Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

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Sparrowhawk Publications, Apr 1, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 292 pages
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At once shocking, entertaining, and profound--Radical Honesty is revolutionary book that takes a fresh look at how we live, love, and attempt to heal ourselves in modern society. Radical Honesty is not a kinder, gentler self-help book. In it Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explodes the myths, superstitions, and lies by which we live. He shows us how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps us in our self-built jails is lying. "We all lie like hell," Dr. Blanton says. "It wears us out...it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us." Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what we do, feel, or think keeps us locked in that jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth. Dr. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape the jail of the mind. This book is the cake with the file in it. In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.

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User Review  - Michael Fogleman - Goodreads

Too long, and the philosophical sections were bland and boring, but the advice is good and wise. Read full review

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User Review  - wilduckling - LibraryThing

A very interesting book about the nature of truth telling and how to go about this in a responsible empowering manner. Read full review

Contents

the being
21
the mind
61
Taboos against Excitement
117
How to Deal with Anger
133
Telling the Truth in a Couple
177
The Journey from Moralism to Telling the Truth
195
THINGS LEARNED FROM THE WAR BETWEEN BEING MIND
215
The Truth Changes
233
The Song of the Blue Unicorn
243
Freedom
249
The Final Lowdown
267
Footnotes Quotation Credits
289
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