Living authentically.
What does authenticity mean? Or being authentic?
This thought has processed in my mind the last several days and that usually means that something is telling me to speak about it.  So lets dive into the meaning of being authentic.  

Webster dictionary states: “authentic, genuine, bona fide mean being actually and exactly what is claimed. authentic implies being fully trustworthy as according with fact an authentic account of the perilous journey ; it can also stress painstaking or faithful imitation of an original.”

As a consumer this means that you want to look for a company and products that are bona fide, genuine and trustworthy.  Does the company stand up for what they speak about.  Do they follow steps in what they claim?  For instance, if you were to go to a doctor and ask advice and they tell you stop eating sugar.  Do they follow that same advice or are they stuffing the donut in their face as they are speaking with you?Perhaps that practitioner is not authentic.  Are you purchasing products that claim to be 100% pure, yet you see no health benefits? Perhaps that label is not authentic.

Many of us claim we are authentic.  But do we live with authenticity? What does that mean?
Do you live what you speak? Some people say they live a healthy life yet they are eating the processed foods, consuming the supplements that are not quality, instead are cheap. They are experiencing self-sabotaging events such as drinking alcohol.  They are not in healthy relationships and have excuses for everything they do.  Yet they still say they live a healthy life.   Giving your word to a friend that is in need and then not delivering on that word, is not authentic.  Acting sweet to someone’s face and then speak poorly about them behind their back, this is not authentic.  

Authenticity is face value.  What you see is what you get.  There are no tricks or lies.  Living a life of authenticity is extremely important if you want to be in a state of health.  You can not lie to yourself and expect to reach optimal health and success.  


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