self-discovery


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self-dis·cov·e·ry

(self'dis-kŏv'ĕr-ē),
In psychoanalysis, the freeing of the repressed ego in a person raised to be submissive to those around him.

self-discovery

(sĕlf′dĭ-skŭv′ə-rē)
n. pl. self-discover·ies
The act or process of achieving understanding or knowledge of oneself.
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As her journey begins, she unexpectedly finds herself reunited with Pasha, her childhood best friend (a subspecies of dragon that more closely resembles a lizard.) Searching for the World Serpent, the two embark on a road trip that is fraught with danger and filled with opportunities for reflection, personal growth and self-discovery.
Written in verse and containing descriptions of the songs that guide Blade in his journey, this book is as much about the power of music as it is about family and self-discovery. Although there is much drug and alcohol use in this book, it is by Blade's father, and it is inspiring to see how Blade rejects the poor example that has been set for him.
After being fired from her job and finding her husband cosying up to a shapely neighbour, Melissa McCarthy's luckless schlub hits the road in a voyage of self-discovery. Along for the ride is her alcoholic grandmother (Susan Sarandon).
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It displays a tale of family, friendship, teamwork and self-discovery.
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The fate of the Realms of Flesh, Spirit and Half World rest on Gee's journey of self-discovery. Accompanied by a heartless cat and a Neo Goth girl, Gee must battle the monstrous and horrific and overcome his own propensity for evil.
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Calypso Rising, a story of self-discovery, survival and friendship, will be published in February 2011, followed by Samphire Song, about the friendship between Jodie and Samphire, a horse, which will be published in July 2011.