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Adaptable Authenticity

I’ve had many clients who succeeded in that endeavor. They talk to me about how empty and disconnected they feel. They have all the “good stuff” but along the way they have lost something of great value. Themselves. Many refer to it as their soul.

By |2017-11-13T12:09:04-07:00April 21st, 2010|2010 ARCHIVE|0 Comments

Dicey Authenticity

In pursuing authenticity, something more may be required of us. The mind is powerful, it can harm or heal, create fear or compassion. We can feel totally authentic and be misdirected and damaging. And we will fight to defend it. Perhaps we need to include compassion along with Becoming Authentic?

By |2017-11-13T12:09:19-07:00April 1st, 2010|2010 ARCHIVE|0 Comments

Viralization of People

In my search for becoming authentic, the viralization of people felt very disruptive to me. Maybe we really do create our own reality with our minds. Maybe everything is really an illusion. If it is real to the individual it is authentic—to that person. I mean REALITY TV is real. Is pretending to be a survivor or whatever the role is, an authentic endeavor? There certainly appears to be REAL money in it.

By |2017-11-13T12:02:40-07:00March 18th, 2010|2010 ARCHIVE|0 Comments

Reality in Life and on Screen

I’m in a profession where, like priests in a confessional, confidentiality is sacred. What’s Right With Reality TV questions the whole idea of privacy. “Now the default setting is publicity, not privacy.” In the words of “Rachel” from some Real program, “Nowadays being anonymous is worse than being poor."

By |2017-11-13T12:01:38-07:00March 5th, 2010|2010 ARCHIVE|0 Comments

Toy Rabbits and Becoming Real

In the course of therapy people do begin to look a little shabby. Your eyes do not drop out, but old perceptions about yourself and your life begin to fall away and you see things more clearly. You get a little loose in the joints, as you express yourself more freely and release stuck places both in your mind and body.

By |2017-11-13T12:01:12-07:00February 19th, 2010|2010 ARCHIVE|0 Comments

Authenticity and Gifts

Another holiday gift-giving time has passed. In progressing on a path of becoming authentic, holidays can be challenging. I hate feeling the pressure to get something—anything—for the sake of protocol and expectations. We are like lemmings rushing off the cliff to finish our MUST DO list.

By |2017-11-13T12:00:20-07:00January 4th, 2010|2010 ARCHIVE|0 Comments