October 18, 2018

Last night I dreamed that I resented a workshop participant for talking when I was talking. I saw and heard her voice as she turned to her neighbour and started discussing something that I had just said, and without a moment’s hesitation I shouted “I resent you for tal...

September 16, 2018

The Radical Honesty movement, which teaches a method of ‘full disclosure communication’ aimed at promoting authenticity and genuine connection, was first popularised in the US by Fritz Perls trained Gestalt Therapist Dr. Brad Blanton in his 1996 bestseller ‘Radical Hon...

November 18, 2017

These days, Carl Jung’s revolutionary suggestion that ‘what we resist, persists’ — the idea that denying or avoiding negative emotions only suppresses them — is a widely accepted one.

I imagine most people have had the experience of admitting a potentially embarrassing...

July 25, 2017

I have a very dear long-term client Bella who — as a consequence of a very particular type of childhood — has learned to always put herself second. Over the time that we’ve been working together, her inability to ask for what she wants and needs has become somewhat of...

April 28, 2017

One of the rules we set when we first start to express our resentments with Radical Honesty, is that we cannot resent someone for something they didn’t do. There’s a good reason we make this (sometimes frustrating) caveat, and I feel it’s worth spending some time under...

August 31, 2016

Living in the ‘here and now’, without constantly referring to (or extrapolating from) past and future events is what I aim for now. I tell myself that being this way fills life with possibilities rather than foregone conclusions, and I make myself curious and excited a...

August 17, 2016

In seeking to be honest with the people in my life one of the questions that comes up again and again from others watching my journey is '...how do you justify hurting someone's feelings?'

If I had to boil down the main reason I was unhappy for most of my life - an...

July 4, 2016

Not giving a shit about how people think of me is hard. It may be the hardest thing I've ever had to do. And there have been times, many times, when - in striving to not give a shit - I have found myself asking the question; why would I want this? Why is it important n...

January 8, 2016


As one of the more outspoken members of the Radical Honesty cult, this week I got asked to take part in a documentary that's going to be aired on Radio Canada next Wednesday evening (the 12th of January) around 9pm. It's a regular feature in which the show's host disc...

November 21, 2015

 Whilst going through a really stressful time recently and suffering a great deal of guilt and the physical symptoms of insecurity and fear, a good friend observed that my default action in times of stress seems to be to 'blame myself before I'd had a chance to accept...

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