I won’t lie (because this girl won’t let me). I loved this week’s interview.

Adrienne Mullins has learned a thing or two about authenticity, and it all started with some brutally honest blog posts about dating. What she discovered was that people got on board. They loved it when she wrote about what matters; they loved her being real.

If there’s one thing we’re burdened by in this culture it’s secrets. Now, I get that there are some things better left unsaid, but we’re hiding the most honest versions of ourselves, and it’s taking a toll. I’d like to say it’s for good reason, but it often comes down to fear of being judged, or, as Adrienne confirms, fear of being vulnerable. Oh, but vulnerability is where true connection begins!

I certainly connected with Adrienne when she was in the studio. She’s a shining example not only for her generation but for anyone who is struggling with self-concept and emotional baggage. Her advice? Let it out, and tell it like it is.

“It’s very difficult to be ashamed of something that you’ve put into the light.”

I so agree with this. In the majority of cases, our fear of reaction is far worse than what we’ll actually face, boiling down to the fact that we have more of a problem with who we are than others do. If people think about our honesty after the fact at all, it’s only for a few minutes, and then they’re on to something else.

You can catch a wealth of Adrienne insights by listening to her interview on iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or by clicking HERE.

And don’t forget to pick up a copy of her book, Just Being Honest. It’s a great read that fully supports her mantra: “It’s time to live free.”

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