true self

2016 has been a year of smoke and mirrors. It has been the year of things will go better if we can stop pretending and look
This is a prime time, providing the opportunity for each of us to hold a positive, loving focus and to access the integrity
For some of us, remaining busy is a way to feel sane -- to keep us running from what is really going on, to avoid the truth
We can be more than our habits, says professor Michael Puett.
These are some of the things I have been practicing to stay connected to my true self and narrate my life from this place. If they feel and sound like a fit for where you are on your life journey, try them out and see how they land.
So here are the 11 signs of a truly authentic person:
As a young woman in the 1960s I defined beauty according to an ideal I saw in magazines -- one I had no hope of meeting. That didn't stop me trying though. I ironed my wild hair, lemon juiced my freckles and did the coconut oil thing in the hope of getting a tan.
When the person you're to do something for appears, you'll know. You come away feeling lighter, more loving, more forgiving
You can make the choice to form a new belief about yourself right now. If you feel broken, you can choose to dis-identify
It's becoming harder and harder to be yourself in this society because gay people are looked down upon, out of the ordinary people are labeled "strange" and "weird" and then there are stereotypes that people often follow.