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Self Discovery, A Journey to Know Me.

I wrote my very first blog post on August 13, 2011.

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Self Discovery. What does it mean? What will it reveal?



OMG – what will it reveal! That, quite literally, just made me a bit nauseous.

A Journey of Self Discovery
A Journey of Self Discovery

The Journey of Self-Discovery brought to you by my blog began on August 13, 2011.


I have always been a writer. I love to write. I love books. I have published under my own name, a pen name and as a ghostwriter.

Writing is just part of who I am.


I have so many journals filled with my thoughts.

Then one day, I decided to start a blog. I was not even sure I was going to publish it… it’s interesting to think about that. It is especially interesting because I am now a professional blogger.

Yes, I am other things too.

But that is sort of the point here. We can be so many things. 

At any rate. I am also sometimes a meandering muse.

That is actually what this very post began…me sharing my meandering thoughts, my observations throughout each day and some hard truths.

So… here we go again.  As we move forward, I will be sharing some of the things that I wrote way back then. A few of them have been showing up as of late.

I will also be sharing my real, raw feelings and thoughts with all of you. 

I hope that it will serve all of us. For you to know more about me and for me to heal old wounds and maybe for you to do the same.

This is the original un-edited post from August 13, 2011.

The journey to self-discovery may be more accurately stated as “the reinvention of self.”


If this journey of self-discovery really is more about reinvention then, “How many times do we reinvent ourselves ?”

First I was an embryo, then a fetus, a baby, a daughter, a sister.

Eventually, I added other titles such as student, brownie, girl scout, and college graduate.

Then came fiancee, wife, sister-in-law, and daughter-in-law.

Other reinvention of self-opportunities came such as mother, stay at home mother, and Auntie. To this mix, I add Holistic Nutrition Student, a student of Holistic Healthcare, and Herbalist student. Lest we forget, we also have vegetarian and vegan.

Now I wait to see if I will need yet another reinvention of self, another self-discovery.

This one of the scariest one of all, the one that we do not want to hear…. Cancer Patient.


I hope that I will be a beautiful butterfly instead…

To learn about what happened in these tests you may like to read:

My Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

A Prayer for My Boobies

My Biopsy Results

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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28 thoughts on “Self Discovery, A Journey to Know Me.”

  1. Nnniiiccceeeeee….I love that you have made writing, your own form of documenting the accountability you have over your own life, Dr. Elise. I can’t wait to find out what new title you will add, in your corner, hihi!

  2. Self-discovery, self-remembrance, self-creation… I toggle between these three understandings of self during transitional moments. In the end, self-awareness always helps!

  3. I get it completely, being someone who has struggled with the fight for the past 13 years myself, I get it. Rediagnosis and teams of people. It’s life changing for sure. Thank you for being so raw! It’s encouraging to see.

    1. Thank you, Alyssa. I truly feel the more raw and open we are with one another the more healing the entire world can see. I pray that you shall be healthy and live a long and wonderful life.

  4. I wish I kept a journal more regularly. I started one when I was 10 years old, and you know what, I have that very same journal, and it still isn’t filled up. Life is definitely about self-discovery, change is inevitable, I just need to write down, what those changes are and how I cope with them. I haven’t had a chance to read your cancer post, but will when I have more time.

    1. I love that you still have the journal from when you were young. It truly is never too late to jump right back into that journal. You could even start with your own guidance on what to write about… how you cope with the changes in life and what those actually are.

  5. I think we’re all constantly reinventing ourselves in big ways and small ones. Every single time we try something new, it’s a reinvention on a tiny scale. Of course, I had my kids, and that was a BIG reinvention.

    1. Yes, my friend. I do wear many hats. I absolutely love it and would not want it any other way. However, being truly connected to my writing and my readers was missing. It feels so good to have it back. I look forward to learning more about your journey too.

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About The Author

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.