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Being a White Latina: A Reflection on Racial And Ethnic Identities

Nicholle Lamartina Palacios | Posted 12.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Nicholle Lamartina Palacios

We live in a country where race is a dichotomy and people are literally separated into categories of black and white -- but human identities are not that simple. When speaking about my own racial identity, it is impossible not to also talk about my ethnic identity.

Moving On

Doug Kreeger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.

Life Insurance Advisor: Out of the Closet

Don McNay | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Don McNay

I've called myself other titles, masking that my income comes from the life insurance industry. There are multiple reasons why my lifetime occupation became a semi-hidden secret. The industry itself went through the same kind of identity crisis.

Your Identity Matters

Stedman Graham | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

We can create ideas, innovate, and become competitive in a shorter time than ever before. The world is a collection of unlimited wealth and resources; the question is how we make those resources relevant to who we are. The more we have, the more we can give.

Losing My Identity

Lorenz Sell | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenz Sell

Identity is that collection of attributes that defines how we see ourselves. It is the answer to the question: Who am I? Anyone who has ever seriously asked themselves that question may have found that the answer is not as obvious as one might think it should be.

Are You A Home For Identities?

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

It is tempting to think of the self as simply a home for the identities we adopt over our lifetime, but on reflection, this, too, falls short. Our self is also the source of the identities that sally forth as our proxies.

Dr. Bob Deutsch: Unplug Your Auto-Pilot to Reduce Your Job Dissatisfaction

Bob Deutsch | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Bob Deutsch

In a flash, days turn into years, and years into half an expected life span. Too easily, we become separated from our own true nature. Overly-vigilant and responsive to the rapidity of external demands coming at us 24/7, we lose track of who we are internally. Our lives shrink.

Building An Unlimited Identity

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The false limits we have set up for ourselves can be shattered to reveal the core of our genuine being. You can use the following 10 principles for building the most authentic version of yourself.

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.

'I Did It My Way'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Christi Guthrie

It is OK to want 'All the Things,' to do it all, to juggle. It is OK to want to be more than a mom and a wife.

Are You Facing a Quarter or Midlife 'Crisis'?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

This past year, I have had numerous reporters ask me to explain what women go through in their mid-life crisis and why women around the age of 29 are ...

Is There a Parenting Manual?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

You've heard the joke that babies don't come with manuals, right?

What Is the Best Explanation for Identity?

Quora | Posted 01.14.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, Technology Entrepreneur From the perspective of neuroscien...

Developing Your Child's Healthy Self-identity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.02.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Self-identity is one of the trickier aspects of a child's healthy development because you can't "do" things to your children to give them their self-identity.

Media's Externalization of Children's Self-Identity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most powerful ways in which popular culture and technology are altering the way in which self-identity is established in children is through the shift from being internally to externally driven.

On Rediscovering Your True Self

Gangaji | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

In not knowing, just for a moment, you can directly discover yourself. This discovery does not arrive by thought, but by your own immediate direct experience. What is here, before every thought, after every thought and during every thought?

The Most Silent Voice Is the One That Yells the Loudest: Unearthing the Spirit Within

Raymond Torres | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

To truly exercise our most sacred ideals of "life and liberty" we must first be responsible to internally lay hold of who we are and not constantly live to appease other people's expectations or reactions of us.

Every Day We Write The Book

David Levithan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
David Levithan

Imagine yourself purely as a self, with no body. Who would you be? Would you really define yourself by the same standards by which you are now defined? What kind of person would you get to be if you didn't have to worry about gender or race or sexuality?

Gods, Selves, and Schizophrenic Brains

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

Whether a person's "identities" can be dissociated or not, it's clear from Hans' story that certain aspects of a mind can become somehow "out of step" from one another. And that's essentially what neuroscientists think is happening in a schizophrenic person's brain.

What Kind of Woman Do I Want to Be?

Brooke Carey | Posted 09.30.2012 | Women
Brooke Carey

I'm not one of those girls who dreads -- or even pretend to dread -- turning a year older. So why does this year feel different?

Forgetting The Self

Abdi Assadi | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Abdi Assadi

The damaging and far-reaching emotional/spiritual consequences of our narcissistic obsession with the self is hardly examined; there is no distinction between practices that fortify the ego and those that weaken it.

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.

Seeking The Self

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

This search to find our true nature raises the mystery of "I" above arcane arguments among philosophers and neuroscientists.

You Don't Have To Be Someone, You Already Are Someone

Tom Shadyac | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Shadyac

You see, what we are telling ourselves, the command to succeed and be someone, is just a story; it's a story based on expectations. It's temporal and finite. It is not who you really are.

American Identity Crisis: Are You Your Job?

Joe Robinson | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

You are what you do. It's a case of mistaken identity that is hazardous to your health, life, and even the work you do. In a 24/7 world where we're always on work mode, there's little escape from the identity that's not you.