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  • Keywords
    • Personal Psychology,
    • Speaking Our Truth,
    • Setting Healthy Boundaries,
    • Authentic Communication,
    • Health and Well-Being,
    • Self-Development,
    • Recovery From Betrayal

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Everything You Need to Know About Speaking—and Living—Your Truth
by Tamika Schilbe Cole

Do you ever feel like there are words stuck in the back of your throat that you can’t speak, no matter how hard you try? Do you ever avoid people when you have something difficult to say? Do you stop yourself from speaking up because there’s a tiny chance you might be wrong? Did you have big feelings as a child, and big ideas about how the world could be better, but were taught to hush up because you were “too much?” Do you wish the real you—your authentic self—could show up more? Do you long to live in a more honest world? If you said yes to any of these questions, you know what it’s like to have a truthache. And you are not alone. Truthaches: Everything You Need to Know About Speaking—and Living—Your Truth will help you make peace with these murky, distracting, and painful situations once and for all. Truthaches will help you build a life of self-respect, personal power, meaningful relationships, and peace of mind. We need to speak our truth to fully be ourselves. This book will give you the courage and skill to transform your life. In Truthaches, you will learn: • where, when, and how to speak your truth • what truthaches are, how they impact us, and the risks of ignoring them • the critical mistakes people make in speaking their truth • how to create meaningful relationships through authentic self-expression • how to uncover and trust your own truth, and manage other people’s differing truths • why there has never been a more important time to bring your authentic voice into the world

"This book is a revelation that comes along at the exact perfect moment.” —James F. Twyman, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Moses Code and Emissary of Light “This book grabbed me from the first page and is a true gift. Tamika warmly and succinctly explores a complicated topic that we can all relate to as humans. She writes with compassion, heart and wisdom—this book will change your life!” —Dr. Brianna Strumm, PhD “Healthy relationships depend on our ability to speak our truth and Truthaches provides the roadmap. A wise, comprehensive, and compassionate book that will teach you when, where, and how to speak your truth.” —Dr. Tari Mack, Clinical Psychologist and author of Every Relationship is a Test “In a warm, safe, and inviting voice, Schilbe Cole accompanies readers on an existential healing journey—freeing ourselves from the falsehoods and myths we create for ourselves and the people around us. Through the author’s personal revelations and simple, practical fieldwork, we learn how to safely and lovingly unearth the secrets that hold us back from leading full, authentic lives. I recommend this book to anyone interested in healing themselves, restoring relationships with family and friends, and making the most of their lives.” —Dr. Robert Harding, professor of social policy, community development, and Indigenous research methodology “Revealing our truth can be challenging, but Tamika shows us how avoiding it can keep us stuck—and keep us sick. This book sheds a powerful light on how we can all begin to make changes. Everyone should read this book.” —Sarah Breskman Cosme, author of A Hypnotist’s Journey to Atlantis “Tamika’s book is an important contribution in a time when falsity has become both acceptable and common. Our common future depends on speaking up for truth. Truthaches addresses the underlying personal issues. A hopeful book that will help you navigate the joys and challenges of speaking your truth." —Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, author of TimeShifting and founder of Blue Spirit Costa Rica and Omega Institute

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TAMIKA SCHILBE COLE, MSW, RSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice, award-winning social worker, counsellor, emotion code practitioner, and meditation teacher trainer. Former university faculty, college instructor, school social worker, and co-founder of DevaTree Wellness, Tamika has explored the ethics of truth-telling with students from around the world. She has created and facilitated numerous trainings and programs, certifying hundreds of yoga and wellness leaders. For over three decades, people have experienced the warmth, humour, and transformational power of Tamika’s teachings. Her mission is to empower people to trust their voice, speak their truth, and create more clarity, power, and freedom in their lives. Tamika lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, precisely 9 steps away from tea with her best friend. Find her online at


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