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My Transgender Life: When I Was a Young Girl

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

I am still that young girl and I have made peace with that boy/man who used to be in control of this body. He has so many memories, and we have become friends. He tells me he is happy now, remembering all that happened, and is really happy that I am now in charge of this body.

There Will Always Be Zoraks

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Making Twitter Work for You

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Jennie Sutherland

I was intimidated by those strange characters... what did @, #, RT, MT mean anyway??? However, for both professional and personal reasons, I ended up joining Twitter and this is what I've learned.

Can Companies Buy Engagement?

Dirk Stroda | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Dirk Stroda

Meditation, breathing techniques and intentions can create an understanding of our internal resources. Once we become aware on the inside it will become visible on the outside. The connection with our authenticity paves the way towards engagement.

10 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is Critical for Leaders

Tracy Crossley | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

Respect is not just about others; the emotionally intelligent leader practices self-respect. How a leader treats themselves matters, because it is reflected back in the people he or she manages. A leader who respects themselves and others doesn't speak disrespectfully at any time.

What Happened When I Turned 50 And Took Off My Mask

Michelle Martin | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

I have always worn masks. I didn't know I wore masks, but I did. I wore masks to protect myself, and to project images that I believed were more acceptable than the real me. I wore these masks so automatically, that I wasn't always aware of their existence.

What The Pronouns We Use Say About Us

The Atlantic | Adrienne Lafrance | Posted 02.26.2015 | Home

Those who go looking for evidence of increasing self-absorption seem to find it everywhere these days. Inflated egos are apparently smiling in the sel...

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

Meet Jon Vein: A Collaborative Leader

Tracy Crossley | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

His collaborative approach requires self-awareness that many leaders lack. Jon defines it as having the capacity to accurately perceive and adapt to the emotions of his subordinates, while using his own emotions to guide his thinking and overcome challenges.

What My First Job After Wall Street Taught Me

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

They say that by doing esteemable acts, we gain self-esteem. This was the case for me. Showing up for work each day and being present with my coworkers and the patrons made me feel good about myself. It gave me a sense of belonging and purpose. I searched for this my whole life.

Carson Kressley On How He Felt 'Flawed' For Being Gay

OWN | Posted 02.21.2015 | OWN

With his one-of-a-kind personality, trademark humor and bold sense of style, Carson Kressley was destined to be a star. But as outgoing and confident ...

What I Want My Kids To Know Part 3

Abby King | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Abby King

I lied to you when you were little. They did have the light up, plaid, jeweled sneakers in your size (Emily) and I am the one who threw out the "Kids Beatles" CD you adored (Ben). Kids singing Beatles songs is not the Beatles. I could not take it anymore.

Do We Treat Our Co-Workers the Way We Like to Be Treated?

Sweta Saraogi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Sweta Saraogi

Why can't we have more leaders who understand that power expands the moment it's shared, and who choose to leverage their individual leadership for collective progress?

What Is True Authentic Leadership?

Yaacov Cohen | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Yaacov Cohen

When it comes to authenticity in leadership, the question becomes to which "self" do I need to be true? My lower self or my higher self?

On A Wedding, Fear And Second Chances

Ann Rivera | Posted 04.19.2015 | Divorce
Ann Rivera

This is not my first wedding, this is not my first marriage. And I have felt and am working through a spectrum of unexpected emotions, from shame and guilt to grief and fear.

15 Ways to Live Authentically and Amazingly

Joyce Marter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

I recommend the following to free yourself and live an authentic and amazing life...

What I've Learned About Vulnerability

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

What it all comes down to is this: I did not feel worthy of being vulnerable. I didn't know how to love, accept, or appreciate myself. So when I became sober in September 2012, I had to learn what it meant to love and connect with myself.

The Day I Fired My Inner Critic

Jeena Cho | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeena Cho

Today, I'm firing my inner critic. Actually, she decided to resign. I proved to her that I don't need constant supervision. That there is nothing wrong with me. I am not broken. I don't need fixing.

When I Was a Girl

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

On Turning Outward and Being Intentional

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

We all want to achieve a sense of meaning in our own lives. But to find that path -- and make it real -- you must turn outward. After all, you cannot pursue your true desires if you are facing in the wrong direction.

10 Things More Important Than Being Liked

Gina DeLapa | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

Have you noticed lately how our culture all but worships likability? Often at the expense of higher values. If we're not careful, we can spend so much time making ourselves likable, we forget to ask if we like who we're becoming.

Coming Out: I Am a Man

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

Throughout this process I've left Barrett the boy and have become Barrett the man. A man who released the shame he felt for wanting to love another man. A man who addressed issues that were holding him back. A man who has started to live authentically. A real man.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

'Letting Our Hair Down': The Risk and Beauty of Bold Bigness

Jesua | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women

I remember when I was a teenager, already 5'11, and someone would refer to me as "big" and I would feel a pang of self-rejection and then correct them: "I'm not big, I'm tall." How did "big" become such a dirty word as a description for a woman?

Trust Me... I've Got a Barometer

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

The answer to trust is to re-double a commitment to operational excellence, not communications. Attend to the business of the business by replacing expressions of trust with actions and follow-through.