Wednesday, July 30, 2014


This obviously does not spell a word so what could it be?

 I like conversation starters.  A very wise man once wrote these words:  Think Clearly and Exercise Self-Control (hence T,C,E,S, the first letters of the words).  How would that look in your life and in mine?  What does that have to do with authenticity?   Only everything!  Our thinking is a key to our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.  For anyone not inclined toward spiritual thinking, consider this is that part of you that communicates without words to the world around you.  Psychics might call it your aura.  Christians would call it your spiritual aspect.  Regardless of your belief system there is a part of us that transcends the boundaries of the the earth-suit we wear.  We can sense negativity in a room, or joy.  Some call it negative energy.  I am not too bothered by that.  I would then call joy 'positive energy'.  Thinking clearly is a major step toward living an authentic life.  We will unpack that more in future blogs.  For now, begin to do the following exercise:

     1.  Think about what you are thinking about.  No really, I mean it.  Take a thought
     2.  Jot some notes about the different types of thoughts that  pass through your mind.
     3.  Take note of which thoughts you lingered on and spent more time rehashing.

That should keep you busy until we chat again. Thank you for investing time in me and my blog and in yourself!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What does it mean to be authentic?  

The definition of authenticity is:

     "Real or genuine, not copied or false, true and accurate, 
made to be or look like an original."

In a world where there are so many possibilities it is relatively simple to blend in, to 'hide in a crowd', to look like those around us, to 'act' out a part in an unwritten script that others around us may have authored. 

My hope and passion is to help those who want to pursue an authentic life achieve their goal through teaching, mentoring, and writing.  I will be sharing excerpts from a book I am writing, work sheets, questions to consider and suggestions to wrestle with in future blogs.  I would count it an honor to invest in your journey toward authenticity.

May your journey be filled with wonder, excitement, challenges and satisfaction in your decision to pursue an authentic life!