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Authenticity

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.

Take Off the Mask: A Key to Living Authentically

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

By believing false or misleading information about your neighbor, you can't possibly see them honestly and clearly. In a way, you've put a mask on them.

4 Signs You're Being Perceived as Insecure

Tamara Star | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When we're authentic, the world responds. Relationships are easier, business deals are smoother, and people trust us. Authenticity projects confidence and strength -- both of which are signs we're standing in our power.

A Beauty in Being Raw

Georgina Miranda | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Mount Everest chiseled away at a lot of us climbers over the course of two months. She stripped us of our preconceptions, our egos, our insecurities, our fears and the shell that we might have been living in.

Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Does expressing different parts of yourself highlight parts of your personality that normally never see the light of day? Do you feel you're releasing some pent up hidden part of you that you need to express?

Masks Are Fine for Halloween, the Rest of the Time Live Your Authentic Self

Bob Deutsch | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

The day after Halloween is a very good day to start uncovering and then living your self-story, living a life that reflects who and what you truly are.

How to Manage Introverts

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to demystify how Introverts function at work. It can be a tutorial for extroverts whose personalities are on the other end of the spectrum.

He Said, She Said: How to Date Better

Neely Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Neely Steinberg

When you look at dating as more than an interview for marriage and babies, but as an opportunity for discovery, self-growth and personal development, you're not solely focused on the outcome, so you can direct your energies more positively and productively

52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

Unlabel: 5 Prescriptions for Authenticity

Marc Ecko | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business
Marc Ecko

My name is Marc Ecko and I've been an artist and a builder of brands my whole life. I'm a white Jewish kid from New Jersey who was able to create a company based on the ethos of hip hop. From the packaging on the outside, I suspect i did not quite "look the part." How did I do it?