I am a Radical Honesty trainer candidate, currently in the Trainee Program with Tuulia and Pete.
When I was first introduced to Radical Honesty on a Tinder date with Bernie, something in my body seemed to scream ‘YES’! and I fell in love with the practice right then and there.
Since then, I have practiced Radical Honesty two years and counting, led weekly meetups in my city, completed the Honesty Europe Practitioner Program as well as the Radical Honesty Trainer Foundations Course and Trainer’s Training. Now, I am assisting Tuulia and Pete at their in-person and online Radical Honesty workshops throughout Europe.
I love to be radically open and transparent, (for example in my article on learning to love my body hair), and consider it a speciality of mine to make myself vulnerable with others, inviting them to do the same.
I wasn’t always this way. Most of my life I have been the quiet type – as a kid I learned to literally and figuratively hide myself to stay out of trouble, avoid confrontation, conflict, or anything that would get my parent’s disapproval. My favorite coping mechanism was to find a quiet place to sit and be alone with my thoughts.
My conditioning taught me to stay quiet, control myself at all costs, suppress my anger and other unruly emotions, generally be good, please others, do as I’m told, not ask for too much, and if I didn’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
So my journey with Radical Honesty has been one about giving myself full permission to be exactly as I am, in any given moment. In doing so, I’ve come to love myself and connect meaningfully with others, in ways I could have never imagined.
This quote sums it up so nicely:
“Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.”
So, will I meet you there – at an upcoming workshop?