The Importance of Authenticity – Dr. Lori Monaco

Authenticity - Dr. Lori Monaco

The Badass Buddha aka Dr. Lori knows a fair thing about the importance of authenticity.

Dr. Lori Monaco is the founder and CEO of Align Yourself Inc. She’s an authenticity teacher, speaker, and coach, and a Chiropractic Physician. She specializes in mindfulness practice and transformation.

Lori earned her professional degree from Sherman College and her coaching certification from The Institute of Heart Math. She was a post-secondary human health science teacher for almost two decades. She’s a member of Lead Up for Women and a Board Member of the non-profit organization Journal of Hope.

Known as the Badass Buddha and the Fat Eviction Specialist she is the creator of “The 7 Core Pillars of Alignment” and “Transformation University”, where she teaches people how to love more, laugh more, live more, be happy, be real, take charge of their health, and to create peace and harmony within, to live a more fulfilled life. 

Her other programs include: B.L.A.S.T. VIP and group coaching, the “Evict the Fat” wellness program, and various workshops for educators, corporate, and laypeople (online and in-person). 

She is the cohost of the show “Viva Café con Leche” and BlogTalkRadio Show “Viva Moms After Dark”. Lori has written articles for a multitude of magazines and is currently working on her own book. She lectures locally and throughout the country and coaches remotely connecting with clients around the world. She has 3 daughters that totally rock and resides in southern CT. 

Connect with her on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube as @drlorimonaco, Instagram as @alignyourselfinc, and TikTok as @thebadassbuddha, and at

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • What is a Badass Buddha
  • Dr. Lori’s definition of Authenticity
  • Being the best “a-hole” out there
  • Ask yourself the question: Who do I want to be?
  • Letting go of self-abandonment
  • Coming to terms with your role in your life
  • Deciding I am enough
  • Setting boundaries is key
  • The 7 Core Alignments
  • Lori’s definition of foxy
  • The 1 thing you can do to tap into your Authenticity right now
  • Be you. Be real. Be extraordinary.

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