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Authenticity

Our Lives Are Meant to Be Amazing, Beautiful and Brave

Robin Korth | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

The truth is that we really aren't alone, and we never have been. The person beside us feels just like we do. They have the same needs and fears, laughter and yearning, wants and desires.

When Will We Stop Asking If We're Enough?

Jennifer Tress | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Jennifer Tress

"Not to be all 'vulnerable'," we'd say with air quotes and then relay some vague truth about our lives or feelings. It was a tactic to avoid the messy emotions roiling beneath our skin, mostly asking, "Am I enough?"

Reclaim Your Mind: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan

Anthony Silard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

The next time anyone says something critical to you or about you, initiate a three-step process: First, filter their comments through your value system. Second, learn from any part you consider relevant to your growth. Third, discard the rest.

Own Self-Care: It's Simple -- And Essential

Joanne Heyman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Integrity is, at its core, being honest and authentic. While there's certainly value in the search for "work-life balance," what may be more productive is finding a healthy sense of integration among the different facets of our lives.

The End Is Not the Means

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My view may be simplistic, but it is this: novels engage the reader by telling stories. An ambiguous end to a novel is not a problem -- ambiguity is fine. In fact, it may be the most truthful way for a novel to end.

Looking for Success in All the Wrong Places

Denise Simone | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise Simone

I now know that everything I want is already within me. I also know that success is within every one of us and that until we own and embrace the truth within us, we will restlessly search for fulfillment for the rest of our lives.

Authenticating Authenticity

Michael Drew | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

So basically, Longmyer is a party organizer but one working under a new name. In any event, everyone needs to earn a living. And everyone looks for a way to stand out. But what kind of authenticity are we talking about here?

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."

Joanne Heyman: How to "Own It"

Joanne Heyman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanne Heyman

We realized that owning it -- honoring ourselves and acknowledging our unique tendencies, talents, skills, desires, fears, and neuroses -- succinctly sums up how we can all go about living in a way that is full and filled with integrity.

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.

Your Authentic Self: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships

Anthony Silard | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Having real discussions and airing differences is the only way to usher in the feelings of safety and true connection that lead to a lasting, meaningful relationship.

10 Lessons Learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

Nicole Dash | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Dash

For me, this experience would not be possible without a strong community or network. With each success I am filled with gratitude and a desire to share what I have learned.

Can Capitalism Afford a Conscience?

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

At first glance, capitalism circa 2014 looks like a pretty soulless endeavor: massive piles of fast money, no wider context of conscience involved. Ju...

Women at Work: The Language of War and the Invisible Codes of Honor

O'Brien Browne | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If a businesswoman doesn't command this language, men think she doesn't "get it." If she does, people say she's not a "real" woman. To make matters even more complicated, what men say and how they strut, huff and puff may have very little to do with how they act in reality, away from the battlefield.

8 Ways To Achieve Total Tranquility

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

People are flawed, but flaws are pathways to growth and character so embrace them. Do not let the negative behavior of others, negatively impact yours. Always choose love, even when it's the harder choice.

Find Yourself, Be Yourself, Sell Yourself

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Nate Holzapfel

Find out what makes you tick. What do you really like? Play it out in your mind and ask yourself, what would your perfect week look like? Be idealistic, dreams are achievable. You might be surprised.

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 ...

How I Learned To Be An 'Authentic' Writer

Taylor Griffith | Posted 05.05.2014 | Teen
Taylor Griffith

During my writer's journey, I've come across an interesting question that I think every writer (and non-writer) can relate to: what makes something or someone authentic?

Compassion Is the Working Side of Love

Robin Korth | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Compassion is listening and truly hearing what another has to say. It is a conscious pausing and a slowing down to see and feel the person beside us -- to notice that they are just like us and that they count.

Get Unstuck and Live Your Authentic Life

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Joree Rosenblatt

There is no magic in mindfulness. It simply starts with awareness. If you aren't aware of where you are, then you can't be aware of where you want to go, let alone how to get on the path that will guide you towards more personal freedom.

Can You Be 'Heterosexually Gay'? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you be "heterosexually gay"? Actors Christian Campbell (who shot to gay icon status with his starring role in the 1999 film Trick) and his wife...

Sincerity and Authenticity in Social Media

John G. Taft | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

Being authentically sincere -- connecting with others out of a corporate mission and sense of purpose that is all about helping others -- that's how to differentiate in social media channels.

There Are Many Ways to Say 'I Love You'

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

The best ways to say "I love you" rise out of simply paying attention and allowing creative expressions to emerge from your heart. The very best ones touch the other person's heart -- the gift is authentically received.

Do You Know How Powerful Your Thoughts Are?

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Within the privacy of our own consciousness -- in the theater of our mind -- we create our own sense of reality, which we inhabit as our role in the great drama of life. It is a complex structure, like a skeletal system for our consciousness.

Why We Need To Embrace Vulnerability

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Don't let fear stop you when it comes to being raw and real with others. To fully feel the love and connection we all yearn for, vulnerability is required. Vulnerability connects us. It is a great gift we give to another person when we let them see behind any masks or walls of emotional protection.