Authenticity is a big buzzword these days. “Be more authentic,” “honor your authenticity,” “find your authentic self” – we hear these phrases scattered all over the internet and spoken about everywhere. But what does being authentic mean? And most importantly, how can we tell when we’re being inauthentic – also known as “selling out”? What is Authenticity? […]
Authenticity is the practice of being true to your personality, character and soul. Many physical and mental illnesses stem from refusing to accept who we are. Authenticity is about finding self-acceptance and the courage to be ourselves, even despite outside forces that tell us to be otherwise.
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Fakeness. We all know what it looks like. We all know what it feels like. It’s the fake plastered-on smiles. It’s the pretentious laughs and giggles. It’s the sickly sweet or overly macho personality fronts. It’s the posing and like-whoring on social media. It’s the pouting lips in photos and feigned expressions of surprise. It’s […]
You feel suffocated and weighed down by some kind of invisible force. And you don’t really know why, but this force is relentless … no matter what you do, you carry this knotted heaviness inside everywhere you go. Nothing feels right anymore. You look at your life and marvel at how it doesn’t feel like […]
Let’s face it: pretending to be someone you’re not is one of the most disturbing experiences in the world. And realizing that you’ve pretended to be someone else is arguably even more distressing. But what do we do once we realize we’re not being honest with ourselves? All too often people make a big drama […]
Lies are a little fortress; inside them you can feel safe and powerful. Through your little fortress of lies you try to run your life and manipulate others. But the fortress needs walls, so you build some. These are the justifications for your lies. You know, like you are doing this to protect someone you […]