Take ½ cup of creative joy, 4 heaped tablespoons of courage, a pint of personal growth and a sprinkling of purpose. Mix well.

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

Here, you’ll find posts, tools and resources on topics like self-awareness, purpose, meaning, and more. More than anything, BWYA is about 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 :)

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About BWYA

I started this site as a personal blog in 2010. I became interested in psychology and personal development after going through my own challenges and created this space to process and share my ideas, questions, and inspiration with a few friends. Over the past 10 years, the site has grown and evolved into its current iteration.

If you’re like me, you might feel bombarded with information, self-improvement advice, and have a perpetual list of things you feel you should be doing differently, more of, or improving humming in the background of your daily life. Becoming Who You Are is an invitation to quiet that hum and focus on your own values, your own internal guidance, and the path that is right for you.


What I value

Here are some of the key values that underpin my approach and the topics I write about on Becoming Who You Are.

(Do you have a list of your own values? If not, you might find it illuminating! You can get a free workbook that guides you through this exercise in the Becoming Who You Are Library.)

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About Hannah

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I’m Hannah—

Author, mother, crafter, cat-lover, and rational optimist. I’m a coach and writer who is fascinated by the intersection of life and work, psychology and real life, creativity and self-expression.

A few facts about me:

-> I’m a Myers-Briggs INFJ. I love connecting with people and also need lots of alone time. I’m opinionated and (inwardly) prone to be a tad judgemental, but also want everyone to be happy. I don’t like unknowns but also crave spontaneity. Yes, it’s confusing to me too 😂.

-> 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 getting lost in a good mystery novel or listening to true crime.

-> 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.

-> 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 ;).

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Want to find out more about working with me?

I coach writers and creatives who want to do the work that feels meaningful to them.


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