~ being yourself feels good ~

 Welcome. Ahhthenticity focuses on living according to what's important to you and not to what others deem is important. It's uncomfortable living according to other people's preferences. If we ignore intuition and doubt what we know, feelings of anxiety mount and decision making becomes a confusing, uncomfortable process. Being overly focused on important others can create a codependent relationship pattern tipping life out-of-balance. Resentment, doubt, and fear are ever present. The following pages explore how we end up living according to someone else's ideals, noting the costs of maintaining that kind of life, and then we'll discover how to act in ways that reveal what matters to us. We'll uncover who we genuinely are and start acting that way. Being yourself feels good.

Emily McDowell talked about this process in her popular Instagram post of February 2019:

Finding yourself is not really how it works. You aren't a ten dollar bill in last winter's coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people's opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. "Finding yourself" is actually returning to yourself, an unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before before the world got its hands on you. 

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