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Authenticity

The Path to Love and Compassion

Mansal Denton | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Mansal Denton

I am not always in a perfect place of love and compassion. I'm human and I get frustrated, upset, and angry. Life weighs heavy and at times I don't love myself. But I see the path to love and compassion and how to achieve it even if I must begin again every day.

4 Well-Intentioned Pieces of Advice That Rub Me The Wrong Way

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

We are quick to shift blame, point fingers and insist that we did nothing wrong, but I think if we're honest with ourselves, we would recognize that we all harbor some regret, and that's OK.

Why I Stopped Using the T-Word: Transition

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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.

My Transgender Life: Whose Life Are You Living?

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

As the flood of tears slowed down, I asked myself, "Whose life am I living?" That question was a hard one, but not nearly as hard as trying to answer it.

Soul + Business. Perfectly Together

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Asha Ramakrishna

Andrea wakes up to do yoga every day, quickly showers and takes the metro to the investment firm. By the time she sits at her desk, her heart sinks; she knows she is meant to do something else; something that has meaning, something that makes the world a better place.

Be a Woman of Impact With These 8 Qualities of Women Leaders

Lorri Sulpizio | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Lorri Sulpizio

While it's thrilling to see the current energy and excitement around women's leadership, the reality is, women have been practicing leadership, doing amazing things, and making global contributions for centuries. And that is leadership: enabling positive change, inspiring action, addressing difficult issues, moving communities forward.

Wheelchair Wisdom: I Am Connected to All of Life

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. -- Edith Wharton The definition of connection is knowing...

Breaking The Cycle Of Scarcity Through The Eyes Of Gratitude

Juliana Park | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Juliana Park

Rather than live in a cycle of hopelessness and scarcity, I believe anyone can live each day in abundance. Just power-up your appreciation for what you do have and who you truly are, and break free.

Have the Courage to Be Vulnerable

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

May 6, 2015 Given the focus of my work, especially in the past five years since the release of my book Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken, w...

Jesus Doesn't Need a National Day of Prayer (And Neither Do We)

J. Andrew Daugherty | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
J. Andrew Daugherty

Let's not confuse patriotism and genuine piety. Neither is it spiritually wise to lump a practice as sacred as prayer into the narrative of American exceptionalism with the flashy spectacles of what can be construed by even the most bona fide of the blessed as a self-congratulatory occasion.

The Day My Grown Son And I Decided To Be Honest With Each Other

Robin Korth | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

My son and I have known and loved one another for 21 years, but this was different. The veil was coming loose. For three hours, I sat there as my son unfolded towards me and I towards him.

My Transgender Life - This Old "House"

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

It was one of those now classic homes built back in the late 40s. It seems so long ago, and in such a different world. I'm sure you know the kind th...

Be Authentic? Beauthentic!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News
Erdika Wirengjurit

There is beauty in being who you truly are, in embracing your true self and sharing this with the world.

Bernie Sanders Jumps In

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what you think his chances of winning the nomination (or the presidency), Bernie Sanders is going to force everyone else to focus on the little guy.

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

Resisting the Manufactured Identity Trap

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

The leadership brand... the corporate culture... Everyone is talking about it. Social media is flooded with jellybean jars full of experts who can tell you how manufacture who you are. But the whole concept begs the question.

5 Ways to Cultivate Purpose and Intention for an Authentic Life

Toneka Etienne, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Toneka Etienne, Ph.D.

Are you going through the motions of your life mindlessly? Is your life dictated by routine and 'sticking to a schedule,' with little room for spontaneity?

My Transgender Life - Reflections

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

There have been many days when I did not want to look in a mirror. Many, many days! Reflection's can be funny things.

26 Rules For Practicing More Self Acceptance

Lauren Stahl | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

When you are in self-love there is a respect for the person you are. There is acceptance and the present moment is where the ultimate source of fulfillment and joy lives. So here are the A to Zs of self-love to start embracing today.

Let's Make Business Personal Again

Amy Callahan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Amy Callahan

Brands that cultivate their personal connections will not only create a competitive advantage with strong customer loyalty, they ultimately will be better positioned for long term success.

The Day I Decided to Stop Treating My Partners Like the Enemy and My Relationships Like Minefields

Michelle Martin | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

Romantic relationships are wonderful. They make us feel alive, dynamic, validated and loved -- when they work. They can also make us feel deficient, undesirable, depleted and broken when they don't.

The Importance of Community

Harper Spero | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

Communities are helpful to join or create because they provide support to the individuals who are impacted by the daily stress, struggles and chaos of modern life. Consider the five questions that I noted as you determine what type of community you are looking to build or join.

21st Century: Successful Blend of Spiritual Professionalism in Leadership

Tracy Crossley | Posted 05.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy Crossley

The second blog in my leadership profile series. Ian Gardner is a reluctant achiever; an introvert by nature, he's a builder creating extraordinarily...

Five Ways to Ethically Manage a Brand's Online Reputation

Amy Hayes | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Amy Hayes

In an environment where consumer confidence in a brand's digital presence can make or break business success, approaching online reputation management ethically is a core strategy. Here are some best practices in managing online content for a strong reputation.

Let's Get Real: 5 Traits of Authentic People

Irene Ross | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Being real or authentic is also a much sought-after managerial trait but, used unwisely, it can hurt your growth. In fact, the Harvard Business Review cites an example of a manager who derailed her career because she confused being authentic for lack of confidence.