In Gabor Maté’s new film, The Wisdom of Trauma, he states that authenticity isn’t just a new age, feel good topic but that the expression of it is a key mechanism for survival.

What if not being our true selves is the largest obstacle to living a healthy, abundant and fulfilling life?

And if that is the case, how do we get to our true selves? How do we work through the countless layers of protection, stories and falsehoods we have used to shield ourselves from hurt, pain and feeling unsafe?

I’ve got many thoughts about this, but more than sharing, I’d love to hear yours.


I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.