A Guide To Self-Exploration: Find Yourself Through Opportunities Like The 2016 Memphis Self Development Symposium

Many people, most commonly teenagers, experience an identity crisis in their older years due to poor personal development formation when they were younger, which is why a lot of initiatives like the 2016 Memphis Self Development Symposium are opened to the public to those who are struggling with the same issues.

These activities are relevant to society because it helps people who are having a hard time discovering their passions, abilities, and most importantly their identity.

Learning About Self-Development

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You may be wondering, what exactly is self-development? In a nutshell, self-development is the process of discovering oneself, the abilities you’re good at, and establishing your personality, which changes over time. Self-development is essential because it will help you in aligning your future goals, and all the decisions you have to make which go along with it. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the topmost portion is the self-actualization part, which is often the hardest part to obtain in a person’s lifetime.

Self-exploration, identity formation, and personal self-development are concepts that go hand-in-hand. These concepts help a person identify his or her key interests and qualities leading to a much better degree of self-awareness. 

Relevance Of Self-Development

Humans, having infinite space for growth, need to continue developing even until they grow up to reach the best version of themselves and having a good background in self-development is one way for you to achieve it!

With this, here are a few tips for better self-development:

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  • Take risks & set aside all your doubts
  • Be fearless & be open to change
  • Allow yourself to make mistakes & learn from it
  • Stop comparing yourself to other people. You’re your own self
  • Learn to forgive yourself & others
  • Try different things & observe what you like doing best
  • Meet new people & socialize more
  • Challenge yourself to new things so you can improve
  • Embrace self-love. It’s time to love yourself a little more
  • Engage in activities that will help you hone your skills and identity
  • Bloom where you are planted


Hopefully, these tips will let you have a better journey in self-development. Investing in yourself is really important and who knows, a few baby steps are all you need to get to your ideal self slowly but surely.

The Amazing Benefits of Dancing

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A lot of us are not sufficiently active on a regular basis. We often don’t fulfill even half of the exercise regimen that we ought to do for us to be mentally and physically healthy. We should know by now that our bodies are not built to be stagnant and still for a long time – unless we are being a couch potato and just watching television the whole day, working on a desk for 8 to 16 hours, or sleeping for most of the day. These activities are a surefire way to develop back pain, obesity and ultimately stroke and heart attack.

This only means that the best way to encourage ourselves to move is to perform activities that are not work-related that we can do in our homes. Dancing is one of the top choices. It’s not only fun but also being skilled at dancing is tremendously good for one’s health.

Below is a list of some amazing mental and physical benefits of dance.

It Improves Flexibility. Dancing teaches one to be flexible, as most fast dance types require kicks, dips, grinds, and even jumps. If you’re part of a dance group, you will be engaged in hours of warm-up sessions that will involve simple and complicated stretches. Improving your flexibility decreases your chances of getting injured.

It Helps You Lose Weight. Anyone who has tried doing several moves daily will attest that dancing is a fun way to lose those flabs. You don’t need to punish yourself by not eating your favorite food. Maybe just consume a little, and then join a dance class instead of sweating it out in the gym or going for night runs. That’s way more serious and boring than dancing, right? Dance is something you can do for fun and health reasons, plus you get to meet new friends.

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It Develops Good Posture. Incorrect posture from working on the computer for hours or wrong sleeping positions often result in a permanent slouch with the shoulders forward and the spine bent. If this is not corrected, a person may not be able to breathe properly, as his lungs are unable to expand fully because of the slouch. To be a good dancer, you must maintain a confident aura, one with her head held high, shoulders rolled backward, and chest out. This position prevents back pain and keeps the joints aligned and the whole body symmetrical.

It Enhances Balance. Ballet – hip hop ballet if you want something more active – entails the heavy use of the legs and feet. Therefore, you must have the balancing skills to avoid injury. Practicing this skill builds muscle strength, especially from your core, back and leg muscles. Routines such as balancing on one foot would also require focus and concentration; thus you are able to improve your mental health as well.

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Sets A Happy Mood. As an art and a sport, dancing releases toxins and endorphins at the same time. These happy hormones improve one’s mood and decrease one’s chances of experiencing anxiety or depression.

Bottom Line

Undeniably, dancing is a fantastic way of achieving a great body and a mentally healthy mind. It is an all-around activity that not only makes you a star in the future, but a confident individual that is fit, toned, and beautiful.


Tupac, His Music, And Me (Us Against The World)

I heard his name but was not interested in knowing who he is.   I heard so many bad things about him, a gangster whose music is not good for the kids to listen to.  In short, I was not a fan.  I thought back then his music was all noise.  But one day as I was on the bus, his music played.  “Dear Mama” put me into tears right at my seat.   Oh my!

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When We Fail To Act Like A Human

What does it take to be a human?  In my almost half a century of existence, once in a while I ask myself, have I lived my life like how a human being should? Is it just about helping others, becoming a better citizen, contributing to the society I am in? When I fail to be human, am I failing my fellow human being?

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What Makes A True Artist Tick?

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Artists are known to be eccentric because of the different way they view some things in life. Whereas you may always want to capture the smile on everyone’s face, for instance, they prefer to highlight the pain, longing, or sorrow in someone’s eyes. If you paint the sun yellow and the sky blue, in their mind and heart, the two may be reddish or grayish, respectively. Continue reading “What Makes A True Artist Tick?”

6 Ways To Protect Your Home While You’re Out Of Town

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One of the things that you may look forward to the most is the time when you can pack your bags and go on a lengthy vacation. You may travel to a tropical country or rent a house by the lake for at least a week without needing to think about the work waiting for you when you return. For sure, everyone has the same idea on top of their to-do list, especially when you can count the number of days you got to relax throughout the year with only your ten fingers.

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