EP 16: Speaking Truth

Inspiration from the Couch

Aug 5 2021 • 29 mins

In today’s episode, Avery, Lucy, and Jamie talk about speaking the truth. We start our conversation by talking about what happens to us physically and emotionally when we don’t tell the truth. Even small seemingly insignificant lies can impact how we feel about ourselves and how we show up in our relationships with others, but the desire to please or keep the peace can interfere with telling the truth. We talk about how we determine when truth needs to be spoken in our own lives and how truth can be spoken in a direct and compassionate way.

Do try this at home:

  • Look for opportunities where you can speak the truth. This may require tuning in and looking inward.
  • Notice those white lies you tend to tell and see what it would be like to respond more authentically and honestly
  • Pay attention to your tone when telling the truth.  Speaking truth in a gentle easy manner can settle your own nervous system and help calm the person on the receiving end as well.
  • If you know something say something. If truth keeps tapping at the door, find a way to say it.