Authenticity Brings Freedom

Living in alignment with our truth keeps us in balance. Instead of contorting our natures to please others and attract positive feedback from the outside, following our internal compasses brings us into greater wellbeing. This isn’t a recommendation to selfishly...

Comparison Cuts Both Ways

Sometimes it feels good to acknowledge your strengths by comparing yourself with others. But building your self-esteem this way is risky because there will inevitably be aspects that don’t stack up favorably. Thinking you’re better than others may feel...

Convention Can Be Stifling

When your life feels so full of do’s and don’ts, rules and regulations and ways of conforming to avoid feeling like an outsider, you’re deterred from exploring and finding your authentic values. Convention discourages you from investigating ideas,...

The Way to Be

Practice wanting for others what you want for yourself by being Christ-like rather than Christian, Muhammad-like rather than Muslim and Buddha-like rather than Buddhist. -Wayne Dyer. While political and religious identities can give meaning, it’s easy to become...

Giving it to Ourselves

Accomplishing goals and getting recognition feels good. Making money and being noticed is satisfying and brings temporary gratification. But little is as satisfying as becoming more authentic and expressing ourselves honestly. Living in integrity means discovering and...

Doing What You Want

Imagine living in alignment with your true desires. Does this thought seem selfish or healthy? If you aren’t living your life your way, who’s way are you living it? Does someone else know better what’s right for you? Should you mute or suppress your...