These are snippets from a podcast with Lori Gottlieb – listen to the full episode here.
Have you ever thought about writing a book? Where would you even start? Keen to hear from someone who has done it all, from start to finish, successfully?
Originally Lori was supposed to be writing a book about happiness, and she couldn’t get herself to write it. Because she was starting out as a therapist at that time, and she really felt like first of all, happiness was beside the point. But that happiness as a by-product of living your life a certain way is great, and we all want that. But happiness as an end goal is kind of a recipe for disappointment. And the other part of it was that it just couldn’t reflect the nuances of what she was seeing in the therapy room. How people really live their lives, what those heroic moments looked like, what pain and joy and holding both of those together looked like, how people grow and change and transform.
Seeing Things Differently
We grow in connection with others, its really hard for us to see ourselves because we don’t have the vantage point of living outside of our lives. It’s really easy to see something about someone else, but it’s harder to see something when it’s so close to you.
The four patients Lori speaks about in her book and the questions they were asking, forced her to ask herself these same questions, and to really examine her own life. She then also speaks about herself as the fifth patient where she herself is in therapy.
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