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Identity Crisis

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.

Every Day a Little Death

Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D.

I had to shed that part of my identity that was holding me back: my attachment to a particular job title, office configuration, box on the org chart, etc. Something had to die.

A New Identity for a Mom of a Graduating Son--Part III

Angella Nazarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angella Nazarian

My son and I are both going through a transition. We are a bit disoriented and excited, both of us embarking on our own adventure: me with my changing identity, and him his next year in college.

Is This a Spiritual Crossroads?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

No ordinary bubble collapsed. America was already going through a crisis of identity. I can only see this as a spiritual crisis that was long in the making.

The Virus Behind Fort Hood Shootings

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wael Nawara

After 9/11 and the launching of "The War on Terror," which reportedly he opposed, Mjr. Hasan may have begun to develop an identity crisis.