't one of those mothers.

Who Are We Without Our Titles?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

Too often, we define ourselves by our jobs in this world: "I work at X," "I'm so and so's mother, ____'s wife." But when those relationships have expired, matured or evaporated, what's left?

3 Steps To Maintaining Your Identity After Marriage

Jane Atkinson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Weddings
Jane Atkinson

If we're not careful, our essence and identity can become absorbed by all of our titles: wife, mother, friend, daughter, employee, coach.

Identity Crisis In The Age Of Technology

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

What is causing us to relate to ourself in the third person, to want to turn ourself into a product? Are we afraid that if we don't continually tell the world who we are that we will be invisible?

Hispanics Have Only Three Options to Establish their Voice and Identity in America

Glenn Llopis | Posted 01.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

The Hispanic community at large must finally decide how to establish its voice in America, a voice that must educate mainstream audiences about the real opportunities we can create.

Am I A Latina?

Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Laura Hibbard

My cheeks seared red-hot, as I retreated...too embarrassed to say "my mother's maiden name is Barraza" in defense. I did not have my mother's name. Did that mean that I didn't have her culture?

Courting Disaster: Eight Addictions Preventing Greece's Economic Recovery

Vanessa Andris | Posted 12.04.2011 | World
Vanessa Andris

There comes a time in every potentially fatal crisis when diplomacy becomes a criminal disservice and people who really care need to speak the unvarnished truth.

Anthea Anka: I Fear Motherhood Will Ruin My Relationship

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Red Room

After surviving the first year of motherhood it has occurred to me that having a child can take one's relationship to the brink of ruin, pour baby puke on it, and leave it as dead as the iPhone your toddler just threw in the bathtub.

The 2012 Hispanic Vote Matters For The Economic Advancement Of America

Glenn Llopis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

With over 50 million Hispanics in the U.S., it's time that our politicians figure out how to authentically include the voices of Hispanics in real ways. Failure to do so will mean missing out on relationships, loyalty, markets, customers, employees -- and the future of America.