True Beauty

External beauty is a pleasure to behold, but it pales in comparison to internal beauty. A pretty face can even become unattractive if the behavior of the person behind it doesn’t match. Spending time, money and energy in the exclusive pursuit of improving...

Be Yourself

The desire to be liked can cause us to desperately seek affirmation from others. When we pretend to be other than we are, not only does it feel unnatural, others sense it. Even if we do succeed in getting approval, they’re not responding to who we really are....

The Most Impressive You

You are the most uniquely qualified person in the world for the role of being you. When you behave in alignment with your true feelings, others feel good around you because your sincerity feels safe. Living authentically brings out the best in you. If frees you from...

Be The Person You Want to Be

We all have strategies for trying to win the approval of others. Sometimes they involve acting in ways that we think will impress them, even when they don’t represent who we authentically are. Sooner or later, pretending to be who we’re not gets us into...

Smooth Ride

The more conscious we are, the smoother and more balanced our journey through life. We won’t be immune to sadness or loss and we will still be moved by beauty and grace, but we’ll live between the extremes, in equanimity. Regularly tapping into a sense of...

Authenticity Beats Strategizing

You might be able to manipulate other peoples’ opinion of you by cleverly spinning interesting yarns, but the effort will be wasted. The image you strive to convey will eventually fade from their minds only to be replaced by an impression informed by the actual...