Posts tagged "authenticity"
Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

The stories we tell…thereby by hangs a tale! đź™‚  So many learnings, so many contexts, so many teachings come to mind when I think about “the stories we tell”. The inspiration for this post was a talk by Kurt Vonnegut, about the Shape of Stories. Listening to Kurt, whom I find mildly curmudgeonly, but also warmly avuncular...
Who's in Charge?

Who’s in Charge?

Not long ago I did an inquiry about the differences and comparisons, not to say conflict, between my brain and my heart.  It moved me to tears, and I want to share some of the insights, in hopes they might speak to you as well. I started by noticing, and accepting that for me, my head/brain...
On Faking It

On Faking It

Fake It ‘Til You Make It is the title of one of the essays in BECOMING.  It was a memorable journey, actually toward authenticity, to write it. Exploring my experience with the phrase led me to plomb deeper depths, meanings, and applications. On top is is the superficial level of faking it, which is anything but authentic — where we try...
"It's not what you say...

“It’s not what you say…

it’s how you say it!”   This crunchy phrase, said to me in the heat of an exchange, was part of “another fricking ‘growth opportunity” (AGFO), and the phrase resonated deeply.  (It seems like the last AGFO was not long ago.  Accelerated learning curve, I guess!) I wonder if this phrase has meaning for you… if so, I’d be pleased to hear...
70 and Counting :-)

70 and Counting :-)

Last week I celebrated my 50th Reunion.  If you add it up, that makes most of us who were there in our early seventies…Seven oh.  It is still a bit of a shock to realize how many years — changes, memories, experiences, losses and pain, joys and learning, … are rolled into that number. It was gratifying to...