The Way Family Podcast

I had the opportunity to be a guest on the Way Family Podcast.  It comes out June 20, 2016 and you can find it here.  We talked about #identityformation and the impact that #socialmedia can have on identity.  We also briefly talked about extended adolescence and the way that #millenials are being formed because of […]

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Identity and Emotions

The work of identity formation – creating and shaping identity can be so emotional.  When you are working on who you are – it’s hard emotional work. We tend to wrap our identities around something – our work, our kids, our looks, our car – something.  Whenever you put your identity out there – you […]

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What You Think

I heard a speaker this week say that there is a difference between “how we speak and how we think we speak.”  It’s such a novel insight, but how we are and how we think we are can be different, and I think it’s a function of a projected identity. There is who you are […]

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A Tighter Identity

I am working out some concepts about identity, and what better place to do that than on my blog. We all have our true identity – the truest version of your Self.  We also all have roles and identities that we project.  Depending on the setting and the medium, you will play out some version […]

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Identity Performance

It’s an interesting concept.  I think in past posts, I would have referred to it as Identity Projection, but I really like the nuance of the word performance.  A performance is not natural.  Here are a few definitions: per·for·mance (pr-fôrmns) n.  1. The act of performing or the state of being performed. 2. The act or […]

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