How to Find Your Identity Again After a Crisis or Challenge

In a recent podcast (episode #288), I talked about identity and its relationship to mental health, and how our environment shapes and impacts our individuality. I decided to do this episode in response to the many messages and emails I get from people who are struggling with low self-esteem — people who feel that their identity has been crushed or stolen by the challenges they have faced.

Why is identity so important? An identity crisis cuts to the core of your being and value, which will impact what you think, say and do. It…