Allyson Stroschein

Allyson Stroschein is the off-the-beaten-path traveler, life coach, and peace activist behind Shanti Pax, a blog offering tips for peaceful and creative living. Learn more at, and connect on Twitter.

5 Ways to Discover & Nurture Your Intuitive Voice

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“Gee Allyson, sure you wanna do this?” my co-workers said as I prepared to quit my job.

I was a tenured “direct hire” for the U.S. government, which meant iron clad job security for life. But despite my gold-plated healthcare insurance, the job felt light years away from my heart’s true calling.

I trudged to work every morning to the subway surrounded by trench coats, humming to myself, “The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.” By most standards, it was a commendable job working for the U.S. agency that administered foreign aid. The job gave me the opportunity to serve others, but in a paper-pushing sort of way, not the impactful way I truly wanted.

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