Browsing Category Authenticity

Copy Cats (#112)

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I have never liked this phrase. I think it’s something we tell ourselves to feel better when we are annoyed at someone incessantly copying us. Or, even worse, something others…

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Sharing Vulnerably (#80)

Each week, after sending a Friday Forward, I receive many thoughtful, moving messages from people about how the topic resonated with them. Often, they’ll share a personal story related to one of the themes.  These…

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Wishing Happiness (#63)

“I just want my ___ (child, spouse, employee, etc.) to be happy” is something we often hear, but don’t often see demonstrated with equal conviction. In reality, these words tend to default to our own…

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Respectful Authenticity (#50)

A concept that I have come to really embrace is that of “respectful authenticity.” At its core, respectful authenticity is the ability to be genuine and real, combined with the ability to be respectful of…

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