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Authentic Self

Mindful Therapy

Ira Israel | Posted 04.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

As a psychotherapist, I don't heal anyone, I don't fix anyone, and I don't cure anyone. I'm even highly resistant to diagnoses and will only provide them when required by insurance companies. As one of my psychology professors put it, "My job as I see it is to lease my emotions in 50 minute intervals."

Healing Vigilante: 7 Ways to Stay in Your Authentic Self

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded. -- Pabbie the Grandfather Troll from the movie Frozen. What is your "authentic ...

What Is an Authentic Life?

Eldon Taylor | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

I am often asked two questions, "What is an authentic life?" and "How does one know whether or not they are living authentically?"

Showing Up as Your Authentic Self in Relationships

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

I've learned that it's not about how the guy needs to fit into my plans, but rather how we can create a future together.

But What If We Could Bring All Of Our Shadows To The Light?

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat would happen if we completely reimaged how we viewed ourselves? And our shadows? And the world around us? Let's say we brought to light all of our flaws, our other self, the part of us we only see in our dreams.

WATCH: What Oprah Learned From Her First TV Blooper

OWN | Posted 09.21.2013 | OWN

Oprah loved her first job in television, but she says she had a lot to learn in the early years of her career. Though she made mistakes, she tells sha...

Are You Moving Forward or Falling Backwards?

Tara Marino | Posted 11.10.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

Can you think of a recent time in your life when things didn't turn out the way you want them to? I'm sure you can.

How to Step Into Your Dreams

Tara Marino | Posted 11.04.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

I have a personal message I want to share with you today. It's something really special that's been happening behind the scenes. Before I get there, ...

How to Live the Elegant Lifestyle You Desire -- Now!

Tara Marino | Posted 11.03.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

I used to dream about living the life I am now living. It started with my desires, then I finally let myself admit them. You must allow yourself to say your desires out loud. I know it is scary and we are sometimes afraid that we can't say it out loud because...what if we don't get it?

How to Make a Decision

Tara Marino | Posted 10.13.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

Do you ever struggle with making the right decision?  Ever wonder if you are going after what you truly want?  What happens when you get clo...

Lessons from Oprah and Mika Brzezinski on Being Authentic in the Workplace

Jane Shure | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Jane Shure

People don't want to be or expect to be "fixed." Instead, what they actually yearn for is to be understood.

Be Authentic -- It Will Change Your World

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Authenticity is what gives us freedom to be ourselves and be comfortable with who we are, and it's also what gives us access to connecting with other people in a meaningful and genuine way.

Notes From the Creative Underground

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Declaring to myself that I would keep no calendar, unplug from my laptop and all obligations, I set forth to discover what the morning would bring and follow the call of my heart.

What Your Deepest Insecurities Say About You

Ken Page | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

If we can name our own awkward, ardent gifts, and extricate them from the shame and wounds that keep them buried, we'll find ourselves on a bullet train to deep, surprising, life-changing intimacy.

How to Let Your Inner Elvis Out

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to acknowledge our fear and embrace it rather than deny or run from it. To embrace our fear means we are making a conscious choice not to allow it to define who we are or what we can accomplish.

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.

Following My Heart

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Everyone tells you to listen to your heart. Follow your dreams. Don't ever give up on pursuing what you really want, your deepest desires. Express your innermost self! Become your authentic you, and live your unique life.

How To Find The Perfect Balance

Next Avenue | Posted 03.04.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jeff DeGraff Four fundamental forces pull you in different directions. Here's the secret to getting them to work tog...

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.

Ditch the Inner Scrooge

Rob White | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Give your inner Scrooge the boot and give yourself the gift of honoring yourself by upgrading your model of reality, whether it's a better relationship, better health, better anything that you deserve. That's a gift that truly keeps on giving.

City of Lonely Angels

Lisa Haisha | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Haisha

What can you do if you're lonely in Los Angeles during the holiday season? You should shift your focus off your own loneliness by volunteering your time to help others.

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.

Let Your 'Authentic Soul' Shine: How To Embrace The True You

Lisa Haisha | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

In contrast, when you're letting your authentic soul shine, you have the love and energy to offer emotional nourishment to those you come in contact with. Your authentic soul is a peacemaker. It seeks nirvana, lives in the moment, and believes that something far bigger than itself exists.

4 Steps To Finding A Great Relationship

Next Avenue | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Ken Page Midlife is a perfect time to get more real in our relationships As a psychotherapist who has worked wit...

Embracing Your Pain

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

The truth is that the most important thing for our complete and total well-being is to authentically be in touch with our emotions. The ability to let yourself truly feel your feelings is really the key to joy.