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Being Yourself

Something is Missing Without You

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I imagine humanity as being like an intricate, beautiful, stained glass window. Each piece of glass is lovingly chosen for its color, texture and amount of transparency.

Why Childhood Friends Make The Best Friends

Robin Hoffman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

The destruction I've wreaked upon my fingernails and all surrounding skin began shortly after starting a new school in third grade. Second grade had been a dream.

5 Reasons You Must Chase Your Passion

Susie Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Jim Carrey says many of us make fear-based decisions and turn our back on what we love to do and "disguise it as practicality." The opposite is true -- following your passion is practical. And it's wonderful. How can you get started?

How to Fit In and When Not to Bother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Adapting to a culture means doing so in a way that allows us to be who we are, learning from others while also sharing the best of ourselves. The problem happens when we don't just try to fit into the culture, but we try to fit into a specific mold in a way that is not true to who we are.

The Silent Stadium

Merri Petrovits | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Merri Petrovits

There is no greater full-circle moment than taking your child to play ball in the same field you played on as a kid. I crouched behind home plate while my dad pitched

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.

When Your Girl Doesn't Like What She Sees In The Mirror

Merri Petrovits | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Merri Petrovits

I remember looking in the mirror with the same quiet discontentment, like I didn't measure up. Girls who look at themselves that way tend to limit themselves. I didn't want any girl of mine growing up with a poor self-image.

'I Am No Longer Hiding Behind A Fake, Cheery Exterior'

Morgan Hegarty | Posted 04.22.2014 | Teen
Morgan Hegarty

So in the end, I'm glad I decided to stop concealing. It's all right to feel off and not be yourself and ask for the love to make yourself feel better. You shouldn't be ashamed of having problems. Tell people. Let them know. They can help you.

Why I Decided to Come Out as HIV-Positive on 'Project Runway: All Stars'

Viktor Luna | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Viktor Luna

When I was approached to be on this current season of Project Runway: All Stars, I decided that this time, I wanted to be seen for who I truly am.

In Praise of Different

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Now that I've rediscovered myself, I realize what a waste of time and energy it is to try and fit in. It's so much better to just show up and be yourself.

Be Who You Are, No Matter What Anyone Else Thinks

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

What I'm seeing in my youngest son is both sad and predictable: His growing consciousness of social rules is turning into a growing self-consciousness, and I wish I could stop it. I know I can't, but at least maybe I can give them some tools to help.

What Is Confidence, Really?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When you're "owning it," it means that you're totally and completely at peace with who you are in every moment, interaction and experience. You make no apologies for being awkward, nervous, excited, loud, soft spoken or other... you're just you.

Why 'Being Yourself' Is Harder Than It Looks

Theodore Li | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Theodore Li

"Write about your interests," they say. "Write about the programs you've attended," they say. But it's not that simple. It's never that simple.

Lessons on Being Yourself

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

How many of us have traveled the path away from ourselves to successfully return only once tragedy or crisis has struck? How much time have the dreams and passions you were born with spent on a shelf, untouched and gathering dust?

Step Into the Person You Want to Be

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this week's vlog I share my thoughts on how we can play BIG in our lives starting NOW. We can no longer dance around the perimeter of the person we want to be, we must dive in deeply and completely.

Building An Unlimited Identity

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The false limits we have set up for ourselves can be shattered to reveal the core of our genuine being. You can use the following 10 principles for building the most authentic version of yourself.

Thoughts on Uniquity and Sharing Yourself With the World

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Show up as you are and share your truth with others. It will lead to deeper connections, more fulfilling relationships and experiences, and you'll find your passion and purpose in this world.

Getting a (New) Life: On Finding Comedy After Motherhood

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

The circumstances of Ida's coming gave me the great gift of honestly looking at myself, present tense, and asking, "what are you interested in?" Because apparently what I was good at, or what I wanted in the past didn't matter as much as I thought.

WATCH: Why Oprah Stopped Trying To Be Barbara Walters

OWN | Posted 04.08.2013 | OWN

Are you living a lie? Harboring a secret life? Pretending to be someone you're not? You’re not alone. In this clip from "Oprah's Lifeclass," Opra...

The Effortless Effort

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I first heard that phrase when I was a teenager and was friends with an elderly mystic. I remember thinking at the time that it must be some weird, c...

When We Stand Out From the Crowd

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I now understand that we mirror each other back and forth. All issues others may have with me or my opinions are about them. I'm mirroring something unbalanced in them, and the brighter my light shines the stronger I will mirror them back. How it all feels in me? That's my stuff to handle.

Tim Gunn: What I Wish I Knew Then (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

When Tim Gunn, fashion therapist and author, visited me on Mondays With Marlo, he stressed the importance of staying true to yourself. Though it may s...

Do Not Be Yourself

Misha Lyuve | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

Don't be yourself. When Oscar Wilde said that everyone else was taken, he was kidding. And if you think that everyone else is taken, you just have poor imagination.

To Be Nothing but Yourself

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Genuine vision reveals that beyond the issue of jobs there is also the deeper struggle for self-realization and the individual need to find a person's essential life-work.

"That's Why You Don't Have Any Friends"

Joe Peacock | Posted 06.24.2012 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

You want to know what's weird? Hiding who you are just to have the company of people you don't even like. That's weird.