Posts tagged Self-Discovery
Is Travel the Best Personal Development Hack?

There are as many definitions of personal development as there are gurus. I want to make it clear right away that I’m no personal development guru – far from it. For me, personal development simply means having a heightened sense of self-awareness that enables you to make conscious life choices.  Is travel the best personal development hack? I can’t answer that question for you. It depends. There are many ways to get where you want to be. It just turned out that travel played a significant part in my journey (no pun intended). 

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The Leadership Looking Glass

Up until college, the only places I had traveled to were the Northeast states, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida (my first and only flight being to Florida at the end of high school). So when I was accepted to my university’s study abroad program to Florence, Italy for the spring 2012 semester, it was a life changing moment. Little did I know in January of 2012 that I was hopping on a six hour plane to experience the most eye opening four months of my life.

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The Long Road Out of Hell

*This piece contains first-hand, graphic accounts of a personal experience that may be troubling to some readers; discretion is advised.*   I really wish I had thought of the title “The Long Road out of Hell” before Marilyn Manson because it is the only way to describe my life for the last two years. During this time, I found myself spiraling downward in a world I knew nothing about, a world I had no interest in venturing into, a world I was led into blindfolded and bound at my hands. That world of course, was addiction.

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