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Authenticity

Dare to Stay Open -- The World Needs You!

Laura DiMinno | Posted 12.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

Be the peace you wish to experience in the world. Start with yourself. Start within. This simple step will bring you back to your heart, give you clarity, and guide you on what right action step to take next.

The 57 Things I Would Want My Beginner Entrepreneurial Self to Know

Ellie Isacs | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Ellie Isacs

1. You are good enough

What We Can Learn from the Disembodied Voice

Joan Michelson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Joan Michelson

Employees generally disengage from their work because they don't feel they can be themselves there. For many, it's because they feel they need to hide something about themselves to keep their job and/or advance.

My Transgender Life: Making Every Day Thanksgiving

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 11.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

It is hard to be thankful when you are not living your truth. It has taking me a long time to figure this out... and then some more time to do something about it.

Searching for Authentic Love

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 11.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Winterstern

When I was in the 7th grade, Ms. Comely introduced herself to me as the 9th grade Chemistry teacher. I will never forget that visceral naivety that fl...

The Love Relationship Of Your Entrepreneurial Life or How To Nail Your Brand From The Inside Out

Ellie Isacs | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Ellie Isacs

Choosing your brand is like choosing a lover. You know, the one that you have been searching for endlessly and tirelessly, trying and learning, ri...

3 Questions I Used to Decide to Rock the Grays By a Hair Color Professional

Carol Brailey | Posted 11.17.2016 | Style
Carol Brailey

Are you thinking of growing out your grays? I recently started to question my own hair coloring routine that I have relied on to hide my grays and have come to the conclusion that it's time for me to start rocking my grays.

The New Normal

Harper Spero | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

For years I worked in environments where hustling, being available 24/7 and never feeling at ease was the norm. Yes, stress was normal. Not having a...

#HonestIsBeautiful Social Media Challenge Inspires Dialogue About Authenticity Over Artificiality

Jessica Biber | Posted 11.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jessica Biber

Social media's critics have a point. The online platforms portray people in whichever light they choose; and oftentimes, it is the clean and beautiful version of their lives. But that's not the only way -- and I've seen it.

This Idea About Designing Your Dream Life

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 11.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael C. Bryan

Designing our life. It's a great idea. I think we should all take it up. Or, better yet, let's call it Dreams By Design. Ah, that does sound like a new store in Soho with windmills and those rather obvious positivity sayings.

Connection Is the Reason We're Here

Mandy Hitchcock | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mandy Hitchcock

It's important because our most important role as humans is to bear witness, to offer compassion, to empathize with one another.

Why You Can't Hear the Calling of Your Soul When Fear Is in Charge (and How to Listen Anyway)

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Reading books is all great and deep and wonderful, but as long as you don't know what it feels like to push a brush with green paint on a piece of paper, it's all in your head -- where fear has taken over the entire house. Not much space left for happy-go-lucky creativity.

Google and Grow A Plant That Never Lets You Fail In Five Steps

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Growing a beautiful plant takes care, time and efforts. So does building a real relationship with a person. So do startups. So does anything in life.

The Power of Imperfection

Megan Baca | Posted 11.03.2016 | Women
Megan Baca

I spent most of my childhood reading books under the covers with a flashlight. The hours in the day didn't seem to be enough time for me to read everything that was on my list. I didn't consider the strain I was putting on my eyesight. I didn't worry about getting a good nights sleep.

Craving Authenticity in a Culture of Nice

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

When I started at seminary a few years ago, I noticed a new buzzword-authenticity. Of course, I knew the word, but I wasn't accustomed to how it got brought into virtually any controversial or even meaningful discussion as if it were the Holy Grail.

No One Wants You to Be Yourself

Jessica Barrett | Posted 10.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Barrett

Have you ever had someone get in your face about something they perceived as a short-coming or failure on your part? I mean, really get in your face ...

The Politics of Authentic PR and Communications

John P. David | Posted 10.23.2016 | Media
John P. David

I think many Americans are tired of the way candidates have been communicating. For example, in an effort to figure out what resonates with voters, Hillary Clinton spent $1.2 million on polling services in the third quarter of 2015.

A Demonstration to Mitigate Bullying

Laura DiMinno | Posted 10.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Bullying is a result of unresolved trauma where an individual would rather inflict their own emotional pain on someon...

Desi Well-Being Warriors: South Asians Breaking the Mold

Sheena Vasani | Posted 10.20.2016 | Impact
Sheena Vasani

What does it mean to be an emotionally healthy - or, in other words, psychologically empowered - South Asian? And how can we cultivate communities that nurture one's emotional health?

How to Love Yourself: Max Stirner's Relationship Philosophy

Skye Cleary | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Skye Cleary

Although Max Stirner was more famous for extreme individualism and inspiring radical feminists than for relationship advice, Stirner loved loving and argues that we can't have really rewarding relationships unless we love ourselves first.

Perfection Is a Burden

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 10.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Camilla Tuominen

It takes a huge amount of energy to seem perfect. We try our best to hide our vulnerability, failures and self-doubt. All this ties our hands behind o...

Five Signs that You've Lost Yourself (and Your Integrity) in Your Relationship

Jenni Bevill | Posted 10.09.2016 | Women
Jenni Bevill

That's why I've put together this short list of signs to watch out for. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you may be losing yourself in your relationship.

The Life and Death of Coming Out Trans

Stephanie Mott | Posted 10.08.2016 | 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.

What Does A Foolish 21 Year Old Know? Graduate With A Major First

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Don't know much about how traditional networking works. That sounds complex to me. For that, definitely seek out the right networking gurus. All I know and need to know is give, give, give and you shall get. A lot.

Mom's Viral Facebook Post Offers Powerful Message After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents

An Ontario mom's viral Facebook post is a inspiring reminder about the power of baring your struggles, weaknesses and scars. On Sept. 30, Genevieve V....