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Authenticity

Veronica Pooh Nash Poleate: Feminist Icon

Julie Gray | Posted 08.13.2016 | Women
Julie Gray

Veronica is a woman speaking truth to power in a way that homegrown and sincere. She simply is who she is, without an agenda. Imagine that.

So Artificially Sweet, Your Friendship Is Giving Me Cavities...

Lacey Johnson | Posted 08.06.2016 | Women
Lacey Johnson

Flattery only lasts for a moment. It offers no depth and no substance. It is like a lovely arrangement of flowers guaranteed to die within a few days. They are nice to have and lovely to marvel at, but the actual flowers won't get you very far.

Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Skye Cleary | Posted 08.03.2016 | Books
Skye Cleary

Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.

Stop Photoshopping Your Story

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Women don't give themselves permission to fall apart and we certainly don't want to be seen as not having our shit together. That's become taboo in a culture that, for women especially, demands the lie of seamlessness, of perfection, of freedom from blemishes and funky lighting and embarrassing angles.

Feeling the Bern

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders, to put this another way, doesn't need a focus group or a poll to tell him what he ought to stand for. He already knows what he stands for, and he'll freely tell you exactly what that is.

Marching to a New Beat

Erin Parker | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Parker

I have spent the last decade of my life in constant inner turmoil because of a nagging feeling that I just didn't fit in. I've always felt loved and a...

40 Reasons Why You're Stuck and How to Get Unstuck

Tracy Crossley | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Alone or together, these items create havoc in our ability to let go, move on or do what we want!

Trump's Biggest Leadership Idea Is Not What You Think

David Peck | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
David Peck

Authentic leaders put what they believe to be true at the top of their list, and then adapt those ideas to the absorption styles and rates of others. Less authentic leaders put agendas first, and then attempt to spin their messages into webs of influence. Not so compelling.

5 Masks We Wear and Why We Should Take Them Off

Tina Williamson | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Tina Williamson

Imagine, for just a moment, a world where no one cared what car you drove, what designer handbag you carried, or what job you worked at. Can you sens...

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.

The Triumph of Authentic Leaders

Bill George | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Bill George

In my new book, Discover Your True North, I profile Mulally and his leadership at Ford. During his seven years there, he transformed Ford from the brink of bankruptcy to an $8 billion profit. Mulally's low-key, "aw shucks" demeanor helped him connect with employees.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

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.

The Exact Recipe for Online Success (and Why You Shouldn't Listen to All the Internet Marketers)

Naomi Liddell | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Naomi Liddell

You're setting up an online presence for your business. After a few Google Searches and Facebook Group stalks the internet noise is giving you the recipe for success.

One-on-One: Hillary and Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I keep hearing the phrase "Bernie's the real deal" coming from Democrats these days. Most of what he says reflects positions he's held for a very long time. And the key point the media is so far still mostly missing is that Bernie's issues are what is causing his surge in popularity.

Two Pieces of Advice if You Are in Search of Your Calling

Carol Brailey | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

In recent days I have encountered several people who declare their current job is not providing them with the feeling of fulfillment, yet when asked, ...

How To Take Yourself Off Of Autopilot

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~ Hamlet (1.5.167-8) I have a marketing problem. I teach...

My Reckoning With Recognition and Praise. Me, Madness, Fire and Bukowski

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.16.2016 | Divorce
Lulu Salavegsen

Last week I published a raw home-movie of my past year leading up to my divorce. I have been in this whirlwind of praise and progress and fighting my inner-dialogue that is often focusing on those who cast stones.

How to Attract Your Ideal Clients by Being Yourself

Mui Tsun | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Mui Tsun

When setting up your business, you may have thought about your brand. You may have pondered about the 'voice' of your company, the tone, the style, and how you want to convey your business to the rest of the world.

Take Creative Actions and Leave Behind the Predictable Talk

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Be aware of how many words you talk this week. Be aware of how many creative actions you take. Do you want to dive into the waters of creativity more often? Do you want to live in the waters of creativity?

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.

I Want That Celebrity's Hair Color, Hair Style and Outfit...

Carol Brailey | Posted 06.12.2016 | Style
Carol Brailey

Have you ever been drawn to a particular hair color, hair style, makeup look or outfit that a celebrity or someone you saw had and you then proceeded to replicate?

Speaking Authentically Makes All the Difference for Leaders...and Everyone Else Too

Matt Abrahams | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Matt Abrahams

If you are anything like us, you clap politely at the end of your boss's boss's boss's overly scripted presentation and then turn your attention to thoughts of a free lunch as the smell of catered food and Sterno catches your nose.

Our Emotional Ties to Our Strands of Hair

Carol Brailey | Posted 06.10.2016 | Style
Carol Brailey

Your hair is one of the first things people see when they look at you and one of the first things you notice when you look at yourself in the mirror. Like it or not our choice in hair style and color plays a significant role in how people perceive us and in many cases how we feel about ourselves.

Caitlyn Jenner Is a Person -- Not a Label

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert V. Taylor

Caitlyn Jenner is more than a label in the culture wars; the complexity of her choice shines a light on the labels we affix to others and ourselves. Her choice would not be mine, but I celebrate and admire her. It is an invitation to live beyond the cheap grace of labeling others.