Personal Authenticity

Ideas and exercises to help you discover the freedom and potential offered by your own inner truth. Choosing to live your own life instead of someone else’s takes courage and determination.

Blog: Tricked into Believing We’re Thinking

May 31, 2021

to SAVE: “Tricked into Believing We’re Thinking” pdf to LISTEN: “Tricked into Believing We’re Thinking” audio My mind is full.   It’s filled with thoughts.   Obviously, they’re my thoughts.   Therefore, I must be thinking. Oh, how often I hear this story line. Yet (and as a way to set the stage here) research shows that while […]

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Blog: Case Study – Critical Thinking

May 27, 2021

We marvel at those, past or present, who helped change history. To name a few: Jesus, the Buddha, Galileo, Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, Thoreau, Einstein, M. L. King, Mother Teresa, Steve Jobs. What made them stand out (and their contribution matter) wasn’t their money, intellect, luck or charisma. It was how they stayed deeply connected with […]

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Blog: Easter is Canceled

May 27, 2021

Earlier this spring, I ended up in a conversation that began by my saying “Happy Easter” to someone. I was quickly ‘corrected,’ however, that it was “Happy Resurrection Day” instead. I asked for help in clarifying the distinction, and was met with this: Easter is a Pagan notion; Pagans are bad because they’re non-believers; therefore […]

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A Podcast: A Field Guide to Life

December 9, 2020

A PODCAST: I was recently invited to return as a guest on The Living Alive Show, a podcast hosted by Autumn Shields. I know Autumn, so it was a fun exploration into my upcoming [second] book, “A Field Guide to Life: Navigating the Challenges of Our Lives and Times.”   If you’d like to listen, here’s a link. […]

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Blog: Are We Even THINKING?

July 8, 2020

Are We Even THINKING? There’s an awful lot of activity these days, some of it even violent, directed at “righting the wrongs” of both the past and the present. Change names of military bases. Remove statues. Defund police. It’s easy (when you’re not thinking) to see all this as well-intentioned … and perhaps even effective. […]

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A Podcast: Living Authentically

April 26, 2020

A PODCAST: I was recently invited to be a guest on The Living Alive Show, a podcast hosted by Autumn Shields. I know Autumn, so it was a fun and easy exploration into “living authentically … in a world that would rather you didn’t.” If you’d like to listen, here’s a link. It’s 35 minutes […]

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Living Authentically Workshop – June 12

May 13, 2019

Workshop: Living Authentically … in a World That Would Rather You Didn’t Wednesday, June 12, 7 – 9 pm.(EDT)   $30. Online, interactive videoconference (using Zoom) Link to signup here. Select “Living Authentically” from the choices of products. We’re drawn by two worlds. The external world says we can find happiness by going along with the thinking […]

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Self-Trust Leads to Personal Freedom

March 25, 2019

“A bird sitting in a tree is not afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.” Imagine, just for a moment … that instead of feeling stressed or anxious about much of life, you have a sense of clarity and perspective – about yourself, others, […]

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A Guide to the Practice of Self-Care

October 1, 2018

  (This collection of practices is intended as a companion to my October 2018 Newsletter: “Self-Care is not Self-ish”) ©2018 Bradford L. Glass  •  www.RoadNotTaken.com    October 2018 Below is a large collection of practices from which you can choose as a way to care more fully for the true self you are. A practice is an […]

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This I Believe

August 23, 2018

I’ve long been a subscriber to NPR’s “This I Believe” podcast. It’s a program modeled after the radio series of the same name, done by Edward R. Murrow in the 1950s. (I remember that one.) In its daily postings, people from all walks of life speak to a powerfully-held personal belief, and offer a story […]

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