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Authenticity

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.

That Thing

Zach Puchtel | Posted 03.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Zach Puchtel

It stands to reason that once a given hindrance is identified, we should want to do everything in our power to drastically move away from that way of life. But we don't. Ends up change takes time, effort and commitment. I'd like to propose something even more drastic.

Is Your Story Holding You Back?

Heather Strang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

To dig beyond the past and move into the stillness of our soul to that part of us that is whole and complete and always has been is what I believe we are all meant to experience.

Ditch the Resolutions: Try Joy-Filled-Ness Instead

Mel Sellick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

The thing with New Year's resolutions is this: We're destined to fail. So for 2014, I'm doing something radical. I'm ditching the resolutions and goi...

On Staying Authentic as a 20-Something in New York

Christina Grasso | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Christina Grasso

Instead of becoming a thinner, more attractive edition of my bubbly self, I became a thinner, less attractive, less bubbly, more insecure, shell of my true self.

The 2-Minute New Year's Resolution

Eric Roberge | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Roberge

If there's one thing I'd like you to take away from this story, it's this: Don't put off until someday all the things you know you should do today. Life is short enough, and circumstances can easily derail us from our true intentions at any moment.

5 Lessons In Resilience From A Spiritual Giant

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

While Mandela swam through treacherous, shark-ridden waters, many times against the tide, he knew where he was headed. And he never stopped swimming.

The Dare of Memoir

Roger Housden | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Roger Housden

As much as we think we know about our story, there is far more waiting to surprise us when our own words hit the page.

Authenticity Goes Viral

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Generations X and Y have been taught to explore the world with just a few keystrokes, yet we value real-world interaction. We can order anything we want online, but we place a renewed value on shaking the hand of the people who grow the food, create the art and build the businesses.

Effective Leadership: 3 Ways to Come to Terms With Crying at Work

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Most people believe that being smart, capable, and competent doesn't necessarily equate to expressing feelings. The truth is that failure to verbally acknowledge difficult feelings is a barrier to true productivity, progress, and effective leadership in the workplace.

The Authenticity of Nelson Mandela

Lorna Bright | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Lorna Bright

From his widely acclaimed accomplishments, we all can be inspired to a greater participation in and contribution to the world around us. But along with all of that, there are three inspiring features to be found in the more basic information and experiences of this great man's magnanimous life.

5 Tips to Communicate Authentically in Business

Nicole Dash | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Nicole Dash

From an email to a newsletter to a Facebook status update or tweet, the way your choose to communicate matters.

Is This The Secret To Better Self-Esteem?

Barrie Davenport | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Barrie Davenport

The first step in finding your life passion is learning as much as possible about yourself. It's useful to take a personality assessment and skills inventory, as this information will give you a general understanding about your traits and aptitudes.

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?"

10 Seeds to Plant this Holiday Season for a Gorgeous 2014!

Ira Israel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Happiness is like a gorgeous rose. You cannot just create that rose ex nihilo, out of thin air. You need to plant the seeds, water the soil, nurture the leaves, and make sure the plants get proper sunlight in order to create the environment for them to possibly produce the end result.

9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business

August Turak | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
August Turak

I saw building a company as a demonstration project, a way to put all the principles that I espoused and lessons I had learned from the Monks at Mepkin Abbey into practice.

The Custom That Stole Thanksgiving

Bethany Thies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Bethany Thies

Everything is broken. My favorite plate, my favorite pair of heels, my favorite suede boots, my favorite holiday.

Raise Your Hand

Charley Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

I still have my "hands in pocket" moments of vulnerability. I learned to trust my voice a ways back, but I still struggle at times to initiate hard conversations with friends and family or ask for help.

WHiP It! 'The Real Deal' Education

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Amy Elias, MS

As a woman who has dedicated her life to connection, to health, to the natural laws of the universe, to whole education, to integrity, to authenticity...

Finding Your Authentic Voice Will Set You Free to Express Who You Really Are

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Finding your authentic voice is for naught unless you are willing to use it. When you live with a willingness to allow your authentic voice to be heard something mystical and magical begins to happen: Your heart opens and your soul soars because you are revealing who you were born to be.

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: On Women and Mindfulness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Developing a healthy sense of self takes quite some time, if not a lifetime to accomplish. Rather than waiting for it to strike, though, isn't it better to cultivate genuine self-regard and compassion toward oneself instead of waiting for it to materialize from the outer world?

Finding the Flow That Makes Your Heart Sing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We can address Flow conceptually, yes. For me, a much richer way of getting to know Flow is to get to know it personally.

Why My Husband Took My Last Name

Monique Valcour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Monique Valcour

Some social norms and conventions help us along the pathway to happiness, while others are roadblocks.