Our identity is made up of many different selves. There is a responsible adult part, a wild, shy and spirited child, creative dreamer, caretaker, vulnerable pleaser, rescuer, adventurer and the list continues. Not all these different aspects blend easily together and some even conflict or oppose one another. When the different parts clash such as the child and responsible adult, we end up compartmentalizing and suppressing an aspect of ourselves to ease the conflict. While in the short term it feels better, the longer more sustainable solution is for the two selves to exist peacefully inside us. Journaling can help identify and integrate to discover what is needed for more harmony to exist within. When the many selves interconnect, they become more integrated and whole.