how to be authentic

On Authenticity: How to be Authentic in a Shallow World

It’s a bit of an oxymoron writing the words ‘how to be authentic’ when my personal feeling is authenticity can’t be taught. If you naturally veer towards materialism and shallowness, then you’ll have to brace yourself before reading. And most definitely be prepared to do some work on yourself afterwards. This blog contains lots of links to other blogs I have written, which you might find useful.  It’s easy to write the phrase ‘how to be authentic’ but what does being authentic mean? The dictionary defines the word authentic as not false or copied; genuine; real. An authentic person isn’t …

desperately seeking authenticity

Desperately Seeking Authenticity

I’ve been blogging here for three and a half years now. From my very first post, my biggest aim has been authenticity. You will never be able to pigeon hole my blog, because I write about such a diverse amount of things. Real things: real life, lived by real people. No Insta-perfection around here. I don’t pretend to be something I’m not, but I must admit that I’ve held back some of my opinions. For fear that there would be a backlash. Or (heaven forbid) brands would no longer want to collaborate with me. I’ve had enough of that mindset …