“We have this weird thing in the world where you don’t get insulted for what you do, you get insulted for who you are.”
~ John Green
The other day I was asked how I respond to the question “Who are you?” It made me wonder…
How do we define ourselves? Should we first list all of our professional credentials? Or do you tell the person across from you half of your life’s story.
We slip into different roles during our lives, but also during each day. We may be a parent, a friend, a partner, a lover and professionally, a team-member, a leader, a follower, a student, a teacher, etc. Those roles certainly overlap. Each times that happens, we have to determine once again ‘Who am I.’
Pretty tricky, especially because we base many of our values these days not on ourselves, but try to live the dreams of our neighbors, co-workers, and idols. We run after what the media creates as ‘the good life’ and fall into despair when we do not succeed with accomplishing the vision of the masses.
Therefore, before any change can happen in your life, in the private realm and/or professionally, you must define who you truly are. What are your wishes, your desires, your needs. What do you stand for? What makes you feel good? When do you shine? How do you best serve others? What is it that makes the You-person YOU?
In my case, I decided to keep my introduction short and in the order of importance to me.
Wife & mother, author, holistic health practitioner & personal development/transition coach, yoga-meditation-tai chi instructor, life-long learner – That’s me!
Want to know why I am writing for the military & veteran community?
This 9-minute video sums it up.
Thank you, Karen Ross from Wellness Alaska, for inviting me. This interview was recorded in 2015.
I would love working with you to explore who you are and what makes you shine!
Interested in hearing more about me?
Here is what I love (besides my #1 family!):
- our Earth
- being social
- being creative
- sharing ideas
- having fun
- spreading hope
- working in my garden
Here is what I stand up for:
- our military
- opportunities for all
- healthy, nourishing food
- innovative forward thinking
- intercultural/international collaboration
Now, it’s your turn! Get in touch or ask me in person at one of my events.