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.

On a Personal Note

December 31, 2016

Observations on the past year, and on the creative process. This week, I will post the first newsletter I’ve written in a year. It has been an interesting time, this past year and a half or so, so I thought I would offer some reflections on my experiences. For the past two years, my dad […]

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Making Every Conversation Constructive

June 16, 2015

Constructive Conversations Make every conversation work, regardless of topic, audience or stakes (Presentation to the Maine Adult Education Association Conference) © 2015 – Bradford L. Glass – The Road Not Taken – Download pdf version of presentation Introduction and Background   Recall for a moment a difficult conversation you have had, or one you […]

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The Way It Was … Still Is

December 9, 2012

Amidst the fast pace, the bureaucracy, the superficiality of it all, I find comfort when “they way it was … still is.” Not that this should be out of the ordinary, but it seems we’ve redefined “ordinary” in our world to include the stress, overwhelm and distraction we all experience as everyday life. This one […]

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This I Believe

June 9, 2012

I’m in the process of creating a welcome video for my website, and doing so has led me to explore more deeply who I am and what I do. Embracing this primal energy fueling my life is a continuing source of both clarity and freedom for me – clarity, from a sense of knowing far […]

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Noise-Canceling Headsets for Our Listening

May 6, 2012

  Do you find that some people just rub you the wrong way, regardless of what they’re talking about, even if it’s a topic that matters to you? If so, you may experience only their “difficult presence,” missing the message entirely, taking things personally, or both. Why? When we speak, we don’t just say what […]

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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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