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Empowering Transgender Lights to Shine

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

What the world has failed to understand, is that lights not allowed to shine are like birds not allowed to fly, dreams that are forced to die, love that never sees the light of day.

3 Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living an Authentic Life

Amy Morin | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Truly authentic people have an ease about them that makes them instantly likable. They seem to know who they are and they appear comfortable in whatever circumstances they face.

Which Judaism Is the Authentic One?

Heidi Hoover | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Heidi Hoover

Last week I met one of my neighbors, an Orthodox Jewish woman. She asked what I do for a living, and I said I'm a rabbi. She hesitated for a moment, d...

What Happened 2 Years Ago Today That Changed My Life Forever!

Suzanne Adams | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzanne Adams

You see there is power in alignment; there is a universal force that will help you once you get in sync with what it is you came here to do.

The Reward of Risk: Living Authentically

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Vaughn

Real, lasting success, the kind that makes your heart content and happy, is being who we really are -- the weird one full of crazy ideas and wishful thinking who isn't afraid to try and gives those notions and ideas a chance to breathe and come to life.

It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

How to Overcome the Fear of 'What Will People Think'

Oby Bamidele | Posted 03.30.2016 | Women
Oby Bamidele

If there is one phrase that really bothers me no end, it is the words "What will people think." I heard those words a lot growing up and even as a teenager it didn't sound right or fair that everything I did depended on what people would think.

10 Things You Must Eat In Buenos Aires

Rosemary Kimani and Claire Rouger | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Rosemary Kimani and Claire Rouger

Argentina, famous for its steaks and malbec wines has more to offer foodies and travelers in the gastronomy scene. Our mission at Authentic Food Quest is to transform travelers experiences through the discovery and knowledge of authentic food. After 3 months in Argentina, we have put together our top 10 authentic foodie experiences you should not miss in Buenos Aires.

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming: No Longer Afraid of the Light

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am not afraid of the dark. Half a century of living in darkness has its way of providing that comfort of familiarity. The thing that is so different, is that I am no longer afraid of the light. The light was unfamiliar, unknown and uncertain.

Dare to Put You First

Raquel Stuart | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Raquel Stuart

For many years, I put everyone before myself. I thought about others before I thought about myself. One day I looked in the mirror and did not recognize the person staring back at me.

10 Things You're Doing Wrong With Your Content and Brand

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

It takes great effort to put good content out there that will keep your prospects clamoring for more. Your readers have a limited amount of time and t...

Living Without a Mask -- 5 Days to Uncover Your Authentic Self

Maru Iabichela | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women
Maru Iabichela

It takes a lot of energy to live with a mask on, trying to be all things to all people, or trying to please everyone. Not to mention it's impossible to and trying will only cause you to burn out.

Full-Time Travelers Have A Journey Beyond Photographs

Jema Anderson | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Jema Anderson

Do you ever look outside of yourself and think, I wish I could do that? As I dive deeper into the world of travel writing, I find that once again I am only seeing the outer edges of a bubble that holds the real stuff inside. It's just like everything else, the ideal snapshot only tells one side of the story.

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.

6 Leaders to Be Thankful for

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We all know a great leader when we see one, and to be sure bad leaders aren't hard to spot either. Leaders who are responsible, engaged, and effective may have different approaches, but there's no doubt they get the job done.

Reclaiming My Joy

Cindy Allen | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cindy Allen

I scattered her ashes yesterday, finally. The sun was setting and storm clouds were moving in on the lake. I took the box from the closet and carefull...

The Life and Death of Coming Out Trans

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Sometimes I am asked if it frightens me to be open as a transgender woman. Yes, of course it does. But I will not hide. I am not ashamed of who I am.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

The Myth of Authentic Travel

David Sze | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
David Sze

When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by bustling towns and cities without a single tourist.

Step Into the Light: Eight Years of Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of the last time I took off my "Steven Suit". I came home from a meeting where I presented my male persona, never again to cover up the woman who had been hiding beneath. And in so doing, I stepped into the light.

Filter Less, Live More: 6 Social Media and Technology Rules to Live By

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 07.08.2016 | Media
Alyssa Piperis

What's funny about living in this day and age is that most of us seem to simultaneously be dependent on modern technology and be frustrated with how it's transformed areas of our lives that were already stressful enough without it -- i.e. dating, relationships, and confrontation.

Open Letter to Deniers of Transgender Existence

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have learned to let the light shine into my soul. Believe as you choose, but please do not block the light. It is very important to my ability to exist in this world. If I don't receive the light, I can not share the light with the world.

The Price of Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Devoting my life to trying to let people see the damage that is caused by denying authenticity to transgender people helps to change the nature of the pain.

Why I Stopped Using the T-Word: Transition

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

The idea that we transition reinforces the idea that there is some kind of gender change. It reinforces the idea that at some point in my life, I was a man. It reinforces the exact idea that most significantly creates barriers to bringing about an understanding.