392: Dr. Edith Eger on Life Lessons


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Dr. Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor who went on to graduate with a PhD from the University of Texas. She is a prolific author and maintains a busy clinical psychology practice. She is also frequently invited to speaking engagements around the world. Eric and Dr. Eger discuss her book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

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In This Interview, Dr. Edith Eger and I Discuss Life Lessons and…

  • Her book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your LifeI
  • If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love others
  • How she views her experience in Auschwitz as an opportunity for discovering her inner strength
  • The prison of victimhood
  • Looking at things from different perspectives
  • How we are hungry for affection, attention, and approval
  • The opposite of depression is expression
  • The prisons of guilt and shame
  • The prison of judgment
  • Having spiritual freedom

Dr. Edith Eger Links:

Edith’s Website




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