There’s Only One You

It only makes sense to live life one way: your way. That requires paying attention to what feels right to you. It means thinking for yourself and acting in alignment with what you know to be good for you. Letting others make decisions for you robs the world of your...

Approval That Matters

Worrying about getting people to like us can cause us to behave inauthentically. When we contort ourselves to satisfy what we think others want, we lose on two counts. First, we lose because we don’t feel free to express our real feelings and opinions. Second, we may...

To Err Is Human

Mistakes are imperative if we hope to evolve and learn. However, it’s self-defeating when we don’t admit our mistakes and instead make excuses or deny what happened to uphold a false image. Readily acknowledging errors and apologizing for them has a much...

Authenticity Is Key

When you live in alignment with your truth, life is simple. Being clear about who you are sends a clear signal to those around you. Maintaining a false image complicates matters and creates confusion. Telling the truth, even when it’s not flattering to yourself,...

Straight Shooting

Sometimes our frustration with events and people in our lives is directed outward, but we’re really angry at ourselves. Inside, we may wish we could have been more authentic and honest about our feelings instead of just going along with something we didn’t...

Identity Prison

Our identities help us distinguish ourselves from others both personally and professionally. But over-attachment to an image can constrain our ability to expand or pivot when we need to. Instead of being authentic, we might cleave to old ways of doing things in order...