Welcome to Becoming Who You Are!

Thank you for taking the time to visit this corner of the internet.

Becoming Who You Are is about creating a full and meaningful life with greater courage, compassion, and authenticity. 

We talk about topics like self-awareness, creativity, meaning, and more. More than anything, we cover taking these concepts and truly living them.

Being human is a complex, beautiful, intense and rewarding experience. My hope is that this site encourages you to create your own personal adventure :)

“Just what I needed to hear. A beautiful combination of wisdom, compassion (for oneself and others) and acceptance, with a healthy dose of self love and boundary setting.”
—Nicola, Hungary

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Pic 10 Dusk.jpgAbout Hannah

Hello! I’m an author, blogger, and rational optimist.

I started this site as a personal blog in 2010. I became interested in psychology and personal development after going through my own personal challenges and created this space to process and share my ideas, questions, and inspiration with a few friends. Over the past 10 years, I’ve healed and grown through therapy, coaching, self-study, and experiential training. Today, I’m honoured and grateful to have the chance to focus full-time on sharing ideas here, as well as supporting creatives through my other site, hannahbraime.com.

A few facts about me:

  • I’m a Myers-Briggs INFJ. I love connecting with people and also need alone time, I’m opinionated but also want everyone to be happy, I rally against perceived inconsistencies and injustices, and I believe ideas only matter if we do something with them. 
  • I read 100+ books per year, most of them related to personal growth. When I’m not in the psychology or self-help sections, you’ll find me reading up on entrepreneurship and business or getting lost in a good novel.
  • My biggest influences are Brené Brown, Carl Rogers, Nathaniel Branden, Internal Family Systems, person-centred therapy, stoic philosophy, and the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet through running this website.
  • Top 5 strengths: love of learning, kindness, curiosity, leadership and judgement.
  • I’m married and have a baby daughter. She is my number one priority.
  • The level of mysticism in the personal development world is one of my pet peeves. I’m all for people believing what they want, but this is a crystal healing and mercury retrograde-free zone ;).
  • I love to travel and am a kind-of-sort-of minimalist. I can fit everything I own into a (large) suitcase. 

Enough about me, who are you?


Do you give advice via email?
I believe advice is most helpful when we have a range of voices and perspectives to choose from. If you have a question and would like support, the best place to start is the Becoming Who You Are Facebook community. It’s a lovely and welcoming environment.

I’m am a certified digital coach through Coach.me, where I offer coaching on specific habits and goals. Coaching isn’t the same as giving advice, but in many cases it’s more helpful :)

Do you accept guest posts?
Yes! If you would like to share your ideas with the Becoming Who You Are community, find out more here. I prefer to hear from authors themselves and don’t accept agency or third party submissions.

Will you interview me on your podcast? // Can I interview you?
I’m not booking podcast interviews for the Becoming Who You Are podcast right now but you are welcome to submit a guest post.

If you’d like to interview me for your podcast or project, thanks for considering me. I’d love to hear from you.

1 Comment

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    Jennifer Raybaud
    July 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

    LOVED your videos on “The Empowerment Dynamic.” You are a very concise and eloquent speaker, Hannah and we have many things in common as I too teach thing similar to you, I’m a fellow INFJ and I adore learning about what makes people tick, including myself. Cheers to you for doing such beautiful “heartwork!”

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