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Being Real

How to Show the World Your Most Authentic Self

Suzanne Adams | Posted 03.11.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Suzanne Adams

I realized at that moment that I couldn't hide anymore. In order for me to live my purpose and to impact the lives of my readers I needed to be authentic to who I am. I needed to start telling the truth, if I was ever really going to be able to help those that need me most.

Positive Energy's Bad Rap

Dori Hartley | Posted 12.25.2016 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

I'm a happy person. I like life. And yes, I have suffered and known horrors that are so beyond the beyond that I too could shun all variation of happy thoughts. But right now, my mind works, my body's not failing me and I'm doing OK -- so I make a conscious decision to see things in a positive way.

Throwing Off the Paper Masks

Julia Fehrenbacher | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julia Fehrenbacher

On this August afternoon we sit on the back porch chatting about the weather, about sports and old pets, about how just right the breeze feels. Slum...

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.

Be True to Yourself, Always

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

I spend every single day of my life painting - there is no day when I'm not being creative. Art is what makes this planet beautiful, and yes, it's a shame that artists live lives that are mostly unrecognized and underpaid - if paid at all. But this is my purpose.

Why Your Positive Attitude Is Working Against You

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

You've heard it time and time again: have a positive mental attitude. No-one, and I mean no-one wants to hear your tales of woe. Right? Maybe.

Get Reel, Speak Real From the Heart

Rose Tafoya | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rose Tafoya

My thoughts are, just be real and when you speak into the camera, just pretend it is your child, spouse, friend or parent, whoever it is that knows you for who you are and what you stand for. Let the words flow out of your brain and through your heart... that's when your reel will be real.

Life Satisfaction May Depend On This One Thing

Beth Green | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

If we are willing to admit that we see ourselves in hierarchical positions with just about everyone, if we recognize that hierarchy is institutionalized in our world, if we recognize that it's a damaging perspective, is there anything we can do about it? Absolutely.

What's Behind the Veil on Social Media?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Think about an iceberg and how the majority of it is underwater and out of site to the naked eye. What people choose to share on social is just the tip of their iceberg. While social media can be a great way to keep in touch, it is no substitute for in-person interaction.

Are You a "Real" Writer?

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Eliezer Sobel

Writers learn early on that there are actually many people out there, incomprehensible as it may seem, who simply do not enjoy reading our work. (We p...

This Holiday, Become More Honest With Yourself

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Irrespective of how the masks we wear got there, they are keeping us from revealing to the world the authentic self we came here to be.