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Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

We can free ourselves by thinking less black and white. Less us and them. Less "you are or you aren't". Because life should be lived on a spectrum. And this spectrum both sets us free and connects us...   Personality & Identity We are never fully formed. People will have you believe that once you… Continue reading Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

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Belonging & Community in Adulthood

*Part of the Identity Series* I believe that a lot of our personal struggles in adulthood come from our sense of Identity and Belonging. Why? Because we question who we are and what we're meant to do. These questions tie directly to our sense of Identity, but they also tie into the concept of Belonging...… Continue reading Belonging & Community in Adulthood

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Judged Lifestyle Choices & Personal Identity

*Part of the Identity Series* What is a Lifestyle Choice? Lifestyle Choice definition: "a choice a person makes about how to live and behave, according to their attitudes, tastes, and values." A choice or decision that affects how they live their life and their own personal identity.   Some lifestyle choices that are judged by… Continue reading Judged Lifestyle Choices & Personal Identity

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Creatives Have These 3 False Beliefs

Starving Artist Lifestyle Most creatives (unless they come from money) believe that they must go through the Starving Artist phase on their journey to success. Worse still, some believe that this is all an artist can ever be. Wrong! Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray, Love) said something in her book Big Magic┬áthat I'll… Continue reading Creatives Have These 3 False Beliefs

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How Does Meaning Influence Our Identity?

In today's Identity Series essay, I'm going deep. Real deep. I aim to cover the following questions in both a philosophical, personal, and psychological manner: What is the meaning of life? Why do we do what we do? How do our choices and beliefs influence one another and then contribute to our identity (who we… Continue reading How Does Meaning Influence Our Identity?

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The Problem With The Millennial Generation

(I'm a millennial! I'm only 23! So what I say is coming from personal opinion, experience, and observations!)   Impatience We think we don't have time. We see everyone else's lives in front of us and want to rush our own lives so that they stack up. Get money and status right now. Marriage and… Continue reading The Problem With The Millennial Generation

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Sexual Identity Part Two: Sex & Mental Health

*Part of the Identity Series* *Ensure to check out Sexual Identity Part One before reading this post...   Exploring one's sexual identity can be scary. In our watchful world, rife with stigma and judgement, it can be difficult to be open and honest with yourself and others about your sexual status. Our modern world may… Continue reading Sexual Identity Part Two: Sex & Mental Health