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.

Personal Clarity Leads to Freedom

April 23, 2012

 Do you find yourself stressing through your day, perhaps with the hope that if you get enough done, you’ll feel more at peace? Even if only unconsciously, most people seem to relate a sense of accomplishment to the experience of peace and freedom. The way I see it, however, the best you get after a […]

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Celebrate What’s Right

November 14, 2011

Dewitt Jones is perhaps my favorite nature photographer. It’s not just because his images are spectacular, which they are. It’s more because he brings to his images a deep insight about life, and about how our ways of seeing impact our experience of life. His words are simple, yet they touch me deeply. Each week […]

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Nov 2011: The Power of Your Innate Potential

November 1, 2011

“And is it not a dream which none of you remember having dreamt that builded this city and fashioned all there is in it? Could you but see the tides of that breath you would cease to see all else, and if you could hear the whispering of the dream you would hear no other […]

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The Thinking Behind the Thinking

April 5, 2011

My recent post (3/25) about internet privacy and Facebook wasn’t really about those things. Big as they are (and my point was that they’re far bigger than we think), the real issue is how we think … or more to the point, how we don’t think … about the undesirable side effects of the “good […]

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Thinking, Privacy & Possibility

March 25, 2011

Some people say my thinking is ahead of its time; others say my thinking is simply strange. Although I decline to debate a “conversation to nowhere,” that same thinking is pondering the issue of internet privacy in a new way lately. I sense that, as a society, we’re proceeding headlong into a crisis over personal […]

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“It is what it is”

January 24, 2011

“It is what it is.” To some, it’s a brilliant and freeing perspective on life. To others, it’s new-age denial of life’s “obvious difficulty.” To nature, it’s all there is. Nature has been a powerful, in-your-face, yet compassionate, teacher throughout my life. Being fully present in nature allows me to listen clearly to her lessons. […]

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Barriers to Change

January 7, 2011

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why personal change is often difficult. We say we want what I’d term “transformation in consciousness,” yet more often than not, we experience tomorrows that look a lot like yesterday. I’m of the mind that the kind of change we seek comes naturally, “for free,” when conditions conducive […]

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The Charles River

January 7, 2011

As rivers go, the Charles doesn’t count for much. Flowing from Hopkinton to Boston, it’s only 80 miles long – 26 as the crow flies, (or as the runner runs, for it is the same 26 miles as the course of the Boston Marathon). It’s only a few hundred feet across at its widest point, […]

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Contention, Conflict and Language

December 6, 2010

I’ve got several clients who ask for help in dealing with contention and conflict – both personally and professionally. They’re not alone. Life is filled with “opportunities” for contention and conflict; and to be clear, language doesn’t make things better. I recently had an interesting conversation with a client who was convinced that some situations […]

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Science, Nature and Worldview

December 6, 2010

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, each of us has a worldview, made up of the “context,” or framework, we draw around our lives that defines what we see as possible … the rules of how life “should be.” Ben & Roz Zander, in the most excellent book The Art of Possibility, suggest we […]

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