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Climb EVERY Mountain?! Thoughts on “Finding Your Purpose” | Episode 53

As someone who loves to travel and explore, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the scene in The Sound of Music where the Reverend Mother urges the lovestruck and confused Maria to hit the pause button on her plan to become a nun and “climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow. . .”

There’s sage advice in there, for sure. But, if you take the song too literally, it also sounds… exhausting! Luckily, we don’t need to spend our days scaling snowy peaks to find purpose and meaning right here, right now.

Further reading

In this episode, I reference the work of  Dr. Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, philosopher, and holocaust survivor. His autobiographical account of life in Nazi prizon camps, Man’s Search for Meaning, has inspired countless people to reclaim their sense of purpose.

Coaching information

In my work as a certified coach, I specialize in helping people who identify as quiet, introverted and/or shy overcome their limiting beliefs and embrace who they are. Here is a link to more information.

If you’d like to book a free consult, the easiest way is through my coaching portal. Click here to find a time and book a free mini-session. If you have questions or would like more information, please email me at


About the author, Stephanie

Stephanie created Beautiful Baggage to share her love of travel and exploration and to inspire others to enjoy the benefits of cultivating an adventurous spirit. If you enjoy this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your favorite podcast platform so that others will be able to find it and share!


  1. Moira Taylor on 03/22/2021 at 7:10 PM

    Hi – I have once again enjoyed your podcast. Thank you for giving me more incisive points to mull over.- Moira T

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