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Authenticity

The School of Life

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.25.2014 | Impact
Catherine Nagle

Regardless of how we begin our lives, where we've been, what we've done or with whom we have studied, we all have something of value to share with the world.

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

Stepping Out of the Closet and Into Your Life

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

The most beautiful legacy you can leave for those you love is a long shadow-filled corridor of open doors that you have courageously walked through as you have moved closer and closer towards them.

5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Harra

Influences from the outside world can easily nudge us away from our authentic being. But if we dig through our sophisticated, inner layers, we can unearth our truest self and allow it to guide us graciously through every one of life's twists and turns.

Authentic Sensuality: That's Hot!

Joy Weston | Posted 12.20.2014 | Style
Joy Weston

What makes a woman independent is her imagination, a desire to become the shero in her own story and the master of her fate. It has nothing to do with "the reality" others see, only what she chooses to see and act upon.

A Reluctant Alchemist

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Life is not meant to be lived in one place -- and by that I am not referring to physical local, but to the level of growth or understanding we have reached.

One College's Quest to Deconstruct the Man Box

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Cameron Conaway

The space inside the Man Box burns bright when the light from the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story bounces off the wallpaper of glossy Maxim magazine...

Workplace Bully -- So Not Cool!

Avril Brikkels | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

Despite many organizations seeking an authentic workplace culture, behaviors of bullying causing lack of expression, is still evident at large.

If You Think Your Audience Is an Algorithm, You're Doing It Wrong

John P. David | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
John P. David

If you are in a small, niche business, then you'd better be thinking about authentic, interesting, and worthwhile content, and forget about teaching to the algorithm test.

9 Ways Amazing Leaders Demonstrate Real Authenticity

| Peter Economy | Posted 10.10.2014 | Small Business

Wouldn't it be wonderful to live a truly authentic life? To have the respect of your family and co-workers, to be well liked, to be trusted by all, to...

Mindful Happiness: 10 Remedies For Subtle Incessant Dissatisfaction

Ira Israel | Posted 12.09.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Pursuing happiness actually causes misery. The irony is that if you want to be happy you need to release your desire to be happy -- for desire is the root of all suffering, according to the Buddha, and happiness -- when it occurs -- is actually a by-product and not a direct result of particular actions.

Confessions of a Recovering Emotional Baggage-Toting Drama Queen

Michelle Martin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Martin

I made a decision to start living my life more authentically, with increased transparency. I pursued this path because I was feeling an exorbitant amount of fragmentation and stress, and I determined that it was because I was wearing too many masks in my life. I had no place, and no space to just be me.

The Truth Is Not Out There: 7 Steps for Clearing Truthaches

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Tamika Schilbe

A truthache is something we hide or avoid that hurts us. The ache is the symptom we get from not being totally honest. Truth archaeology is the practice of digging into our truthaches to gain more clarity, confidence and purposefulness in our lives. It's about delving into dark places compassionately and purposefully.

It Takes Guts to Share Authentically, But When You Do, You Change Lives

Catriona Pollard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Any successful thought leader will tell you sharing useful and interesting information can be powerful in building a positive reputation and solid credibility. But sometimes just sharing information is not enough and like the old marketing adage says, "You should show not tell."

The Healing of Community

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

So much of our identity is enshrined in our community, so is it any wonder that when we subvert our "true" identity simply to satisfy our thirst for belonging, we sabotage any hope of actual connection?

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?

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Ted Rubin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

As you head into a new year, step out of your comfort zone... starting NOW. Commit TODAY to doing something in this respect, brands and individuals alike.

Just Why Is Ello So Naive?

Markus Giesler | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

As a sociological game, social media is not about being an authentic person. It is about trying to become an authentic person in the eyes of your audience -- a moral protagonist.

Being Comfortable With Fear

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

Tami Simon, Founder and CEO of Sounds True, shares her daily experience with fear and her advice on how fear can strengthen the emerging process in this excerpt from our Grace&Fire podcast.

I Love Yoga (Pants): Confessions of a Recovering Yoga Impostor

Michelle Martin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Martin

I could have walked out of that yoga class and never gone back. I could have continued on my path of embracing all things yoga except the actual practice of yoga, but instead I am sitting with my discomfort (and intermittent embarrassment), and letting my Chakras evolve at their own pace.

Want To Be A Great Leader? Start Acting Weirder

| AJ Agrawal | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business

For some reason, leaders struggle to embrace their "inner weirdness." But if you don't figure out how to do it, you'll miss out on one of the simplest...

Breaking the No Contact Rule

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

No contact is a rule and like other rules we use to take care of a problem, it creates a whole host of new problems. These issues take us away from connecting to ourselves, so we keep doing the same things over and over in each relationship with more pain each time.

Martine Rothblatt, Highest Paid Female CEO, Talks Transistioning and Authenticity

Toni Newman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Martine and I discuss transistioning, being grateful for our lives when so many others are no longer here, and being authentic to yourself and your soul. Martine expresses a gratitude of life when so many transgenders have fallen along the way.

Dear Family Whisperer: 5 Steps Toward Combating Homophobia in Your OWN Family

Melinda Blau | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

He asked me recently, "Do you have a husband?" I said, "No," but it bothered me later. I have a life partner whom I've been with for over 20 years, a woman Nicholas calls "Aunt Barbara."

Confessions Of A Divorced, Empty-Nesting Online Dater

Michelle Martin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Martin

With each passing day I am becoming more okay with being way behind the starting line, because I'm just no longer all that interested in the race.