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Being Yourself

25 Quotes in the Importance of Being Your Authentic Self

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.20.2016 | Women
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Are you living a life that is authentic? Are you doing what you love for work? Are you telling the people that matter how much you love and appreciate...

Why Success Comes From Being Yourself!

Fani Stipkovic | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Fani Stipkovic

Every now and again we all identity crisis when we start questioning ourselves, our confidence & decisions, thinking we're not enough, letting the dou...

What Happens When You're Not Being Your Authentic Self

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

I was raised in the sixties. It was a time when the idea of being your authentic self was not encouraged by adults. Especially if you were a girl. Y...

What Does It Mean to Be 'You'?

Anthony Meindl | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony Meindl

But sometimes I grapple with what being "yourself" means. Especially since we do everything in our power to not be.

39 Last Words On Using Swear Words in Your Writing

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Probert, MPT

I distinctly remember being threatened with a bar of soap as a kid, and locking myself in the bathroom to avoid said penalty. What word had embossed m...

A New Year -- BE TRUE. BE YOU.

Sue Shanahan | Posted 01.07.2017 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I've set the intention to believe it isn't selfish to love myself in 2016. I am going to stop criticizing my every move and allow myself to be me. I've come to the conclusion that loving who you are can only honor the Creator.

Embracing Self-Love: Let's Do This Together

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer I've written recently about giving -- giving to others, giving to your relationship, and b...

Being Expressive, Being Yourself

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 11.10.2016 | Parents
Sonia Gul Baluch

Yesterday, I received a letter from my father all the way from my country, which is like a thousand miles away. Yes! A letter! I am not talking about ...

An Open Letter to My Future Child

Emma Shenton | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Emma Shenton

Dear potential future child: despite the fact that there are 7 billion some people that exist in this world, you are relevant and always will be. You are your best possible self every minute of every day because you are human, and I love you for it.

Being Yourself, That's the Greatest Gift and Service

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Readjust your vision. Refocus on what's true for you. What's that well inside you bringing forth? Where's that inner thrust leading you? Once you make...

Something is Missing Without You

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I imagine humanity as being like an intricate, beautiful, stained glass window. Each piece of glass is lovingly chosen for its color, texture and amount of transparency.

Why Childhood Friends Make The Best Friends

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

The destruction I've wreaked upon my fingernails and all surrounding skin began shortly after starting a new school in third grade. Second grade had been a dream.

5 Reasons You Must Chase Your Passion

Susie Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Jim Carrey says many of us make fear-based decisions and turn our back on what we love to do and "disguise it as practicality." The opposite is true -- following your passion is practical. And it's wonderful. How can you get started?

How to Fit In and When Not to Bother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Adapting to a culture means doing so in a way that allows us to be who we are, learning from others while also sharing the best of ourselves. The problem happens when we don't just try to fit into the culture, but we try to fit into a specific mold in a way that is not true to who we are.

The Silent Stadium

Merri Petrovits | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Merri Petrovits

There is no greater full-circle moment than taking your child to play ball in the same field you played on as a kid. I crouched behind home plate while my dad pitched

The No. 1 Key to Living and Dying Well

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

As long as we live, it is never too late to be ourselves and to make peace with our choices and the people in our life (past or present). So, if you want to live and die really well, befriend, honor, and love yourself madly and deeply.

When Your Girl Doesn't Like What She Sees In The Mirror

Merri Petrovits | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Merri Petrovits

I remember looking in the mirror with the same quiet discontentment, like I didn't measure up. Girls who look at themselves that way tend to limit themselves. I didn't want any girl of mine growing up with a poor self-image.

'I Am No Longer Hiding Behind A Fake, Cheery Exterior'

Morgan Hegarty | Posted 04.22.2014 | Teen
Morgan Hegarty

So in the end, I'm glad I decided to stop concealing. It's all right to feel off and not be yourself and ask for the love to make yourself feel better. You shouldn't be ashamed of having problems. Tell people. Let them know. They can help you.

Why I Decided to Come Out as HIV-Positive on 'Project Runway: All Stars'

Viktor Luna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Viktor Luna

When I was approached to be on this current season of Project Runway: All Stars, I decided that this time, I wanted to be seen for who I truly am.

In Praise of Different

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Now that I've rediscovered myself, I realize what a waste of time and energy it is to try and fit in. It's so much better to just show up and be yourself.

Be Who You Are, No Matter What Anyone Else Thinks

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

What I'm seeing in my youngest son is both sad and predictable: His growing consciousness of social rules is turning into a growing self-consciousness, and I wish I could stop it. I know I can't, but at least maybe I can give them some tools to help.

What Is Confidence, Really?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When you're "owning it," it means that you're totally and completely at peace with who you are in every moment, interaction and experience. You make no apologies for being awkward, nervous, excited, loud, soft spoken or other... you're just you.

Why 'Being Yourself' Is Harder Than It Looks

Theodore Li | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Theodore Li

"Write about your interests," they say. "Write about the programs you've attended," they say. But it's not that simple. It's never that simple.

Lessons on Being Yourself

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

How many of us have traveled the path away from ourselves to successfully return only once tragedy or crisis has struck? How much time have the dreams and passions you were born with spent on a shelf, untouched and gathering dust?

Step Into the Person You Want to Be

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this week's vlog I share my thoughts on how we can play BIG in our lives starting NOW. We can no longer dance around the perimeter of the person we want to be, we must dive in deeply and completely.