what is authenticity, anyway?

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Philosophically, authenticity is the degree to which one is true to their own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures.

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courageously vulnerable

Today, I am excited for you to hear from Brené Brown, a brave woman who fought a year-long scientific “slug-fest” with vulnerability. She has spent more than a decade studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

I found it fascinating that, through her research on vulnerability, she sought to control and predict (the very definition of research) but instead her research showed that she needed to stop controlling and predicting… Continue reading