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Authentic Self

Be Yourself

Kim Kalicky | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
Kim Kalicky

"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Audi ad, Maine magazine, September 2014 I have two novels in process. Painstakingly, I am sloggin...

Why Happiness Matters

Nathalie Thompson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nathalie Thompson

Think how wonderful the world would be if we all did what made us happy. Wouldn't it be amazing to live in a world where we let go of the "shoulds" and followed our hearts to what was truly important to us?

The Wound and the Gift

Mark Matousek | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

The Sanskrit word guru means "darkness to light." Anything that enlightens us is our guru. As we come to locate the strength in our weak parts, the gi...

5 Universal Attributes of Our Authentic Selves

Kate Snowise | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Kate Snowise

Along with the things that are unique to us -- our strengths, gifts, dreams, desires, and needs -- there are some aspects of our authentic selves that are universal. These are the five things that we all experience when in touch with our authentic selves.

10 Steps to Getting to Know the Real You This Year

Katie Kempner | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women
Katie Kempner

As we start the new year chock full of resolutions and new paths, it's time to take yourself out to a little café, sit at a wooden table with a yummy salad and hopefully warm bread (and a nice glass of wine) and get to know how fabulous you truly are.

Playful Parenting: Reconnecting you to your Authentic Self

Olivia Madlock | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Olivia Madlock

At some point in life (I'm guessing when we all got older, and were sent to school) we all had to learn how to keep ourselves under control and meet the expectations of the adults around us; they liked to call it good behavior.

How Do You Handle Your Reactions?

Sarah Gibbons | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Gibbons

I will caveat this by saying, I'm human. While it's always my intention to use this process, it doesn't mean it happens every time. And, that's OK. With practice, these steps can become your default.

Mom, I Always Knew You Were a Lesbian

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

It had been six years since I delicately disclosed to my teenage son that I was dating a woman for the very first time. But my surprise announcement was quickly eclipsed by his sardonic response. "Mom, I always knew you were a lesbian!" he quipped, without a hint of surprise.

Working Moms: Get Conscious This Thanksgiving

Sarah Gibbons | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Gibbons

Let your ambition simply simmer for a few days. Let it breathe. Like a good pot of homemade Turkey soup. When you do return to work next Monday, you will feel refueled, energized, re-calibrated and ready to live a bigger, conscious life. Here are three simple steps to help you experience the holiday more:

Authentically Powerful Without Makeup

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Like a lot of high school girls I wore makeup. Every morning before school I would pick out one of my bright-colored eye shadows and apply it. Then ...

The New Normal

Harper Spero | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

For years I worked in environments where hustling, being available 24/7 and never feeling at ease was the norm. Yes, stress was normal. Not having a...

Perfection Is a Burden

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Camilla Tuominen

It takes a huge amount of energy to seem perfect. We try our best to hide our vulnerability, failures and self-doubt. All this ties our hands behin...

7 Ways Mindfulness Can Unlock Your Authentic Self

Christine Horner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Horner

Mindfulness is key to the self-realization that you came into the world already fully equipped with many gifts to share. Here are seven guiding lights to assist you toward becoming your authentic self.

Esalen and the Guru of No Gurus

Ira Israel | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Ira Israel

The main tool that I am living and sharing is authenticity. Which is why I love what Esalen has created in melding intellectual, physical and spiritual practices.

Free Yourself From Unnecessary Emotional Suffering

Rohini Ross | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

As soon as we understand our suffering is self-generated by our own thoughts and recognize it is not based on truth, we see we have choices. We see the possibility of shifting our focus and letting go of the inaccurate thoughts. We stop believing them.

My Transgender Life: Playing with House Money

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

My father was born in the Bronx in 1914. By birthright, he was a U.S. citizen. His parents were immigrants from - as far as I know - somewhere in Eastern Europe. I never knew for sure where they came from, and I never knew them.

The One Soul-Crushing Habit You Should Quit Right Now

Ashley Navarro | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

Hey Friend, Do you ever get caught up caring about what other people think about you? I know I can. It can be hard detecting our approval seeking be...

The Most Powerful Way to Alleviate Suffering

Laura DiMinno | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Do you know someone who's experienced a sudden loss? A child who is struggling with the cruel behavior of other kid...

How To Stop Being Lonely (Without Needing Anyone Else)

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

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My Daily Vibe: Your Time Is Limited

Natasha Dern | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Dern

Many do live by other people's thinking, conditioned truths, ideas and beliefs learned from family and culture. Conditioning is never truth -- no ma...

Why This Birthday Is Special

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Every birthday is special; however, this birthday is extra special to me. I have embraced life at another level and have discovered a level of freedom that I never knew was possible before. I'm obsessed with mastering this thing called life.

The Triumph of Authentic Leaders

Bill George | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Bill George

In my new book, Discover Your True North, I profile Mulally and his leadership at Ford. During his seven years there, he transformed Ford from the brink of bankruptcy to an $8 billion profit. Mulally's low-key, "aw shucks" demeanor helped him connect with employees.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

Two Pieces of Advice if You Are in Search of Your Calling

Carol Brailey | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

In recent days I have encountered several people who declare their current job is not providing them with the feeling of fulfillment, yet when asked, ...

5 Easy Ways to Become More Empowered

Diane Passage | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

And anyone can allow themselves that sort of satisfaction and independence because we all have the power to become the best versions of ourselves. So here are a few easy steps to take toward your own journey of accepting and loving who you really are as an individual and finding your personal sense of freedom: