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For Me Twitter and New Friends Have Gone Hand-in-Hand From the Beginning

Ted Rubin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Ted Rubin

For me Twitter allows so many to not only interact and engage with you but also for the lurkers (who are the vast majority) to do so vicariously through your engagement with others.

Cisplaining, Mind-Reading and Other Mystic Powers of Anti-Trans Experts

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is perfectly okay with me if someone wants to believe that they know more about my gender than I do. However, I kind of have trouble when they try to tell me that I have to take their delusional daydream and create my own personal nightmare.

There Will Always Be Zoraks

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The idea that creating legal protections for LGBT citizens grants special rights is purely absurd. Special rights are rights that one group of people have while others do not. The special rights in this situation are the rights that are denied to LGBT Americans.

Damn, Sam: Reaction of a Kansas Activist

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

He does not speak for Kansas. He does not speak for God. Hate is not a Christian value. Hate is not a Kansas value. Hate is not an American value. The greatest possible gift I can give to this world is to be my true, authentic self. Sam Brownback has no power to change that.

When I Was a Girl

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I was never a boy. I was always a girl. In spite of the lies that were constantly being told to me, by my body and by the world, there was never any real doubt about this truth. I was just one of those girls who were told that they had to live as a boy.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

How Love Lifts Us Over the Hurdles of Life

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexia Parks

These "teachable" moments that some might view as setbacks are also one way that life reminds us to slow down and take a deeper breath, to pace ourselves. Renewed, we stand up once again. Once again, we speak up about things that matter most in life to us.

Choosing Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not a choice about being male or female. It is a choice about being true to myself or not. It is a choice between living in the sunlight or dying in the shadows. It is mine and mine alone. It is the absolute, uninhibited truth. I choose authenticity.

How Travel Guidebooks Are Working Against You

Doug Lansky | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Doug Lansky

The travel tips you read in popular books and magazines are often more a like a tip sheet for which places will soon be overrun and ruined.

How to Embody Your Authentic Self

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Laura Berger

I am deeply committed to empowering women to bring their best selves forward and be the most effective leaders. And in the case above, my client doubled her salary. How?

The Pedestal

Jeff Hay | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Jeff Hay

While some parents look forward to their child's graduation or wedding day, I think I am now looking forward to the day my kids discover I am human. What a relief that day will be!!

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

Binaries Not Included

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Eliminating the binary does not mean that someone can not identify as purely male or purely female. It means that no one has to. Gender does not paint the picture of who I am. Who I am paints the picture of my gender. Why not use all of the colors on the palette?

7 Essential Steps to Leap into Entrepreneurship

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability (albeit perceived) of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary. You enter a risky area where most people fail within five years.

Testing is Not Trusting

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In a session I had with my counselor Eleanor last week she said to me, "Testing is not trusting." I realized in talking to her that much of what I've ...

I Don't Know

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny G. Perry

Sometimes "I don't know" is a cop out. It's not saying what we feel, when we really do know. It's not owning our wisdom.

What Every New Orleans Style Restaurant (Outside of New Orleans) Gets Wrong

Karl Wilder | Posted 04.21.2014 | Taste
Karl Wilder

One of my favorite dishes is a seafood stuffed Mirliton. If you see this on a menu, you can probably trust the chef.

Want to Be Sexier? Show Your Vulnerability More!

Sophie Keller | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

You can be internally strong and authentically sensitive at the same time. In fact, that's a beautiful balance. My strength definitely stems from my deep vulnerability. And my sensitivity is the essence of who I am.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

A Tooth Fairy's Loving Rejection Letter

Andrew Arakawa | Posted 11.27.2013 | Hawaii
Andrew Arakawa

As I sat there rubbing his feet on that early school morning, I realized that my boy is growing up. It made me both sad and happy. He is so full of questions, wanting solid answers, and yet still filled with the mysteries of life, like wanting to ask the Tooth Fairy for a flying potion.

That's Some Serious BBQ

One For The Table | Posted 07.23.2013 | Los Angeles
One For The Table

There are many reasons great barbecue tastes so mouthwateringly amazing, but the main ones are experience, time and passion. If you happen to find yourself in the Hollywood hood this summer, stop by and watch this master at work.

The Problem With (Too Much) Encouragement

Randy Hain | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

Straight talk, given in love with a smile, is one of the best gifts we can offer a person. I often ask permission to be candid before I share critical feedback. This is usually appreciated and works well for me.

Are You Living An Authentic Life? (Here's How To Tell)

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

What stops us from having the very things we say we want in our lives is usually ourselves. Whether it's feeling that we don't deserve those things or that we don't believe it's possible to get them, it comes down to changing our thinking around it.

Why the World Needs You to Be the Real You!

Erin Cox | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Being the real you might cause some discomfort and change. Not everyone will like it when you are more connected and genuine. That's okay. You will now attract just the right people -- those who will love you, support you, and lift you up.

How 'Invictus' Teaches Us to Learn From Life Lessons

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I realized that I'd learned a lot from my yoga practice, from living with a chronic illness and from being a blogger. This is what I know is true for me, and perhaps it is for you, too.