Episode 32: Beliefs That Keep Us Small Pt.3 – In Our Relationships

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Being vulnerable means more than just talking deeply about things; true vulnerability is messy.

It’s where you don’t say the right things and where you sometimes can’t even get your thoughts straight. And guess what? Even in that state, where you’re operating way below your best, you still deserve to be loved.

One of the things that we are so grateful for in our relationship is that we can hold space for each other in a non-judgemental way, no matter what we are going through.

And what we want to remind you of through the conversation that we have in this episode, is that you don’t have to show up in a certain way to be worthy of love, you are always worthy of love!  

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Interactions that we have had with people who know us because of this podcast.
  • How the relationship we have with each other differs from relationships we have with other people.
  • Examples of some of the beliefs that have kept us small in relationships. 
  • What true vulnerability looks like.
  • Why making decisions when you are in “freak-out mode” is not a good idea.
  • How we hold space for one another.
  • The importance of not diminishing someone else’s pain. 
  • Why people are fearful of being vulnerable. 
  • A pivotal moment where Sarah decided how she was going to live her life going forward.
  • The fine line between being holding space for someone and taking on their emotions as your own.
  • Why it is not your responsibility to manage anybody else’s emotions.
  • Examples of white lies that we have told, and why we told them. 
  • The power of learning to say “No” without giving a reason.
  • Step one in the journey of cultivating self-love.
  • How relationships can help you understand yourself better. 


“I would be ‘Vulnerable’ by sharing deep things, but the vulnerability that we’re talking about here is me showing you myself when I am much less than my best.” — Emily Pennystone [0:11:00]

“Being able to be in a relationship with someone and be able to hold space for them when they’re freaking out, is such a valuable gift.” — Sarah Turner [0:14:09]

“It’s an honor to be able to sit in that raw, cracked open, vulnerable place with someone, and to get to love on [them].” — Emily Pennystone [0:20:18]

“Our relationships can give us incredible insights into healing that needs to be done, almost like a map to where you can integrate more and where you can be more realized.” — Sarah Turner [0:59:04]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Inner Archeology Email

Sarah Turner on Instagram

Emily Pennystone on Instagram

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