The Authentic World

The Authentic World This Circle Existed May 13, 2017 Remember the day the masks fell away the voices subsided our insides collided? When I see you next, I know to expect the mask back in place. But I know your face. – Kelly Elmore, Authentic World member  ... read more

Circling Couples

This is the month for relational circling, apparently! Independent from the last ICLC weekend about circling relationships, and the guide I’m writing, my partner Mark and I led a Couples’ Circling workshop last Sunday. We had 18 people show up – 9... read more

Cross-Community Connection

It’s a big world, and there are a LOT of us. By “us”, I mean Authentic and Circling communitarians. This has been a big year for the movement. Many of us have launched new websites and new programs; a number of new communities have started up in... read more

My Authenticity Isn’t Real.

I’ve spent the last 3 years of my life living and working in Authentic community. Any conflict, I’ve faced. Any beauty, I’ve witnessed. I’ve watched hundreds of people walk into my group’s space and leave a little shaken, a little... read more

Announcing: The Center for Conscious Relating!

I’m so excited to announce a huge shift in the Austin Authentic community. We now have a physical Center to run events at, every day of the week!! The Center for Conscious Relating is held at Casa de Luz, a beautiful community and events center in the center of... read more

Integration Package

Feel that? The little….quiet voice in your chest.  Screaming, in whispers.  Kicking the walls. You call it “id” and “ego”.  You soothe it with psychiatry, meditation; you croon, “inner child!” and hand it a snack. The little... read more

Life Hack #4: Stop, Drop, Get Whole

It was the first ever Authentic Relating event in all of Florida (so far as I knew).  It was the first Circling Immersion that I had ever planned and led.  It was the first time I’d been asked to come and put on a remote event in a place I’d never been.  And I was... read more

Inspiration, San Francisco

This past week, while visiting San Francisco, I had the pleasure of meeting with several of the Authentic universe’s most active, long-term creators.  Some had been around since the inception of circling in the late ’90s, and others, since the days of the... read more

The Pain of Presence

  I never know how to start an article. I have practiced authenticity and transformational work for years now, and I still don’t know how to begin a sentence that will touch people to their bones.  I don’t know what to say when a friend tells me that... read more