Dr. Emelia Sam is the author of “I Haven’t Found Myself…but I’m Still Looking.” Having originated the website www.espaceonline.net in 2006, she was encouraged by her subscribers to compile her weekly reflections into a book. The result was her first publication, which has received positive reviews.
“It’s been really heartwarming to have virtual strangers touched by words that I’ve written, things that I’ve said. It’s nice to know that I can make a difference even on the smallest of levels. I guess every bit counts.”
Though she has been in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery for the past ten years, Dr. Sam has felt the pull to fully embrace her underlying passion to write. Still involved in the world of academia, she finds balance in maintaining creative pursuits.
“I get one of two reactions. Either people don’t understand why I need to do anything other than surgery, but more often than not people have been supportive…I think we get way too caught up in defining ourselves by our professions, and when we step away from them people question the deviation…I really feel like we can be as many things as we want to be. Most of us never explore our full potential. We settle into being one thing whether we enjoy it or not… “
Her main interests lie within the field of spirituality. She has been greatly inspired by the works of Iyanla Vanzant, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and countless others. “I Haven’t Found Myself…but I’m Still Looking” is her contribution to the growing sphere of self-help and motivational tools.
“I strongly feel that spirituality is something everyone can incorporate into daily living. Usually the word conjures up thoughts of religion or images of individuals who have renounced modern comforts to attain some “spiritual ideal…” and although those may be valid routes to becoming more spiritual, not everyone feels able or desires to follow those paths.
I think spirituality is accessible to all of us through really listening to what’s going on inside of us, really understanding our motives, and trying to make the most conscious decisions. We can all become better people even if we choose to do so through different methods…There is no one way.
Hopefully, my writings provide simple ways to achieve introspection. No esoteric concepts. No “airy-fairy” notions… Just practical suggestions to help us get closer to our truest selves.”
Dr. Sam is currently a member of the National Speakers Association.