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Living Authentically

I Quit (and Why It's a Good Thing)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

I have a good career in Information Technology, I earn six figures, I received a really nice bonus six weeks ago (I mean, really nice) and here I am, busting my butt for an online business that I don't have the passion or desire to do. So... I quit.

No Blue Jasmine -- Not My Story

Kristen Noel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Kristen Noel

Is that it? At the end of the film Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen leaves his beautiful heroine Jasmine (played by the exquisite Cate Blanchette, currently ...

Want to Rock the World? Do it in One Surprisingly Simple Step!

Erin Cox | Posted 10.20.2013 | Women
Erin Cox

Unhappiness stems from living as one person, but knowing the real you is much different. The strain of acting all the time can crush your spirit and steal your joy. The authentic you is much more beautiful, talented and powerful than anything you could fabricate.

The Paradox of Help

Randy Hain | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

A lot of thoughtful reflection, accountability from trusted friends and a sincere desire to change have helped me largely overcome my "help issues," although I am still far from perfect. I have learned to not only more easily accept assistance, but to seek it out from my extended network.

How Do You Decide When It Is Time to Leave a Job?

Randy Hain | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

There are absolutely legitimate reasons why people change jobs. This post is not meant to dissuade you from doing that, but it is intended to help you think through the decision a little more carefully.

Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism

Randy Hain | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

I have been leading people since I was a 16-year-old in high school working at a restaurant in the town where I grew up. Leadership has always bee...

Being Intentional About Business Relationships

Randy Hain | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

I would suggest that a pervasive lack of self-awareness and an unbalanced focus on our own needs are the biggest contributors to poorly done business relationships

How We Measure Success

Randy Hain | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

My father comes from a generation that has much to teach us today. We can deceive ourselves all we want that today's world holds us to a different standard, but as I get older I recognize that we also have the ability to choose the lives we want to lead.

Embracing Authenticity

Randy Hain | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

Have you ever replayed in your head pivotal moments in your life and regretted your actions or words? Ever feel a twinge when your mouth said one thing and your heart felt another? Perhaps your conscience is trying to get your attention.

Endgame

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It is no secret that cancer in its acuteness pierced me into open living, and I've been working ever since to sanctify that open living without crisis as its trigger. But can this be done without crisis pushing us off the ledge?

Self, How Did I Get Here?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With each choice we make, our life picks up a little bit of steam, until, sometimes, before we know it, we find the life we're living is one that's being driven by inertia, heading off in some direction we never planned.

What I Learned From Walking Into A Pole

Rick Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Smith

When I finally began living an authentic life, I started to meet authentic friends. I dated authentic girls, who thought the dorkiness was endearing.