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Lori Gottlieb

Before she because a therapist, Lori Gottlieb worked as a television executive. That’s quite a career change, but it makes sense if you care about stories as much as Gottlieb does. She says that stories are essentially one person saying to another “This is who I am.” And what is therapy  if not an attempt to re-work one’s own story. Gottlieb never stopped writing. She writes The Atlantic’s "Dear Therapist" advice column, and she’s writen three books. The latest is a book about being on both sides of the counch, and it’s titled Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. It’s being adapted as a television series, so, in a sense, her career has come full circle.

Debbie talks with author and therapist Lori Gottlieb about the importance of emotional awareness. “If we don’t have access to our feelings, it’s like we’re driving without a map. We don’t know where we’re going. That’s what our feelings are. They’re a navigation system.”

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