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Stop Chasing Purpose and Focus on Wellness: Chloe Hakim-Moore (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Chloe Hakim-Moore’s talk titled “Stop Chasing Purpose and Focus on Wellness” at TEDxMemphis conference.

In her enlightening TEDxMemphis talk, “Stop Chasing Purpose and Focus on Wellness,” Chloe Hakim-Moore delves into the transformative journey of prioritizing personal wellness over the relentless pursuit of purpose. She shares her own experience of navigating through a quarter-life crisis, heartbreak, and the realization that her relentless chase for purpose was overshadowing the necessity of self-care and mental health.

By recounting her initial skepticism towards therapy and the profound revelations it brought about her emotional state, Chloe emphasizes the importance of honesty with oneself. Her story is a testament to the healing and clarity that comes from addressing one’s mental and emotional needs first. Chloe’s narrative culminates in the adoption of a wellness routine that profoundly changed her life, leading her to achieve both personal and professional milestones while maintaining inner peace.

She argues that societal change and fulfillment stem from individual wellness, suggesting that by nurturing our well-being, we can better contribute to the world around us. Chloe’s talk is a compelling call to action, urging the audience to reevaluate their priorities and embrace wellness as a foundational aspect of a fulfilling life.

Listen to the audio version here:


Navigating the Quarter-Life Crisis

TEDxMemphis, it is an honor to be here and also pretty timely if you ask me. See, I’m fresh on the other side of my quarter-life crisis. Now, to be clear, the crisis is still here. I just turned 26, so your girl aged out. I’m on the other side of that quarter-life side. If you’re not familiar, a quarter-life crisis is basically like a mid-life crisis, just 25 years early.

So you’re still asking the same questions of who am I, am I using my time well, what are the things that I really want to do in terms of family, career, health, drinking water, staying hydrated, all of those important things that we have to pay attention to. And for millennials, this is actually a pretty big phenomenon.

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