Conflating authenticity with “I’ve gotta be me” may not be such a good idea, because being authentic doesn’t mean doing what we feel like doing when we feel like doing it.

We’re authentic when we’re consistent, when we behave the same way whether there are cameras in the hallway or not, when our actions intersect with the promises we’ve made.

Being authentic is being a pro, even when that little voice in our head is whispering it is okay to be an amateur and scratch the itch of the moment.

Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states.

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