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Self Awareness Around The Web

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Today I wanted to showcase some great posts I’ve read recently (within the last few months or so) that deal with Self Awareness in one aspect or another.  Self awareness is not just about self knowledge (although that is a big part of it), and I think these articles do a great job of covering the different aspects of being aware of “self” and using that awareness in your daily life.  Here goes (in no particular order):

  • The “Just Be Yourself” Cliche – Glen discusses the phrase “just be yourself” and what this means…and does not mean.  Some great thoughts on authenticity and personal growth, and how they intersect.
  • Double You But One – A beautiful photograph and a short thought on what we really see when we look in the mirror.
  • Bliss of Blank Walls – It’s just you and the wall.  A reflection on quieting down and what’s left over when you do.
  • How To Be Kind To Yourself – Juliet’s guest post on The Change Blog gives us several ways we can all be a little nicer to ourselves.  We should make a public service announcement out of this one. 😉
  • Is Susie Winfrey Better Than Oprah Winfrey? – Giovanna highlights a part of the commencement speech Oprah gave at Howard University in 2007 and asks us to reflect on it.
  • Do You Have A Personal Creed? – Daphne challenges us to write our own Personal Creeds and gives some great examples of ones that have already been written.
  • The Happy Introvert:  Following Your Instincts – For the introverted (and not so introverted) – have you forgotten how to follow your own instincts?  Hint:  observe children.

And here’s one from the Look Far archives that we haven’t seen in a long time:

Do you have any other posts to share that you think illustrate “Self Awareness”?  Feel free to leave one from your own blog too!  Leave us your thoughts and links in the comment section.

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  • Glen Allsopp March 20, 2009, 10:50 am

    Thanks a lot for the link Amanda, keep up the great work with your site!


    Glen Allsopp’s last blog post..I Conquered the World’s Biggest Fear, And You Can Too

  • Jay March 20, 2009, 11:44 am

    Thanks for some light reading Amanda. I have read most of these but I miss Glen’s, and the happy Introvert. Thank you!

    Jay’s last blog post..Sex Dreams

  • Amanda Linehan March 20, 2009, 7:19 pm

    Hi Glen – Your welcome. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Hi Jay – Glad to pass on a couple you missed 🙂

  • Stacey / Create a Balance March 21, 2009, 12:31 am

    This is a wonderful list. Daphne’s post on writing a personal creed has had a huge impact on me and I’m still beaming over my new personal creed.

    Stacey / Create a Balance’s last blog post..Authentic Happiness Series – Part One

  • Lizwi March 21, 2009, 5:18 am

    A great post about self awareness. I enjoyed reading the “Happy Introvert”. Thanks for the good words.

    Lizwi’s last blog post..Swich off the lights

  • Michael March 21, 2009, 9:54 am

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for the links to these interesting posts.

  • Amanda Linehan March 21, 2009, 11:22 am

    Hi Stacey – Yes, Daphne’s was a good one and she illustrated a great exercise for all of us. 🙂 (I still need to do mine! 😉 )

    Hi Lizwi – Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you enjoyed the “Happy Introvert” – “Living Introverted” is a great blog.

    Hi Michael – You’re welcome and thanks for dropping by!

  • Tess The Bold Life March 21, 2009, 6:41 pm

    I loved the creed I wroter per Daphne’s request. I will check out some of the others you posted as well. Thanks for helping us sort to find the valuable ones.

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..Are You Bold Enough To Forgive Yourself & Others?

  • Vikum March 21, 2009, 10:42 pm

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for directing the ways to bundle of great posts.It’s a great ideal to collect them and share from a place like this.

  • Amanda Linehan March 22, 2009, 10:14 am

    Hi Tess – You’re welcome. The Personal Creed exercise was a good one. 🙂

    Hi Vikum – You’re welcome – glad you liked them 🙂

  • Lance March 22, 2009, 8:26 pm

    Hi Amanda,

    You’re sharing some great choices here – I’ve read a couple and can attest to what great quality posts they are. Just like the one from your archives – it was fun to revisit that one from way back! Thanks much Amanda!

    Lance’s last blog post..Sunday Thought For The Day

  • Amanda Linehan March 23, 2009, 7:34 pm

    Hi Lance – Thanks! Yeah, that post was from way back – I think my blog was about 2 months old 😉 I’m glad you liked the selections.

  • Giovanna Garcia March 24, 2009, 4:22 am

    Hi Amanda

    Thank you for the link, I am honored. I also reading the blog posts you have listed here, you did a great job on pulling them all together.
    Thank you,
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

    Giovanna Garcia’s last blog post..What ever happen to commitment?

  • Amanda Linehan March 24, 2009, 10:37 pm

    Hi Giovanna – You’re welcome 🙂 I really liked the way you set up that post – it was good food for thought.

  • Daphne April 1, 2009, 7:52 pm

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for the link! I’d read most of those posts and it was nice to be reminded that perhaps some are worth a second read. It’s great to have a list like this.

    Daphne’s last blog post..Free eBook of Personal Creeds

  • Henie April 5, 2009, 11:55 pm

    Hi Amanda!

    Thank you for leading me to the link! It was a lovely reminder to hold true to ourselves no matter what the circumstance. :~)

    “Authenticity needs no selling, just sharing!” ~Henie~ :~)

    Henie’s last blog post..Life Is Like A Door

  • Amanda Linehan April 6, 2009, 4:04 pm

    Hi Daphne – Glad you like it 🙂

    Hi Henie – Your welcome 🙂

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