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  1. Amanda, I love your in-depth blog posts! 🙂
    Definitely going to think of my own anthem, thanks for the inspiration, as always! ❤️❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    Posted Feb. 19, 2018 | Reply
  2. Amy says:

    This is a great post. I’m going to be honest (and authentic) here: I don’t care for Brene Brown. I know. I’m like odd-man-out here. But I think authenticity is so important, particularly as I get older. I wish I’d been more honest about myself when I was younger; though I’m also aware that I wasn’t necessarily sure of myself when I was younger, so I’ll cut myself some slack there. As I move forward, however, I see that lack of authenticity leads to decisions not always in our best interest or long-term capacity. Basically, if we want to make good decisions for our lives, we have to be honest with who we are. Otherwise, we make decisions based on the ideas of others or to please others or to avoid certain pain, typically inflicted by others. Authenticity is literally the goal…which means the ride is long, bumpy and full of tributaries. :)

    Posted Feb. 20, 2018 | Reply
  3. Rach says:

    Wow Amanda you made some amazing points and you really have made me think a lot about authenticity and myself. I value authenticity but I also stay very surface level at some degree. Lately, I’ve been in the process of figuring out why I’m holding back. Girl you really got me thinking!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    Posted Feb. 21, 2018 | Reply
  4. Maureen says:

    If we let go of what others would think of us and stop asking for acceptance, authenticity is easier to achieve. I think that’s why as I have gotten older I have realized the importance of armoring myself with people that have same beliefs and that truly listen to what I am saying. In today’s society it’s so easy to lose self because the values of today are not the same as of yesterday. I honestly feel and tell my hubby we are becoming obsolete because a lot of what we see doesn’t align with our own values and beliefs. But against all odds, we stay strong and don’t let the noise get in our head. We continue to march in life with our heads held up high because what we do have to say has value and what we do in this world has a benefit. Our willingness to let go of negativity and drama has had a tremendous effect on the quality of our life. The hardest for me has had to let go of people whom I thought were friends. Standing for my belief in how a friendship should be help me step up one notch to my own authenticity because I decided what didn’t work for me and decided to change it so that it aligned with who I am.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    Posted Feb. 23, 2018 | Reply
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