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Authentic Self

Stepping Out of the Closet and Into Your Life

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

The most beautiful legacy you can leave for those you love is a long shadow-filled corridor of open doors that you have courageously walked through as you have moved closer and closer towards them.

Leadership Matters: Never Too Many Leaders

Stedman Graham | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

No one is immune to the need for leadership. There are already too many followers in our world, and the oft-quoted idea that only 1 percent of the population leads the many is actually true. This is not an effective, humane or sustainable paradigm for humankind.

Authentic Sensuality: That's Hot!

Joy Weston | Posted 10.20.2014 | Style
Joy Weston

What makes a woman independent is her imagination, a desire to become the shero in her own story and the master of her fate. It has nothing to do with "the reality" others see, only what she chooses to see and act upon.

One College's Quest to Deconstruct the Man Box

Cameron Conaway | Posted 10.16.2014 | Education
Cameron Conaway

The space inside the Man Box burns bright when the light from the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story bounces off the wallpaper of glossy Maxim magazine...

How to Embody Your Authentic Self

Laura Berger | Posted 10.01.2014 | 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?

Why It May Feel Like There's A Hole In Your Soul (And How To Fix It)

Posted 10.11.2014 | Dr. Phil

Are you living a life in tune with your authentic or fictional self?

Want Happiness? Be Authentic

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Anfernee Chansamooth

Imagine waking up one day and realising that everything that you had thought to be true wasn't, and that the picture that you had of success - the sam...

Take Yourself To Work Every Day!

April Rudin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
April Rudin

The entire notion of a "personal self" vs. a "work self" - with clear boundaries in between - is fading. There will inevitably be spillover. Research and experience have shown that when employees have opportunities to express who they really are in the workplace, everyone benefits.

Mindful Therapy

Ira Israel | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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.