Number of pages: 432
BBB Library: Psychology and Strengths
One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives -- a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys -- she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.
Throughout, the author puts a very human face on the delicate yet intensive process of psychotherapy while baring her own demons.Saturated with self-awareness and compassion, this is an irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition.
Lori Gottlieb’s “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,” is an irresistibly candid and addicting memoir about psychotherapeutic practice as experienced by both the clinician and the patient.
Lori Gottlieb’s memoir is an ode to human connection painted humorously with stories from her and her patients’ lives. Its rather optimistic lens is contagious and stands as a pillar of hope, even if it stimulates minor issues of comparison.
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Wellbeing isn’t just about being happy, wealthy or successful. And it’s not limited to physical health and wellness. Wellbeing is all the things that are important to how we think about and experience our lives. It is about a combination of our love for what we do each day, the quality of
We can’t have change without loss, which is why so often people say they want change but nonetheless stay exactly the same.
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But part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life.
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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
You can have compassion without forgiving. There are many ways to move on, and pretending to feel a certain way isn’t one of them.