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THE PRACTICE OF CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

THE PRACTICE OF CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

An understanding of how to be authentic is not always a given. Modern Western culture praises individuality and authenticity but there is little formal structure in place in our culture and our systems to help individuals to cultivate the ability to listen to their innermost voice. We have an innate desire for authenticity; being connected to ourselves, knowing what we feel, and being able to act on this understanding was a crucial survival mechanism for our ancestors. But cultivating this ability is a practice...

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HOW TO CREATE A NATURAL HOME

 

How to create a natural home

The growing number of us living in cities and the resulting communal pressure of city life are some of the reasons why so many of us feel a deep longing to reconnect with nature. Stepping out of the digital and virtual and into the real, tangible and natural offers one of the most revitalising elixirs to modern living. For those who experience the longing to feel more connected with the natural world even when indoors, we have put together a few suggestions for how to create a natural home.

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THE VERY HUMAN TENSIONS OF FREEDOM AND BELONGING

The tension of freedom and belonging

If there is a single element of the human condition that defines us and our existence above all else, it resides in the tension between our need for freedom and our need for belonging. To be human is to live with contradiction and opposing desires that so often seem at odds with one another.

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CULTIVATING AN APPRECIATION FOR THE JOURNEY

cultivating an appreciation for the journey

Navigating modern life, with all of its complexities, is not always easy. Modern day living demands a lot form us, often at a pace that can feel unsustainable and hard to keep up with. One of the challenges of our time is that our current culture often seems to assess our value as people through the amount of measurable success we have had in areas deemed worthy of admiration: money, prestige and fame, career. And while many of these achievements can be important contributors to thriving, they are but a small fraction of the abundance of diverse ways human beings can lead fulfilling lives...

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