Articles & Essays about Vulnerability, Intimacy & Authenticity



Trust and Vulnerability

by author and counselor Manoj Khatri, in Complete Wellbeing

Trusting others is risky but the payoffs may be worth it.


Why We Hide Emotional Pain

Strong People Won’t Let Themselves Cry, right?

     by author and clinical psychologist Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., for Psychology Today                    

Tendencies toward denial, withdrawal, and self-isolation are common in reaction to deeply felt emotional pain.  But those tendencies can make us feel worse.

hiding pain

Vulnerability, The Secret To Intimacy

     by Emma Seppala, Ph.D, Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and

Altruism research and Education at Stanford University, for Psychology Today

The vulnerability many fear is the secret of successful relationships.


Living a Lie

by journalist and editor in health, medicine and science Kat Mc Gowan,

for Psychology Today

Fooling yourself can have devastating consequences, especially in the domains of money, career, sexual identity and relationships.  Meet four people who fought their way to an authentic life.


Dare to Be Yourself

Being true to oneself is not for the faint of heart

by author Karen Wright, for Psychology Today

What it means to live an authentic life, and the (positive) psychological effects of being authentic.



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