What does it mean to be authentic?
“To accept myself with love and compassion, and follow my path with joy and gratitude.“
– Candace Z.
“It means to be honest about what’s in my head and heart, but in a way that’s mutually respectful and productive.”
“My definition of authenticity is to be who you are, no matter where you are or who you are with. Truly yourself at all times.”
– Marlene F.
“Staying true to yourself <3”
“I think it’s when you’re unfiltered. You’re truly yourself. And you are living into your core values. You’re not trying to fit in or impress anyone. You willingly show your imperfections and vulnerabilities without shame or guilt.” – Claire L.
“Authenticity is when our words, our thoughts, our actions, and our emotions are in alignment.”
How do you show up for yourself?
“When my body tells me ‘enough for now,’ I listen, I stop, and then I rejuvenate.”
“By being present.”
Does mindfulness help you be your true self?
How has the meaning of connection changed for you?
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