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Finding Yourself – A Journey Of Rediscovery

Written by: Candice Ensign, Senior Level Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 
Executive Contributor Candice Ensign

Have you ever felt lost, like you don't know where you're headed? Is there a sudden emptiness inside you, like something is missing? It can happen to all of us at any point in our lives. We can become so consumed with our daily routine that we forget to reflect on who we are, what we stand for, or what we truly want. In this blog, we will explore how to find yourself, reconnect with your purpose, reignite your passions, and emerge stronger than ever before.

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Acknowledge your loss


It's okay to admit that you've lost something or someone that was once an integral part of your life. Whether it's a relationship, a job, or even a part of yourself, it's essential to acknowledge your loss to begin healing and moving forward. Allow yourself to feel your emotions fully without minimizing or suppressing them. Journaling, meditation, coaching, or counseling can help you process your feelings.


Reflect on your identity and values


Who are you? What do you stand for? What are your core values and beliefs? Take time to reflect and write down your answers. Revisiting your past experiences, achievements, and challenges can give you insight into what makes you unique and what drives you. Identify your strengths and weaknesses, and focus on what aligns with your values. Remember that each person is different, and you have your own path to follow.


Redefine your purpose to find yourself


Your purpose is not always set in stone. As you evolve and grow, so does your purpose. Maybe what once motivated you no longer serves you. It's okay to redefine your goals and dreams. Take time to reflect on what you really want to achieve, what brings you joy, and what you want to contribute to the world. Be specific about your intentions, set achievable goals, and celebrate your achievements along the way.


Take action and embrace change


Once you have a clearer vision of who you are, what you want, and your purpose, it's time to take purposeful action. Action can include taking courses, reading books, joining online communities, volunteering, or seeking a mentor. Surround yourself with people who align with your values and who inspire you. Embrace change and step out of your comfort zone. You'll never know what can happen unless you try.


Practice self-care and compassion


Self-care and self-compassion are crucial components of any journey of rediscovery. Take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Practice self-love and forgiveness. You are human, and there will be ups and downs. Instead of beating yourself up, be kind to yourself, and treat yourself as you would treat your best friend.


Rediscovering yourself is a journey, not a destination. It's a continuous process that requires patience, dedication, and an open mind. Remember that it's normal to feel lost at times and that your journey is unique. Acknowledge your loss, reflect on your identity and values, redefine your purpose, take action, and practice self-care and compassion. Rediscovering yourself is not about finding a different you but about embracing the best version of yourself.


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Candice Ensign, Senior Level Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Candice Ensign is a speaker, thought leader, and passionate purpose hacker. She coaches top leaders nationwide and is a source of inspiration to equip others to realize their purpose, find their voice and unlock their unlimited potential. In a world where conformity reigns, Candice is a trailblazer for those looking to rediscover themselves.


Candice has deep love and respect for horses and raises awareness of the gifts they have to give outside of being ridden. Candice founded the non-profit organization Journey with Equus in 2015. Journey with Equus is an organization that rescues horses that would otherwise be euthanized or slaughtered. Instead, these beautiful animals are rehabilitated and are partnered with humans to help them heal trauma, grow leadership, and rediscover themselves through equine-facilitated health and wellness programs.


Candice knows the importance of continual personal development & is constantly learning and pushing herself to be the best version of herself to help others commit to their personal growth goals.

She has 30 years of experience in the real estate industry as a producer, leader, coach, and speaker.


Candice is an Independent John Maxwell Speaker, Leadership Coach & Teacher, a Certified Equine Gestalt Equine Practitioner, a student of Max Stroms Breathe to Heal and Qi Gong through Michael Winn’s Healing Tao USA.


Candice leads her life by example, even through challenges and hard times, she is an example of what is possible when one has faith, determination, and a commitment to taking action.


When Candice isn’t speaking, writing, or coaching, she spends her time with her son, ballroom dancing, hiking, traveling, or simply chilling with the myriad of animals that make up her ranch in Elizabeth Colorado.


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