We were all born with the ability to experience joy, love, compassion, and trust--and the ability to experience awe in every new encounter. How did we lose that precious wisdom, the wisdom we were born with? Well, life tends to get in the way. We then develop habitual ways of looking at the world, which (let's face it!) may not be the most upbeat. What would you do, for example, if "life" sent you one heck of a lesson--like getting into a car accident that left you paralyzed from the neck down? Would you ever be able to tap into that source of wisdom again?
Tonight Jennifer will be talking to Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a practicing psychologist and family therapist who is also the host of "Voices in the Family" on WHYY, Philadelphia's NPR affiliate. Thirty years ago, he was involved in an accident which left him a quadripalegic for life. Between his own personal struggles and those of his patients, Dr. Gottlieb truly understands how life "gets in the way" of the wisdom we're born with, which happens to be the title of his latest book. His words offer a perspective, a path back to that gentle and wise place. You'll enjoy this interview.
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