Tuning Into Your Truth- Living An Authentic Life

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Authenticity is not something we have or don’t have. It’s a practice — a conscious choice of how we want to live. Authenticity is actually a collection of choices, choices that we make every day. It’s the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.

Brene Brown

Is it true love or friendship if your people don’t have access to the real you? Podcaster and Tiktoker, Melissa Williams, said “so many people are trying to be liked that they’re missing out on being loved for who they really are.”

It’s no doubt that for other’s comfort, peace, joy, and happiness we sacrifice our own. We need to start putting at least that amount of effort into ourselves first.

Who you are is determined by what you think.

Questions to steer you back to your authentic self:

  • What puts me at ease and how can I accumulate more of that feeling in my daily life?
  • Who have you given access to the real you and how can you be even more vulnerable about your struggles and strengths with them? What benefits would come from sharing more of you with that trusted person?
  • When do you feel the most free to be myself? Where am I? Who am I with?
  • When am I more likely to exaggerate to make myself look cooler? Who am I with when I feel I need to perform a certain way that feels unlike me? What environments give me anxious feelings and what can I do to prepare myself for it or how can I limit my time in that environment until I can be my authentic self?

Who are you? Let’s find out.

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“If you focus on who you are, it ultimately will determine what you do.“ – Brooke Castillo

“In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen, really seen.” – Brené Brown


IVY UNLEASHED

What does living authentically mean to you? Andrea & Brooke dove headfirst into their definitions of authenticity, why people struggle with living and defining an authentic life, and the research behind it all. They will walk you through their practices and thoughts when aligning with their values and the struggles that come along with outside noise. Listen in and you’ll be inspired to tune into your truth so that you can find joy and peace while living an authentic life.

Behind-the-Scenes Video


3 Gold Stars

  1. Write down what comes to mind when you think of being at ease. and how you can create more of that feeling. 
  2. Reflect on what environments give me anxious feelings and what can I do to prepare myself for it or how can I limit my time in that environment
  3. Think of a supportive relationship where you’ve given given access to your authentic self and what benefits would come from being even more vulnerable with them.

Ivy Reflections

  • What are the top 3 values that I need to weave into my life in order to feel aligned?
  • What lights me on fire? What makes me happy?
  • What daily, weekly, monthly practices do I need to incorporate into my schedule to ensure I am living my best, most authentic life?

Piece of Gold

To be ourselves causes us to be exiled by many others, and yet to comply with what others want causes us to be exiled from ourselves.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés- Women Who Run With The Wolves

Resources

The Gifts Of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition - By Brené Brown  (hardcover) : Target
shame | stepping on the cracks

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/authenticity

https://verilymag.com/2016/08/the-power-of-vulnerability-shame-authenticity-brene-brown-ted-talks


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We thank you for joining us in the fearless pursuit of self-discovery and growth and hope that you transform our lessons into your gold. 

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Listen to your truth and go chase your gold.

– Gold Ivy Health Co.

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