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Choosing Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not a choice about being male or female. It is a choice about being true to myself or not. It is a choice between living in the sunlight or dying in the shadows. It is mine and mine alone. It is the absolute, uninhibited truth. I choose authenticity.

How Travel Guidebooks Are Working Against You

Doug Lansky | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Doug Lansky

The travel tips you read in popular books and magazines are often more a like a tip sheet for which places will soon be overrun and ruined.

How to Embody Your Authentic Self

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Laura Berger

I am deeply committed to empowering women to bring their best selves forward and be the most effective leaders. And in the case above, my client doubled her salary. How?

The Pedestal

Jeff Hay | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Jeff Hay

While some parents look forward to their child's graduation or wedding day, I think I am now looking forward to the day my kids discover I am human. What a relief that day will be!!

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

Binaries Not Included

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Eliminating the binary does not mean that someone can not identify as purely male or purely female. It means that no one has to. Gender does not paint the picture of who I am. Who I am paints the picture of my gender. Why not use all of the colors on the palette?

7 Essential Steps to Leap into Entrepreneurship

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability (albeit perceived) of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary. You enter a risky area where most people fail within five years.

Testing is Not Trusting

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In a session I had with my counselor Eleanor last week she said to me, "Testing is not trusting." I realized in talking to her that much of what I've ...

I Don't Know

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny G. Perry

Sometimes "I don't know" is a cop out. It's not saying what we feel, when we really do know. It's not owning our wisdom.

What Every New Orleans Style Restaurant (Outside of New Orleans) Gets Wrong

Karl Wilder | Posted 04.21.2014 | Taste
Karl Wilder

One of my favorite dishes is a seafood stuffed Mirliton. If you see this on a menu, you can probably trust the chef.

Want to Be Sexier? Show Your Vulnerability More!

Sophie Keller | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

You can be internally strong and authentically sensitive at the same time. In fact, that's a beautiful balance. My strength definitely stems from my deep vulnerability. And my sensitivity is the essence of who I am.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

A Tooth Fairy's Loving Rejection Letter

Andrew Arakawa | Posted 11.27.2013 | Hawaii
Andrew Arakawa

As I sat there rubbing his feet on that early school morning, I realized that my boy is growing up. It made me both sad and happy. He is so full of questions, wanting solid answers, and yet still filled with the mysteries of life, like wanting to ask the Tooth Fairy for a flying potion.

That's Some Serious BBQ

One For The Table | Posted 07.23.2013 | Los Angeles
One For The Table

There are many reasons great barbecue tastes so mouthwateringly amazing, but the main ones are experience, time and passion. If you happen to find yourself in the Hollywood hood this summer, stop by and watch this master at work.

The Problem With (Too Much) Encouragement

Randy Hain | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

Straight talk, given in love with a smile, is one of the best gifts we can offer a person. I often ask permission to be candid before I share critical feedback. This is usually appreciated and works well for me.

Are You Living An Authentic Life? (Here's How To Tell)

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

What stops us from having the very things we say we want in our lives is usually ourselves. Whether it's feeling that we don't deserve those things or that we don't believe it's possible to get them, it comes down to changing our thinking around it.

Why the World Needs You to Be the Real You!

Erin Cox | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Being the real you might cause some discomfort and change. Not everyone will like it when you are more connected and genuine. That's okay. You will now attract just the right people -- those who will love you, support you, and lift you up.

How 'Invictus' Teaches Us to Learn From Life Lessons

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I realized that I'd learned a lot from my yoga practice, from living with a chronic illness and from being a blogger. This is what I know is true for me, and perhaps it is for you, too.

Tips to Claim Your Authentic Voice

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

It's all too easy to allow negative thoughts, anxiety or even fear of the day to be overwhelming. On those days, we become strangers to ourselves and others.

Hiding From Others... and From Ourselves

Eldon Taylor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

Remember, the greatest form of brainwashing is simply repetition. For some people, the repetition is within their own inner talk and thus, over and over, the negative is reinforced again and again. You can choose to stop that today, and I urge you to do so.

Stories

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

Amongst my friends, being happy isn't enough. Being successful doesn't cut it. Being in a loving relationship is but part of the plan. They want to leave a mark on the world. It is one of the reasons I love them.

A Thai Woman's Quest To Save The Asian Elephant

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 01.30.2013 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Lek Chailert fell in love with Thai elephants at five years old.

You're It! An Invitation to Show Up Fully

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

These are some of the keys I have discovered to showing up more fully and authentically, to engaging my "self" as an instrument of service and love in this world. They're the kind of things I think we need to figure out anyway.

Living As Your Most Authentic Self

Michael_Eisen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael_Eisen

The more we come to understand ourselves, the more we discover who we are, what we truly feel, and what makes us tick. And all of this changes with time and experience.

Romney Supporter and YouTube Sensation Trisha Paytas Elaborates on Her Political Beliefs in Exclusive Interview

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

LA YouTuber Trisha Paytas has become something of an Internet sensation after she gave her official endorsement to presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video this past week.