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Being Authentic

The Goldilocks Syndrome

Caitlin Grace | Posted 08.23.2016 | Women
Caitlin Grace

Let's just get one thing straight, unlike the fairytale there is no "just right" way to be. Some of us will always be too much for some people and that's okay. Those of us that feel not quite good enough can get to work on that and the rest of us just need to chill the fuck out and let people show up in the world in whatever sparkly, shiny way they need to.

Why the Chewbacca Mom Got to Me Too

Nicole Scobie | Posted 05.26.2016 | Good News
Nicole Scobie

That's why the video went viral. We saw this woman being so completely genuine with zero embarrassment and we loved her for it.

Tolerating the Consequences of Being Yourself

Jon Colgan | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jon Colgan

I am willing to tolerate the consequences of being myself, and I am willing to do this out loud or in quiet, so long as it is me, and despite whose reproach-less pride my opinions might offend.

It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

Writing Your Blurb or Bio: The Essential Points

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In today's hyper-connected world in which we are daily bombarded with electronic, auditory, written and visual signals and images, the average person grants someone presenting their blurb perhaps 10 to 20 seconds to grab their attention.

7 Ways Mindfulness Can Unlock Your Authentic Self

Christine Horner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Horner

Mindfulness is key to the self-realization that you came into the world already fully equipped with many gifts to share. Here are seven guiding lights to assist you toward becoming your authentic self.

My Daily Vibe: Your Time Is Limited

Natasha Dern | Posted 08.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Dern

Many do live by other people's thinking, conditioned truths, ideas and beliefs learned from family and culture. Conditioning is never truth -- no matt...

My Greatest Parenting Failure

Kate Russell | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Kate Russell

I was not good enough for my children in the early days. I didn't know enough about them and I didn't know enough about parenting. I was still being me, and I was failing. So I stopped being me. I was a parent and I wanted to be a good one.

What Many Mothers Have Taught Me About Holding On And Letting Go

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

It is through the mothers that have walked in and out of my exam rooms over the years that I learned some of the greatest life lessons.

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.

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?

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.

Our Curated Lives: The Insanity of Living Monotonously Happy, Perfect and Successful Lives

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Ritu_Sharma

At the end of the day, when you step away from your computer and phone, which posts from the day's romp across the social media landscape stick with you?

Ugly Baby, Ugly Love and the Ugly Beauty of Life

Sonya Denyse | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

We were eating lunch. He said "Don't look." I asked "Why". He said "Sonya, do not look." You know I did. Turned my head and there they were -- a moth...

Unlabel: 5 Prescriptions for Authenticity

Marc Ecko | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business
Marc Ecko

My name is Marc Ecko and I've been an artist and a builder of brands my whole life. I'm a white Jewish kid from New Jersey who was able to create a company based on the ethos of hip hop. From the packaging on the outside, I suspect i did not quite "look the part." How did I do it?

The Realization of Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

"I have had my invitation to the world's festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard. It was my part at thi...

How to Attract the Right People Into Your Life (Hint: This Requires Zero Effort!)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

If you think that you're being real, but you're still finding the wrong people showing up in your life, then you need to take a moment to reassess your you-ness.

Your Own Personal Brand Part III: Uniquely You

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
O'Brien Browne

An authentic, passionate "Problem, Approach, Resolution" story taken from your own life-story will have a "Wow!" effect on bored and jaded HR officers and managers.

Emotional Labor

David A. Schwartz | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David A. Schwartz

The fact of the matter is that every job requires at least some acting. That said, we should never forget that what we expect of ourselves should always outweigh the expectations set upon us by others when it comes to defining our identity.

How To Be More Authentic: Are You Connecting?

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 04.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

This month my theme is authenticity. In my weekly vlogs, I will heighten your awareness of how deeply you connect to your inner guidance system. I invite you to ask yourself, "How deeply am I connecting?"

How To Be More Authentic

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

To live an authentic life, we must release all that interferes with our truth. This video will help you recognize the ways you disconnect from your truth so that you can begin to shift the pattern.

Living Transformation: Is What You See Really What You Get?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Playing the perfection game is like being in prison. We hold ourselves hostage to a false idea of who we should be based on someone else's standards.

What Does it Mean to Be Your Authentic Self?

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Will you ever be perfect at honoring your own truth? No, but you can strive for excellence.

Spiritual Lessons From Steve Jobs

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

May we all learn from Steve Jobs' willingness to be the authentic being he was, to seek our own uniqueness and live confidently, courageously and creatively from that sacred place of true authenticity.