Tag Archive: authenticity

In The Fullness of Time- A Reflection in this Holiday Season

As is our tradition, each year on December 23, we (Tom and Michael, the co-founders of Someone To Tell It To), go to the Iberian Lounge at the Hotel Hershey, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to reflect on the year that is just ending. We celebrate the incredibly good moments and achievements and are open about the […]

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Friends

“Don’t judge a book by its cover when you don’t understand what that person’s been through.” –Corrie Louise Rose   Isn’t that true for all of us? If others really knew who we were on the inside, knowing our true vulnerabilities, our insecurities, our wounds, our pains, they couldn’t help but have empathy for us. […]

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Backslapping

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” —Brené Brown  “What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” —Haruki Murakami  As we share our […]

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Fred Rogers, three other dudes, and coming out of hiding

One of Fred Rogers’ favorite things was to make connections between people. I have often imagined his delight at the connections I have made these last several years, traveling the country with the message of our unlikely bond. Many of them have been profound but fleeting. Others have developed into friendships that will endure as long as […]

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September Newsletter

September 2013 News      Spending time with Michael and Tom of Someone To Tell It To has helped me understand God more accurately. Our time together has made me realize in the midst of my struggles and depression that God’s feelings toward me are nothing short of love and commitment.  I’m thankful for this ministry […]

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Living a Lie

Fooling yourself can have devastating consequences, especially in the domains of money, career, sexual identity and relationships. Meet four people, in this Psychology Today article – “Living a Lie” – who fought their way to an authentic life.

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I really don’t know what to do

      Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.      Emily Dickinson I really don’t know what to do. She reached out to us with these words, plaintive and despairing.  She feels lost, alone.  She is uncertain if a dawn will come to her again.  But still she reached out […]

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A Hunger for Authenticity

Our headspace is messier than we pretend, they say, and the search for authenticity is doomed if it’s aimed at tidying up the sense of self, restricting our identities to what we want to be or who we think we should be. Karen Wright,  “Dare to be Yourself”   Earlier this week we had the […]

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A Loving Mystery

The older I get the more I feel this is true, “There is a loving mystery at the heart of the universe, just yearning to be expressed”       Fred Rogers, in I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers Our friend, author and sportswriter Tim Madigan, is traveling to Hershey, PA, to share about […]

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Living an Authentic Life

No man, for any considerable period of time, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitudes without finally getting bewildered about which may be the truth.     Nathaniel HawthorneBeing authentic is the ability to be true to oneself. Living an authentic life requires the ability to be true to our own wants, needs […]

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