How to Speak Your Truth in Life – and the Cost of Not Doing It

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using-our-powerful-authentic-voice-even-when-ite28099s-hard-to-speak-speak-your-mind-even-if-your-voice-shakes-1-330x251By Juliet Tang,Wake Up World

Have you ever felt there is a ball of words stuck in your throat that you have to swallow hard to keep it down? What about those times when you are dying to say “no” but “yes” comes out, and you beat yourself up afterwards? Do you often feel like a doormat, a victim, or someone who has been taken advantage of?

If this sounds like you (even occasionally), you are not alone. Many of us hold onto the belief that it is not socially acceptable for us to speak our truths because we may offend others, get into uncomfortable confrontations or be viewed as a mean person that no one will like. As a result, we are living under an internalized false projection launched at us from society that scripts what we should and shouldn’t be saying and doing, and imprisoning ourselves in…

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Louis Calaferte – Poème (1994)


Le monde est notre désir.
Le monde est notre vouloir.
Il n’y a rien à dire du monde — sauf qu’il nous ressemble trait pour trait.
Si nous le trouvons médiocre — c’est que nous sommes médiocres.
Si nous le trouvons vain — c’est que nous sommes vains.
Si nous le trouvons affreux — c’est que nous sommes affreux.
Si nous le trouvons dur — c’est que nous sommes durs.
Si nous le trouvons morne — c’est que nous sommes mornes.
Si nous le trouvons petit — c’est que nous sommes petits.
Si nous le trouvons écœurant — c’est que nous sommes écœurants.
Si nous le trouvons hostile — c’est que nous sommes hostiles.
Il ne changera que quand nous changerons.
Il est nous et indéfiniment il nous ressemblera.
Pour l’instant c’est un monde de terre sèche.
Il y aura un brin d’herbe quand vous serez devenus brin d’herbe.

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Natufian Woman

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Natufian Woman

This woman from the Natufian culture is harvesting some early wheat with her rudimentary sickle, which she has made by attaching stone bladelets to a wooden handle.

The Natufians were an Epipaleolithic culture which thrived in the Levant (Israel to Syria, in the Middle East) between 12500 and 9500 BC. They started out as hunter-gatherers living in small villages, but archaeologists believe their exploitation and cultivation of wild grains laid the foundations for the first agriculture in Western Eurasia.

Both the Natufians’ material culture and certain skeletal features suggest an origin or at least influence from the African continent, and one recent study even found a preponderance of African haplogroups such as E (on the Y-chromosome) in DNA extracted from their remains. Nonetheless, their African ancestry would be carried over with the spread of agriculture into Europe and the Middle East, and to this day it can constitute up to…

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How I Abandoned the Pursuit of Happiness and Took My Life Back


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Back in 2010 I went through a really tough period after an unexpected lay off from a job I was completely in love with when the company decided to close its doors.  Everything in my life changed- I was unemployed, I had to move out of my apartment, and I was 32 and living with my parents.  Not an easy change in life course to adapt to.  Needless to say, I was perturbed by this change in circumstances and struggled for a while to get it together.  Even though some things turned our really great as a result-I fell in love with and married a hell of a guy, I got to move out to sunny California, I learned a lot of interesting things during my free time (YouTube University to the rescue!) etc.- I felt really lost for a while.  I didn’t have a clear career path in front…

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Featured photographer: David Lazar

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David Lazar: an award winning travel photographer and musician from Brisbane, Australia.While looking for inspiration I came across this amazing photographer who captures beautiful images of locations and people that are rich in culture from around the world. His website provides his viewers with a glimpse into his travels along with some of the stories behind the photos.David Lazar has contributed images to National Geographic, Asian Geographic and Lonely Planet.Old man smoking CherootCow herdress in BaganFlying NoviceSurreal FormationsMasai boy portraitMonks in the lost city of MraukuSmoking Egyptian manGod split the river in twoSeaweed farmer walking in waterGirl with the green eyesCheck out more of his photos @ Lazar photos can also be purchased on his website. Share this:

Source: Featured photographer: David Lazar

David Lazar: an award winning travel photographer and musician from Brisbane, Australia.

While looking for inspiration I came across this amazing photographer who captures beautiful images of locations…

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Who talks most like a…? Presidential Frontrunners and Language Styles


Kayla N. Jordan and James W. Pennebaker
Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

As the competition for the presidential nominations heats up, we delve further into what the candidates’ words reveal about their personalities and psychological states. Using previous research, we explore which candidates sound most (and least) like a liar, a woman, a professor, a depressed person, and a president.

Who talks most like a liar?


In the last debate, Trump dubbed Cruz “Lying Ted”, and it turns out that Cruz does sound most like a liar. Cruz does not come across as a very authentic or trustworthy individual. On the other side, Donald Trump sounds the most honest. He may not be right, but he believes in what he says and says exactly what he thinks.

When people lie or evade the truth, they tend to use more would-should-could words (also called discrepancy words) and…

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Up on the Roof: The Revered, Reviled City Pigeon


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Unquestionably the city’s most iconic species of wildlife, and inspiring perhaps as many fans as foes, the pigeon (Columba livia, also called a rock dove) has become a quintessential New York character. Though the birds originally hailed from Europe, Northern Africa, and India, they followed early settlers into the eastern U.S. as domestic animals in the 1600s, and since then, expanded their range into North and South America (and, of course, into all of our boroughs).

Feeding Birds by a Fountain, Bryant Park. Andrew Herman. Feeding Birds by a Fountain, Park, 1940. Museum of the City of New York.43.131.8. 028

Some facts about our ubiquitous feathered friends: the pigeon population in New York City is estimated to exceed 1 million, they mate for life, and they can live for more than 15 years in captivity. One of the reasons for their success is their adaptability — one of the universal trait of New Yorkers. Though they originally found shelter and safety by living…

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