How We Lie to Ourselves and Others

On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss honesty and vulnerability – the stories we tell ourselves, the masks we wear… Does authenticity mean we can’t edit? Is there validity to curating the good? What stories serve us well? And how do our personal communication styles come into play? Let’s get vulnerable!

vulnerability and how we lie to ourselves - lauren zander brene brown
the Epoch Podcast 027: How We Lie to Ourselves and Others | #epochpodcast #yourweeklydoseofmentalforeplay #conversationsworthhaving | honesty, vulnerability, brene brown, lauren zander, brad blanton, curating, positivity, masks we wear, being polite

Topics we get into:

  • how different personalities receive and process information
  • where the stories we tell ourselves come from
  • polite culture
  • honesty vs truth
  • different levels of communication
  • David & Christina’s communication policy
  • masks we wear to preserve our image
  • different layers of ourselves
  • being fake vs enjoying beauty and choosing to focus on good
  • comparison and expectation gap
  • shift in values
  • tailoring our communication
  • setting our kids up for success
  • the problem of intent vs reception
  • the vulnerability of joy

Our Posts for This Episode

Austin & Joanie |
Matt & Jen |
Tico & Tina |

Resource/s Mentioned

Dr. Brad Blanton – Radical Honesty
Brene Brown TED talk
Brene Brown Netflix special
Lauren Zander
Tom Bilyeu interview
Dr. Gay Hendricks
the Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
Eckhart Tolle – the watcher
Polite vs Frank
Thomas Troward
Raymond Charles Barker


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