The Great Handbag Metaphor

The Great Handbag Metaphor ::
(This post originally appeared April 7, 2014 on the Forest of Healing website.)

Have you ever wondered what it means to be authentic? There’s a lot of talk these days about living authentically and being true to yourself.┬áMy frustration is that life isn’t simple and sometimes trying to figure out what it means to be authentic feels like trying to decipher a code.

To work on answering this question for myself, I thought about what authenticity means for things other than people. And I arrived at the handbag metaphor. (if you know me, you know I love a good metaphor!) Read more