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Individuality

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Find Energy By Being Yourself

Terren Nicole | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Terren Nicole

Once I started healing on a spiritual level, my energy came back. I changed jobs. I moved. I got back into the yoga studio. I allowed myself to be in a relationship with someone who loved and supported me.

5 Things to Help Millennials Take Back Their Lives

Nina Friend | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Nina Friend

What is it about millennials that makes us constantly forge happiness? I have faith in my generation. If we believe that we can break free from social media mania and adjust our lifestyles to reflect authenticity instead of deceit, we might be able to admit that life is not perfect.

Trends, Individuality and Belonging Part I: 5 Stars and Algorithms

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Cosmin Gheorghe

It might look like a non-issue for many of you, but for an 11 years old this is a crucial matter: how do I deal with the fact that my personal choice is invalidated by the opinion of the masses?

Do We Parent and Educate Our Children that 'I' Is More Important Than 'You?'

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Each child is special and unique. Despite this, we often apply very linear rules of parenting and teaching to them. In doing this, we miss out on thei...

How Idina Menzel's Portrayal of Frozen's Elsa Finally Set Wicked's Elphaba Free

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Sprayregen

Knowing Wicked as I do, it is impossible to ignore the soul of Elphaba resounding through the kingdom of Arendelle, permeating Elsa's words and actions in Frozen. Elsa and Elphaba both come to symbolize the need for each of us to embrace our individuality.

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...

Live Your Own Life, Schmuck!

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

The key to happiness is in not caring what anyone else thinks of you on any level at all, and in not comparing your life to a dream, a fantasy, someone else's life or a perfect imaginary situation that you somehow insisted into your life as something that must be -- or all is lost.

LOOK: 9 Reminders To Own Your Individuality

Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What It Really Means To 'Find Yourself'

Katie Atkinson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

I quickly became aware that I wasn't focused enough on being me, and I was bothered by it. Since then, I've buckled down and have stopped worrying about what others are doing. You can too.

We're Not All the Same: Embracing Individuality

Troy Roness | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

It's unfortunate that gay men with an unhealthy body image can ultimately hurt our shared commitment to individuality and the wider perception of our community. We have failed to challenge the many reasons that we suffer with an unhealthy preoccupation with the physical.

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...

What Is Man?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the fifth post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affec...

The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In this view, our selves are far more extensive than we've been led to believe. They extend beyond our own bodies to include what we think of as other selves and the world. We live in the minds of others, and they in ours.

LOOK: How Art Helps Feed Our Souls

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

'Self' Is a Misnomer

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The word "self" carries strong connotations of autonomy, individuality, and self-sufficiency. It's as if it were chosen to mask our interdependence. It's hardly an exaggeration to say that in buying into this notion of selfhood, humankind got off on the wrong foot.

Are You A Home For Identities?

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

It is tempting to think of the self as simply a home for the identities we adopt over our lifetime, but on reflection, this, too, falls short. Our self is also the source of the identities that sally forth as our proxies.

Why Everything You Know About Yourself Is Wrong

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

While we all casually refer to our self, no one knows quite what that self is. Nothing is so close at hand yet hard to grasp as selfhood.

Pushing Back for Individuality

Troy Roness | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

To build healthy individuality, we must undertake the task of understanding ourselves and our feelings. This involves self-disclosure. For us to truly understand ourselves, and to stop being concerned about others' opinions of us, we ought to be able to disclose what our true beliefs are.

King of Queens: Straight Guy in the Queer Eye

Conquistador | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Conquistador

I have a bigger moustache than your father, higher heels than your mother and I'll steal your girlfriend if you call me "faggot" one more time. Lock up your daughters, shoes and handbags, because Conquistador is coming to town.

Forcing Children to Be Hipsters

Mara Menachem | Posted 12.30.2012 | Parents
Mara Menachem

Growing up, my mother dressed my brothers as if they were lounging on a yacht in Nantucket. The only difference was they were lounging on the roof of our Long Island house, throwing eggs at cars.

Leadership and You

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

We are evolving before our very eyes. I'd like us to consider that -- instead of bewailing the lack of leadership in our culture -- we should treat this phenomenon as we would if we, or someone we loved, lacked a certain skill. Compensate. See the positive.

American-Style Individualism in China? Looks Deceive

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Surely the forces of change are reshaping the Chinese psyche. Surely people, once suppressed by colorless conformity, are embracing individualism. Sorry, but no.

My Encounter With The 'Spiritual Beatle'

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Back then, I was just starting to get a clue about my spiritual reality, but without a doubt, George was already there. He has often been referred to as "the spiritual Beatle." Looking back at that evening, I can see why.