The glossary is a work in progress.

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Authentic

Being authentic or living life authentically is not about finding a ‘real me’ or a ‘core self’. It means actively engaging with the possibilities my life offers, and goes together with a willingness to own who I am and how I am being in the world.

Story

Stories are the way we make sense of the world. Our social worlds—our relationships, our identity, our conversations—are shaped by the stories we tell about ourselves and that other people tell about us.

However, we are not just one story, and our unfulfilled potential is often found in the stories that mostly go untold.

By freeing ourselves from our limiting stories and authoring new and more empowering stories, we can shift our perception of reality and transform our way of being.

Transformation

A shift in people’s perception of what is possible.