Beyond Truthaches: Reclaiming our Right to Live True

Book Coming 2020

Do you ever feel like there are words stuck in the back of your throat that you can’t speak no matter how hard you try? Do you ever avoid people when you have something difficult to say? Have you ever tried to get someone else to tell the truth and been frustrated by their inability? Have you, or someone you love, ever held onto a burning secret that had damaging effects to all involved?

If you said yes to any of these questions, you know what it’s like to have a truthache. And you are not alone.

A truthache is something you need to say, but can’t. It stays hidden. It nags at you. Whether it’s your spouse’s infidelity, the white lie you tell your mother when she wants to visit, or the repressed desire to talk to a friend who has hurt you, truthaches have a very real effect on our body, mind and spirit.

Ignored, truthaches grow, zapping our vitality and preventing us from living the clear and powerful life we desire. They can make us irritated, irrational, guilty, angry, confused, and even physically ill.

Speaking our truth is as important to our health as exercise and nutrition.

White lies, whoppers, exaggerations and half-truths reveal much about our cultural, societal and familial conditioning, as well as our personal wounds.

Truthaches shows how we can heal our relationship with truth to create more clarity, power and freedom in our lives. The book guides readers through a truth excavation process to heal their truthaches, clear old habits, and learn to lovingly speak—and hear—the truth.

Used with permission, the term truth-ache was coined by Author Jeff Brown.