Bonus Book Club! Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Talk to Someone

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Calling all fellow bookworms, library nerds, and general lovers of literature — it’s time for another book club episode of the podcast!

Whenever there are five Fridays in a month, we devote the extra Friday to a book that we can’t get enough of. In this episode we’re diving into the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.

Lori, a therapist, goes through a sudden break-up in her mid-forties which sends her into an existential tailspin. The book is an examination of her experience being on both the giving and receiving ends of therapy. You not only follow along as she peels back the layers on what led her to her own rock bottom, but how a handful of her patients made their way out of their own dark nights of the soul, too.

We talked about …

  • Why so many of us believe that feelings are shameful, and why we hide them.
  • How unreliable we all are as narrators of our own experience, and how to see yourself more accurately.
  • Getting past the “presenting problem” (the problem you think you have) and finding the true root of your issues.
  • Differences and similarities between therapy and coaching.
  • Achieving “emotional sobriety”: when you don’t need to self-medicate (with substances, your phone, romantic partners, etc.) to regulate your feelings.
  • The 5 stages of change, and how to recognize when you (and people you care about) are actually ready for help/change.

After you’ve listened, leave us a comment below to let us know which nuggets of wisdom from this book resonated with you most!


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