5 Ways to Learn About Yourself From Others.

  1. Try an experiment and see if it works. If it does, give it a heart so that other voyagers know to try it too.

  2.  Join our real-time chat group for conversation with smarties like yourself from around the world.

  3. Visit the forums for tips, questions, and interviews.

  4. Fling a message in a bottle on the Lighthouse Map.

  5. Like our Facebook page to see what others are reading and thinking.

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My Story

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My neurologist said words I never thought I'd hear: "I know what's wrong with you."

This was at her office, in the middle of migraine talk. I had just pulled up my latest test results. I had just said I didn't understand why they were so much worse. I was working so hard to solve them. 

"You have Generalized Anxiety Disorder."

I was 39 years old. I'd been told many things about migraines, but never this. In the months that followed, I looked online for helpful information but found nothing that spoke to my physical experience of stress, overthinking, and anxiety. 

Listen to this podcast interview to hear more of my full story and learn about the background of this project. 

If you're not finding answers on Google, you've come to the right place. 

A Guide to the Language of Beautiful Voyager

Overthinker = You think deeply about the world. A responsible researcher, you're seek answers. You've been told you "think too much." You're sensitive and empathic. Physical pain is a sign that thinking has become overthinking. 

Vulnerability Hangover = The rush of regret you feel after sharing your weakness with others or the lingering awkwardness you feel after trying something new that revealed a hidden or surprising weakness.

Wondy-win = The daily wins that make us stronger. Wondy is short for wonderful.

Mapagize = When two people apologize at the same time because they are people pleasers.

More words...

How Other People See It

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Currently my favorite place on the interwebs.
— Rachel, Mountain View, CA
If, like me, you deal with some form of overthinking/anxiety/stress, you need to check this site out. Meredith’s thinking and talking about what it means to experience anxiety in a way I’ve never encountered before. It’s life-changing. To quote her, it’s all about turning a super sensitivity into a super power.
— Gabrielle, San Francisco, CA

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Before Beautiful Voyager I really didn’t have a model. This feels good. I was seeing all of it as this elaborate dance when actually in some ways it’s pretty simple.
— Gordon, San Francisco, CA
I just spent time on your site because I’m trying to figure out how my 4-year-old daughter thinks. It made me happy because my previous associations with anxiety had been so negative. Now I think: ooooooh, that’s what this is. One can be all bright and beautiful things and have this and that’s OK.
— Meaghan, Washington, DC
The Beautiful Voyager is creating a bright light on these topics. I thank you. I hope this site gets the recognition it deserves. And I don’t necessarily mean high fives but that people hear it and relate to it and take something from it. Personal to them. Whatever way, big, small.
— Natalie, London, England
This needs to be a book and everyone should read it.
— Molly, New York, NY